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“We three ‘teas’ of Orient are…”

This week I drank three different hot beverages (as one isn’t tea, hence the quotations around tea in the title) that I haven’t tried before and I thought it would be nice to include them all in one post.

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1. Twinings Green Tea and Salted Caramel

This one was recommended to me by my other half. I don’t know why I have been so ignorant of Twinings and their fabulous blends but I’m very impressed. I steeped the bag for a minimal amount of time as I sometimes find it difficult when brewing green tea, to get the right side of bitterness. I found that keeping the bag in for one minute, was enough time to get a good amount of colour to my brew. This was a pleasant drink although the tea itself did not taste of the caramel to me; rather it was a beautiful, smooth caramel-like aroma emanating from the cup. There was a slightly salty note though. I’d have to try it again to familiarise my taste buds. They were clearly confused!

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You can buy it from Tesco for £2.49

2. Coconut Coffee Latte

I visited a lovely little Thai café on one of my morning commutes this week. I wanted to try something different. I don’t make a habit of buying coffees on the go as I have pretty great coffee at work and mostly prefer teas anyway.

The Coconut Coffee Latte grabbed my attention and I knew that I had to try it. It was a very mild and delicate coffee, as you would expect from a latte although there was the delicious addition of toasted coconut (I love coconut bits in chocolate and ice-cream!) along with what I think was coconut cream?

Photo taken with my own fair hands. Lovely people at GrabThai café!


Overall, this was a lovely creamy but not rich, pleasant drink, with hints of coconut and real coconut pieces.

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3. Twinings Camomile Tea with Honey

This blend just sounds like it was a match made in heaven. I felt a little rushed and on edge commuting around London today with lots of train cancellations and delays. The first thing that I usually do when I walk through the door, after a day like that, is to put the kettle on. Bear has a stack of teas that he brought home for the holidays so I thought that I would give this a try. The short way to describe it is camomile with a smooth sweetness and undertones of vanilla. It goes down very well. I like to keep the bag in for as long as I can with camomile as I can’t get enough of that flavour!

You can also purchase this from Tesco for £1.49.

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If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve also been discovering so many new tea feeds to follow (bar the spammy ones!). I have been made aware of Taylors Green Tea with Strawberry and Vanilla which sounds absolutely divine so I fear that my next pay will have a portion of it allocated to tea!

Have you tried any new teas lately? Are you more of a traditional tea-drinker?


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