Time for Tea

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I don’t think it ever was going to be possible for me to get through university without becoming even more of a tea addict than I already was. But to my surprise, I’ve finally ventured away from the normal tea.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Decaf: Yes, okay, it tastes like normal tea (at least, I think so). And I have never really noticed whether the caffeine in the usual tea affects me or not. But I like to think it’s better for me to have decaf in the evenings, so I try and be good.

Green Tea: My usual green tea is the Clipper one. I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t actually like it, and pull the funniest faces when drinking it. However, the health benefits are good enough for me to just drain it quick. A lot better when you’re having to sip tentatively because it is too hot than when it cools down. Full of antioxidants, green tea is renowned for being really good for you.

Ginger: This is a winner for me. I love ginger flavoured things as it is. But over the last few months I’ve been suffering from nausea quite a lot and this saves me every time. Ginger is known to settle the stomach and Twinnings Settling Ginger does just that. Not to mention the spice makes it warming and great to snuggle in with.

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Camomile and Spiced Apple: Another Twinnings, another great snuggler. Camomile is known for helping to relax the body and mind and help promotes sleep. However, this particular flavour means you have to have a bit of a sweet tooth in order to drink a whole mug as I’ve known others who couldn’t get through it. Leave to brew for a touch longer than the packet says in order to really infuse the flavours and it is comfort in a cup for me. I have tried the camomile and honey in this range as well, but unfortunately it just didn’t do it for me.

Ginger and Green: This is a new one for me and I’ve only had it a few times. But I think I might be onto a winner. The ginger softens the flavour of the green tea while giving it a bit more of a tingle.  The extra taste makes it quite a comforting drink, but it means you get all the goodness of the green without the flavour. This is another Twinnings one, but I was so impressed I think I might switch to it rather than to green on its own. Anything to make me swallow the goodness!

I think it is to do with strength of flavour that determines how much I like the teas. I’ve tried an Apple Crunch one, but it just feels like it is lacking something, no matter how long I leave it brewing for. It has to have that comforting factor in order to be my cup of tea.

How about you? Any favourites?

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