Hey there Teacups! I know it’s blogmas but I figure you guys wouldn’t want to see just Christmas everyday, so I thought I would mix things up a little bit and throw a normal Let’s Talk Tea post into the mix.
Today’s Let’s Talk Tea post is all about Twist Teas. Twist Tea’s were kind enough to send me two of their rather popular rooibos based blends, from their Puds Without Sin Collection to try out. You all know just how much I love dessert inspired teas so I was incredibly eager to try these teas from the moment they arrived. I’ll definitely be looking more into the puds without sin collection because it sounds like a collection that would put me into my absolute element.
So let’s get into the section of this post that I know you all care about the most.. the review.
A caffeine-free blend of rooibos and banana loveliness with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, shake it up with this creamy Pud Without Sin. Twist also say that if you’re looking for a more indulgent treat, add frothy milk (I’d suggest Soya Milk it’s the best substitute out there when It comes to frothiness) to create a Banana Shake Latte. I haven’t tried it like that yet but you all know it won’t be a long time before I do.
Ingredients : Rooibos (90%), Freeze-Dried Banana (6%), Sunflower Petals, Natural Flavouring (Vegan Friendly | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)
You all know I’m a huge lover of banana inspired teas and tisanes so when I saw this in the box I just knew I was going to love it. To start with I won’t lie I was a little bit disappointed, The first couple of sips were very rooibos and nothing else, but, after the second or third sip, I noticed the banana flavour emerging slowly. I found that after adding a little honey to this it really bought the banana out more. Sometimes all a tea or a tisane needs is a little bit of sweetness to bring it’s flavours out fully. I find that this happens a lot other dessert inspired teas and surprisingly teas with chocolate or cocoa in them. I will say that while I liked this blend I didn’t love it. That’s completely down to personal taste though, for me the banana element just wasn’t strong enough but that’s probably because I’m used to the intense banana notes of Pumpkins Go Banana’s (from leaves of the world) and Banana Bake (from T2). I’ve tried so many teas and tisanes now that I can help but compare new ones I try to old favourites. (I know I’m not the only one that does that though .. surely)
Overall Teacup Rating : 3/5
A caffeine-free blend of rooibos and mint with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, this Pud Without Sin is a simple, guilt-free pleasure that’s particularly great after dinner. Again just like the Banana Shake rooibos twist teas suggest using this tisane to make an indulgent latte. I haven’t tried it this way yet but I imagine it will make for a perfect Christmas eve treat.
Ingredients : Rooibos (65%), Liquorice, Mint (15%) (Spearmint, Peppermint) Natural Flavouring (Vegan Friendly | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies | Contains Liquorice. People suffering from hypertension should avoid excessive consumption )
So I remember loving mint humbugs quite a bit when I was younger but its been a good few years since I’ve had any. I was so excited to see that Twist had included this bend in the package that they sent and was full of hope that it would taste just like those incredibly sweet candies that I absolutely loved. Safe to say I wasn’t disappointed at all the flavour replication with this blend is off the charts.
Unlike the banana blend I got the mint flavour straight away and it actually wasn’t until the aftertaste that the rooibos notes because more prevalent. I will admit that when I read the ingredients for this blend and saw that it contained liquorice I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like it ( You all know my feelings when it comes to liquorice I’ve never liked it and I don’t think I ever will). Surprisingly though I could hardly tastes the Liquorice at all, I think that, that is probably down to the mint being such a strong note it over powered it (not in a bad way though ). Overall I loved this blend and I can’t see the bags I have left off it lasting much longer at all.
Overall Teacup Rating 5/5
I can’t wait to hopefully try more of Twist Teas Blends in the future is these are anything to go by I’m sure they will be amazing
As always Teacups if you have any questions at all be sure to stick them in the comments and I’ll get to them as soon as I can.
I’ll speak to you all again tomorrow, Happy Steeping – Kimberley