Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing T+ Drinks Boost & Detox Green Tea with Vitamin blends. I was very kindly the full range of T+ Drinks a few weeks ago and while I normally would shy away from drinking tea from tea bags I have heard nothing but good things about T+ Drink and was excited to see if they were all as good as most people say they are. They sent me 4 varieties in total so I’m going to be reviewing two teas in this post and next month I’ll review the other two. Before I get into my review I just was to clarify that since I was sent these teas T+ Drink have since rebranded and changed the names of some of their teas (the ingredients are still the same) and they have also changed their logo and packaging. (So the links I’ll be including in this post will all be to the teas with the new names)
Boost Raspberry & Pomegranate (Green Tea + Vitamins) | This is Now Their Energy Vitamin Blend.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Yerba Mate, Natural Flavouring, Vitamin B complex [Biotin, Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Mannitol], Vitamin C, Hibiscus, Ginseng, Cardamom
Here’s what T+ Drink’s have to say about this blend on their website: A blend of yerba mate, vitamin C & ginseng with 100% RDA in 8 B vitamins. Vitamin B6 and B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness & fatigue. TEA+ Energy is designed to aid in an active lifestyle.
Out of all of the T+ Drinks blends I was the the Raspberry and Pomegranate in this blend made it stand out for me as i’m a huge fan of both of those things. So you can only imagine how disappointed I was when I tried this for the first time and I could hardly taste either of them in it. You can taste the ginseng and the yerba Mate slightly but other than that not much. It smells to me a lot like herbal vitamin supplements. Which when you think about it does make sense but it’s not something I want to smell or taste while I’m drinking tea. This taste like it’s good for you if that makes sense and while didn’t get either the raspberry or the pomegranate or raspberry from it, it was still quite and something that I’ll no doubt reach for when I’m sick to help me feel better. When they box they sent to me arrived I was full of a cold and after drinking a selection of the T+ Drink’s I definitely noticed a change and started to feel a little better.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2/5 | Had I have been able to pick out the raspberry, the pomegranate this probably would have gotten a little bit of a higher score from me but I just couldn’t look past those things.
Detox Apple & Blackcurrant (Green Tea + Vitamins) | This is now their Cleanse Vitamin Blend
Ingredients: Green Tea, Natural Flavouring, Apple Pieces, Vitamin C, Milk Thistle, Ginger Root, Selenium, Vitamin B complex [Biotin, Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12], Mannitol, Dandelion Root
Here’s what T+ Drinks have to say about this blend on their website: blend of milk thistle, dandelion root and ginger root with selenium, vitamin C and B complex, including Biotin, which contributes to the maintenance of normal hair & nails. Milk thistle and dandelion root can help cleanse the body to aid in a natural cleanse.
The detox blend was much more flavourful than the Boost blend and I could deffinelty pick out the apple and blackcurrant unlike the Raspberry and Pomegranate. This one is also much more naturally sweet, like the other one it does have an overpowering smell of vitamin supplements and smells like you are drinking something good for. This one is much more palatable though and I think I would deffinelty reach for this one over the boost blend. But I would still only reach for it when I am sick they deffinelty won’t become an everyday tea for me. I would have loved to be able to get even the slightest taste of the green tea or the yerba mate as I think that would have made this blend a bit better for me. If I’m drinking what Is being described as a green tea I would like to be able to taste it and considering it’s the first ingredient listed you would think that it would be the strongest in the overall taste but it’s almost non existent.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2/5
If you want to find out more about T+ Drinks and purchase either of this blends for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley