Herbalife Nutrition – Instant Herbal Beverage

Time for Tea Please?

Like me I’m sure most of you have heard of herbalife but never actually tried any of their products. Through connecting with MT Wellness on Instagram I received a tea related product. Otherwise known as an instant herbal beverage with tea extract infused with black and green tea.

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An instant powder which provides caffeine to revitalise and make you feel more energetic with 85mg of caffeine per cup. Which is pretty high compared to most teas averaging 15-50mg per cup.

Sachet recommends mixing I/2 a tea spoon of the powder with either 200-250ml of hot or cold water.

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Today I’m going to try it cold! Who doesn’t love iced tea!

Powder smells pretty sweet , it doesn’t exactly smell like tea or overly anything exactly. Maybe a light fruitiness but not overly of anything.

The powder itself is brown in colour and therefore the made liquid is also brown in shade.

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A few iced cubes later and we’re ready to get sipping!

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The drink on first sip is quite bitter and on the verge of unpleasant a quick squeeze of honey mixed in and it’s the perfect balance of sweetness.

With it being the original flavour it doesn’t actually overly taste of anything other than a weak black tea. So it’s recommended that by adding a slice of lemon or orange would boost it nicely.

As a gym goer I’m having this tea pre gym. To see if I can get any of the added benefits from this tea based on its high caffeine content. To see in having an extra kick pre workout , so let’s see if this will boost my performance!

For a true indication of the tea and any difference to my gym work out I didn’t change my normal routine for that day.

Did I notice a difference to my work out ?
I certainly feel that I had slightly more energy and felt my performance was boosted within my cardio routine and did manage to do more than usual. Was this a placebo effect we shall have to wait and see!

If you fancy having a try of this tea find your nearest herbalife rep of head to their website for more details :
http://www.herbalife.co.uk
Happy Sipping 🙂

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Tetley – Super Green Tea

Time for Tea Please?

Now the snow has started to melt there’s a few sniffles in the air , so I’m turning to Tetley with their Super Green Tea which is an immune boosting tea with Vitamin C.

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On opening the tea box up,you are instantly hit with a tropical aroma. It always puzzles me how tropical has a distinct aroma yet what actually is it ?! According to Tetley they use the natural flavouring of pineapple, mango and other natural flavourings, as well as the green tea.

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The tropical aroma only intensifies as the tea brews. There’s really not much green tea coming through aroma wise, which isn’t always a bad thing especially if you can’t quit decide if you do like green tea or not.

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The brewed liquid is also not as green as I was expecting it’s more of a yellow in colouring than green.

First sip is lovely !

It’s very fruity although the flavouring is shouting more mango than pineapple and doesn’t really taste as tropical as it smells. This isn’t essentially a bad thing it just not what I was expecting.

It’s only really now on drinking the tea that the green tea aspect is finally coming through. Although this is very much an after taste, yet it’s pleasant enough and tastes strong enough to remind you that it’s still there.

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So if you aren’t a green tea fan don’t right this tea off, as you really can’t overly taste it. It’s all about the tropical flavouring and hey added Vitamin C you can’t go wrong!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tetley – Super Fruits

Time for Tea Please?

It’s that time of year when flu and colds are flying around and thanks to Tetley I’m hoping their tea is going to give me a much needed boost to get through the winter months.

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Today I’m trying Tetley Super Fruits. This tea is specifically for giving you a much needed boost when feeling tired and fatigued. With added vitamin B6 in a cranberry and elderflower flavour.

The tea blend includes: hibiscus flowers, rooibos, rosehip, natural flavouring, liquorice root, elderflower (1%), raspberry (1%), cranberry juice granules (1%), vitamin B complex (1%) [nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, biotin, vitamin B12, mannitol (wheat)], elderberry(0.5%).

On opening the box of tea you are able to smell the fruity from the word go.

Time to brew !

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I prefer my herbal teas really strong and tend to leave the tea bag for as long as possible I know might sound weird and sometimes I don’t even take the tea bag out !

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As expected with the cranberry the brewed liquid is a rich dark pink colour. On brewing, it keeps it fruity aroma but with ab almost menthol tinge.

Upon first sip it was lovely !

The fruity tones of the raspberry and cranberry are main flavours being followed up with the underlying rooibos tea kicking in afterwards. The final component of the sipping experience coming is a menthol kick. It’s certainly adds a boost per sip. Which is exactly what the tea aims to do.

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Here’s hoping the benefits of added vitamins will give me a much needed boost to get through the winter blues !

Happy Sipping 🙂

teapigs – Clean N Green

Time for Tea Please?

One thing I love about sitting down to a cuppa tea is the importance of simply having a little bit of me time. So what better way to improve my sipping experience is than none other than sipping on a feel good tea. Thanks to the lovelies at teapigs I’m able to try their clean n green tea to help detox.
To find out more or to buy the Clean n green: http://ow.ly/H9Nl30eWF8J

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The tea combines green tea, lemongrass, ginger, coconut and dandelion leaves which work together to cleanse the body.

On opening the packet you are hit with the coconutty lemony tones enriched with ginger. It actually reminds me of a piña colada cocktail! Now where’s the beach.

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Get the kettle on!

It’s recommended for a brew time of 3-5 minutes. As a tea lover not 100% sold on green tea I’ve gone for the lower amount of time. However tea is unique to you so brew to your preferences.

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As soon as the hot water hits the tea bags you are engulfed by the essence of lemongrass and smells completely different to its dried state.

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I was also expecting for a green tea base that the brewed tea liquid would be more green in colour rather than the vibrant yellow it turned out to be. Which was a pleasant surprise and I’m therefore hoping that green tea flavour might be hidden within the taste too. So let’s see!

Upon first sip I was pleasantly surprised.

The overall majority of the flavour comes from the lemongrass . As the sip progresses you then feel the ginger kicking in with its unmistakeable burning sensation followed by the after taste of coconut.

Now I don’t know what a dandelion leave tastes like but I do know what green tea tastes like and they seem to have more of a back seat with the blend. This isn’t something to be disappointed by as the combination of the flavours all together just works.

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The extra major advantage of sipping on the lemon sensation is that it’s helping your body ! I love the way teapigs have designed a tea to aid in detoxing your body. Helping you look after yourself from the outside in and with this tea it’s perfect for a tea lover to sip on. Or if your a tea lover like me that’s not a green tea fan but us after the added benefits of drinking it perfect as you wouldn’t know that’s what you are drinking. So a win win all round.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Boost

Time for Tea Please?

This week I’ve been in training for a bike-a-thon to raise money and awareness for PMP Cancer as my friend Donna has recently been diagnosed with it and I’d never heard of it before then!
So feel free to read her story here:
http://www.gofundme.com/2g6dpw4

So to give myself an extra boost I found this vitamin c boosting peach and orange tea by Tetley.

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We all know I love tea ! So a tea with added natural benefits , BONUS!!

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I love a strongly brewed fruity tea so chose to keep the teabag in while I drank, as I just love the way each sip intensifies. On brewing the tea the peachy aroma is prominent its mouth-wateringly delicious and just the fruity boost I needed!

Considering there’s only 1% peach to that of the 10% Orange the tea was much more peachy! Although on sipping the tea, the ginger kick adds a zingy boost which at times takes over the fruity tones. It was a pleasurable tea to drink perfect for summer vibes as it’s just as nice drank cold.

Plus it kept me well enough to cycle 50miles in contribution to our continuos 10 hour bike-a-thon alongside my colleagues.

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After that I really did need a large mug of tea!