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Taste Test: Tea

Our tasters slurped, swirled and sniffed through 12 brands of teas to find the best brew. These came out tops

THE BREW TO CHOOSE

 

 

Checkers Housebrand (R4,89 for 26 tea bags, Checkers) had the winning formula for the best tea. Our tasters enjoyed its light, herbal aroma and golden brown appearance.

 

 

BEST FLAVOUR

 

 

Our tasters were impressed by the mild tea flavour and pleasing herbal aroma of Lipton Yellow Label Tea (R16,99 for 40 tea bags, Pick n Pay).

 

 

LIGHT DELIGHT

 

 

PnP Ceylon Tea Blend (R23,99 for 100 tea bags, Pick n Pay) scored top marks for its pleasant aftertaste. Tasters said that it had a ‘nice, light herby flavour’ and

a lovely dark brown colour.

 

 

ALSO TESTED:

 

Teeco

 

 

This tea is perfect for people who prefer a slightly weaker brew. It had a wonderful rich, dark colour.

R14,49 for 100, Checkers

 

 

Glen

 

 

This tea had a wonderful rich, dark appearance, with a distinct flavour.

R5, 99 for 26, Checkers

 

 

Teaspoon Tip

 

 

Tasters said that it had a well-balanced herb flavour and light herby aroma with an appealing rich, dark colour.

R24, 99 for 100, Checkers

 

 

Spar Tagless Tea Bags

 

 

Tasters found its rich, brown appearance appealing.

R4,99 for 29, Spar

 

 

PnP No Name

 

 

For milder tasting tea, PnP’s No Name tea will hit the spot. It had a good, golden brown appearance, and is comes with an affordable price.

R4,29 for 26, Pick n Pay

 

 

Trinco

 

 

Our tasters said that Trinco had a nice rich brown appearance and a distinct flavour.

R5,49 for 26, Checkers

 

 

SaveMor

 

 

This tea had a strong taste and a lingering aftertaste.

R4,49, Spar

 

 

Tetley Big Tea

 

 

Tasters enjoyed its nice light herb flavour and said that it had a good light brown appearance.

R24,99 for 102, Pick n Pay

 

 

Joko

 

 

Tasters said that it had a rich dark colour and a distinct aftertaste.

R10,99 for 26

 

 

Five Roses

 

 

This tea had a good light colour and a distinct taste and aftertaste.

R9,99 for 26, Pick n Pay

 

 

Woolworths English Breakfast Tea

 

 

Tasters said that it had a light, herby smell and good light brown appearance.

R20,95 for 40

 

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