Tea is the second most consumed drink on the planet (after water) and more cups of this refreshing beverage are enjoyed every day than coffee and soft drinks combined. Each continent enjoys its brew in a different way and it’s this variation in taste, colour and strength that has piqued an interest in exotic teas. Here are six of our refreshing favourites.
Namastea Candy Crush Black Tea & Strawberry
These quick-brewing tea bags from Namastea (one of the 24 winners of the Spinneys Incubator Programme) have a sweet candy-like taste and a rejuvenating effect thanks to the infusion of strawberry. Containing only natural ingredients and flavours, Namastea’s pure Ceylon teas will help you relax, harmonise and focus.
BRW Society Passionfruit Green Tea
BRW Society is also a winner of the Spinneys Incubator Programme and its teas are renowned for being delicate, light and fruity. However, for a stronger cup, this Passionfruit green and white tea can reinvigorate your palette thanks to its freeze-dried fruit pieces, rose petals and papaya cubes.
Teas with a twist
Fruity, green and herbal teas
AED 20.00 / Each
AED 35.00 / Each
Tea India Ginger Chai
If you’re after a chai with a spicy twist, then look no further than this distinctive blend of ginger and black tea. As Tea India believes in harmony and balance all its teas are Rainforest Alliance Certified and the chai blends come from its Indian master blender’s family recipes.
Waitrose Warming and Spicy Chai
Made from 100% natural ingredients, these Fairtrade chai tea bags get their spicy edge from sweet cassia bark and liquorice root. Just brew with milk or water for 4 minutes and add sugar to bring out the mellow spice flavours.
Classic chai blends
The super popular spicy tea
AED 14.50 / Each
Terzo Bitter Gourd and Ginseng
Bitter gourd may not be a particularly tasty vegetable, but its health benefits when combined with ginseng and made into a warming tea are considerable. A true herbal drink, it can help regulate blood pressure, cleanse the liver and even reduce cholesterol.
Ujinotsuyu Matcha Hagoromo Green Tea
For over 40 years, Ujinotsuyu has been exporting Kyoto’s famous tea across the globe, with this canned matcha being particularly versatile in the kitchen. With its fresh, grassy taste, it’s perfect for adding to smoothies or sprinkling on desserts as well as making a strong brew.
Refreshing and healthy
AED 22.75 / Each
AED 31.50 / Each