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Tea and coffee with a difference
A warm drink on a cold evening makes for an excellent pick-me-up but there’s more on offer in the way of hot beverages than standard teas and coffees these days.
With a wealth of varieties and flavours at the supermarkets, check out our pick of favourite hot drinks with a difference this season.
This smooth green tea from PG Tips is inspired by a strawberry cupcake, ideal for when you need a fix of something hot and sweet. No need for a slice of something naughty to go with this box of 25 pyramid bags.
Fancy something different to tea and coffee? Why not try something from Barleycup range? They’re instant gluten-free drinks made from roasted cereals and chicory root, free from caffeine or artificial additives. Choose from Barleycup Powder, Barleycup Granules, Barleycup Organic and Barleycup with Dandelion.
3. Cuppanut - available from Holland & Barrett priced £4.50 per 51g
Coconuts are all the rage at the moment, with coconut water and coconut oils readily available on the supermarket shelves. If you love the taste, try it in tea form with the range of coconut infused teas from Cuppanut,. Created by pop star Gareth Gates, they’re available in three flavours – original, coconut & cranberry and ginger & turmeric.
4. Cascara - available from Union Coffee from £5.00 for 300g
For another great alternative to tea or coffee, try Cascara from Union Coffee. This unique drink is made with the dried husk of the coffee cherry. Collected after the coffee beans have been removed, the outer fruit is dried naturally in the sun before milling to produce the cascara husk. Cascara has a sweet and fruity taste with notes of apple and rhubarb.
5. Tetley Super Everday Tea - £1.59 for 20 bags
Power up your day with Tetley Super Everyday Tea with added vitamin goodness to power you through autumn winter. It’s available in three varieties Tetley Super Tea Boost, which is infused with vitamin B6, Tetley Super Tea Alert, which contains the equivalent amount of caffeine as an average cup of coffee and Tetley Super Immune, which is infused with vitamin C.
6. Twinings Salted Caramel Green Tea - £2.69 per pack of 20 bags
Whether you’re a fan of green tea or not, you’re sure to love the sweet yet slightly salty notes on offer with this tasty beverage. The perfect blend for those who like a feeling of indulgence, and it’s only four calories per cup!