Sunday, 13 January 2008

Whittard Foot Soothers

RRP: £2 for 4 tea bags

--What does the promo say?--
"Four jumbo teabags filled with a soothing blend of herbal teas, scented with lemongrass and peppermint. To help soothe your tired feet!"

A cheerful peppermint green cardboard packet houses the four teabags. It's decorated with flowers, a distinctly-feminine foot and the classic Whittard logo. All very lovely. The packet is easy to open, and provided you don't rip off the sellotape sealing it with too much aplomb, you should be able to reseal it again too.

--Directions for use--
1) Pour warm water into a bowl or foot bath. 2) Add a foot soothers teabag and allow to brew for five minutes (NB - when removing, make sure you have a bowl handy to chuck the teabag in for disposal). 3) Dip your feet in, sit back, relax and enjoy.

When infused, the 'tea' is a yellow-ish brown colour. Not deeply attractive.

The lemongrass scent is extremely prominent - could barely smell the peppermint at all.

While you are only meant to infuse the teabag for five minutes, this is more than enough and it infuses the water well. The lemongrass also helps to deodorise your feet, which is a nice effect.

--How do your feet feel afterwards?--
Soft and relaxed. Scrub with a foot file and moisturise afterwards for maximum smooth-footedness.

--Value for money--
Excellent - especially seeing as at present you can buy the pack of 4 teabags for a mere 100 of your English pennies. Go, citizens, go!

--Other comments--
I didn't realise Whittard had extended into health and beauty until I received these, but it's a very logical connection given that their hot drinks promote luxury and well-being. Good work.

perfect partners
Bathtub Teabags, £3.50 for 4 (currently £1.25 in the January sales)
Eyebag Tea, £3 for 4 pairs (currently £1 in the sales)

*edit, Oct 2008: now rereleased as Fleur Foot Soothers, £3.50 for 4

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