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A range of 'edible teas' that represent one of your 5 A Day has been launched by dried fruit snack brand Nim's.

Nim’s Edible Teas are described as naturally vegan and made from a nutritious combination of air dried fruit and vegetables. When hot water is added to the tea, 'rich intense, natural colour fills the pot and the aromas fill the room,' according to the producer.

The fruit and vegetables used within the teas have been air dried, giving them the maximum flavour and nutritional value. Once the tea has been drunk, the fruit is fully rehydrated and ready to snack on.

The fruit teas can be used on top of porridge and yoghurt, while vegetable teas are described as an ideal extra ingredient for soups and pasta dishes.

One portion of thePineapple & Kiwitea is said to provide 49 per cent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, while Beetroot & Parsnipprovides 42 per cent. The teas are high in fibre and vitamin C and are also safe for children and toddlers.

“There is an appetite for healthier, yet adventurous drink choices in the UK,” said founder Nimisha Raja.

The new drink-snack mashup is available online and through independent retailers, with the loose leaf tea infusions presented in boxes of 12 single 12g sachets, priced at £7.95.