84 Tasting Notes

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drank Cherry Vanilla by Bigelow
84 tasting notes

This tea tasted like cake. Pure, amazing, super fatty cake that you know you shouldn’t have but tastes so good but will cause diabetes instantly. It was wonderful with a teensy bit of sugar and a good bit of milk. It was my favorite tea.

Unfortunately, it’s not made anymore. Many, many tears have been shed because of this loss.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Bigelow Tea

So sorry for the loss….it was good why it lasted wasn’t it? I’ll be happy to share your comments and interest in this discontinued flavor, with our Marketing Team for you.
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

Calochortus

I would love for you to share my notes about it, Kathy (I also liked the vanilla hazelnut as well). I’m glad you still have your other vanilla teas, though. I haven’t gone through a huge tea loss since Lipton discontinued their amazing Sun Spree line, so it was really sad for me (it was especially good microwaved with milk — like a cherry/vanilla/cake latte!)

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74
drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
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Alaska Airlines serves this tea in their Anchorage to Nome flights. I’m pretty sure the teabag has traveled many, many miles, and is probably really old. However, I was happy with this tea — it was super red (hibiscus coloring?), but I could taste the cranberry and apple. I don’t know, the ingredients list is different on my teabag, so perhaps the blend has changed? It got pretty tart after about 5 minutes of steeping, but it was good without sweetener.

Bigelow Tea

You’re right on the coloring, hibiscus contributes to the rich red color….blend hasn’t changed, how did the ingredients differ? You can contact us directly at 1-888-244-3569 if you’d like.
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

Calochortus

It looks like there was a wording change, but the ingredients are the same — I was looking at the “cranberry fiber flake” part in comparison to the ingredients listed. Are there still fiber flakes? That sounds interesting.

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86
drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
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I made this tea in a saucepan (1 Vanilla chai teabag, 2 Rituals Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Cut Black teabags) for some ladies I’ve been living with in Alaska during a little naan and curry-making time we had the day before yesterday (this is totally a backlog). I added a good amount of milk to make sure the spice was watered down enough to be able to enjoy. The taste was smooth and sweet, even without sugar. I prefer preparing my own spice tea, but this is such a good dessert tea. I <3 it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Organic Chai by Tazo
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This tea gives me heartburn when I drink it without milk or honey/sugar — and for good reason. I’m a desi tea purist, and desi teas need at least milk.

I actually made this on the stove in a saucepan with two Rituals Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Cut Black teabags for a few absolutely wonderful ladies who are also stuck in the hospital here in Anchorage. I intentionally watered it down a bit with milk and let them sweeten it themselves, and it was amazing, especially with our homemade naan and curries. I like how versatile this tea is — and I want to make tea cupcakes with it. Once I get out of Alaska, that’s going to be my first baking project.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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I drink this tea nightly nowadays. It’s super awesome. And free. And I’m going to take a few with me. It works with anything else you want to put with it. It’s a nice medium-depth black tea. I just want to know where it’s from.

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96
drank Plantation Mint by Bigelow
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I’ve gotten used to drinking this without milk, but it’s so good with it. I’m running out of tea at the moment due to my travels (I’ll be reunited with one of my tea stashes tomorrow, thankfully), but I have tons of this. Despite the lack of variety, I’m glad I have this tea.

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78

So this tea is actually really good with peanut butter/jam sandwiches on wheat bread. I used my last tea bag today, and that kind of makes me sad. But it was a good cup of tea, so I’m not too unhappy.

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drank Spearmint by Nature
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St. Elias Specialty Hospital serves this tea alongside Green Mountain coffees in their little Keurig stand. It’s the only tea they have (and they’ve also discontinued serving hot cocoa, which would be wonderful with the 3 ft of snow we already have and the 2+ ft we’re supposed to get). I finally tried it in a clean paper cup, so I’m finally comfortable rating it.

It’s ok. I’m left feeling like I want more, though. I personally think it’s more about the Keurig machine than the leaves, though. The flavor is a bit difficult to put a finger on, and it’s pretty weak for a black breakfast tea. However, I have been a bit under the weather, so maybe it’s more a personal thing than a tea thing.

I’d have this tea again just so I don’t have to have coffee anymore. However, I personally like to bring my own teabag and get hot water from the Keurig machine. If only they also served 2% milk besides half and half….

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Providence Alaska Medical Center serves this tea in their cafeteria. I usually don’t like herb tea, since I like my black tea base (and adding milk to tea, which is difficult with some herbals). This really could have done with some black tea, in my opinion. It smells lovely, but the taste is a bit dull and bitter. I could drink this again, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bigelow Tea

Well we’re happy you gave it a try….appreciate your comments! Have you ever had our Constant Comment? Would love to send you a sample to try, if you’d like. You may contact us at 1-888-244-3569 to request one, okay?
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

Calochortus

I have Constant Comment at home! I like CC with milk and a bit of sugar. I may have to try this tea again, though since I had it in a Styrofoam cup with a hot tap, not boiled water. And it was in a hospital (with Virex smell).

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Calochortus likes plants and knitting and bacteria. She doesn’t have a very large tea allowance, so expect a lot of grocery store/local/home-grown/bagged teas. She’s grown up with tea, as it is part of (half of) her culture.

Her favorite teas are black and usually fruity or vanilla-y. She likes to put milk in her tea, too, but she’s trying to widen her palette with green teas and rooibos. She finds that tea leaves are great for composting, too.

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