I have had this tea for awhile, but I was too skeptical to try it. I figured it would make a decent iced tea, but since it is winter and I am sick I decided to try it hot and I am so glad I did. It is rich in antioxidants and it really has a nice subtle flavor. When you smell it you can smell blueberries and a white floral note. The taste is actually soft and well balanced. For the reviewers who say there is no flavor and then state that you steeped it for 30 seconds then you should try again and steep for 4 minutes. I will take another reviewers suggestion and try with honey and a little bit of cream to see what that does to it. It’s not a tea I would drink everyday, but I like to try new teas all the time and I would drink this again. I will also try iced.
3 Tasting Notes
I recently purchased a bunch of tazo teas and Refresh was one of them. The first time I made this tea I was like ok it’s ok but nothing great. Then I came down with the flu and was nauseated. This is the perfect tea for feeling bad in any way. I can definately taste the combination of peppermint and spearmint. They overpower the tarragon, but that’s fine with me as it is a mint tea and is called refresh, which it tastes like a mint tea and does refresh. Now, the tarragon is very subtle but when you are sick that licorice from the tarragon really settles your stomach. I like my hot tea HOT and my iced tea cold. I steep this for 5 minutes. If I wasn’t sick I would give this tea a rating in the 60’s maybe low 70’s, however when your nauseated, which in my opinion is the worst feeling in the world as well as having the flu or a cold there in no number high enough for something that tastes good and makes you feel comfortable. The mintyness really is great for that post nasal drip. This tea has wonderful medicinal properties. The only negative tea as someone who likes their tea hot is that bc of the mintyness the tea seems cooler and I have to reheat it as I like to sip and savor my tea and reheating the tea changes the taste and makes it more bitter.
I see no one has reviewed this in a couple of years so I thought I would. First off I love it when I see people put down Starbucks. Not bc I don’t like them because I do but bc most people just say bc they feel they should say it. It’s ridiculous the pretentiousness people try to put on. Anyway, I saw this on here and wanted to rate it bc I have had this with the black tazo tea which I beleive is Tazo Awake and it is delicious. I have tried the shaken iced tea as well with the Tazo Passion but I prefer the black even though both are delicious. I pretty much enjoy coffee or tea from any coffeehouse. I can always find something tasty and unique at any of them.