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I love lemon and sugar in my black tea; it’s how I was brought up to drink it , in the Russian style. Since I don’t always have access to pieces of fresh lemon when I make tea, I keep this on hand as a worthwhile substitute. I add a bag or two of this with my 2 to 6 bags of regular tea, and it’s nearly as good as having some fresh lemon. I also add it to other herbal teas, as an all-purpose great ‘mixer’ with other teas of any kind.
So here I am trying it all by itself. I like it! I like it a lot. It’s got a great, fresh true lemon flavor. I even like it unsweetened, it’s that good. So do I recommend this? Yes, highly!

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 11 OZ / 325 ML

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72
drank I Love Lemon by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

Surprising tasty and flavourful, even as a hot drink. It tastes a lot like fresh lemon but is less acidic (I only steeped 1 minute and I wouldn’t recommend too much longer). I can actually taste something kinda of minty as well. Very soothing, yet refreshing also. I will keep some teabags of this for when I feel ill.

I think this would be amazing as an iced tea!

Flavors: Citrusy, Fruity, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Mint, Pleasantly Sour

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML

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85
drank Jasmine Green by Bigelow
420 tasting notes

Nice and flowery, with no bitterness. I steeped this with a splash of cold water for less than a minute. I’ll probably resteep it. Jasmine tea is one of the few that I resteep because I prefer it to have a lighter flavor.

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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82

Suprisingly, this tisane is very tasty if not brewed very long. I dunked the teabag into boiling water and pulled it out after about 8 seconds when the liquid was bright pink and smelled fruity and sweet.

It tastes very fruity and a tiny bit floral, but in a tropical way. It is not very sour or bitter because I did not steep is very long. It is delicious enough to drink hot, but I will be trying it cold in the future, or maybe added to lemonade to make a flavourful fruit punch.

Flavors: Berries, Cranberry, Floral, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Hibiscus, Pleasantly Sour, Powdered sugar, Red Fruits, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 12 OZ / 350 ML

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1
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
8 tasting notes

Disgusting and grimy. DID NOT LIKE IT AT ALL. Oil was too strong.

Flavors: Artificial, Ash, Bergamot, Bitter, Black Pepper, Earl Grey, Olive Oil, Rose, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Lemon Lift by Bigelow
8 tasting notes

I love this tea, but not that much! It was refreshing to have lemon with my black tea. I LOVE BLACK TEA, especially with lemon. Now this tea blend tasted like real lemon, not that fake artificial bull shit. It was unexpected honestly for it to taste like real lemon, however it had a chalky after taste and kind of alcohol after taste. I like this tea and will continue to buy/drink it, however some weird aftertastes.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Sweet, Tart, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81
drank Lemon Lift by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

This tea is much better than I expected! I like the lemon flavour, however I found it tasted a lot like a herbal tea. Fresh, flavourful, but not too acidic.

Flavors: Citrusy, Lemon, Lemon Zest

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 17 OZ / 500 ML

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43

Really basic, nothing stands out about this blend. I’m not a huge fan of the black tea base. The raspberry was artificial tasting, kind of generic “raspberry candy” flavoured, slightly sweet and berryish, but not great. The black tea kind of has an artificial cream cheese taste in my opinion.

Flavors: Artificial, Berry, Fruity, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML
Kristal

I remember this tea- it’s pretty gross :(

Arby Robilliard

Yeah, it wasn’t the worst I have had but I wouldn’t have it again if I can avoid it. I do enjoy some of Bigalow’s herbal blends (like Gingersnappish) but the black tea base they use could use a lot of improvement.

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71
drank Pai Mu Tan by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

The unstreeped tea smells very complex, like walking into a dried herb/bulk store. It steeps much darker than I expected, turning a medium orange. It tastes very vegetative like dried herbs and flowers. I find it quite vegetal but not bitter or unpleasant.

Second steep was a bit less flavourful and lighter in colour. It has a bit more tea flavour compared t before but I’m still getting the taste of herbs and stems.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Herbs, Plant Stems, Stems, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 17 OZ / 500 ML

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70

The aroma smells amazing! Like cinnamon, spices, orange, and vanilla. I don’t like the chicory root in the tea, it tastes like artificial sweetness to me, I think the tea would have been better off without it. It steeps very dark so I expected more flavour from the spices.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Spices

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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68
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
317 tasting notes

I gave this a try during a busy time at work. The mornings have been very cold and gray here lately, making me wonder if it’s really spring. This is a nice cup of tea to warm up with. Even if it comes in an ordinary-seeming little bag, sometimes that’s just what you need. The black tea base isn’t very strong, which with simpler bagged teas can be a good thing, as it reduces astringency. The orange zest has a nice natural quality to it, and there are little pieces of orange rind in the mix. The spice flavor isn’t too strong, either—and the spice has always been my least favorite part of orange spice so in this case, it’s also a good thing.

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70

The aroma smells amazing! Like cinnamon, spices, orange, and vanilla. I don’t like the chicory root in the tea, it tastes like artificial sweetness to me, I think the tea would have been better off without it. It steeps very dark so I expected more flavour from the spices.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Spices

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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80
drank Thin Mints by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

This has a very sharp minty flavour with a background of sickly sweet chicory root and a smooth cocoa butter flavour. It could do without the chicory, but overall it is a solid chocolate mint bagged tea. It also does well on the second steep.

Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML

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80
drank Thin Mints by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

Very tasty. I taste a lot of peppermint, vanilla, something creamy, and cocoa nibs. This is really strong for a bagged tea, I made three cups in less than three minutes because it does not take long to steep. I’ll be making a big cup of iced tea as well.

Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 27 OZ / 800 ML

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60
drank Cozy Chamomile by Bigelow
14 tasting notes

Enjoy this at the end of the evening, to help get me ready for a good nights rest. Enjoying it tonight, while watching the latest episode of Shark Tank!

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60
drank Cozy Chamomile by Bigelow
14 tasting notes

Still making my way through teas that we had in the cupboard. This is a good end of the evening tea.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Perfect Peach by Bigelow
474 tasting notes

The peach smell in the dry leaves is lovely and the brewed liquid tastes almost the same as the smell. Intensely fruity and sweet.I dislike how tart the liquid is due to the hibiscus. It would have tasted much better with 1/2 the hibiscus in my opinion. I might try this again at a later date as an iced tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Peach, Sweet, Tangy, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i stopped reviewing bagged tea because so many hate bagged tea :(

Arby Robilliard

I really don’t get the hate for flavoured and baggaed tea. Some bagged teas are of lesser quality, but I don’t believe I’m a “bad” tea drinker just because I enjoy many flavoured and bagged teas over straight unflavoured teas. I also enjoy unflavoured teas also, but I like others too. I don’t judge people on whatever they enjoy drinking. The whole point is to enjoy what you drink. If that means you like fruity tisanes from DAVID’s Tea or bagged tea from the grocery store I don’t see the problem.

The benefit of grocery store tea is that the flavour is consistent and widely available. You don’t have to stock up and let it go stale. The pre measured baggies are convenient. The tea is usually cheaper, and some lower quality teas use a lot of smeller tea pieces/tea “dust” which steeps faster (also makes for strong iced teas).

You should continue to drink and review bagged tea if you enjoy them. :) I can even give you some suggestions/mail some samples to you.

rosebudmelissa

I completely agree. I enjoy the wider variety available through loose teas, but I still appreciate the convenience and consistency of bagged tea.

Kirkoneill1988

i guess i can start reviewing teaabags again :)

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drank English Teatime by Bigelow
317 tasting notes

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Quite minty without a lot of chocolate. I would have liked some creamy/white chocolate flavours. It is pretty good for a bagged tea, however I find the sweetness off putting. It tastes like an artificial sweetener was added which lingers as an after taste after you have swallowed.

I highly recommend trying this as a latte or as an iced tea rather than hot. I have tried it all three ways and liked the plain hot tea the least.

Flavors: Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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73

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Flavors: Floral, Lemon

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
18 tasting notes

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85
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
18 tasting notes

I forget about this old standby until I am offered a cup, and then I remember that it’s just wonderful! Slightly citrus-y, slightly complicated, always good. Takes milk and sweetener well.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Lemon Lift by Bigelow
10 tasting notes

Okay…. what I liked about this tea is the lemon and the spices, How all of this blends together in a hot cup of tea is good. When this cools down not so much…. not a fan of the after taste, as it is less than pleasant. This could all be a personal preference though. It does the job if you are having a craving a lemon for sure.

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