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63
drank Chocolate Chai by Bigelow
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Preparation
Boiling

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75
drank Salted Caramel by Bigelow
1 tasting notes

I grabbed this on a whim, when I was looking for Twining’s Salted Caramel tea. It’s a nice black tea, it’s warm and vanilla-y. The caramel notes come out more with the help of a sweetener, so I use a packet of stevia when I really want that dessert flavour. My only question is, where is the saltiness?

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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81
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
1 tasting notes

I absolutely love this tea. I like to drink it either straight or with a teaspoon of honey in it. My wife is a big fan of the “english” style with a little milk or cream – I can’t do that though.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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60
drank Ginger Snappish by Bigelow
2056 tasting notes

Quick note to say ‘I tried this’. This is a single teabag from a teabox a while ago. It’s an ODD combination of ingredients, but it was a no-caff so I sipped it tonight. The ingredients make it seem like it should be worse, but it isn’t completely the worst. Lots of lemon and ginger….

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75

I’ve had this before as a hot tea and I really enjoyed it. I made this as a cold brew today since I needed something for the evenings. (I tend to waaaay over do it on caffeine.)

I’m not sure about the probiotics aspect but this is a nice lemon-y tea. The ginger didn’t come through very strongly as a cold brew but there is a hint of it.

Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec
AllanK

The problem with adding probiotics to tea is they can’t survive boiling water if you make it as hot tea.

carol who

I agree but I thought maybe cold brewed there might be some positive effect.

AllanK

There are said to be probiotics in ripe puerh too. The Chinese believe that these probiotics can survive boiling water. My gastroenterologist said something different.

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20
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
25 tasting notes

Ugh, clove.

There is just something about the combination of citrus and clove which makes me think of decomposing orange peels.

Flavors: Cloves

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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90

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
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Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Rosehips, Tangy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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72
drank I Love Lemon by Bigelow
527 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
450 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
527 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
527 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
326 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
527 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
527 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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