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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
6 tasting notes

This is an absolute middle-of-the-road Earl Grey. It’s not bad, but it isn’t particularly fantastic either. The sachet boasts of hand-picked tea leaves and real bergamot imported from Italy, but it actually tastes less authentic than Twinings, which lists “bergamot flavoring” as an ingredient rather than actual bergamot.

The bag smells nice, but I’ve been fooled by some very nice-smelling bags before. The problem here is that the nice aroma from the bag really doesn’t show in the cup. If you steep it for too long, it gets bitter, and if you steep it for a reasonable amount of time, the flavor is weak. At best, this tea will remind you that you enjoy drinking higher quality Earl Greys, but I assume it would suffice in a pinch.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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drank Green Tea With Peach by Bigelow
20 tasting notes

I had this tea after breakfast this morning. I found the peach taste in the tea almost completely masks any taste of green tea. The peach is fairly strong but not fake tasting or super sweet. The second sip is where I tasted some very light green tea taste. This would be a great way to interest someone in green tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
306 tasting notes

I know this is random and not timely, but for some reason, there are these teabags in the break room where I work now. So I tried it. In August.

It’s actually really delicious. It’s smooth and creamy, like eggnog. But it doesn’t really taste like eggnog at all. I taste warm cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.

I’d drink this year round. I mean it. What a nice surprise!

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Vanilla Caramel by Bigelow
306 tasting notes

Mourning the death of Robin Williams, big time. The man had so many demons. I hope he’s with the angels now.

I missed my Vanilla Caramel Lipton tea when I finished it. It’s a comforting, sweet flavor. I figured I’d give this one a try too. And hope that it makes me a little less sad.

I taste burnt cocoa, popcorn, sweet vanilla, and a hint of caramel. This brand’s Vanilla Caramel is much more dynamic and less dessert-y than Lipton’s. I like it!

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drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
306 tasting notes

One word for this one: YUM!

Sweet and spicy and smooth and oh my God I need more.

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Honestly, the flavor can be weak sometimes, but this has to be my favorite tea. One taste. It is a simple taste, and not too complicated.

Flavors: Floral, Herbs

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Bigelow
104 tasting notes

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Smells divinely of peach flavor. First of all, I haven’t added a tasting note in awhile. My grandma passed. Funeral was Friday. This was my mom’s mom. Last grandparent, laid to rest with grandpa, both cream mated. I just need to relax tonight, so I’m drinking tea. I like the peach flavor very much. Wishing everybody well, I haven’t really been around lately. I still love Steepster though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec
yyz

I’m sorry about your loss. Grandparents are special people and there is something about losing the last of a generation that makes one particularly reflective. Wishing you lots of love and support from your friends and family.

Shelyteadrinker79

Awww, that is so sweet.

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drank Blueberry Harvest by Bigelow
2913 tasting notes

Hey Friends!
I haven’t been posting here much, still recuperating, waiting to get my full sense of taste back (I can taste sweet, & bitter, but I’m missing so many flavors), & swamped with life.

I did sample a bag of this tonight, & quite honestly, it’s better than I expected! I added a little sweetening, which set it all off, & not bad for a no-caffeine cup.

MzPriss

We missed you!

Terri HarpLady

I love you guys! I’ll get back on track soon…

Stephanie

Aww feel better :)

gmathis

Have to try this one…not thrilled with CS blueberry offerings.

Terri HarpLady

GG, it was from my mom’s cupboard, so I have no idea how old it was, LOL

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drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
257 tasting notes

The spices and black tea are there but the vanilla is hiding. Perhaps i steeped too long? Hmmm no. I did just about 4 minutes but the bag says 4. It was much better at 3 minutes. Its not exotic like they claim. I love teas with vanilla usually but this one just isn’t doing it.

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Great introduction to a variety of herbal teas! My favorites are Orange & Spice, Sweet Dreams, and Mint Medley. The Chamomile one is good too!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Flowers, Ginger, Menthol, Mint, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Spearmint, Spices, Sweet

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

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drank Cozy Chamomile by Bigelow
32 tasting notes

Nice taste, kind of sweet, kind of mild.

I like to mix this with Bigelow’s Sweet Dreams tea for the mixed taste and calming affects.

Flavors: Floral, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Flavors: Ginger, Hibiscus, Orange, Rosehips, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
32 tasting notes

Very good, nice and strong (but not too strong). There are tones of rose and a hint of lemon. I really enjoy this one, especially when I have a sore throat, congestion, or headache- or just for a little boost of energy. I find it works and tastes best when I drink it as hot as possible.

I tend to mix 1 bag/1 tsp of this with Celestial Seasonings “Sleepytime Sinus Soother Wellness Tea” for a bit of a mix. They taste very good together.

Flavors: Lemon, Mint, Peppermint, Rose, Spearmint

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

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
32 tasting notes

Nice, I enjoy this very much- it gives me a natural, pleasant, sleepy feeling. The taste is soothing, sweet with a touch of orange and mint. The sweetness is stronger thanks to the touch of mint. This is one of my favorite herbal teas, especially for relaxation or before bed!

Flavors: Mint, Orange, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank English Teatime by Bigelow
24 tasting notes

A good, basic, everyday black tea. Nothing exceptional about this tea but good black tea flavor. I add honey to mine.

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drank Peppermint by Bigelow
3 tasting notes

This is a simple/complex tea. It is a very strong peppermint, but it does taste a little artificial. It is a good choice, though if you don’t have many options for a sweet tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
3 tasting notes

This tea is very simple, but works. It really calms me down and by combining it with a warm shower, you can fall asleep in minutes.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
1000 tasting notes

I admit to having been spoiled by Harney & Sons’ super fresh and delicious Egyptian Chamomile, but even Pukka Love is a lot better than this Sweet Dreams chamomile blend from Bigelow. It tastes either stale or sour—or perhaps both. Perhaps the mint is old, or perhaps the hibiscus is making the whole mess taste sour. I know that this particular bag is not old, because it came from a new box in my housemate’s cupboard. It’s just not good.

To dump or refrigerate? That is the question.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML

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I am drinking a cup with some sugar. This is a good tea. A light tasting black tea with a good light tasty orange and light/medium clove taste. And decaf for evening is good. And really qui ck and easy with the tea bag.

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