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drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
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drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
269 tasting notes

This one has been kicking around since before I joined Steepster … wow!

I’ve had this a couple different ways. The best is steeped in hot, lactose-free milk — sweet and spicy, rich and thick. I did not have lactose-free milk, so I had this with some cinnamon bun coffee creamer. It’s spicy, it’s creamy, it’s a generic chai. Maybe a little weak from using cooler water and not steeping as long. Or maybe it’s the age, ‘cause this tea is one of the oldest I have. Not bad at all, but I’m really excited to have sipped this one down.

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

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drank Green Tea by Bigelow by Bigelow
214 tasting notes

Had this at work today – usually I drink 3 cups of green tea a day and despite doing so I guess I needed a 4th :P.

I made it very crudely- boiled water, mixed that water with cold water till it felt not too hot, then steeped for about 30 sec. It got busy at work so I didn’t get to drink it till it was cool.

What can I say- cheap green tea. I think this bag had gone a bit stale. It got the job done but there is no really good impression and I have no desire to look into purchasing this tea.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kirkoneill1988

does not look good to me either

Kristal

Yeah, I find with green teas I’m becoming more and more picky. I can really tell when its high quality or not, and really prefer the good stuff. I don’t mind so much when herbals are cheaper and bagged, but green teas- I care a lot :P

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I don’t even feel bad for adding a ton of creamer to this one.

I’ve had this straight before and couldn’t taste anything past the bitterness. Just foul. I thought about dumping the tea bags, but felt bad wasting them. Enter Cinnabon creamer and another week at my in-laws!

All I taste is the creamer and it’s sweet delicious cinnamon bun, maybe a little bit of frosted cookie. Oh yes yes yes. Plus, since I remembered by travel tumblers this week, I now have caffeine at work! YES!

Rating reflects the tea on its own and not with the creamer, since I didn’t think that would be fair.

(Only 11 more days until we close and get the keys to the house…)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Nichole

I saw the Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie tea on Reddit. I was curious if they would try this flavor.

sundaysipping

I saw that one in the store along with this one and was so tempted to get it … then I remembered that I already had a mint/chocolate blend and resisted the temptation. I got this one instead which turned out to be … not great.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Bigelow
13 tasting notes

I’m going to agree with several other reviewers on this one – it tastes like absolutely nothing. Even with sugar added, I can’t detect a single hint of pumpkin, or artificial pumpkin flavor. Disappointing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Chamomile Mango by Bigelow
269 tasting notes

This past month has seen a lot of upheaval. My fiance and I – after postponing what would have been our wedding back in December – got married in June. Not once, but twice – we had the little ceremony we planned on and his parents followed it up with another wedding (more like reception actually) for their friends. We’re also in the process of buying a place and I’ve changed jobs. Today was my first day and I’m completely wiped.

Since we haven’t closed on the new place yet, we’re staying with my in-laws and I’m taking the opportunity to use up some of my bagged teas and get my cupboard numbers down.

This tea is decent – nothing overly remarkable. It’s fruity with a weird bitter tang at the end – I think the chamomile is wreaking some havoc. Then again, I also steeped this at 175F so that it would actually have a shot at cooling off quick enough to drink at my in-laws … though I would think a lower steep temperature would mean less bitter … Eh! Maybe I’ll just add sugar next time.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A staple that my family has way too much of. This is my grandmother’s absolute favorite, and she almost always uses cream and sugar for hers. I like the tea, but I do not like drinking it all the time. It’s best for mixing it with something, like milk, sugar, or mulled whine like Glogg.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I like the black version version better which is surprising because I drink green tea more often than black. I think its the spices clashing with the green. My brother and mother loves it, but it’s only okay for me.

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
125 tasting notes

This is the Bigelow that I prefer, and the Earl Grey is solid. There are better ones, but if you are on a budget and like Earl Grey it won’t matter because you have your Earl Grey.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Spiced Chai by Bigelow
125 tasting notes

Better than the Vanilla in my opinion, but I prefer a purer chai. This is where I start to get to be a tea snob.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
125 tasting notes

Vanilla is a flavor that I have to be in the mood for, and really a hit or miss when it comes to teas for me. It either accents a black, green, or white equally or overpowers more subtle flavors. Here, the flavors never balance out for me and I personally like the Spiced Chai better.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
24 tasting notes

This is the tea that first got me hooked. :)

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drank Salted Caramel by Bigelow
280 tasting notes

This is another black tea that my husband has fallen in love with. The dry teabag smells like caramel, but there is also something else there that I can’t place. After steeping, the black tea really comes through but there is still that hint of caramel. This tastes of caramel too, though is also very bitter on its own. My husband had his without honey, but I’m not going to be able to do that. I need something to tame this bitterness.

The flavor reminds me of coffee. I think it must be the chicory I’m tasting. I’m pretty sure that’s the flavor that was puzzling me earlier too. I definitely like it much better with honey and cream (but then when do I not?). The flavor reminds me of fall/autumn which I actually woke up pining for this morning. It’s my favorite time of year so it’s fun to drink these teas that take me there.

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 200 degrees + 15 minutes

This steep is obviously not as dark as the first cup and there are little particles of something or other floating on the top. Not very appetizing at all. It’s bitter and astringent, but it does have some flavor left. I don’t really love this as a second steep but I kind of knew that would be the case since it’s a bagged tea and all. I still wanted to give it try at least once though so here we are.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Caramel

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Plantation Mint by Bigelow
280 tasting notes

This tea is fragrant with mint right out of the packaging but it steeps into a nice black tea with a gentle mint flavor. A friend at work recommended this to me as one of her favorite teas . I’m not a huge mint fan, but it’s certainly nice every once in a while so I was glad for the recommendation.

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 212 degrees + 22 minutes

This isn’t a bad cup really, though I’m not sure it’s worth the extra steep. I can still taste the mint, but mostly it’s just a watered down cup of black tea.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
216 tasting notes

Backlog. Had this one yesterday early evening, after a LONG day at the zoo, in which we got completely drenched in a summer shower. So, after getting home and getting in some dry clothes, I reached for what I hoped would be a comforting pick-me-up. This tea, while not the tastiest Earl Grey I’ve ever had, certainly did the job. There was a hint of vanilla somewhere in there, though there shouldn’t have been, but it made it interesting nonetheless. I would drink this tea again, but won’t buy it to have in stock.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Chocolate Chai by Bigelow
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drank Chocolate Chai by Bigelow
462 tasting notes

This tea is meh. Watery cinnamon with a vague cocoa taste. Not terrible for a bagged tea, but not exactly setting the world on fire. At least it woke me up. It lends itself well to travel-mugs, so it makes a suitable companion on the drive to work, at least.

H & S whole-leaf silk sachets have spoiled me!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tea

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My cousin and I are big tea addicts. I introduced her to Kusmi and Teavana and she got me a David’s Tea gift card last Christmas.
She is moving into a new apartment in two days and so she had to do some sorting : I inherited this Constant Comment, some green tea, and a waffle maker! It’s very good with some agave nectar and soy milk. I think I’ll also try the regular caffeinated version.

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
280 tasting notes

I steeped this a bit too long so it’s a little astringent. It tastes mostly of mint but has a spice that sits in your throat and on your tongue after each sip. I put too much honey in this cup so it’s far too sweet. I may like this better with a lower steep time and less sweetener. As it stands now, it’s not a favorite.

Flavors: Astringent, Mint, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
40 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cozy Chamomile by Bigelow
280 tasting notes

This is a pretty typical chamomile. Predictable but also enjoyable. I added honey and it makes for a nice, sweet afternoon tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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