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Found this in my moms tea cabinet.
This is the one. Years ago, this is the tea I bought when I didn’t know much about tea and wanted to learn more and made me an addict. I remember it well. I waned to like tea, but hadn’t had very good examples. I bought the big box of Lipton,and the Breakfast variety pack from Bigelow. Then I bought this and changed the way I looked at tea. I started branching out and eventually journeyed to Red Blossom.
But this is the tea that started my obsession. It’s pretty bland for a chai, decent balance but not great clarity of flavors. I do like the subtlety of the vanilla, it’s not overpowering but it is there.
It’s an OK tea, certainly down on the list now that I have tried some pretty amazing chai, but it will always hold a special place in my heart for being there when I needed it.
A very simple tea: darkly flavorful. If you like cinnamon, you’ll like it, and I imagine it would very nicely complement a plate of sugary pastries. I’m docking points because it’s a little boring and I can’t help compare it to other, more interesting blends (e.g., Harney & Sons’ “Hot Cinnamon Spice”).
Flavors: Bark, Cinnamon
I often drink multiple cups a day of this tea at work during the fall and winter. It’s not fancy (it’s a ground tea in a teabag, so adjust your expectations accordingly), but I think it’s a very nice, basic spiced black. Enjoy it with milk and occasionally some honey!
For comparison, I have the option of free bagged Tazo chai at work — this is better.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg
I love this tea. In fact, this tea alone turned me from a coffee person to a coffee-and-tea person! I love spearmint and the spearmint is the most pronounced flavor and scent. The black tea gives it a nice earthiness that blends perfectly with the sweet and cool spearmint. I’ve only had it hot but I can imagine that this would make a beautiful iced tea.
Served plain, this tastes like a standard, somewhat uninteresting black tea with a little bit of a sweet aftertaste. Unobtrusive, and pleasant enough, but not something I’d go out of my way to drink.
Though I should note that I’m drinking a backlogged bag; it seems Bigelow changed their formula in the fall (?) of 2015, and this new formula has everyone on their site up in arms about how terrible it is. Purchase at your own risk…!
This is the best pumpkin tea as far as pumpkin flavor goes. It definitely has a nice pumpkin taste. Unfortunately there’s not enough spices for my liking, but that’s an easy fix…I brew it along with a cinnamon stick for added flavor. Delicious with a bit of half and half! I’ve gone through 3 boxes of this so far this fall, which is a lot considering I drink a zillion other kind of teas as well every day. I can see this being an autumn staple for me.
I brew 2 bags in a large mug with about 15 ounces of boiling water for 3-4 mins (usually along with cinnamon for added spice).
Ohh, what a scent! The first thing I noticed about this tea upon steeping was the scent. Warm, like a warm lemony dessert. Very home-and-hearth, reminds me of nice blankets and a cozy fall day (unlike today!). Not strikingly lemony, but you can still catch the scent. A bit sweet also! Even without sugar.
Something in this tea burns my tongue, and I’m going to assume it’s the ginger. The flavors of lemon and ginger were noticeable, and the presence of the latter made me particularly excited. It all reminded me of a dessert, as I said, warm and lemony, but not without a little bite. I really enjoy that unexpected sweet taste from a tea that I bought to calm my stomach (and it did!).
Nothing is bitter about this tea, all very smooth, silky even. All in all, sweet, lemony, but not overly powerful (actually a bit weak). Has a bite to it. Will drink for pleasure rather than because I need to make room in my cupboard. ^^
Flavors: Biting, Ginger, Lemon, Sugar, Sweet
Not sure why I bought this tea, the one that I bought had lemon, and I am not a huge fan of lemon in teas. The lemon flavor is pretty overpowering in mine, and it has taken me forever to get through the box. I think I have had the box for about a year! I was expecting more ginger flavor, perhaps a bit like the gingerbread house on the cover. But, nope. Just mostly lemon. I like it better sweetened, as it takes the edge off of the lemon. Not one of my favorites, although much better sweetened. Not something I would buy again. Trying to drink down a lot of tea bags I have left over for the copious amounts of loose leaf I have bought this week. Part of my great October 2015 sip down! Easy to do as I have been doing absurd amounts of studying/procrastination for school this week,
Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest
Yesterday I got a sample of this in my package of Bigelow English Breakfast tea, so I had to try it this morning. Honestly, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I recently cut out coffee in the morning because my tastes are too picky (aka expensive) and I’m very fickle when it comes to sticking with a morning coffee. Also, I like having a hot drink around at all times, and having that much coffee usually does me in. So I’ve been drinking mainly English Breakfast. But in the morning when my husband is brewing his coffee, I do kind of miss a good strong morning coffee. Well, this definitely fills the void. The only way I can describe it is that it is a very dark black tea, that tastes creamy even with just 2 tablespoons of milk, and doesn’t have any weird bitter/grassy/papery after taste. It’s strong without being bitter, and I am definitely happy about the 50% more caffeine content. If I have any more room in my tea drawer, I’ll definitely be making this a morning staple.
This was my mum’s favorite tea, so I didn’t get to taste it all that often. I used to steal a sip every once in a while, and was always astounded by the freshness in it. I knew it only as spearmint, not aware of it containing black and spearmint, because I never read the labels on the box.
My mom doesn’t buy it anymore, bent on spending less money, which is why my favorite brands of tea are lost to the ages, but she does still buy tea. A lot.
And spearmint is one of the types that I drink the most, surpassing even my green tea drinking. It’s our favorite tea, but I could never say no to a good cup of green, black, or chamomile.
I should write a review for spearmint alone, but my childish mind kept no track of what this one tasted like, other than the refreshing-ness.
Flavors: Mint, Spearmint
I used to drink this as a child whenever I couldn’t sleep or had stomach aches. It was my favorite tea, if only because I wasn’t allowed to drink a lot of it. Along with green tea, this drink basically makes up my childhood nights working on a math book with my mother.
It was fun.
I never got any bad taste from it. It smelled like apples and tasted about as off as anyone would think a medical herb would. Not quite as good as green tea, but nice. I didn’t get to ever taste it with sugar until I got another brand of it, so I’ll never know if I would have actually liked this tea. My mother never drank it, it was mine only, so I loved it.
Not many seem to like it here, which is fine. It was only the only medicine I ever actually liked tasting, but otherwise, it wasn’t my nightly drink.
If you’ve got a pain in your stomach or can’t sleep, drink any brand of chamomile tea you may find, but this isn’t strictly the type of tea that aims to be enjoyed (though I do remember commenting to my mother that it didn’t need sugar anyway, it was already sweet enough).
My favorite straight raspberry flavored herbal tea. I’m a HUGE fan of raspberries, raspberry is my favorite fruit in flavor, hands down! I enjoy the slight tartness with bright and slightly earthy flavor of raspberries. I could say “raspberry” a few more times, and I likely will, so repetitive! This is my preferred raspberry tea to all grocery and special-teas I’ve found.
*Bright raspberry with very slight acidity and slight natural sweetness
*Slight acidity without an overabundance of citric acid to emulate a false kind of flavoring either warm or iced, but interferes with blending it with black teas (it turns the delicate flavor a bit too much to maintain an over smooth blend of flavors,) but could mix well with other herbal blends (especially lemon)
*The flavor doesn’t change much for iced tea usage
*Becomes only a small bit less pleasant as it cools to lukewarm
*3 minutes, smooth and alright for a light drink
*3.5 minutes, smooth slightly stronger
*4 minutes, good for straight drinking with no additives
*4.5 minutes, very good and smooth (see a trend? This is a balanced and true-to-the-fruit flavor,) good for iced tea
*5 minutes, best for iced tea
*I find all temperatures create a pleasant flavor, but I prefer just under boiling (175 max) for pretty much any kind of tea without certain components that love super-high heat
*Cold brewing works quite alright for this, but suntea methods are perfect for reducing the acidity in iced tea
Flavors: Fruity, Raspberry
I attended a managers meeting yesterday at a winery, and while they didn’t serve wine…there was a chest of teas!
This one was the most “unique” out of the bunch. The majority were Bigelow. I’ve always considered Bigelow green to be my baseline for a plain jane good cup of tea, so I was sure it would at least be decent.
Following in line with my feelings on the green…this spiced tea was just a plain jane good cup of spiced tea. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get any taste of citrus though.