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About ten years ago, this was my favourite herbal tea. Then, a lot of time passed which seperated me from Red Zinger. Finally, a couple of years ago, I eagerly got hold of a box. Boy, was I disappointed. What did I ever see in it? Either my taste buds have changed or this tea has changed since 1999. It does taste slightly better with honey or brown sugar than with white sugar.
You have got to be kidding me. The box has more taste. (Yes — I tried. I was desperate.) However, my Mom really enjoys it, so that’s why it has as high a rating as it does. I’m not into white tea, but people who are (like my Mom) may find this refreshing. Personally, I can’t find the point.
Really enjoyed this chai. It is heavy on the cinnamon but I like that. I think I paid about $2.50 for the box which is a steal. A big factor with chai to me is if its strong when you add the sugar and milk, the worst is if it gets a little thin once you add those. There was no issue with that with Bengal Spice. Enjoy.
This beats the pants off of the “Bremer” brand honey-lemon-ginseng-green tea. It smells very sweet and appetizing, like a honey-lemon scone, with an appetizing taste to match. I think I also really enjoy the addition of eleuthero—the ingredient in “Tension Tamer”, which I think is fabulous. What a great “winter”-variety green tea!
A pretty sweet tea that’s fairly calming. A lot of the favors don’t taste very authentic, though. I can’t really pick out either the honey or the vanilla. It all seems to blend together. Nice and easy to drink, especially at night, but I can’t see myself buying boxes of this and toting it around to my friends.
Just had my third bag of this (to finish off the Herbal Tea Sampler I got from Celestial Seasonings). I had it iced, and it was quite a bit better than it was hot. However, I just don’t like the taste of this tea. With and without sweetener, it’s tart and overly tastes of hibiscus. That being said, it was much more drinkable in cold form, but it still wasn’t enough to sway me into liking this at all.
Maybe I’m just not a fan of lemon tea in general.
For me, this Zinger has no zing whatsoever.
I’d love to give a more detailed description of the taste, but my Mom keeps beating me to this tea. She loves to make iced tea out of it and that uses up 4 or 5 bags per pot. I’m not a big fan of fruity teas but my memory is telling me that this one is exceptionally good and not too sweet or syrupy. There is a video about it on YouTube by someone who perhaps is a little too fond of this tea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de0NcRmxVwI
Since I spent most of the night (and the night isn’t over, since I’m typing this at 3 am) curled in the fetal position, I figured I could use something calming and soothing.
I didn’t want any traces of caffeine at all, and I didn’t think I could stomach another round of chamomile, so in this goes.
All I know is that it’s getting staler tasting and weirder tasting, and the only redeeming value of this guy is that minty aftertaste. Which tastes stale now. Which is sort of the antithesis of mint, but whatever.
This has not been the best of days in a string of just plain sucky days, so I guess it’s appropriate that the tea has been mediocre as well.
I was busy making Decaf Ceylon by Adagio for both the mom and the boyfriend (who both lurves it, by the way!) to really concentrate on my own cup. So in went the bag of peppermint… and it just sat there. And sat there.
Today this pretty much tastes like nothing. Which is okay, because I shared the gift of loose leaf with others. YAY.
Guys, I think it’s officially happened.
That bagged tea tastes far inferior to loose leaf. I can’t believe it’s happened so fast… a complete takeover!
This peppermint does not smell particularly good. There’s a lot of nice mintiness to it, but it lacks the sweetness and pure, sweet oomph that loose leaf and even Harney & Son’s bagged variety have. It tastes… sort of stale. And even a bit murky. And somewhat bitter. And I think I can almost taste… the paper. NOOOOOO.
I’m sort of sad, because I have a lot of this and I used to really like it. But now I think I’m going to have to bump this puppy from a 75 rating down to 50. Sorry CS, you’re just not cutting it anymore!
Backlogging from last night and oh my.
So, I went away with my friends to a trip to my friend’s cabin in the woods a last month, and I brought some teabags with me. I had one left-over bag that I found yesterday of peppermint from that trip, and decided to steep it.
What a big mistake! What a foul, stale brew that tasted like twigs and had this bizarre, bitter taste. I threw out my cup and immediately steeped another cup (from a fresh bag), which tasted much, much better.
I doubt I’m going to have much time to pause today and tomorrow due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so my tealog is going to be fairly vacant. But I really can’t wait to try the loose leaf tea that’s coming my way (and should be here super-soon).
My go-to tea for my stomach problems. I have a box of 50 bags in my cabinet. If there are better peppermints out there, I’d love to know. This is pretty basic, standard, and fairly yummy, though! Revelationary? Nope. But tasty and infinitely soothing? Yes!
I’d actually love it if the peppermint was a bit stronger. I sometimes brew this for up to eight minutes, but the flavors don’t really change all that much.
This was an impulse purchase for me. I do like the flavor of pear. I see that other reviews call the tea “bitter.” That was not my experience: my experience was hot water tinged with so little flavor as to be meaningless.
I know that some tea bags can really work so I don’t shun them entirely but I am going to be seeking a stronger pear blend elsewhere.