Kroger Private Selection

Recent Tasting Notes

100

Best tea ever in the history of life ever! This is a strong comparison (if not the same) as Twinings Tastes of Summer tea which was discontinued some years back. I have been searching for a tea that even remotely compares to it for at least six years. In fact, I saved the last tea bag that I had after finding out it was discontinued just so that I could have a point of reference for the fragrance alone. It smells heavenly and it brews so wonderfully that it is easy to make it to your personal liking. I love the taste of black tea, but I don’t like it bitter. If you like bitter tea, just let this steep longer. This gem at Kroger has truly made my whole year!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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100

This is beginning to be my NEW favorite tea. I must say, add fresh squeezed lemon, and its a real treat!! I’m having it with my dinner: Simply Salad creamy ranch and bacon. (Yes, I forgot to put in my bio that I am happily single with a few close friends). I have a terrible bad habit of eating dinner at my computer, usually I am on Tumblr. Yes I update Tumblr regularly. I should be on quizlet for Spanish class. I need to study for the exam next Wednesday. I love Steepster’s new layout!! Kudos to whoever is running this site. I’m also having an apple. My doctor says that an apple a day actually is good advice. My mom is into juicing. She says you should only drink tea in between meals. I don’t know why. My dad’s birthday is this weekend, I’m very excited!! A lot is happening right now. I get to see my friend M. tomorrow, I haven’t seen him in 3 weeks due to the weather. And I haven’t seen the good people at Wendy’s in that long either. We are expecting 8-10 inches of snow starting Tuesday night around 9 pm!! Today was perfect!! Partly cloudy, it helped with my mood.

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec

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88

Upsettingly delicious, considering the closest Kroger is 515 miles away from me.

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

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94

Loved this! Has a great strong cinnamon taste with just a hint of hibiscus flower, which to my surprise was fantastic! With a small dash of sugar and teaspoon of honey, it was absolutely fantastic!

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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81

After sampling two teas that I didn’t like, my expectations were low so this was a pleasant surprise.

The color of this tea looks like golden honey and it smells sweet yet citrusy. The flavors that stand out most to me are the ginseng, honey, and lemon verbena. If you imagine squeezing a fresh lemon wedge into a cup that contains a dollop of honey, a few drops of Panax Ginseng (the vials of ginseng), and green tea, then this is what you’ll get! The best part of this, is that you get to skip all of that work and just pour in water for the same result!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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95

the taste is crisp and clean, the feel is clarifying, the mood is intoxicating and effect is healing minty freshness. -mhc

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97

Everything is right about this tea, right down to the aroma. Huge surprise from a grocery chain label.

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76

slightly boring – but incredibly adequate

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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99

This tea is delicious! I’m usually not a fan of herbal teas (due to their mostly tart, unappealing hibiscus flavor) but I wanted a caffeine-free choice, so I picked this up from Kroger last week. It was love at first sip! Cinnamon is my favorite spice, and this tea definitely does not lack flavor! The cinnamon aroma and flavor is very deep. I also like how the tea, which is sugar free, has a natural sweetness to it. 100% recommended!

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77

Very light flavor, steeped two bags and still had issues truly tasting the tea. Very similar to the Wild Berry Zinger in aroma and taste. Not horrible, but I won’t be purchasing it again.

ETA-Husband steeped his for much longer and left the bag in, as well as added a generous amount of honey. His was wonderful. Much stronger and delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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99

I live in Bangkok Thailand and always buy the entire stock at Kroger’s before returning..Fantastic taste and no caffeine..Can’t find anything to compare here in Bangkok

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100

Had this at dionner last evening. Really nice fragrance. Loved it

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I wasn’t going to log this because these are tea bags and they are terrible but just a note out there to anyone who might buy these and think to have it as iced tea: don’t.

This is just bordering tolerable when hot, but iced, oh my god, it’s like peppermint mixed in with twigs. Mostly twigs, then peppermint.

I think it’s safe to assume I can taste things again in which case this is relegated to the pantry until the next cold comes along.

Angrboda

I keep cheap peppermint bags around for the same reason. I drink it exclusively while sick, and never otherwise.

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I needed to grab peppermint tea since this movie theatre with its eat in menu shows “herbal teas” and I was like, oh good, I can get peppermint. No. They had four teas and only one of them was herbal. So finally today I am getting my peppermint tea especially because today is the day of the cold where it feels like everything’s trying to leave via coughing.

I was hoping to get an organic peppermint but meh, I couldn’t find one in the other section of the store so this one would have to do. It does brew up way too quickly, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since it does say 3-5 min on the box.

The good thing is that it’s not actually super minty, I can actually taste it and it’s not like that immediate menthol feeling in my mouth. YES I CAN TASTE AGAIN. It is fantastic.

So yeah really peppermint. Nothing special. Feels good. Far prefer a larger cut of peppermint but when Kroger’s all you have what can you really do. (Though one I used to live near had some, I feel like.)

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96

Excellent lemon green tea but haven’t been able to find on the shelf with any consistency. Highly recommend.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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83

Cinnamon and hibiscus? That’s certainly an interesting combination, but in my head, it seems like it could be a good idea. The bag smells appealing, at least. Warm, comforting cinnamon and not really much else. Something about it reminds me of Christmas and gingerbread men. Also Red Hots.

Despite the hibiscus content, it doesn’t brew up entirely magenta. More like maroon-tinted amber. Even when steeped, I still can’t smell the hibiscus, but I know that’s more than alright with a few of you! It’s somewhat present in the flavor, but you really have to feel for it. Otherwise, this tastes like a plain cinnamon tea. I happen to like that, though, so I’m enjoying this a lot. The cinnamon is very vivid, but not enough to burn. For something cheap and grocery store brand, this is surprisingly simple and good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

So, I was at Goodyear getting an oil change and the second I wandered away from the counter, I raided their coffee and tea area. I basically took one of each flavor they had. So what if this is bagged and Kroger brand? I’ve never had it before and I’m willing to review it!

Fresh out of the foil, the bag smells lovely. Minty with the potent, herbal aroma of lemongrass. The peppermint draws me in, as I’ve been out of mint tea for a while, and have been missing it. As it brews, the peppermint becomes the most noticeable scent over the lemony herbs.

Upon first sip, I’m greeted by a very fresh peppermint taste that immediately chills my tongue. It’s followed by sweet, soothing lemon verbena and lemongrass. Just like the scent of the tea, the peppermint leaves take the forefront and are followed by lemon. It’s nice that they didn’t put lemon peel in this, or else I think it would have been too harsh. All around, this is sort of unremarkable, but I like it. It’s simple, gentle, and clean-tasting.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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71

Seems kind of like Kroger’s take on Constant Comment. Nice sweet/spicy start with an orangey finish.

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