Kroger Private Selection

Recent Tasting Notes

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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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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This tea is wonderful…..I want to buy some and take it to Chicago. I can’t find it here and all of the Kroger stores in Atlanta don’t sell it….Where can I buy it on line?

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Light rooibos, but a clean light, not a lack-of-flavor light. Pretty good for a grocery store brand.

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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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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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100

A tea I picked up on a whim and has become a regular for me. It has a naturally fruity taste and is good with milk and sugar. Perfect for when your friend has already walked the four miles to the well for the water despite your urging that she is an enchantress of sorts and likely there’s a much easier magical workaround.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

I don’t usually like herbal teas because they always taste so weak. However, I bought some of this as a decaf option for my sons and found that it is absolutely delicious. It has a strong taste of cinnamon and a well blended mix of other taste-ginger,rosehip,orange peel and peppermint. I don’t taste the peppermint but enjoy the blend so they obviously did it right. I steep it for about 4-5 minutes and add sugar. Don’t recommend it with honey so much.

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100

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

This I bought at Kroger also, just like the Private Selection Sweet Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea, and it is also very good. I really enjoy this in the morning or afternoon when I need a boost of caffeine. It tast really good and also pulls me out of fatigue. Steep for about 5 minutes and just add sugar. Cost is quite reasonable. Recommend to friends or anyone who enjoys a good cup of hot tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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82

First time to try any Rooibos tea, so I don’t know how others of this type taste. An interesting scent and flavor, somewhat nutty. I prepared it same as with black teas: with a splenda packet, and a little half and half. Very good taste; tastes more like a black tea than other herbals do, and great for an evening tea — without the caffeine.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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89

Just the smell of this will get you hooked. I’ll admit the tea by itself is bleh, flavorless, but with a little bit of sweetner and it’s the bees knees, if they ever had any~ Blueberry and Pomergranate are the two main dominating flavors and work well together, never really had acai on it’s own to distinguish flavor and it has a red-violet ‘winey’ type color. The fruityness of it would probably be overpowering for some but it’s well worth it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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100

This Tea has pretty much restored my faith in humanity man~ just UGHHH where to begin?? OK so it had a slight fruity not too overpowering tropical flavor that makes you not have to put alot of sweetner in it, because i hate it when you taste the sweetner more then the tea itself, the color is a golden orange/brown and it leaves an awesome after taste. It’s good hot or if you drink cold tea like a fish does water ,i’m a southener, it’s still good Buy. this . tea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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100

Love this tea. It has a smooth fruitiness but not too strong like some of the other citris and fruit teas. Good tasting hearty black tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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60

Good tea to relax with, sometime to be enjoyed late at night sitting on lake side.
Colour is dark pink to red, depending on how long you steep it. This tea is generally forgiving in the steeping time.
Tastes more on a sweeter side, reminisent of hibiscus(while it might be pommegranate or I am taste blind). Good sip quality, but not do great finish and aftertaste. Definite undesirable tartness remains after the sip. That is the reason of it being not rated much higher.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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88

This tea is awesome! I have asthma and was struggling with some mucous plugging. I drank this tea and voila! Feels good going down and loosens not only a clogged chest, but also the digestive system. Execellent tea!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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51

It’s wonderfully rainy, and I’m celebrating my new bookcase being built (what? That’s a special occasion for me) so I decided to try a new tea out. Although a bit plain-Jane, I figured why the hell not?

The color is as you would expect of a black tea – a nice dark gold with a black hue. I was expecting the flavor to be a bit plainer, but I was surprised to find that the taste of the black tea is edged with a slightly… floral flavor?

I can’t smell the taste that is on my tongue whenever I sip the tea, but another taste reveals another nip of flower. I mean, I get that camilla sinesis IS a flower, but I didn’t expect this blend to taste floral. Although not completely unpleasant, and the taste does fade under the flavor of the black tea, it does leave its mark on the palate. The problem is that the floral taste seems to taste like old lady perfume smells, if that makes any sense.

The floral tinge and the weakness of the black tea itself does not leave too favorable of an impression on me, but I’m not about to throw the whole box of tea away. I’m not about to buy this tea again, however.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

Great fruity taste, tropical fruit taste.

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