Kroger Private Selection

Recent Tasting Notes

71

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

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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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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

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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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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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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90

Very good cinnamon herbal tea, and makes a great mixer with black tea. Plus, can use 2 or 3 times, again added to black tea.

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83

This is a bagged herbal. I know there is mint and orange and some other things in here but what caught my attention is the sweet cinnamon. It is like H&S Hot Cinnamon Spice Lite. It is no where near as intense but its the same idea. Of course this has no black tea. My son said it would make a great mixer. I agree. Not too bad.

revglo

I love this tea. It is sweet and enjoyable. However, I could not read the ingredients on the box and I am concerned hoping that there is no type of sugar or sweetner added. Does anyone know?

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65

Not as flavorful as I’d like it to be, no matter how I brew it, but it’s good anyway.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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99

I think this is one of the best teas that I have had. I love all the flavors that explode in my mouth. The smell just makes me smile. I will continue to buy this flavor. I like my tea stong so may steep it longer than most. I LOVE IT!!!!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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38

A cheap stand-by that I’ve overlooked since I bought the massive box on the cheap at the closest Kroger’s about, say, a year ago. Cheap, frankly pretty ugly packaging – but whaddaya gonna do, when you need a hundred tea bags and you’re on a budget?

Brewed the tea, according to some new instructions I found on the internet about “proper” green tea brewing. Anything to make this review as accurate as possible.

Smells like pretty run of the mill green tea – nice and light. The color is a lovely burnt orange, as, yet again, is to be expected with any decent green tea. I do have to say that I like the nice size of the tea bag.

Drinking it cooled down, it has a pleasant taste… Eh, downright watery. At least it’s not bitter. I would recommend using these if you need to make more iced tea than you can possibly fathom. It’s pretty, um, flavorless, so don’t think that you’ll be getting much more than a really great value on some antioxidant-rich tea-flavored water.

Edit – Drank a bit more of what was left over from last night’s cup – a little less flavorless than what I thought I tasted yesterday, so maybe I was a bit harsher on it than I needed to. It’s best cold and with sugar. However, when I attempted to steep the same bag again, it definitely came out as vague green-tea flavored water. Just don’t expect a tea that’s more than an iced tea or one that you can have multiple steepings of.

Preparation
Iced 2 min, 0 sec

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34

Yes, I’ve drunk this before, and no I didn’t like it. weak and tepid. If you add copious amounts of milk and sugar you can get by though.

It is better than most store brands…take that for what it’s worth.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

This is a good, fruity-tasting tea. The flavor is pleasant, and powerful enough that I make it with less sugar than I typically use in most teas. Tastes great, and smells even better. I’ll almost certainly buy this again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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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100

I really love this tea I buy it at the store regularly and I really dislike herbal tea so was hesitant to try but it is very good.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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