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Pre-Taste – It’s vapor gives a cooling sensation when inhaled. A very mellow scent. Minty, with a little bit of herbs. Light brown, dark yellow, however you look at it. Looks like a standard green tea.
Taste – When you take a sip the first noticed flavor is a medium strength mint. It begins to fade away after you swallow and fades into a light green tea flavor. The flavor is very smooth.
Mood – With a small amount of caffeine, and the warmth in your stomach after drinking it, you are left feeling calm, and focused. It’s no wonder it’s called Zen.
Overall I enjoyed it, but I would not consider it a go-to tea.
Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Mint
So for the last three days I keep forgetting to bring tea to work. So now I am stuck with work tea today. That is the tea in the drawer of the staff room at work, that people just bring in because they don’t want it. Most of it was herbal blends, this was one of the few that had actual tea in it so that is what I grabbed. We also have some keurig tea at work. But the keurig has never been cleaned, and is mostly used for coffee, I don’t think I can stomach tea laced with coffee, this morning anyway.
This was is ok. It is quite light, bland would be a good word. There are light hints of spearmint, a bit of lemon verbena type flavour. The green tea is very light but also slightly atringent in the aftertaste.
I wasn’t expecting much from this one due to the fact it is an old bagged tea from the work cupboard, but also. Being a blend called Zen, I don’t think it is supposed to pack any type of punch.
It will do for now.
I have all this delicious tea at home just waiting for me….. :(
I liked the sound of the blend for this tea and was drawn to it for that reason. I found the description to be quite tasty, a little excited about the prospect of a lemony-minty green tea blend.
The dry bag has a very spearminty scent, and it held a lot of good hope for me. The steeped scent is a bit subtle though it does retain those spearmint overtones. That’s about it though, didn’t notice too much of the other flavors, except maybe a little bit of green tea.
The taste is kind of subtle (as the scent) if not a bit bland. It’s definitely cool like its minty aspects, but that’s mostly what I’m tasting. I like the coolness of it, very refreshing, but I do believe it is a bit lacking overall. The aftertaste remains cool as well. One thing I noticed is that this tea can be slightly bitter at times, but I don’t think it’s bad enough to keep me away from drinking it again.
Overall, the flavor is a little bland, minty and earthy, with a refreshing cool feeling left to the mouth, but it does lack. The scent is not overpowering, and while it could be stronger, is nice. Could be improved, but definitely could be worse. Would recommend for someone who likes mint.
Flavors: Musty, Spearmint
This tea is pretty meh. I have a much better chamomile blend at home, but when I’m working this is the best tea they have available (and when you’re working for Guest Services, something calming is always best).
It does indeed calm you, but it doesn’t have a particularly strong taste of anything to it. This is definitely a light tea, and it takes about five minutes to brew it to my liking. The tea sachet itself is a pretty decent quality— I don’t find floating dust at the bottom of my cup like I do with most very cheap teas— but the flavor is overall lacking.
To describe it, I’d say it has a minty smell and initial taste, with the aftertaste being just a whiff of chamomile. The initial minty taste’s intensity if drastically cut by being mixed with the chamomile, though.
Flavors: Floral, Mint, Spearmint
I am having a sip down, trying to get rid of all the various bagged teas I have left over to make room for all of the loose leaf tea I have ordered lately. I want to try this one iced, as it seems like it may have some delicate flavors that aren’t coming through while hot. I will admit these bags are old, and that may play a part in this, but the tea was bland. I could smell the cranberry but haven’t really tasted any fruit in the tea. Not a tea I would buy again- and probably why I still have a few lonely bags left after years of owning this tea. Going to try it again tomorrow after throwing a bag into the fridge overnight.
Tazo might want to rename this one. “Licorice Spice Chai” seems far more appropriate, since that’s the main flavor here. I can smell pumpkin, but that’s about it; everything else is licorice. Even the other spices take a backseat to it. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon, all drowned out by licorice.
Don’t get me wrong; I love licorice. The black jellybeans always go first. However, it’s not really what I’m looking for in a pumpkin spice tea. Probably not going to get this one again.
…in the meantime I have two boxes to work through since it was on sale. /sigh
I went by the Art Museum, and I was fairly excited about the blend because Starbucks finally had an oolong! The initial seconds are actually really good, but this tea over steeps way too easily. I get all notes and they all balance each other out until the steeping time reaches beyond a minute. I would have rated this higher if I took the bag out sooner, but of what I enjoyed, it was a pretty good oolong.
I love this tea! Since I first tried it I have been drinking it often before bed, it’s one of my go to teas for the evening now.
Dry, it smells most strongly of mint and lemon.
Steeped, it smells, sweet, floral, honey.
I recommend this tea sweetened with honey, and is also good with milk.
I usually like my teas stronger so I add another bag or use les water, especially when adding milk.
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Lemon
Contrary to the other reviews I have read about this tea, I actually really enjoy it! I am caffeine-sensitive but love a cup of tea to wake me up in the morning and this tea is perfect for me. The tartness of the orange is just enough to make me feel bright and awake. I was worried that like some fruit teas, the orange would taste artificial and sugary but this orange is a great tart, herbal infusion. It’s also a great alternative to lemon tea, if you want something slightly less tart but with all the citrusy goodness! My favorite morning caffeine-free tea.
I’m trying to be impartial when it comes to Tazo tea but it’s not easy since reading that they are one of the tea companies who allegedly don’t rinse their tea leaves very well, hence leaving chemicals behind for us to ingest when we drink their tea. For that reason, I tend not to drink this brand. However, I was at Boston Pizza today for lunch and this was their offering for green tea. It was mild and not bitter so that that was nice and it had a hint of spearmint which I enjoyed. My cousin used to work for Starbucks years ago and he used to get me good deals on Tazo tea so I drank a lot of it back then but now I pass it over for other ones that I prefer. I do like this one though. Pretty good!
Flavors: Green, Spearmint
The version I’m reviewing is the re-released one. Again, I’m a sucker for ginger, and that’s the dominant flavor. The lemon grass adds a sweet, mild tartness that I actually like with the ginger. The green tea provides a fresh body for the ginger, but is slightly overwhelmed again by the ginger itself. You know for sure that you are drinking a green tea, but again, the ginger is dominant. I like this one on it’s own or with honey, and it’s actually pretty good for when I’m sick.
Definitely not the best tea I’ve had, albeit enjoyable nevertheless.
Flavors: Ginger, Green, Lemongrass
I went to Boston Pizza and asked for a green tea and this is what I was given. Not a huge fan. Tasted odd to me. A little bitter and very “plant” like. I’ve read that Tazo is bad for not rinsing their tea leaves properly so this is a brand that I tend to shy away from usually. I re-steeped the bag and it was better when weaker but this isn’t a tea I would ever search out and buy.
Flavors: Green, Vegetal
I didn’t purchase a whole box of this tea, I picked it out of a variety. Usually ginger has a distinct aroma and taste, but the flavor in this is fairly light. I could smell it more than I can taste it. I couldn’t sense the “sweet note of pear”, but I did taste a very slight “dirt” aftertaste. Not a great tea for me.
Flavors: Dirt, Ginger