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60
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
157 tasting notes

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

Kristal

I remember getting this tea before at the caf at work. Did they serve it to you with the tea bag in the water? I remember this being decent for a bagged green tea but what I did was pour boiling water in a cup, let it sit for 15 min, then steeped for about 30-60 sec.

I feel bad even mentioning this cause I know you know how to make your green teas lol.

teapartyfortwo

Hi Kristal. It did not come with the tea bag in the water. I did that myself. I always drink my tea, bag in. I never take the bag out until the tea is finished and I know with green tea, that can mean terrible bitterness. I’ve been liking my teas stronger lately but this one was just so grassy tasting. Reminded me of fresh-cut grass clippings that had been soaked in hot water. I know the bitterness was my own fault for over-steeping it. Depending on the brand, some green teas are more forgiving than others. This one definitely was not!

Kristal

Ah, fair enough! Whatever suits your fancy of course :) sorry it didn’t work out for you, though

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36
drank Green Ginger by Tazo
4 tasting notes

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

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Refresh Mint by Tazo
269 tasting notes

Sipdown and a lazy cold brew, by which I mean I stuck a bag of this into a little bottle of water and let it sit for about thirty minutes.

It’s good. Lightly minty (I could use more but I bet it’s the steep time) and sweet. A perfect bedtime treat.

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40

Hibiscus strikes again. (I should have expected it but this was from a sampler and has been sitting in the back of the tea drawer for a while so I figured I might as well give it a go. Nope. Hibiscus.)

Flavors: Berry, Hibiscus

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50

Tazo, I want to like your tea. I really do. This smelled great. Tasted unsweetened the taste of sweet cinnamon didn’t hit once, except for a faint, teasing aftertaste. But I thought I liked the aftertaste.

So I laughed and thought, “Mrs. Tazo, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” But I didn’t say that out loud because my family thinks I’m weird enough as it is.

Adding just a half-packet of monkfruit in this made it sweet. In fact, too sweet. I sort of thought I liked it for a while…until I got through half the cup, left it sitting there for a while, and realized that I really did not have any desire to finish this tea.

As someone previously mentioned, a better cinnamon tea is the Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney and Sons.

Flavors: Sugar

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tazo
13 tasting notes

I’m presuming this is the vanilla tea Scooters Coffeehouse uses. It’s real good. Vanilla without any sort of bitter aftertaste or being too sweet.

Flavors: Licorice, Vanilla

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85
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tazo
13 tasting notes

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drank Sweet Cinnamon Spice by Tazo
3 tasting notes

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45
drank Berryblossom White by Tazo
269 tasting notes

Sipdown and another lazy coldbrew.

If possible, this one is worse cold brewed. Extremely bitter with no fruit flavor anywhere. I’m so glad to be rid of this one!

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45
drank Berryblossom White by Tazo
269 tasting notes

I got this in a sampler of teabags from my best friend a year ago. Dry, it smells fruity and sweet. I’m reminded of dark berries, not just generic fruit. Steeped, it tastes like the tea they serve you in Chinese restaurants, or at least the ones I went to as a kid. It’s bitter and would benefit from sugar, but I know sweetening this wouldn’t help the bitterness factor.

It’s okay as a nostalgic tea … but not something I want to drink much. Hooray for having one teabag left?

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50

Best with cream and sugar, or cream and honey.

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

I’ve had either really great experiences with this tea, or really bland ones; flavorful, or chalky. Needs cream and sugar… a bit harder to drink black.

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Tazo Thrive by Tazo
127 tasting notes

Works to relax and rejuvenate me. To me, this is another good cheaper tea with decent ingredients. Really pleasant. Not something to hunt for, though.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Focus by Tazo
127 tasting notes

This one is one of my favorite Tazo’s. It saved me when writing papers, and especially my roommate for all nighters. I love chocolate and rose teas, and the roasted mate give the extra smoky cocoa tasted I like. By no means something to die for, but if it’s available, this is a staple and it makes my world run….I also admit that I am biased to the ingredients.

Flavors: Chocolate, Lemongrass, Malt, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Rose

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Tazo Chai by Tazo
462 tasting notes

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19
drank Sweet Cinnamon Spice by Tazo
462 tasting notes

Why do I even keep bothering with Tazo? I guess in this case, it was free at work, so I grabbed a teabag.

It reminds me of Yogi teas. That same mushy, herbaceous, vaguely medicinal experience, you know? I even taste dirt! Yuck. I blame the star anise and licorice. What a tragic waste of perfectly good cinnamon.

Work has been totally miserable today. I hate having to work Sundays in general, but today has been its own hellish kind of crazy. At least it’s nearly over!

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Dirt, Herbaceous

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28

I haven’t had tea all day. Been waiting for a cuppa for awhile… finally just broke down and pour cold water on this tea bag. It’s ….meh. I guess I didn’t know what to expect from lotus flavor, except maybe a floral sensation. Not getting that though. It’s like I’m drinking a tea that accidentally had some Chinese dish spilled into it.

Preparation
Iced

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85
drank Cinnamon Chalet by Tazo
1 tasting notes

Personally really enjoy this tea. I like that it isn’t very strong but definitely has a very distinct flavor. Wonderfully with a nice book at hand.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Fruity, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

A nice blend, too bad it is discontinued. The orange reminds me of Earl-Grey.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Organic Peach Cobbler by Tazo
280 tasting notes

Wow, this really does smell like peach cobbler! I’m actually pretty surprised. I can almost imagine my cup being filled with the sweet, syrupy peach filling. The taste is bitter as other notes have suggested, but I can also taste the sweet peach flavor and smell the cinnamon and spice.

I added cream but it’s not mixing as well as I would have liked. Also, the honey is overwhelming the flavors in the tea so next time I may try a different sweetener. Overall, this is an enjoyable cup. Quite the dessert experience.

Flavors: Bitter, Cinnamon, Peach, Spices, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Zen by Tazo
2970 tasting notes

Backlog.

More of this today. Not a favourite, but nice and refreshing when sweetened (but irritating as a teabag since it’s a green, and I like my teabags to be no-fuss).

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drank Zen by Tazo
2970 tasting notes

Backlog.

Once upon a time, I used to rather like this tea. I think that’s because I sweetened it, because I really wasn’t keen on the bag I brewed up yesterday, until I added sugar. Then, it was delicious – all minty, fresh, and sweet. I’ll probably get through the remaining few bags of this that way (maybe brewing some up to make sweetened iced tea once it finally warms up???)

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75
drank Vanilla Caramel Chai by Tazo
18 tasting notes

Perfect with milk and sugar. However, do not steep two tea bags for stronger flavor; your tea will be super bitter.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Passion by Tazo
152 tasting notes

Still have a whole bunch of this from last summer when I was on a kick of trying to make passion tea lemonade at home. Down to maybe 7 tea bags of the original 16, so getting there.

I don’t drink this hot often, though it is rather nice. Getting a raspberry/blackberry vibe here. There’s cinnamon, but not as intense as in Teavana’s Passion Tango. Supportive role from the lemongrass as well. Quite heavy on the hibiscus, particularly as it cools.

Flavors: Blackberry, Cinnamon, Fruity, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Raspberry

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