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Tried this one at work today and I was pleasantly surprised! Although I usually prefer my chai with milk, this one was enjoyable with no additives. The black base is smooth and mild, so I mainly taste the chai spices and vanilla with just a bit of caramel sweetness.
Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Spices, Vanilla
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Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Orange Zest
A review of Passion Tea by Tazo
Tea Name: Passion
Tea Type/Varietal: Herbal
Region: Egypt, Nigeria, US, Chile, China, Turkey, Uzbekistan
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: ecotainer paper cup, 1 tea bag
Plucking Season: no idea what this means
Liquid Color: color of my poop after eating a lot of beets
Leaf Characteristics: mixed herbs
Steepings 1 steep in 8oz of 180 degree water.
Tart, citrus upfront with strong hibiscus. Creamy orange peel with a slight twinge of vanilla follows. Finishes with nutty licorice. Clean aftertaste of tart cranberries and sweet cherries. Pretty, pretty good.
I received this in my Christmas stocking. It came in a nice tin. Joy, what a promising name! I understand this is a holiday blend. I’m not sure what I expected, but this tea was quite disappointing. Nothing wrong with it really. It was just nothing to write home about. There didn’t seem anything Christmasy about it. It seemed like another average black tea. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. I have yet to meet a Tazo tea that I would rate “gotta have it”. I wouldn’t make an effort to seek this one out when there are so many other black teas I prefer.
Drank this, as usual, without cream and sugar. It’s much thinner and zippier than some other English breakfast teas I’ve tried recently (e.g., Twinings and Bigelow), with a bright, bitter herbal finish. To me it tastes light and insubstantial; maybe I was hoping for something mellower. Still the flavor is at least interesting, so I’d recommend with reservations (try a sample if you can!)
Flavors: Bitter, Herbs, Malt
I found this on clearance at Kroger for less than $2 because the box was smushed. I’ll try any chai at that price, especially by a well-known brand, so in the basket it went.
The dry bag smells better than the tea tastes. Lightly pumpkiny with the standard chai spices and licorice. However, once it steeps, it acquires a weird, sharp flavor that I can’t put my finger on. It’s like someone let the cloves get dirty or go bad or something. I’m definitely not a fan. Even with milk and sweetener. The saddest part is that the pumpkin flavor in it is actually well done. Most companies screw that up, but not this time. But the spices are just weird.
While it’s not good, it’s not terrible enough to throw out. In order to use it up, I’ve been blending it half and half with Harney & Sons’ Chai, which saves it. The H & S version is spiced and strong enough to make it actually pretty tasty. Like pumpkin pie made by someone more interested in the spices than the actual pumpkin itself.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice, Pumpkin
The dry tea bag smells quite interesting and lively.
I liked the taste. This is definitely not your typical chamomile or mixed floral tea. The licorice, hibiscus & company really made this interesting and different than most other calming teas.
On the second day of sipdowns…
This one has been hiding in my collection for a year now and I forgot I even had it. There’s a strong cinnamon and clove combo going on but the apple and cranberries blend in quite nicely. The rooibos base gives it a bit of a baked good flavor so it ends up tasting kind of like spiced apple crisp.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Clove, Cookie, Cranberry, Oats
I really hate to rate things based on nostalgia, but it brings back memories of warming up on the cold nights of music camp many years ago. However, I still have this tea in my cabinet, and it’s just as I remembered. A light green tea flavor that’s a bit more sour and zesty than regular green tea, but very pleasant nonetheless. Makes for a good lotus latte (yes, it’s a thing, but don’t overdo it on the milk or creamer). I haven’t found any other lotus tea I like better, but to be fair, I also haven’t searched very much.
Flavors: Citrus Zest, Earth, Floral, Green
I think that this is a pretty good tea for the price. Definitely not a life-changing tea or anything, but it is still pleasant. The main problem that I have is that the first steeping can be a little astringent, which is why I actually prefer the second steeping of this tea. It could also be a little smoother in my opinion. Really, the price is what makes it stand out.
Flavors: Astringent, Nutty, Vegetal