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82
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
41 tasting notes

A smooth basic black tea with very little bitterness. It’s nothing that will get you jumping for joy but the flavours and aroma are rather enjoyable. I preferred a dash of milk with each cup.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
srikanth69

Wow save a cup for me as well :P

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82
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
41 tasting notes

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63

A basic black tea blend of Assam and Darjeeling. Slightly bitter, hint of malt. Decent caffeine content.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

A decent Earl Grey, which is one of my favorite black teas. Can especially detect the lavender.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Lavender

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
438 tasting notes

This is my staple bagged black tea for travel or the office! It brews up strong and malty without no bitterness or astringency. I like it best with milk, but also enjoy it plain.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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63
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
3134 tasting notes

Backlog.

For curiousity’s sake, I probably should have tried this without adding things first, but I didn’t. I think it probably would have been too astringent though. Anyhow, it was tasty enough!

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70
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
39 tasting notes

I’m always brewing this too long: 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1.5 minutes. It’s all too long. Five minutes (as suggested) is ridiculous. My point here is, whatever I do this tastes oversteeped, full of astringency as if I’m sucking on a cold, used teabag. If brewing this for color, one would dunk it and be done. Perhaps this tea is designed to be steeped in a large mug (I use a 6 ounce teacup) with plenty of sweetener and cream. I’ll admit, it’s a different experience when handled like that, but you can make nearly any black tea work with enough milk and sugar.

I like strong teas, like Irish breakfast, but when tannins overpower I find it very difficult to pull out the complexity of flavor. And, with this tea, there is more complexity than one might expect from a bagged tea available in most grocery stores. There’s a slightly sour, almost citrus favor, some maltiness, and a pleasantly earthy base.

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Yep, eg from sbux.

I got on the wrong bus and it’s pouring and I’m wearing sandals and a sweatshirt and so so cold and sore and tired.

So I went the long way around so I could transfer to a bus without standing in the rain. And got sbux. The line was huge so tea it was. And she gave me two tea bags for the price of one, so I guess I look kinda crappy. :)

It’s not perfect, but it’s hot and flavoured and comforting.

boychik

I hope you home now. Stay warm

Maddy Barone

Man, how miserable, especially when you’ve been sick.

OMGsrsly

I got home and ate “real food” instead of coffee and tea, then borrowed a friends car to do ALL the grocery shopping (yay Costco?) and now I’m finally home and the frogs are cleaned and all the animals are fed and wow I did a lot. :) Blasting heat in the car was DIVINE.

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drank Awake by Tazo Tea
880 tasting notes

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31
drank Berry Trifle by Tazo Tea
1772 tasting notes

So, the Tea Novices (boyfriend and roommate), have done what a lot of us did in our early tea days- that is, buying everything they could get their hands on. Ha! I remember those days. I still even have some of those teas! They are learning, however, what they like and don’t like, and a refining the collection.
This is one of those million things they picked up, and I am not a fan. Nope. This smells nice enough in the sachet, and I love a black tea/fruit blend. But this is bitter, watery, and just generally unpleasant.
However, the Novices seem to love it, so its good that it belongs to them, and not to me. I just will not accept a cup next time I’m here.

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80
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
136 tasting notes

Gets me moving, for sure. Nice bold flavor.

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71

This is the only thing I get when I go to Starbucks

They shove two freakin bags in there and it will keep you wired for a bit.

It’s so bitter, it makes you paranoid and amazed that Tazo even makes this.

Pretty impressed with it.

Flavor wise, not really gettin much Bergamot, but it’s black. I add milk to mine for some odd reason, but it helps thin it out.

It really is a nice tea in the morning, but not my first choice.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74
drank Organic Golden Amber by Tazo Tea
4846 tasting notes

Backlog:

I don’t often drink RTD teas, because they’re usually way too sweet and taste more like the sweeteners and flavors than they do tea. I also am not fond of the sediment that seems to accumulate at the bottom of the bottle.

But, my daughter brought me a bottle of this tea one day, so I decided I’d give it a try. The first thing I noticed: no sediment at the bottom of the bottle! Bonus.

I was also happy with the ingredient list that was just water, organic Oolong tea, sugar and citric acid. I like nice, short ingredient lists like that.

And this isn’t too sweet. I’ve found that often with Tazo’s RTD teas they are way too sweet but that isn’t the case here.

My biggest complaint is that it’s cold. I find that Oolong teas tend to be more flavorful when they’re served hot. The cold seems to mute some of the beautiful complexity of an Oolong and this just tasted rather boring. I mean, it’s alright. A pleasant Oolong flavor with notes of flower and fruit, but it is missing some of the complexity that I think I’d be experiencing if it were something that I brewed myself and enjoyed while it was a hot tea.

If I were in a convenience store though and I was thirsty and I saw this, I might pick up a bottle based upon the fact that it is not too sweet and it tastes pretty good. It’s refreshing, it’s organic and it’s not an overly complicated ready to drink.

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86
drank Jasmine Pearls by Tazo Tea
65 tasting notes

One of my favorite green teas, I’m actually sad it’s a bagged tea as I typically love watching the pearl teas unfurl and expand. Flavor is light and floral as expected.

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drank Awake™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo Tea
2196 tasting notes

There’s two options for this tea, and I don’t get it. Eenie meenie miney moe.

I didn’t have a chance to make tea this morning, so I got this on break at work. Because it’s a university and exams are over, EVERYTHING but the sbux is closed. :( Sucks so much. All I wanted was a cookie, and I ended up having to get this instead.

It… was tea. I added some milk and a touch of sugar, just because. It did the job, but it really isn’t a favourite.

Basically I’m spending too much time up late in the evening planning a trip to the Kootenays. :) Should be fun. Camping and hiking for 10 days. 10 days without the internet, though. How will I manage?

yyz

You can do it:)!

Sil

Oh man…that would be divine!

OMGsrsly

It should be interesting. :) Gotta stop by the library before work to grab a couple books. I’m so excited!

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56

Very strong scent of bergamot. Its a heavy tea, not one to drink to relax. I don’t particularly like the flavor, but some people seem to like it, so if you like Earl Grey it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. If you do, drink it in the morning.

Flavors: Bergamot, Heavy, Lavender

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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68

Drank this tea during finals week to stay awake. Not my favorite, but still good. A tad bitter, but nothing a bit of honey can’t fix.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Awake by Tazo Tea
3252 tasting notes

I found 3 bags of this in my cupboard, so I combined them to make a 16 oz pot of tea.
It turned out to be VERY bold, & awake is a little on the bitter end of things anyway, but the addition of maple syrup & almond milk took care of that. Sipdown.
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75
drank Awake™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo Tea
45 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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68
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
564 tasting notes

Huh. Much maltier than I was expecting for an English breakfast, but luckily I’m getting used to maltier teas and accepting them as something I don’t quite dislike. Aside from the maltiness it was pretty plain, and while it wasn’t bad I probably won’t reach for it again. As always breakfast blends are a little boring to me.

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40
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
28 tasting notes

As a caffeine feind I used to drink this on a daily basis, however it’s really lost it’s spark for me. It has an unusual taste to me now and doesn’t hit the spot.

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