Back when I worked at Starbucks, a coworker of mine told me that this tasted like “disappointment.” The scent was so strong and sweet, but when you took a sip the flavors could mildly be distinguished, but it went beyond being subtle to barely there.
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Decent, but too many floral notes to balance the strong hibiscus taste.
I really wanted to like this tea, but oftentimes it ended up with this Splenda-ish taste to me, probably because the base wasn’t balanced enough.
Sipdown, 172. Hot, unsweetened hibiscus? No thanks. But cold, lightly sweetened hibiscus (with some spices and a few other fruits that don’t do a ton in this but are slightly there)? Pretty yummy. I find sweetened hibiscus iced tea so refreshing, and this was a great for that purpose. Mango and/or passion fruit, not so much, but still tasty, and the spices in this add a little something.
This is my go-to when I have an upset stomach — the mint really helps. I leave the bag in to maximize the mintiness, but that might be too much for some people. I know many people don’t like Tazo, but my unrefined palate doesn’t mind it.
Was out of town this weekend gallivanting around Boston. So, I had this at Starbucks a few times. With a bit of sugar and soymilk, it got the job done of waking me up. Not something I’d buy to have at home, but when Starbucks is your only option, this will do.
It’s 5 am and im at the airport woot thru security and found a star bucks. It’s wayyy too early and caffeine will upset my stomach so I’m having my go to bagged mint when i’m out. Yumm should probably get some food. Next stop phoenix then Vegas! See previous notes :)
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I find this tea so relaxing. The chamomile is effective, but the taste isn’t overly present. I know not everyone likes the taste of chamomile. I enjoy the rose flavor that comes out after brewing and thankfully I don’t taste the licorice at all. This is a great tea for bedtime – I love to curl up with a book & a mug. In fact, that sounds really nice…
I like the tea itself, but the bag stinks – it rips so easily! The tin is the perfect size to store regular sized teabags in. It’s what I use for my stash at work.
I like this tea! It really gives me a kickstart. The blend of tea works well and I like drinking it plain or with dairy. If you need some caffeine give it a try.
This has been my fallback tea for years, but lately it’s been tasting flat to me. I love the lemongrass, though. It’s definitely time to try new things!
I did not love this tea. It was overpowering!
Funny story goes with this one: I think I told you we’ve been adopted by a cat? Turns out he was the semi-pet of a lady down the street who feeds any feline that shows up in her yard; when I apologized profusely and professed that I wasn’t a cat burglar, she laughed and said she wasn’t surprised; “Jellybean” wasn’t getting along with his kitty comrades.
I told her that “Tazo” was good therapy … so yesterday evening she showed up at my door with a grin, a bag of Meow Mix, and this box of tea. Guess it’s official.
This isn’t a bad herbal blend; the rose petals give it a sweet and delicate scent. Don’t care for licorice, but it isn’t annoyingly present. Wonder how this would do paired with something fruity and berry.
since converting to loose leaf tea it is a rare thing that i drink tea steeped from tea bags anymore, but this tea is the exception. tazo can be a bit hit or miss… their earl grey does not have my loyalty, but this unexpected modern asian fusion is quite brilliant.
this tea has lemon, mint and green tea as the chief tonal contributers, and somehow it all works very well.
i add sugar and nothing else. the bags also make a very nice second and third cup, so it’s money well spent.
This has a pleasantly subdued mint flavor; it’s not a strong mint tea. The flavor notes beyond the mint are what subdue it, but they’re not clearly discernible to me. It’s a stretch to find the cocoa peel flavor, though it’s there in the fragrance and in the roundness of the flavor, but this isn’t a tea I’d reach for if I were looking for chocolate/cocoa, itself. The mate, meanwhile, is muted by the mint but it’s there.
Overall it’s a nice smooth tea and it could definitely grow on you if, like me, you’re not big on the brightness of mint tea, or if you enjoy bright mint teas but are looking for a little change-up of more complex, rounded flavor.
Looking forward to trying this iced this summer.
When the word “refreshing” is used, I more often than not consider the lexicon to be misguided. I think of lime, citrus, vibrant and breezy flavors of tropical fruits. There. That sounded refreshing, didn’t it? The reason I bring this up is because I have recently heard others around me describe green teas as refreshing. True, there are particular greens out there that I can see how their vegetal, herbal, grassiness can lead one to consider the word applicable. But green tea, for me, signifies a more relaxed, calm, mellowness rather than what I described above. I don’t think green tea should not be thought of as crisp and clear, airy or fleeting. It should be warm, easy-going, kind of like that moment a certain someone across the room (who you’ve noticed here before) sits and drinks their coffee, writing small notes on pieces of paper next to their laptop, their mouth moving slowly as they silently read to themselves until they notice you back and smile out of the corner of their mouth as they look back to their notes. That’s what a green tea should feel like. A smile from across the room.
This tea has a smooth, “baked” flavor, as said on the side of the box. I don’t know if that’s because of the processing or because its organic but I like it for a bagged tea. A lot. Not creamy but soft, like the aftertaste of a artisan cracker or bread. It tastes like a summer afternoon: I hear birds chirping through the trees, the smells of fresh mulch and thick grass drifting through the air. The sun laying on your skin like a well-loved blanket. Kids laughing and yelling in the distance. All that from the cup. From a bagged tea, no less.
Bravo, Tazo. Peaceful, open, and calm, this tea is. The most mellow green I’ve had in a long time is the perfect way to get prepared for summer or to get someone into tea.
Refreshing, no? ;)
Look at that description. Doesn’t that look inviting? Vanilla, apple, cinnamon: it sure sounds delicious. And clearly, other people think it is. Not me. I used to think I hated Rooibos until I realized that all the Rooibos I’d ever tasted came from Tazo. They add licorice root which gives it this nasty, artificially-sweetened bite which I detest. Are you getting the picture here? This tea made me weep with sorrow. I left it in the breakroom at work and hopefully it is treating its new owner better.
Picked this one up at the Starbucks where I stopped to pick up some lunch. I was already in the area and I didn’t want to have to drive somewhere else so I thought I might as well grab a panini at Starbucks. I couldn’t decide on a drink and I felt like the barista was waiting for my reply so I impulsively grabbed this from the cooler.
This was pretty good. At first I had assumed I was drinking a very sweet black tea until I read the label. Its green tea with apple and peach juice. I could definitely taste the apples and peaches. I could taste the green tea underneath the apple and peach flavour, but only after I read the label. So it may have just been the power of suggestion! Overall it was good, but a little too sweet. I felt a bit cheated after I found out there was juice in it, but I guess that is better than a load of artificial flavour and sugar. Although, I am sure that is all the juice is made of anyway.
I wish I really would have asked them to make me a fresh iced tea instead. Not sure why I choked when she asked me what I wanted. There’s always next time.
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This is one of my go-to teas. My husband works for Starbucks, so we almost always have it in the house. I drink my tea English-style, milk and sugar, and that works very well in this tea. And it does wake you up, as the name implies. It’s pretty much an English Breakfast blend (which they’re subtitling it now).
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I meant to bring several teas with me to Tony’s last night, but got sidetracked, so digging through his cupboard, I found this. It’s pretty tasty, in my opinion. I wish I had some almond milk or creamer with me.
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