92 Tasting Notes
Since I got my toddler to take a nap today, I thought I’d entertain my dorky self with an exciting taste test. (It’s the little things, people) In the ring, Bigelow plain green tea and Celestial Seasonings plain green. Water boiled on stove just until saw bubbles, steep time exactly 2 minutes. The Bigelow won hands down. So, I’ll finish this box and then it’s back to the old favorite!
I was excited to try this since I love the original so much. It’s not as good as I was expecting. I thought the vanilla would be a little stronger (it’s not), and it seems to “mute” (if that makes sense) what was so good about the original. Will finish up but will stick with the classic!
I’m used to Bigelow’s plain Green Tea, so it’s hard not to compare. This one smells more “earthy” if that makes any sense and I like that for some reason. A slightly stronger flavor, nice and smooth. Have one bag of Bigelow’s left so I might do my own taste test tomorrow if I have time and update if I discover anything new. :)
I’m telling you, it may be the placebo effect, but I think this really helped my cold! It seemed to lessen the duration and symptoms over a couple of days. Will keep on hand and start drinking at the onset of any sick like feeling. Pleasant to smell and it tastes good just by itself.
For a basic green tea this does the job nicely for me. I lower the time I heat the water and keep steeping at about 2 minutes. Comes out smooth with no bitter aftertaste. Another easy one to make since I don’t feel the need to add any sugar or cream. Haven’t really “branched out” in the green tea world, with the exception of Candy Cane Lane decaf green and don’t really feel the need to. Although I am curious about the Celestial Seasonings that are blended with white. Sounds appealing. Now I’m talking myself into branching out. Must be this website’s influence :)