368 Tasting Notes
Oldie but a goodie. So perfectly blended and flavorful! This tea is what made me realize that I love green tea.
I know Lipton is considered low-end tea sometimes, but I like it because it’s familiar. Drinking a cup of Lipton is like visiting your best friend from college after not seeing him or her for six years, and picking up right where you left off. I feel like I’m ten again, taking my first faltering steps into the tea world.
I’m probably the only person around who can wax poetic over a cup of bagged commercial tea. I love being me :)
Mmmmmm, this tea was nice! It’s usually very hard to please me in the “fruity herbal” department, although I am a big time sucker for anything berry-flavored. The sweetness of the pomegranate balances out the tartness of the raspberry beautifully, and it’s not like WOAH-Holy-Hibiscus-Get-This-Nasty-Bitter-Sludge-Outta-My-Mouth (Thank God). It steeps a nice red color, and it smells melodic. I added a teaspoon of honey, and it was just perfect.
Lovely afternoon tea to have with a friend. Which I did. :)
Well, this tastes A LOT better than Traditional Medicinals’s regular Throat Coat. I got the last box of this flavor at the store today, so I think the general public in my area concurs. I immediately replaced the nasty-tasting regular Throat Coat teabag I’d nicked from my housemate a few nights ago when I got home.
The box recommends 10-15 minute steep time, so I kept the teabag in the water the whole time. The longer it steeped, the sweeter it got. Just a precaution for those who dislike strong sweetness.
The licorice isn’t quite as pronounced, and they knocked it off with the cherry bark, which is what made the other Throat Coat taste like nasty licorice-y cough medicine. I think the lemon and echinacea are a wonderful idea, as they make this tea more mellow and also well-rounded in terms of function. (Now, not only does it soothe the throat and taste good while it does it, but it also helps your immune system fight whatever’s ailing you!)
I find this tea to be quite sweet on its own, but if you’re sick, adding honey is good for you. A teaspoon of it certainly didn’t hurt my enjoyment of this tea any.
I highly recommend this tea! Just don’t make the mistake of getting the regular Throat Coat instead.
Stole a bag of this from my housemate. Desperate times call for desperate measure.
It tastes GROSS. Wayyyyyy too much licorice and anise. But damned if it isn’t working! Not the most pleasant experience flavor wise, but if you can just power through it, your throat will no longer be tickly or sore. Temporarily.
Blahhhhh I just wanna get better…
Tea with honey in it when you can’t stop coughing is the best. Especially when the tea also has spearmint and lemongrass in it.
Which this one does.
Not a huge Tazo fan, usually. Not a huge Starbucks fan in general, come to that. But this is one of two teas I’ve tried from them that they’ve got right! It’s smooth, aromatic, minty, and lemony, and the green base is perfect. I have no clue why it’s called “zen”- maybe this particular blend is harmonic and balanced?
Anyway, this is a solid, never-disappointing, steady choice for a bagged green. Excellent straight up, or with some sugar or honey, but only a touch of either is needed.
The lymph nodes under my jaw are swollen to the size of marbles. I HATE being sick! arrrrghhhhhhh! >.<
Brewed a mug of this stuff last night and added a teaspoon of honey for good measure. I read somewhere that chamomile is a mild antihistamine, so I figured, what the hell.
It was the first thing I could even remotely taste in two days. So I was grateful for that. It was sweet, warm, good for my throat, and surprisingly, still fresh, even though its packaging is a little iffy. (Stringless pouchless sachets in a non-resealable plastic bag inside the box.) It also soothed my nerves and gave me something else to think about besides how crappy I feel.
Still not sorry I bought this tea. I will probably keep a box of it it in my tea stash always, for times like this. Peppermint, chamomile, and echinacea teas are my go-to medicinal teas.
What can I say? I have simple taste.
Unearthed this in my tea chest while I was on a mad hunt for something to help chase the last bit of this nasty head cold away. I realized that I haven’t had this tea in over a year, so I decided to give it a whirl.
I forgot how much I liked this tea! Now, bear with me. I know it’s Lipton, which means that in the more refined tea-drinking world, it’s like what carob is to the chocolate world.
But this one is really, really, really good. It really is. It’s perfectly blended, flavorful, smooth, and I always feel better after I drink it.
Honest. It never gets bitter, even though as a berry-flavored green, the odds are stacked against it. It also smells heavenly.
I’m so glad I rediscovered this today. I must get more of it soon!