Refresh (Filter bag version)

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Mint, Peppermint, Tarragon
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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One of Tazo’s Herbal Infusions, Refresh™ is a blend of northwest grown peppermint and spearmint leaves and features the sweet licorice-like taste of tarragon.

Even though this type of beverage is often described as an herbal tea, there is actually no tea in it at all. Instead it’s a blend of leaves and herbs that has been used for centuries to enhance health and well being. As a result, it contains no caffeine.

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1096 tasting notes

I found a filter bag of Tazo Refresh in my chest of random assorted “maybe I’ll drink this some day” individually wrapped tea bags. It’s in the dark green envelope, so it’s obviously a bit old, since the latest crop of Tazo filter bags come in light envelopes. I decided to give it a try now that I regularly imbibe the sachet version of Refresh at Starbucks as a follow-up (and free refill) to my coffee.

The filter bag is perfectly potable, but, predictably, not as good as the sachet. One immediately noticeable difference, as the blend steeps, is that the scent of the filter bag is nowhere near as strong and—I dare say—aromatherapeutic as the sachet. I seriously walk around sniffing the Refresh fumes through the little hole in the top of my Starbucks cup. People in the street who see me probably think that I’m a real weirdo. Oh well, at least I’m not talking to myself. Or am I? One never knows these days with all of the newfangled gadgets available. In the post-Y2K world of Twitter and selfies, when people walk around incoherently babbling to themselves, everyone just thinks that they’re using a Bluetooth.

Now back to Refresh. I definitely did not notice so much the scent of the Refresh filter bag while drinking it. Yes, it smelled like a somewhat standard spearmint-heavy tisane, but it did not have the same “come hither, flaring nostrils” quality at all.

The filter bag is okay. I won’t buy it, though, so long as the sachet remains available. The dried powder blend in the filter bag does not rehydrate to the same degree as the shredded herbs (spearmint, peppermint and, most importantly, tarragon) in the sachets do.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Im stuck with this one today its the best one i could find at the starbucks here in the hospital, i dont care much for tazo teas but this one isnt tea its mint and tarragon, its decent so i guess i can deal with it for the rest of the day.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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14 tasting notes

I’m obsessed with mint tea, and this is my all time favorite. Nothing even comes close, the minty-ness is simply outstanding. Its really strong but it still tastes so fresh and wonderful!

I always have a stash of this at home, this tea is now and always will be a necessity.

Preparation
Boiling

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230 tasting notes

I enjoyed the filter bag version of this so much that I used my Christmas Starbucks gift card to buy the “full leaf sachet” version, wondering if there would be a difference in taste. Well, its tastes pretty much the same. You can’t really take perfection and make it any better. lol. Hmm, well I guess the flavor may have been a little bit stronger. I’ll have to revisit the filterbag version to compare. I don’t know how much honey I added, but it was too much. Or maybe this version is naturally sweeter?

I think my night time tea ritual has a sedative effect on me, because even though peppermint isn’t known for making you sleepy, I’m struggling to keep my eyes open now. Good night, all.
Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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529 tasting notes

Was at Starbucks until they closed tonight. (Last night? It’s almost 4am). Had this tea with my ‘free refill’ from my tea purchase earlier because of some sort of starbucks member perk. Convenient. Not sure I’m going to use it much though because Tazo teas are blah. Anyway.

Refresh tastes very like a generic minty tea. Just mint. The blend isn’t special in any way. I don’t dislike it but it’s just very boring. I’ve had much better pure mint blends than this.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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420 tasting notes

I got this teabag and other tea alittle while ago from Laura R. Thank you very much. I had this last night. I can smell both the peppermint and spearmint and perhaps the terragon to.Kinda smelled like mint gum to. I steeped it up. this tastes like a really good mix of spearmint then the peppermint with abit of terragon. I like how the mints blend together, and the bit of terragon even though I dont have much experience with that herb. I thought this was really good. Although I really like mint teas and aren’t really judgemental on them.

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373 tasting notes

Ooookay! Steeped this one to taste, which was somewhere between thirty seconds and forty-five. I knew any longer than that and I wouldn’t be able to stand it. I used the still-hot water from the rooibos, and it was at a drinkable temperature already, so it probably wasn’t very hot at all.

First thing first, I reeeeeally haaaate mint. Mint gum, ew. After-dinner mints make my skin crawl. I don’t like the artificial cold feeling. Bleeeech. I’ve only ever liked spearmint, in that pink gum. Which probably isn’t actually what spearmint TASTES like.

This is okay at thirty-seconds in warm, almost-hot water. It smells STRONGLY of peppermint (I know, I’ve had that stuff growing in my garden for years). I think I can make out the tarragon. Liquorishy. Which actually doesn’t go too bad. Faint.

Makes my breath feel cool and minty like mouthwash, but not TOO bad. I doubt I’d be able to drink this if it were any stronger. At any rate, since I dislike mint so strongly (although this tea’s okay—brisk), I don’t think it proper that I give this a rating. I’m too strongly biased.

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec
wombatgirl

Ok, so I have to ask.. this is definitively a mint tea. If you don’t like mint, why were you drinking it? Was it one of those “maybe I won’t dislike this one” attempts, or were you hoping you’d get more tarragon than mint? If this is coming across as snarky, I don’t mean that at all.. I’m just curious.

AJ

It was a cross between “I’ve got some in my cupboard, I might as well drink it” and “I need something hot and uncaffeinated to drink”. Plus, “if I make this weak enough maybe it’ll taste like cooling liquorish”.

wombatgirl

Got it. :) I’ve found myself in similar situations. (Especially now when I’m travelling, I get this one.. “well, I want tea, and there’s only these three here. And they all look icky. Maybe if I…” )

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It’s a decent mint tea, although I’m also not able to taste the tarragon. Like many other Tazo teas it’s acceptable for when you don’t have something better. I suggest adding fresh mint in the cup when making it for additional strength.

gramarye1971

I’ll have to try it with the fresh mint next time I have some to hand. makes note

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122 tasting notes

This is my go-to for an upset tummy! Aah… cooling and nice. I’m a vegetarian and I accidentally ate some meat at dinner. I think it is disagreeing with me, but this tea is just the ticket.

Short Sorceress

I hate when that happens, it always leaves me with an upset stomach.

High Adventure

For sure! Thank goodness for tea to make it all better.

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1607 tasting notes

Minty tea is minty.

I can’t really taste any tarragon unfortunately, so this is basically pure mint. Although the very faint, slightly herby taste I get on the back of my tongue might be tarragon. If you squint and don’t look too hard.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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