Zen Full Leaf Tea

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Green Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “Bagged Appearance: Aroma when Dry: Very fragrant, Bright, lemony, minty, woody, sweet After water is first poured:. deserty minty, lemon undertones Tea liquor: At beginning if steep: light...” Read full tasting note
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    NatureDancer 189 tasting notes
  • “This was my first Zen Full Leaf tea experience. I have certainly imbibed plenty of this tea iced during summertime, and plenty of the filter bags at home. Today's sachet format produced an...” Read full tasting note
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    Shera Pop 1081 tasting notes
  • “The teabag NOT full leaf blend of tazo zen was one of my first tea loves. It was the first tea that made me realize that there was more then lipton. I had this a few days ago at starbucks for...” Read full tasting note
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    Ellyn 230 tasting notes
  • “I don't know how else to describe this tea other than EXHILARATING. I allow the tea leaves to steep for quite a long time (about 5-7 minutes) because I love the strength of it. The aroma of the...” Read full tasting note
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    musicmajor 8 tasting notes

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Tazo Zen is created using select full-flavored, pan-fired green teas from China, long fabled for their legendary properties. These teas converge with lemon verbena leaves, lemongrass and spearmint leaves in a blissful state. This distinctive flavor is nearly impossible to express in words; it is best to simply experience its sweet, lingering taste.

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189 tasting notes

Bagged
Appearance:
Aroma when Dry: Very fragrant, Bright, lemony, minty, woody, sweet
After water is first poured:. deserty minty, lemon undertones
Tea liquor:
At beginning if steep: light green
At end of steep: foresty brownish green
Staple?No
Time of day preferred: any
Taste:
First Steep:
first notes: sweet moderate Mint, hints of lemon, green tea base hinted at
As it cools? Mint develops a foresty spicy note, sweeteness all but disappears, lemony notes mellow out and get a bit grassy and creamy.
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No.
Lingers? Yes, both mint and lemon noticeably stay, notes build with each sip

Second Steep: mellows into a good mid grade mintyness

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1081 tasting notes

This was my first Zen Full Leaf tea experience. I have certainly imbibed plenty of this tea iced during summertime, and plenty of the filter bags at home. Today’s sachet format produced an unexpectedly tasty cup at my local Starbucks. The liquor is darker than that for the Green Tips, and the flavor more complex, but this is not just green tea. There’s also lemongrass and spearmint and lemon verbena in fairly hefty doses.

I was careful to follow my newly discovered method, using a ceramic mug in the store, so that the water was cooled a bit before the steep. I also removed the sachet after only a couple of minutes. It was much better than I remember Zen being before, so I attribute this higher quality experience to the full leaves.

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230 tasting notes

The teabag NOT full leaf blend of tazo zen was one of my first tea loves. It was the first tea that made me realize that there was more then lipton.

I had this a few days ago at starbucks for my afternoon cup. It was the whole leaf variety. I only steeped it for about two minutes because the water they put it in is VERY hot, likely higher then what I would do for green tea.

I love the green tea minty goodness. Oh, the joy of a first tea love!

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I don’t know how else to describe this tea other than EXHILARATING. I allow the tea leaves to steep for quite a long time (about 5-7 minutes) because I love the strength of it. The aroma of the brew is chiefly composed of spearmint, and to me it is relaxing. I love to breathe in the vapors of my tea while it is yet too hot to drink. The first sip is a harmonious blend of spearmint and a slight note of lemongrass. As the tea gradually cools down to optimal drinking temperature, the lemongrass is more noticeable. The green tea flavors are strong throughout. Overall this is a very stimulating tea… it is mentally energizing and physically relaxing at the same time. I enjoy my Zen tea with a slight drizzle of honey.

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200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Tabby

I’ve been meaning to try the loose-leaf version of this one. I’ve had it made for me at Starbucks and I’ve had the bagged form, but I bet this is better.

Giordan

It is much better loose leaf, just like most teas. I first had this it at Starbucks too and fell in love with it!

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Another tea I have been gravitating to whilst being sick.

Forgot to say before: Happy New Year everyone. We rang in the new year cuddling with our colds… so romantic I know.

I like the flavour of this green tea and it’s a good option if you’re looking for a flavoured green tea, but not something over the top.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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37 tasting notes

At Starbucks across from my school. Not horrible, at least it’s caffeine.

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I had this tea at Starbucks the other day and it was very good. The spearmint adds a bit of a kick, yet it is very calming a at the same time. I think they have done a pretty good job since they introduced the full leaf teas a few years ago, and not nearly as “dusty” tasting as the previous iteration.

Iced, it is quite tasty, again with the spearmint giving it a refreshing aspect. The barrista can also add lemonade, and though it is kind of fake tasting, it is still quite yummy.

I find this one very bitter when over-steeped, so I have a very short steep time when having it hot.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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The lemongrass is not doing anything for me, today. Too much of it in the tea.
Should have gone with China Green Tips, while I was at Starbucks.

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This is my favorite Tazo tea option. The green tea is well balanced with the mint, and it is my go-to Starbucks option. The mint isn’t weak and packs a pretty good punch, and there is a citrus kick in there too.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I love this tea. I recently purchased a whole Tazo tea kit that has six samples of quite a few of their flavors. I would steep for a shorter amount of time though.

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3 min, 0 sec

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