I drink this relatively often because it’s the tea carried by Starbucks. It fills the need, but I don’t think I’d ever buy a box of it.
“Had this one again this morning, and I'm lowering the rating a bit. It seems I was a bit overzealous in my first review. Or maybe I had just been deprived a good breakfast tea for so long I forgot...” Read full tasting note
“Sitting in Starbucks, having my first bit of tea in months. I got out of the tea habit when it got hot and combined with my complete inability to make iced tea, well, means no good tea for me. ...” Read full tasting note
“K Cup version I like the K Cup version better than the bag. It's really intense...bold...robust! Leaves a bit of an aftertaste but a nice tea offering for K Cups if you are up for a very...” Read full tasting note
“I like this tea because when I forget about it, it doesn't go bitter. The flavors are pretty decent for a bagged tea. Malty, dark chocolatey, sweet, rich. This is a tea I will ALWAYS have in my...” Read full tasting note
A breakfast tea of boldness, depth and character, invigorating any time of the day. This eye-opening black tea blend has a full, rich flavor, with hints of dark caramel, malt and black cherries. Perfect with milk.
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AwakeBird's Eye Tea
Refresh (Filter bag version)Tazo
Awake™ Full Leaf TeaTazo Tea
Japanese Sencha (filter bag)Harney & Sons
Backlogging for the conference I attended last week. They had a sampler box of most of the Tazo teas, and I tried a few of them. This one wasn’t so bad for a bagged tea. It was definitely better than the awful stuff my hotel had at the breakfast bar. Still, it tasted pretty much like bagged tea. Nothing spectacular.
Had my first cup of this after having my earl grey for the morning. My mom bought it who is normally a coffee drinker so i figured it would be a coffe like strong black tea. I usually love a some what bitter tea. But the aftertaste of this one wasnt my favorite. I did get a slight taste of the cherry it claims to have which isnt bad but only after i added a splash of milk and honey did i get the presence of a cherry undertone. All in all not a horrible black tea if your in need of a day starter or pick me up. But the flavor just didnt quite do it for me. and the aftertaste leaves me wanting another cup of something else to cleanse my palate.
Awake is like the Two-Buck Chuck of tea. Sure, it’s a staple in many households, but it isn’t all that special. You can buy a lot of of for a relatively low price and it gets the job done, caffeine-wise. There was still bitterness and acidity that lingered throughout the brew. It’s better than Lipton, but by no means is it a “great” alternative. We’d compare it to being some sort of middle-man: a great tea mixed with water from a dish rag.
Full review here: http://theteablag.blogspot.com/2010/12/once-you-go-black.html