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Nice citrus and a cinnamon flavors. Warm fruity. Good for a cold snowy day.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Orange

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82
drank English Teatime by Bigelow
29 tasting notes

Very strong, maybe a bit too strong for my taste. A good afternoon pick me up

Preparation
8 min or more

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drank Jasmine Green by Bigelow
17 tasting notes

A little floral for my taste. But not bad to sip on. A good quick bagged tea when you’re in a pinch.

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Not bad for a bagged green. Mild.

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Have this tea almost every day with lunch. Such a refreshing taste.

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65

I found the tea to be brewed rather strongly, and somewhat bitter, but it was at least enjoyable.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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81
drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
15 tasting notes

This is one of my favorite bagged teas because sometimes you just cant beat the convince of bagged tea. It is aromatic and slightly spicy. I always pair it this milk and honey.

Flavors: Anise, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Vanilla

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85
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
6 tasting notes

Very nice for a milder black tea. Tangy undertones, don’t add too much milk.

Flavors: Citrus, Tangy

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85
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
6 tasting notes

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drank Salted Caramel by Bigelow
13 tasting notes

This tea put me off immediately by smelling sickeningly sweet. I made it at work, and my coworker seated on the other side of the cube kitty-corner to me could smell the cup, it was just so syrupy-sweet smelling! I enjoy sweet teas, and it took me a long time to wean myself off adding sugar to my cuppa, and even I thought, “Ugh, that looks way too sweet!”

The taste was far too syrupy to me. There was certainly a caramely flavor to it, but it came off as a caramel-infusion of maple syrup rather than a caramel-flavored tea. I thought that adding sweetener was throwing fuel onto the fire, but trying to drink it plain, it somehow came off as far too astringent, despite having such a sweet flavor. The whole taste was just off-putting to me. I found it drinkable when I sweetened it, but it was so sweet I didn’t particularly like it. I couldn’t seem to find any happy medium where it came off right. The flavor and the blend just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Full review: https://teatimetuesdayreviews.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/tea06/

Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Maple Syrup, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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40
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
41 tasting notes

Not a fan of Bigelow’s Earl Grey offering. I found it to have a slightly bitter aftertaste when following the company’s suggested brew (2-4 mins / boiling). I had better results steeping it for 4 mins at 190 degrees.

For both steeps, I tried the tea plain, first. My first steep I went with 2 mins with boiling water. The tea was bitter and required the addition of milk and sweetener in order for me to finish it.

I did my second steep at 190 degrees for 4 mins. This round I detected no bitter aftertaste and while I could have finished the cup without sweetener and milk, I would have been forcing myself to do so.

Unfortunately, I found this tea offering to be mediocre, at best.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Herbs, Smoke

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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68
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
15 tasting notes

Don’t know if it’s really delicious or it’s just the feeling it gives my heart, but I love Constant Comment. It was the tea of my childhood and the tea that I’ve been giving my kids since they were kindergarteners. The scent always reminds me of happy fall days and the taste always comforts me. To me it’s all orange rind and clove and astringency mellowed with sugar and milk. Happiness in a cup!

mrmopar

One of my first ones as well.

gmathis

Ditto. Orange rind, cloves, and lots of sentimental memories. I’ve never tried it with milk, but now I will.

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40
drank Pumpkin Spice by Bigelow
41 tasting notes

I’m not normally a big fan of Bigelow teas, but, for some reason, I recall drinking this tea last fall and enjoying it and, I think, may have coveted a few bags.

Upon brewing, though, it was not as I had recalled so I think it my review could be off the mark, if my recollection is correct and the bags I have on-hand are about a year old, making their flavor much less flavorful. ;)

I will buy a new box once I run through my currently piled up teas and see if my review remains the same. If so I will update this one.

I found this to be bland with little flavor. I’m usually a big fan of autumn brews (harvest, pumpkin, cinnamon), but this one missed the mark for me.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Cinnamon Apple by Bigelow
41 tasting notes

I am normally a fan of cinnamon based teas, but this one is a definite pass.

The main flavor I detected reminded me of a light sour apple and I got an almost unnoticeable hint of cinnamon at the end of each sip.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Sour

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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22
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
10 tasting notes

too much bergamot for my taste

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73
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
12 tasting notes

A good tea for “tea-bag tea” on the road. I tend to use two bags in the 12 oz. cup at the hotel with some cream and sugar.

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90
drank Premium Ceylon by Bigelow
3 tasting notes

Great tea! Love the flavor of this tea – I would describe it as leathery with some citrus hints. Perfect plain without milk or sugar, the way I like it. So happy my local grocery stores carry this one at a low price, as it will do when I run out of loose leaf teas. Might even make this one my usual for the office, so I don’t have to deal with tea infuser. I only wish that Bigelow offered more regional tea blends (Keemun, Assam, Yunnan, Kenya, etc) in this format! I know there is Bigelow Darjeeling, so I’ll have to check that one out.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

Still find K-cup tea a little insulting, but this was not too bad

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50
drank Darjeeling by Bigelow
9 tasting notes

Eminently drinkable for a relatively inexpensive tea. Two minutes for the first steep, and however long for the second.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Green Tea with Lemon by Bigelow
28 tasting notes

Either the box I got was just old or this has no taste.

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
2000 tasting notes

This is a pretty generic Earl Grey, but luckily it is a sipdown.

Enough bergamot to be flavourful. Something citrusy (or lemon dish soap residue on my cup?). The base is brisk but not very bitter. It is flavourful enough that you could add milk without covering up the flavours of the blend. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad either (as long as you stick ot a short steep time of ~2 minutes).

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Lemon Lift by Bigelow
331 tasting notes

Had this at hotel during a super cold/damp wedding day to warm up. I think I might have this at home for a sick tea – one where you can’t taste much and as honey delivery. Lemony brown colored hot water. Good for warming up after. Not good tea though.

Flavors: Lemon

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