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90
drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
20 tasting notes

Still love this and I don’t know why. Might be because of how fresh and minty it stays in that foil pouch, or the balanced blend of finely chopped peppermint and spearmint that almost instantly infuses into the water without leaving any dust in the bottom of the cup. It’s my go-to relaxation tea and I will shamelessly take a mug of it into the shower with me after a long day of work. (If some shampoo gets into it while it sits on the shower ledge, eh, it’s 10 cents a bag. Not out that much.)

Flavors: Menthol, Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

Well said. This is a favorite for me, too.

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Goes great with honey, drink it in the morning while I’m in class.

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Wow. Despite my parents simply buying this at the store, it wasn’t on here. Odd.

Anyway, I had a couple cups of this over the weekend as I was at the folks’ place and pickings are slim. I really need to get a couple boxes of decent bagged stuff over there for when I visit. Anyway, drank a mug of this, decided I didn’t like it, then tried a second mug to be sure.

This tea would be much better without the fennel. As many of you know, I am not a licorice person, so the addition of fennel you’d think would scare me off, but I decided to try it anyway. Nope, it had way too much of that pungent licorice flavor. The green tea was also present, which was nice, but the tumeric was sadly muted, drowned out by the fennel. Also, despite this being labled as Matcha, I got absolutely no matcha flavor from it. I’ve only had matcha one other time though, so I don’t have much to go by, other than the pure matcha I had was very grassy and this wasn’t grassy at ALL. There was just no grass there. But lots of fennel though!

There were some other spices and flavors involved with a noticeable floral note, and upon drinking the second cup decided it isn’t the worst thing ever. In fact, I can even tolerate it if it’s brewed weak and no sweetener added (the same combo I discovered with the other licorice tea I had recently). I probably wouldn’t drink this again, but if you like licorice flavor… you know what, skip it anyway. There’s much better offerings out there. From an objective standpoint, this isn’t sewage water, but it misses good by a long shot. Pass on this one.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Licorice, Spices

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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62
drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
527 tasting notes

My coworkers give so many gifts around the holidays! I was not prepared for that level of Christmas cheer! This is one of the teas that I ended up with a few bags of. Hot, there’s a strong, unpleasant alcohol flavor. As it cools, the flavor improves. It’s mostly mint with a bit of something else, maybe rooibos in the background. It tastes similar to other teas of this variety, but it’s not at the top of its field.

gmathis

A little milk with this one isn’t bad, either.

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Choking down a cup of a flavor combo I detest — lemongrass strong enough to make me snarl in disgust and licorice root. They overpower everything else except for a hint-o-mint. EuuUGUGHGH.

Too bad. The dry bag smelled lovely with a good hit of sage.

Why do I do this to myself.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

Why DO you do it, derk?!

derk

¡¿yo no sé porque?!

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80

I’m excited to see Bigelow releasing bolder flavors and picked this up the first time I noticed it on the supermarket shelf.

The combination of Turmeric and Chili Powder in drinks is certainly trendy/trending.

I can also get behind the “Benefits” marketing language, “put good things in our bodies to help us stay strong.”

I enjoyed this tea, although it has more nettle and lemongrass flavor than I was expecting from the box description.

The Matcha green tea itself seems to be reasonably decent quality. Not surprising for low-cost matcha, I’m unable to get a second steep out of the bag.

I’ve tried it straight, and I’ve also tried it with a little honey mixed in, both are tasty.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Dandelion, Fennel, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Hay, Herbaceous, Herbs, Lemongrass

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 11 OZ / 325 ML

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drank Peppermint by Bigelow
572 tasting notes

A cup of peppermint as the clocks move closer to 2020.

This will be remembered as the taste of crushing loneliness. Like soap in the mouth.

Suck it, time.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Menthol, Peppermint, Soap

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

Happy New Year, derk! I am trying to decide whether to have a gong fu session again tonight, especially since it is already midnight here. May your New Year be a great year!

Martin Bednář

Happy New Year!

Roswell Strange

Happy New Year :)

tea-sipper

Happy new year, derk

Kawaii433

Happy new year!

gmathis

Joy to you all year long! (Sorry I’m late with a 2020 greeting … we were in bed by 10 last night!)

derk

Happy New Year, y’all. I was asleep shortly after I wrote that. I’ve turned into a fuddy-duddy!

gmathis

Aw, come on over to the dark side. There are more of us fuddies than what one would think :)

Martin Bednář

And I… could not fell asleep till 4 am. How great! (Irony)

derk

gmathis: Where I work is referred to as ‘The Dark Side’ by other employees. I’m already there with an entourage of duddies.

Martin: Too much tea? Too much party? Too much tea party?

Martin Bednář

derk: I would to know, I had drove around 170 km (105 mi) to my friends and back; arrived home around 8 pm, I was trying to be awake till midnight, I passed – then went to bed and… no sleep. :(

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I was in no way expecting to like this tea because it contains two ingredients that I am not a fan of florals and mint. WELL! I steeped this cup and slurped it through my teeth— and to my surprise it is very smooth and pleasant. The harmony that these ingredients exist in is pretty amazing. That is not to much of any one thing. As a result the flavors meld together to exist as something entirely different than their past existence.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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46

I’m going to feel like a jerk for making a review on this, since my coworker gifted me a full box of bags for Christmas…I’ll keep this in my work stash, for desperate moments, but it’s not my cup of tea. :P

I swear bagged teas have a flavor that I cannot place. I call it the ‘bagged tea taste.’ I guess the plus to this tea is that it reminded me of a rock oolong, but one with a bagged tea taste. Heh.

gmathis

This one gets a “just OK” from me, but my husband loves it, especially stewed to the consistency of roofing tar :)

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100
drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
3 tasting notes

I love that this tea isn’t too tart like a lot of other berry teas. It tastes like a smooth raspberry jam. I like it with milk and sweetener. Bigelow makes some of the best fruity black teas and this is definitely a favourite.

Flavors: Berry, Raspberry, Sweet

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60

Pretty good, though I wouldn’t name it Ginger & Peach based on flavor proportions.

It’s Mint & Peach. Fresh and clear peppermint mixed with plenty of lively sweet peach taste. Marshmallow root nutty flavor and licorice thickness/sweetness but not overwhelming. Maybe a hint of ginger warmth.

If you like the combination of fruit and mint and the ease of a teabag (and don’t hate licorice root), I don’t think you could go wrong with this one. For me, notsomuch.

Oh yeah, it’s very fragrant!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey Green by Bigelow
906 tasting notes

A coworker gave me a bag of this after we had a conversation about green tea. He is drinking lots of green tea lately for the health benefits. I’m not a fan, but I do love Earl Grey so when he found this green tea version he brought some to work for us to try. The bergamot is very fragrant, but I drowned out the flavor with too much honey. I ended up dumping the cup. I would try it again, but I’m still not sure I’d like it.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
392 tasting notes

I remember really liking this tea when I first tried it. However, this cup just did not taste right. Not really sure how to describe it other than ‘off’. It might be because it’s rather old, so I hesitate to leave a numerical rating. I’ll have to buy a fresh box and reassess.

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33
drank Salted Caramel by Bigelow
75 tasting notes

I grabbed this tea because I was feeling a little nostalgic for the Eggnog tea that Bigelow used to have…also I’m a sucker for anything that says Salted Caramel. It’s not that good. It kind has a sweet scent…but not salted caramel and certainly doesn’t taste like salted caramel. I don’t like the scent. And I don’t like the tea. I’m not sure how to really describe except…YUCK. I even let a friend at work try some and my mom and they thought it was nasty too. Can’t even be saved with milk and sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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75

This one is super delicious if you add sugar to it and put some milk in it, Its even better with sweetened condensed milk. if sweetened and milked just right it can taste like one of those pricey supper yummy thing you get from a starfucks or something, super indulgent.
Its probably made to add sugar and milk to because honest on its own it isn’t that great at all…without additives it is weak and nasty, these teas are made to be sweetened and enjoyed.

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Vanilla

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93
drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
4 tasting notes

I know this statement is highly overused but this Bigelow blend is like Christmas in a cup. I’ve been on a holiday fix lately so I broke into my stockpile of Vanilla Chai. Yum this blend gets better every time. You get the bold, malty flavor of the black tea base and it’s not hidden by the other flavors like some other Vanilla Chai teas I have tried.in fact, the fa flavors balance each tperfectly. You get a nice creaminess from the vanilla, the spice from the cinommon, clove, and nutmeg, and the black tea fla or. This is one of those chairs that I will never stop loving and I highly recommend it.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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55
drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
62 tasting notes

I’m not normally a fan of the Bigelow brand teas but these tend to be offered for free at offices and this is how I ended up giving this flavor a try.

The tea is okay. It’s not great but it’s not horrible either. Out of the flavors I’ve tried from Bigelow I’d put this on the side of offerings of theirs that I would try again. I probably wouldn’t buy it out of choice but if it was offered to me by a friend or office, I wouldn’t turn it down.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Plain Jane, like you find in a convenience store. Oh yeah, I got it from a convenience store.

Flavors: Tea

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drank English Teatime by Bigelow
28 tasting notes

My daily “Plain Jane”, drink at work tea.

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drank Darjeeling by Bigelow
28 tasting notes

Many thanks to Princess Cruises for turning me on to my “every morning Darjeeling “

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drank Darjeeling by Bigelow
28 tasting notes

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75
drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
62 tasting notes

Bigelow teas are a brand that I’m not a big fan of, but I was able to sample this tea from a local office during a visit. Out of the bag it smells great as it does brewing. I was excited to give this tea a try as my stomach was upset and the mint scent comes through amazingly.

Brewed for 3 1/2 minutes and this tea requires no sweetener, though I did add some as mint teas are not my favorite. This is one I’d go back to whenever I need a mint tea to ease my belly.

Flavors: Mint, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66
drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
106 tasting notes

An entirely adequate chai-like tea.

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60
drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
527 tasting notes

This is a tea I had at a hotel. I like it less than other sleep teas I’ve had. The flavor is pretty muddled. I much prefer the Celestial Seasonings version where it’s pretty clearly chamomile and mint. Need to be careful with the steep times on this one since it can get bitter and strange. It’s okay.

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