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70
drank Calm Chamomile by Tazo
1903 tasting notes

Interesting chamomile blend that has some soothing mint and lemongrass in the background. The blackberry leaves aren’t bad at all, neither vegetal, nor sickly sweet. The herbs are well balanced, although chamomile and mint are the main flavours.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Floral, Herbs, Lemongrass, Mint

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more

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45

This tea seemed really good in the description from the website I bought it from, but unfortunately, mixing green and black teas together is not a really good idea. The temperature that you need to steep them at is very different, and so is the steeping time, resulting in a cup that is either too weak, or burnt. Also, the peachy undertones really don’t help at all here, as I find them to be very artificial. The smell is great though!

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Peach

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57
drank Awake English Breakfast by Tazo
1184 tasting notes

I had this as after a night away from the kids. My in-laws spent the night with our kids and we spent the night at a mineral spa. This tea was delicious, but only because I got to drink it while it was hot, and didn’t have to get up or stop a fight even once!
In reality, it was just ok. A little bitter and tannic (if that is the correct word). I guess it’s alright for a bagged tea.

gmathis

Yay for the little getaway. Sounds luscious!

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82
drank Zen by Tazo
1903 tasting notes

Citrusy and herbal lemongrass, sweet spearmint, mellow green tea. A great bagged tea.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemongrass, Mint, Spearmint, Sweet

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40
drank Zen by Tazo
30 tasting notes

I have a cold so I’m avoiding milk for a few days, therefore, green tea.

This is an ok bagged green tea for work when dealing with whole leaves and exact water temperature is impractical.

Happily for me, the spearmint is not a dominant flavor but just hangs out in the back, giving a light cooling feeling. The lemongrass is minimal, but noticeable if looked for. It does mute that “boiled hay” taste grocery store, bagged greens tends to have.

Adding honey really helped too.

Flavors: Grass, Hot hay, Lemongrass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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40
drank Passion by Tazo
30 tasting notes

This is a very red tea, almost like red wine in color. Reminds me of sweet and sour sauce for dipping chicken nuggets into, both in color and flavor. Hot is very sour. Room temperature is drinkable, but like room temp cranberry juice. Cold is fabulous, though not thirst-quenching.

Flavors: Cranberry, Fruit Punch, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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80
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tazo
19 tasting notes

It’s a full leaf tea that can easily survive two infusions, maybe more. It smells a bit like potpourri, which might not be a terrible thing…if you like that sort of thing. It’s a bit overloaded with flavors and they are easy to identify: licorice, peach, cinnamon and some sort of wildflower waft up from the cup. I can’t help but think of an executive washroom or a Glade candle. Still, it’s a pretty good tea for what it is.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers, Licorice, Malt, Peach, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This was an interesting tea for a cold, rainy day. Very spicy, full of flavor and fragrance. I sweetened it with some truvia and a dash of half and half. The aftertaste is very vanilla and caramel but it fills the air with a sweet, spiced smell.

Flavors: Caramel, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Spices, Vanilla

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

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67
drank Calm by Tazo
28 tasting notes

Had this at work once, to try to calm down and I was nearly asleep at my desk in half an hour

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100
drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
28 tasting notes

Loved it and am on the lookout for more

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70
drank Organic Green by Tazo
19 tasting notes

This tasted like weak mint tea. I had to check the tag to be sure it was just billed as green tea. There was only one bag of this in the cupboard so I don’t know if they all taste this way. It’s not horrible…but it’s a far cry from good.

Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
585 tasting notes

This is fantastic! Tastes exactly like a loose leaf green tea. It’s toasty and brothy and healthy.

Flavors: Broth, Toasted, Vegetal

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69
drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
1725 tasting notes

My last tea of the day. Taken with dinner at our office event.
Very tangy. But after the super sour lemonade mocktails they made for us, I didn’t notice much.
Everyone hates on this tea. I don’t love it or anything, but it was far from the worst option available to me at the time, and I was grateful for it!!
Also, I have a soft spot for orange candies. Especially tart ones

Kirkoneill1988

i dont think ill like it. it has hibiscus

Indigobloom

I don’t mind it in this blend. It has a lemonade sort of feel to it.

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56
drank Apricot Vanilla Creme by Tazo
258 tasting notes

First off, I can tell this tea is a little delicate. I steeped it for 2 minutes and its showing signs of just a tad bitterness. I had to add some sugar to get much flavour at all with this tea. It was very bland without it. Now I can somewhat taste the apricot and vanilla. It’s there, but I definitely taste the white tea base. It isn’t a bad tea, but in my opinion it could be better.

Flavors: Apricot, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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35
drank Earl Grey by Tazo
3 tasting notes

Although I’ve been raised on earl grey tea, I can’t finish a cup of this tea. It is fairly unpleasant to drink, and my dentist certainly wouldn’t want me to put in the amount of sugar necessary to make it palatable.

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75
drank Awake English Breakfast by Tazo
3 tasting notes

This is a definitely a better black tea than their earl grey. A very good breakfast tea with somewhat of an aftertaste but still nice to drink.

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30
drank Organic Peachy Green by Tazo
60 tasting notes

It’s not that this tea is offensive, but it’s disappointing. It has a tantalizing, very subtle fruity smell that would make an excellent perfume (!), but the taste is nearly nonexistent. It’s as though Tazo took a mild green tea and then blunted its edge by adding other, sweeter flavors—but not enough to replace the tastes they dulled. The result is bland and watery tea.

I can possibly convince myself of a hint of sweetness and tang in the tea’s aftertaste, but it really takes focus! If the package weren’t labeled, I would have no idea what flavors I should be detecting.

Flavors: Green, Sweet

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

This is a smooth, sweet and pretty true to caramel flavor chai.

It’s not very spicy, it’s hard to overbrew (not a big deal if you forget it for awhile) and generally a very agreeable chai. It takes well to a splash of milk and definitely doesn’t need any additional sweetener. I get an interesting cheesecakey note, like it’s just a bit tangy.

While it doesn’t knock my socks off as I do prefer slightly more spicy chais, it’s definitely a nice one to have around for times you crave something sweet and a little spicy, or when you have guests.

Flavors: Caramel, Cardamon, Cheesecake, Vanilla

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Russian Twilight by Tazo
4 tasting notes

Tasty, but boy does it have a strong scent. Can’t drink it around my wife.

Flavors: Smoke

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100
drank Passion by Tazo
24 tasting notes

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80
drank Tazo® Joy™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo
217 tasting notes

It was another wonderful Christmas at my house, the day when we Christians celebrate the most precious gift of the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior. In addition to this miraculous gift, I also received some other cool presents this year. One of the great ones was a box of Tazo Joy tea from a dear friend of ours.

I don’t drink a lot of bagged tea anymore as I prefer the bolder and more complex flavors that more consistently occur in loose leaf tea. However, there are some bagged teas that are exceptional. I believe Tazo often falls into that category.

First of all, you know Tazo makes “classy” products because their teas are enclosed in “sachets” rather than “bags.” All kidding aside, they do use a silky woven material for their bags…uh…harrumph…sachets, instead of paper. One of my complaints with bagged tea is that you can occasionally taste the paper bag. The Tazo sachet material seems to be tasteless and odorless which allows the tea to sink or swim on its own merit (or lack thereof).

One interesting NOTE: When I was researching this tea on the Internet, I found what must have been an image of older packaging for this tea. At that time, the box said the tea was contained in “filterbags.” I guess “sachets” does sound more sophisticated. :-)

The Tazo Joy sachet contained long black full leaves, as advertised. Other tea bags that I’ve tried contained leaves/by-products that were pulverized to a dry powder. I haven’t found that method optimal for producing superior flavor. The Tazo sachet also had an enticing fruity aroma.

I steeped the sachet for five minutes in eight ounces of boiling water as recommended on the box. The resultant color was a goldish orange. The brewed smell was slightly sweet and fruity.

The taste of this tea was quite decent. The flavor was fruity, mildly sweet, smooth, and lower-end-of-medium-strength. There was absolutely no astringency. There really was no aftertaste either.

The package revealed that the fruity flavor came from peaches. My palate wasn’t sensitive enough to discern the specific fruit’s classification but I was able to identify the flavor as a resident in that family.

All in all, this is a nice tea that I will be happy to drink on those days when, for whatever reason, I don’t have time (or the inclination) to set up the Breville tea maker for a pot of loose leaf tea. Also, I would definitely choose this blend over some of the nasty tea-like substances produced by certain office tea pod machines.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Japanese Sakura by Tazo
57 tasting notes

Found this at TJ Maxx. I used to work at Starbucks and thought I knew all of the Tazo teas, but apparently not! I’d never heard of this one before. It’s kind of weird, but it’s a weird that I like. It’s green tea with rose and cherry flavors. (Ingredients: green tea, rose petals, rose hips, natural flavor, blackberry leaves) The rose is much more pronounced than the cherry, for sure. I don’t see myself finishing this tin, so if anyone wants a couple sachets, let me know!

Flavors: Cherry, Floral, Green, Rose

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Tastes like a scented candle. The cardamom overpowers all other flavor, no amount of cream or sugar or additional cinnamon could save it for me. The balance seems way off with this one. Can’t taste the pumpkin at all.

Flavors: Cardamon

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

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