3 Tasting Notes
The Tazo Chai has a pleasant aroma, but the spicy taste is very mild. I find one teabag produces a flavor more mellow than I would wish, and ends up leaving me with a sour taste at the back of my tongue by the end of the cup. I bought this because I heard the Wilelaiki Blossom honey from Teavana pairs well with teas featuring clove, cinnamon, or cardamom. This tea is just too weak to do the honey justice, though the taste is pleasant enough to get through a cup.
This is currently my go-to Earl Grey, so much so that I’ve ordered it in bulk from Republic of Tea and start every morning with a cup. The best way I can describe it is as a more Earl Grey Earl Grey. It smells and tastes like comfort, especially when I dress it up with a generous splash of cream (okay, half and half to be precise) and bit of sugar.
Allow me to be frank at the commencement: I am going to damn this tea with faint praise. You see, I have been trying to incorporate green tea into my daily tea habits and so have been exploring the various varieties most easily available. To see what will do in a pinch, if I’ve only a supermarket’s selection and no access to anything finer.
Thus Bigelow’s Green Tea with Peach. Here’s the faint praise: it smells AMAZING. I could honestly hang out inhaling the vapors from a cup of this for some ridiculous and undisclosed amount of time – and that would probably provide a better tea experience overall. This tea is tasteless and barely serviceable apart from the marvelous peach scent.
I should probably inform you that I have a fondness for peaches. And also that the previous sentence is an understatement.
I add perhaps half a tablespoon of honey to mine to make it more palatable, since I’m not one to waste this-side-of-serviceable tea sachets. I wouldn’t recommend the tea, though.