Love this sweet minty herbal tea. The tarragon is a flavor you don’t normally find in mint teas, so this always stays stocked in my pantry.
“I drank this tea last night to help soothe my stomach after it had a “run-in” with a tea that didn’t agree with me. This refresh tea eventually helped to ease my discomfort. I finished the last...” Read full tasting note
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“Bought this last winter when I had a really bad cold. I like it better now that it is more leaf in a sachet than the prior tea bag form. Nice minty relief. Great relief for a sore throat and...” Read full tasting note
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One of Tazo’s Herbal Infusions, Refresh™ is a blend of northwest grown peppermint and spearmint leaves and features the sweet licorice-like taste of tarragon.
Even though this type of beverage is often described as an herbal tea, there is actually no tea in it at all. Instead it’s a blend of leaves and herbs that has been used for centuries to enhance health and well being. As a result, it contains no caffeine.
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A marginal mint tea that’s rescued by the odd tarragon partnering. This is probably the best of the Tazo teas I’ve tried. I keep imagining this is due to the fact this is a tea made of herbs and actually has no tea in it (because the tea dust passed off generally as ‘tea of high caliber’ by Tazo is pretty awful). A decent tea when you need to come off a Starbucks buzz.
I really love Refresh, so much that it is one of the few mint teas that I like and certainly my favorite one. I don’t get the licorice taste, though. While it makes a good brew fairly quickly, I generally don’t remove the teabag because I find it stops releasing flavor after the water cools. Sweet and “bracing”, but not too strong.
I recently purchased a bunch of tazo teas and Refresh was one of them. The first time I made this tea I was like ok it’s ok but nothing great. Then I came down with the flu and was nauseated. This is the perfect tea for feeling bad in any way. I can definately taste the combination of peppermint and spearmint. They overpower the tarragon, but that’s fine with me as it is a mint tea and is called refresh, which it tastes like a mint tea and does refresh. Now, the tarragon is very subtle but when you are sick that licorice from the tarragon really settles your stomach. I like my hot tea HOT and my iced tea cold. I steep this for 5 minutes. If I wasn’t sick I would give this tea a rating in the 60’s maybe low 70’s, however when your nauseated, which in my opinion is the worst feeling in the world as well as having the flu or a cold there in no number high enough for something that tastes good and makes you feel comfortable. The mintyness really is great for that post nasal drip. This tea has wonderful medicinal properties. The only negative tea as someone who likes their tea hot is that bc of the mintyness the tea seems cooler and I have to reheat it as I like to sip and savor my tea and reheating the tea changes the taste and makes it more bitter.
I have constant stomach troubles and this tea is my saving grace. It’s a classic peppermint tea with bit of spiciness added to it, which I feel is the tarragon. I don’t necessary taste the licorice in the tarragon.. I add a little bit of honey to it and bring it to class in a travel mug almost every morning. I prefer a refreshingly minty tea over caffeinated coffee any day.
So this is the best of the TAZO collection that I have tasted thus far. I really don’t know why I have so lack of a love for this company, but I swear it’s because the teas are just so overpowering and lacking in an actual taste. I tried this tea as per a reccomendation of a fellow steepster and it’s not completely bad, like I said, def one of the best TAZO tea I have tried. This tea was somewhat relaxing and soothing when I drank it. If I go to starbucks again, that is what I will order.