Let's just get it out there, right off the bat: THIS WAS DISGUSTING. I am so bummed out about this because I love mint-chocolate flavors but this...this was just bleh. I picked up this Cocoa Mint Mate by Tazo on a whim of holiday tea spirited-ness and I will be leaving my mint chocolate cravings to coffees and martinis.
I drink a lot of teas and mint chocolate is one of my favorite staple flavors but it is just not meant to be a tea flavor. The tea was odd to say the least. The natural mint was overshadowed by the bitter cocoa nib flavor and the flavor was dull and bitter. The mint tasted like it was burned or the leaves were improperly dried. I tried adding a hint of rock sugar, then honey and then decided sweeteners made the flavor worse.
There was just nothing I could do to make this mint tea taste better. Don't be fooled, this tea is nothing like the flavor you would suspect from the title. I won't be trying it again. I poured it out - which is super rare because even teas I don't particularly like I can still finish the cup because there's nothing worst than wasting tea.
But this one...this one was worth throwing away. Sorry Tazo, I am usually a fan of your teas but this one was a let down.
I rate this tea a 0 out of 5 stars.
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Fall has arrived in some parts of the United States and there is actually snow on the ground already in Colorado and South Dakota! Crazy! With everyone starting to think about Halloween and Thanksgiving, I figured I better try out all of the new pumpkin spice teas out on the market right now. I picked this one up from Target. Who needs the Pumpkin Spice Lattes when you can have it in a nice cuppa tea?!
Tazo's Pumpkin Spice Chai is pretty tasty - I added a pack of stevia to sweeten it up and that really brought the spicy flavors to life for me. I steeped with just under boiling water and let sit for about 5 minutes. The pumpkin flavor is fairly mild and really would be nice steeped with an apple cinnamon tea.
Overall, this tea bag was pretty decent. I don't have any other's to compare to at this point but I am planning to pick up a few other pumpkin spice teas to do a pumpkin spice showdown! I'll keep sipping on this one for the time being, though! Yum!
I rate this Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea a 4 out of 5 stars.
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I picked this delicious tea up from a cute little health foods store in Mountain Home, Arkansas. I had never heard of this flavor and it sounded delicious - the box description reads, "Jammy notes of strawberry& black cherry color green rooibos & green tea." My first brew I decided to make an iced tea with it since I was working out in the garden.
The tea itself is rich and fruity with great earthy undertones from the hibiscus and chamomile. The rooibos tea adds depth to the flavor which make the Organic Bramblewine tea from Tazo a new favorite tea.
Ingredients include organic hibiscus, organic green rooibos, organic apple, organic chamomile, organic lemon verbena, organic green tea, organic licorice root, and organic orange peel.
I rate this Organic Bramblewine tea by Tazo a 5 out of 5 stars.
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According to the box, Zen by Tazo is a "harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint." I would definitely agree with that. Steeped with near boiling hot water for 3 minutes and then set to chill for 30 minutes, I was not disappointed by this tea. Light, refreshing and a quick sip - especially when it's iced.
The spearmint is almost hidden by the lemongrass but in a good way - by adding some fresh mint from my garden it brought the minty tones up a notch (a personal preference). My only complaint for this tea is how weak the second steep on the bag was - not nearly as flavorful. All in all, I can see myself enjoying this tea all year round - hot or cold - I just might run out of bags quicker than my other mint teas.
I rate this tea a 5 out of 5 stars!
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