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So, I’ve been drinking this for weeks now and never logged it. OOPS.
Anyway, as I said in the so-called Steep deluxe version review, this is a pretty decent bagged EG. And by that I mean, it’s good for being bagged. The more bagged EGs I try, the more I realize they will never stand up to loose leaf. But this one and the Teavana EG Cream are probably the best, with the Teavana being the only one that I can call comparable to loose leaf.
As for this, however, it’s a nice punch of Bergamot, without being bitey. I love that. With a splash of milk and a single Splenda, this is a nice wake-up brew for when you need something quick and easy. It should be noted that, even with the milk and Splenda, I can still (slightly) taste the tea base, so that’s nice. All in all, I enjoy this a bunch. It’s good for bagged, and above-average overall. I have about half a box left, and then I will likely get more. Yum.
Flavors: Bergamot, Tea
This sure is…. bagged tea dust with some artificial flavoring and spices. The meyer lemon peel flavor masks the actual taste of the tea, which is saying something, because the lemon is barely noticeable. There’s some spice here that’s blended in about as smoothly as a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg added directly onto the top of a brewed cup of tea. Can’t say my standards were super high with 1) it being actual tea from Bigelow and 2) it being decaf, but dang, this tea tripped on the bar that was hovering above the ground. Hot water would have been a better bedtime cup.
Flavors: Lemon, Spices
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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