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drank Benefits Citrus & Oolong by Bigelow
2473 tasting notes

I don’t know that I’ve ever had a citrus/oolong blend, but the fruitiness of the oolong in this bagged Bigelow version is a really nice frame for the citrus. Grapefruit and lemon are both in the ingredient list, but it skews grapefruit to me. Even with inattentive office steeping, there’s no bitterness in the oolong.

This afternoon pick-me-up was sponsored by Michelle, with my thanks! (And on the look-for-it-locally list it goes!)

Michelle

I like this for an afternoon pickmeup too, and its very forgiving when you forget you’re steeping said pickmeup.

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drank Ginger Peach Turmeric by Bigelow
724 tasting notes

Drinking this one hot. Have been working through a harder-hitting bout of seasonal affect disorder than usual this month, and so low-maintenance bagged hot herbal teas are the order of the day.
Unsurprisingly, this tastes mostly of peach and ginger, with a warming, brothlike mouthfeel. Perfect for cold & flu season, as it’s slightly medicinal, loaded with all kinds of healthy herbs and spices.

Flavors: Fruity, Medicinal, Spicy

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This is the tea I grew up on in the 70’s!

gmathis

My first tea. Same era. Same warm fuzzy affection for it!

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When I ordered this along with my groceries I was under the impression that it was an herbal spearmint tea. So I was surprised when it arrived and was labeled as a black tea.
I made a cup of this today with a bit of non-dairy milk added. I over-steeped it so I figured the milk would fix it. I actually quite like it this way. It’s nice and minty and the milk helps smooth the base tea/ hide it. I bet this one would be good iced during the summer.

Flavors: Spearmint

gmathis

I never thought about adding milk to a minty tea, but done properly, that would make a nice little cup of creme de menthe! This is a favorite among my less tea-centric work friends.

Lexie Aleah

I like adding milk to mint teas to make it more of a creamy less intense mint. Usually I only do it with peppermint teas such as Twinings Buttermint. In this case I figured it’d be a good way to fix my mistake of oversteeping.

gmathis

No, wait…I lied. Bigelow has (had?) (will have?) a seasonal minty Peppermint Bark. I do prefer that with milk to whip the licorice into submission.

Mastress Alita

I love Twinings Buttermint!

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This doesn’t get much love from other reviewers and I feel sorry for it. This was in my “random scavenged bags” caddy that I generally save for my Sunday kids on Tea and Cocoa Day, but I was craving lemon last night.

It’s bagged and its decaf, so you can’t expect much from the tea base, but I do like Bigelow’s dainty hand with the lemon—gentle; not so tart it stings your tongue and makes your eyebrows sweat.

Of course, a few minutes of peace after a crazy adrenaline day made it taste that much better.

Martin Bednář

I am pretty much sure I have a tea bag from this tea in my collection and the name always made me smile.

gmathis

It cheered me up :)

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
68 tasting notes

Very nice, calming tea for the nighttime. I typically don’t like teas that are overpowered with mint, and this one fortunately has just enough to be pleasant. Definitely puts me in a sleepy mood :)

Flavors: Chamomile, Flowers, Mint

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Another one I wouldn’t normally have picked for myself; it just fell into my husband’s shopping basket. I was a little wary—the strawberry/orange/lemon version of this line of Bigelow cold infusions is so licorice and and hibi heavy, I have to cut it with a bag of plain tea to make it drinkable.

However, there’s no licorice in this one, and the hibiscus/rosehips accentuate the lime rather than overwhelm it. Honeysuckle? Not so much. But this was a pleasant iced feet-up cooler after a busy Sunday.

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
1134 tasting notes

It’s been a long time since we last met, Constant Comment. Years. Twenty?

I can’t say more than has been said here, with nearly 200 tasting notes posted to Steepster.

This tea brings me joy.

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrusy, Clove, Ginger, Orange, Round , Spicy, Tannin, Tea

gmathis

Makes me smile every time I see somebody enjoying it. Also makes me think it should be on my grocery list.

Martin Bednář

I am sorting tea bags into my collection today and saw it there! I never tried it though.

Todd

Probably the best bagged tea I would drink for free in an office! Aside from Fujitsu, where they carried Yamamotoyama teas, including houjicha…

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Another August-won’t-let-go-heat wave ahead; I think that’s what prompted my husband to grab this funny little box of Bigelow cold brew. Tried my first pint jar this morning after an overnight steep in the fridge. Lots of licorice frames the orange and strawberry candy fruit flavor; lemon was hard to detect. I think I will prefer it diluted further than recommended to thin out the licorice. It’ll do for yard work, but probably not worth a repeat.

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drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
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Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Orange and Spice by Bigelow
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Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange Zest, Sugar, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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drank Green Tea Decaf by Bigelow
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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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This is my go-to afternoon tea when I want a little pick-me-up. I love the orange notes.

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drank Green Tea by Bigelow
1134 tasting notes

Nutty, earthy, toasty, old vegetation, buttery tone. Bland. I’ve never liked this one. It’s dead tea.

Flavors: Butter, Earth, Nutty, Toasty, Vegetal

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drank Stress Free Rose & Mint by Bigelow
1134 tasting notes

The rose is prominent but not overpowering. It tastes light pink, that airy kind of rose. Mint is subtle, a little herbaceous (unless that’s the raspberry leaves), and comes out more several minutes into sipping as a cooling in the mouth and chest. Light tulsi taste mixes with the rose and peppermint.. Definitely has that thin herbal tea body. Lingering gentle, sweet and fruity elderberry-appley chamomile-licorice root finish. If I hadn’t read the ingredients, I wouldn’t have known there to be rosehips in the blend. I guess now I taste their tartness after the swallow. Pretty good. Still don’t think I’d buy a box but happy to sip. It’s too complicated and clunky for my herbal tea likes.

Flavors: Apple, Chamomile, Elderberry, Fruity, Herbaceous, Licorice, Peppermint, Rose, Tart, Tulsi

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enjoy this for a fall/ pumpkin tea bag

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
836 tasting notes

Too tart with the tartness cutting through the apple and cranberry flavours. Juicy note. Thin mouthfeel.
This tea reminds me of a sour candy without the sweetness.

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drank Green Tea Decaf by Bigelow
1 tasting notes

What you expect from a decaf green. Nothing amazing, but not bad at all.

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drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
933 tasting notes

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drank Spiced Chai by Bigelow
1173 tasting notes

I have received this tea bag from postcrossing. Thanks goes to Houston this time.

Honestly, I had no idea what to expect as ingredients list isn’t very attractive.

But decided to brew it anyway, for recommended 4 minutes being afraid it will be terribly spicy and hot. It isn’t.

I got rather a milky, mild spicy, muddy drink with hints of vanilla and cream. While it wasn’t bad per se, it was somehow boring, plain… and overall not impressive. As for bagged stuff, it is below average; as for teas overall… nothing to try again.

Flavors: Creamy, Milk, Mud, Spicy, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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