Tag: bagged tea

Episode 086: Zen

I had this bag of Tazo’s Zen as part of a sampler pack that I received a while ago. The blend looks pretty good: green tea with lemon verbena, spearmint, and lemongrass. Can’t go wrong with that, right? Right?

Eh…it’s just okay to me. The spearmint is the star here, and the lemon verbena and lemongrass leave a bit of a sour aftertaste that is supported by the astringency of the green tea. It’s not remarkable, but it’s not disgusting either. I’d imagine this would be great iced, but as a hot tea, it’s not for me.


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Episode 087: Root Beer Float Iced Tea

More iced tea! I’m switching it up now that we’re ending out March and nearly a quarter of the year has passed. (Where has the time gone?) Today, I’m having Zoomdweebie’s Root Beer Float iced tea.

I absolutely adore this tea, and it’s going to have to be in my regular staple of summer brews. Every ingredient shines here — the smooth, rich black tea, the spicy sweet complexity of the root beer, and the creaminess imparted by the marshmallow root. It’s more of a “soda” type of tea, but I’m not mad at that. It’s definitely more hydrating!


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Episode 088: Camomile, Honey and Vanilla

If you’ve been following this podcast for any length of time, you know I usually prefer loose leaf tea. But I also know that not everyone has the time to fool with filters and water temperatures and such when they just want a warm cup of tea. So to that end, I’m also going to review more bagged teas on the show. Today, it’s Twinings’ Camomile, Honey and Vanilla.

It’s a nice fragrant tea, but honestly, all the flavor is in the aroma (which reminds me of fresh baked biscuits with butter and honey). The resulting brew itself is extremely bland — light chamomile flavor punctuated with honey, but overall, it’s pretty forgettable.


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Episode 090: Candy Cane Iced Tea

Mmm…another great iced tea from Zoomdweebie’s Southern Boy Iced Teas line. This is from their “12 Iced Teas of Christmas” line from last year — Candy Cane.

This is not your ordinary mint iced tea! Brisk peppermint and a hint of vanilla take this iced tea to a whole other level. I’m pretty sure I drank this all in record time. The mint flavor is there, but not strong at all — it’s very well-balanced. Add this one to your summer iced tea menu!


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Episode 092: Pina Colada Iced Tea

The iced tea drinking continues! This time, it’s Zoomdweebie’s Pina Colada iced tea. They actually have two versions of this tea — if you recall, I’ve tried the honeybush version.

I’m totally a fan of this black tea version! The quality of the black tea really brings out the rich caramel undertones of rum flavoring that are in this blend. Together with the pineapple and coconut, this iced tea takes me straight to the tropics. I can’t stop drinking this. Mmmm!


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