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Episode 175: Pomegranate Pizzazz

Bigelow! At long last, we meet again. This time, it’s Pomegranate Pizzazz, one of five teas in a recent sampler I picked up from Amazon.

This herbal tea packs a lot of ingredients, but the one flavor that stands out the most isn’t the one this blend is named after! Note for note, this reminds me of Tazo Passion, and there’s only a faint whisper of pomegranate as an after taste. It’s not a bad tea; it’s just not the flavor it says it is. Maybe they should rename it “Hibiscus Hooray”.


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Episode 183: Wild Berry Zinger

I’ll level with you — I’m getting a little tired of the overabundance of hibiscus in herbal teas. Specifically, I’m tired of the overabundance of hibiscus in this herbal tea — Celestial Seasonings’ Wild Berry Zinger.

Aside from the hibiscus flavor, the only thing that stands out is the sour, tangy orange aftertaste when hot. It really doesn’t taste too far off from Pomegranate Pizzazz. Or Tazo Passion. I will say this — it makes for a pretty tasty iced tea. So if you do pick this up, iced is the way to go.


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Episode 214: Black Cherry Berry

I’m on the hunt now for a really good cherry-flavored tea. The varieties I’ve tried in the past here on the show have been hit or miss (mostly miss), but now we have a new challenger — Celestial Seasonings’ Black Cherry Berry. This herbal blend contains natural black cherry flavor along with hibiscus and rosehips.

Out of the Celestial Seasonings’ offerings I’ve tried so far, this one is probably the best out of the bunch! The hibiscus adds a nice tartness which accents the cherry flavor perfectly. If you like a nice tart tea, try this out!


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Episode 227: True Blueberry

Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry might be the best blueberry bagged tea I’ve ever tasted! I don’t know how the original blend might’ve tasted, but since the package says this blend is bursting with more fruit flavor, I’m guessing this is a definite upgrade.

Although this blend has the usual trio of herbal tea suspects from Celestial Seasonings (hibiscus, rose hips, orange peel), there’s enough blueberry flavor from the other ingredients to give this tea a nice, juicy taste. Try it iced — it’s even better!


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Episode 238: Raspberry Zinger

Looks like I’ve reached the last tea in my Celestial Seasonings sample pack — Raspberry Zinger. This herbal tea is a lively blend of hibiscus, rosehips, chicory, and of course raspberries. Let’s give it a try!

I’m not really getting any “zing” from this blend — if anything, it tastes like Tropical Punch Kool-Aid! It’s a very juicy and flavorful tea — don’t get me wrong. But the tartness of raspberries is faint. This is really just some hibiscus and rosehips tea with a splash of raspberry. It is great as an iced tea, so maybe try it that way instead.


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