SO this is the last tea review in a long time. I have decided to start another blog on another hobby I have recently fallen in love with. It doesn’t mean that I will never write in this blog again, it will be just insanely sporadic, so don’t wait up. you know what I mean? So here is the final review. Let’s move!
As I mentioned in my last review, TAZO is the tea you will most likely see at your local market in the U.S. and at your local starbucks. So how was their version of Earl Grey?
First Impression: The tea bag smells good and as I pour in the hot water, the tea starts to instantly smell good. I ignore the instructions of a 5 minute waiting period and give it 3. I notice the brown/gold almost reddish color and as I have my taste test, it tastes like nothing, i.e. yes “warm fragrant water.”
W/ Sugar: I can taste faint amounts of sugar but not heavily.
W/Milk: It STILL tastes like fragrant warm water.
Overall, it is a decent earl grey, not strong, not great, but not bad either.
OVER, OVERALL, I think of all the teas I have reviewed on this blog, Yorkshire Tea is the one I’d like to fill my cupboard with. It was so distinct and malty, it was awesome. I am now left with two teas, Barry’s and Tazo’s. When I go to the shops to look for teas to review, I’ve already reviewed them. Did I get a palate for teas and their tastes? I’m gonna say no but maybe I have? Let’s just say I was a dum-dum when I started this blog but now I’m less of a dum-dum and let’s say wary instead.
So thanks for reading this blog since the beginning, you rock! Go forth and spread the love of tea!
Earl Grey is available at all supermarkets and retails vary from $3-$5.
Cheerio! It’s been a long time since I’ve written this blog but life and school got the best of me. This and another review will be the last for a very long time so let’s begin!
I’ve never tried TAZO tea but I remember loving their packaging and thought it was so quaint and cute. When I did get around to buying the tea, the packaging has completely changed and it went from “quaint” to “earthy.
On their website, it is an interactive site giving the basics, their collection of black teas, herbal teas, and tea lattes. you can even buy online!
Their mantra is long but I like that they state, “Tazo is life reblended.” So how was “AWAKE,” their English breakfast? Let’s find out!
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: SO as per the instructions on the box, I followed the instructions, boiled it at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, let it steep for 5 minutes and after the 5 minutes, it smelled really good. I taste test it and YUCK! It’s so sour! It’s terrible! So I throw it out and make another one, but let it steep for 3 minutes. It’s WAY better. It’s tolerable.
W/Sugar: I can taste the sugar.
W/Milk: Tastes like warm water, good smelling water.
Overall, English Breakfast is okay, not malty which I like in my English Breakfast teas. I definitely dislike the whole 5 minute waiting period. I don’t care what the instructions say, it makes the tea worse. Unless you like waiting 5 minutes for your tea and like that sour taste, go ahead and follow instructions.
As for my tea habits, I drink on occasion, depending on the weather.
My tea collection, well….it went from what once was 8 to 10 boxes of tea to now a dwindling 2. I still have my Irish Barry’s Tea and Tazo’s English Breakfast. I haven’t bought anymore tea because I am looking for the elusive Tetley. Gots to find me some Tetley.
Tazo tea is available at all supermarkets and through the Starbucks Website. Suggested Retail is $4.95 but I paid $2.49 so it varies.