Glazed Lemon Loaf from Tazo Tea. . .

Every time I enter a grocery store, I find myself tossing a mixture of tea and newfangled flavored Oreos* into my cart.

*Apple pie flavor: EFFECTIVE.

For this reason, my husband prefers to grocery shop alone.

However, I have NO SHOPPING REGRETS, GUYS. This blend tastes JUST like the Starbucks lemon cake. It is lemon swimming in sugary icing sweetness. It tastes like calories. The word “divine” comes to mind.

If you want to make your own cake version of the Starbucks lemon loaf, try this recipe. Or… you can just try this tea.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy: Tazo Tea
Description

An enticing herbal infusion with notes of bright lemon & creamy vanilla.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Organic Peach Cobbler from Tazo. . . .

I don’t normally like peach flavored things. I love peaches, but I find peach flavored things to be too sweet and too fake tasting. But one day last week I really needed a little extra caffeine, and I noticed this peach cobbler tea is made with black tea so I decided to be brave and try it.

Wow, I was pleasantly surprised! This was neither too sweet or fake tasting. I seriously don’t know how they did it, but this tea really tasted like a peach cobbler! It’s amazing. The peach flavor is there, but it’s subtle. It blends with cinnamon, vanilla and I swear I could taste the crust of a cobbler!

This tea needed no sugar or creamer, it was perfect all on it’s own. Although a splash of coconut milk would probably make this even more decadent! This tea does contain caffeine, otherwise it would make a delicious dessert tea. I will definitely be adding it to my tea stash. The flavor is seriously amazing, and it has just the right amount of caffeine.

I felt alert but not jittery after drinking this. Not to mention I felt cheery and happy after having such a delicious drink!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tazo Tea
Description

A delectable mélange of black teas with peach notes, apple & cinnamon, with other natural flavors.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Apricot Vanilla Creme from Tazo Tea. . . .

Apricot Vanilla Creme, a white tea by Tazo, one that I had never seen prior to the arrival of a traveling teabox. My past experiences with Tazo have been nothing special but this particular teabag has me intrigued. I blame the “creme” since that’s one of those trigger words that catches my eye. “Vanilla” is another. So when I saw this, I knew it was a tea I wanted to try.’

I opened the teabag and the smell of stone fruit and vanilla filled the air. As per the recommended steeping parameters on the teabag, I steeped this for 3 minutes at 175 degrees.

This actually is quiet nice. Definitely one of the better Tazo teas I have tried and thankfully it delivers on all that is promised. Apricot? Check. Vanilla? Check. Creme? Check. The base is also present and though I wish it was more muted, it is by no means offensive. It contributes a touch of bitter that slightly distracts from the flavors but is not as invasive as I thought it might have been.

All in all, I am impressed. This is flavorful and given its a teabag, its a no muss, no fuss sort of treat.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  White
Where to Buy:  Tazo Tea
Description

This treat of a white tea delights with hints of fresh apricot & Tahitian vanilla.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Zen from Tazo. . .

I grabbed Tazo’s Zen™ at the dentist’s office without realizing the dreaded mint* was inside it. However, I’m pleased to announce that the mint isn’t the primary characteristic of this tea!

* A note about mint: WHY IS IT EVERYWHERE? Mint is for toothpaste only.

Anyway, this lemon-mint green tea is mostly lemon with a toasty green flavor. It’s like a roasty, nutty kind of green, which is interesting against the citrus-y (and, okay, a LITTLE minty) high notes.

I think this is a nice choice for recovering from the harsh blows of a dentist visit. (I need $4k of Invisalign! And a filling! And part of the underside of my tongue cut! Almost $5k altogether!) It’s very… Zen™. *

* A note about the ™: How on earth can the word “Zen” be trademarked? I imagine it’s just in the context of tea products? No one else can name their tea “Zen,” maybe? Does this strike anyone else as weird?

Anyway, this tea comes in boxes at your grocery store, if you want to give it a whirl! You can enjoy it in your less-messed-up-than-mine mouth!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Tazo
Description

A harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Awake from Tazo Tea

TazoAwakeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tazo

Tea Description:

A breakfast-style black tea of malty boldness and bright flavor, invigorating any time of day.

The sun peeks over the horizon through the clouds, a star streaks undetected across the sky and the world begins anew. This bold and flavorful blend of black teas will send you down the day’s path wondering where it will take you and if it’s possible to bring along a friend.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is another tea from my tea stash that for some reason I seem to have a lot of it.  I think at one time, this was my go to tea in the mornings at work.  I rarely drink it anymore but I’m on my mission to drink up some of this tea I have so here we go!

Awake is one of the better Tazo teas in my opinion.  Just be careful with it.  It turns on you quick and becomes very bitter.

I brewed the tea up like I do my black tea-212F-3 min.  I let this cool off for a few minutes and took my time enjoying the tea.

This may not be the black tea around, but its tasty! I like the bold yet subtle nature of the tea. There is a nice malty feel in each sip and there are no hints of astringency around.  Just smooth rich black tea. Another no mess no fuss tea that is perfect for those busy mornings or when you just need to do a grab and go kinda tea.  What is also great is that most grocery stores carry this tea so it is easily accessible.

I’ll be happy when I can proudly say “SIPDOWN” (when all the teabags are gone).  But this isn’t such a bad tea to drink this afternoon. It is definitely giving me a bit of a pep in my step for the afternoon.