Unlike the previous Tazo tea I sampled, this one came in a filter bag, though unlike the Refresh Mint–which was also in a filter bag–it had an attractive little tag declaring the flavor.
Before brewing, Tazo Green Ginger tea has a bit of a citrus fragrance, and a hint of sweetness. Though the bag advertised a taste of pear, there’s no fruit in the ingredients; just green tea, ginger, and lemongrass. Needless to say, there was no pear to be tasted. Not even an impression of it caused by the blending of other flavors.
There was, however, a sharp tea flavor. I found it went bitter very fast, but the bite went well with the strong flavor of ginger. Like mint or cinnamon, ginger is one of those things that easily overpowers anything it’s added to. It definitely rules the flavor in this cup of tea, but it’s not so strong that you can’t detect the tangy taste of the lemongrass.
Adding sugar helped bring out the flavor of the lemongrass and mute the ginger, but didn’t do much otherwise. The ginger is pleasant for fall, but overall I found this blend a little lacking in the flavor department.
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