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Web: www.tazo.com
Phone (888) 436-2673
Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2018

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About Tazo Tea

Tazo Tea is a brand of tea now owned by Unilever. Tazo was originally best known for being stocked in Starbucks coffee shops. In 2004, Tazo was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Starbucks Corporation.[1] In November of 2017, Starbucks announced it was selling the brand to Unilever.[3]

Tazo sells teabag teas, loose teas, and bottled teas. In 2009, Tazo began moving away from traditional tea bags and towards pyramid sachets, and began using more whole tea leaves in these sachets.[2] Tazo uses a non-standard terminology in their marketing and on their website; traditional tea bags are called filterbags and the sachets are labelled full leaf tea or full leaf sachets.

Online, Tazo teas used to be able to be purchased through the Starbucks Store, before it was discontinued.
The online selection included exclusive blends, such as Tazo English Breakfast, which was available through this online store and not in Starbucks or other shops.

Tazo is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.

References:

1. Tazo, Kraft Foods Announce Licensing Deal, Beverage Aisle, May. 15, 2004.


2. Melissa Allison, Starbucks converts Tazo tea bags to full-leaf tea sachets, Seattle Times, Dec. 24, 2009.

3. Ronald Holden, Starbucks Unloads Tazo, Will Concentrate On Teavana, Forbes, Nov. 2, 2017.

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(2 reviews)
80 / 100
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Calm Chamomile Filterbags

Style: Chamomile Blend – Region: Blend
Jun. 9th, 2020

all the flavors put together makes my entire night. this is the best chamomile blend i have ever tried and even people who don't usually like tea like it and that makes me so happy.

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pdog555
(1 review)
85 / 100
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Passion Filterbag

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend
Mar. 9th, 2020

Deep bloody red with apparent bubbling on the sides. Aroma has rose hips and hibiscus. Taste is incredibly fruity, kick of orange and a nice bite from the hibiscus. Palate has a lingering tropical note on the roof of the mouth, citrusy.

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Bailz
(3 reviews)
72 / 100
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Passion Filterbag

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend
Jan. 23rd, 2020

Aroma is very citrus driven with a subtle spice. The flavor is strong in this tea and a single tea bag can support 16 ounces of hot water. I like this tea because it’s almost like having a wild fermented beer with the acid presence. That said, it’s fairly one note.

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64 / 100
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Tazo Glazed Lemon Loaf

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: ?????
Jan. 23rd, 2020

This tea smells just like a glazed lemon loaf. Really incredible. The flavor is subtle but enjoyable. I’d recommend not using more than 8 ounces to ensure it isn’t too diluted. For the price, this tea is really solid (3 dollars for 20 bags).

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Tchuggin' Okie
(272 reviews)
63 / 100
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African Red Bush

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend
Apr. 14th, 2019

Too bad this tea has been discontinued, because it's an acceptable (not great to the point of blowing one's mind, but pretty decent) take on rooibos/herbal blending. As with other rooibos teas I've tried, the first impression wasn't anything to brag about, but it grew on me after a few bags, and I came to appreciate i...

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