Sign Up To Rate This Tea

Email:
Not shared or displayed. (details)
Re-type email:
Password:
Password Again:
Display name:
(can be fictitious)
ex. Alex Zorach, Jean-Luc Picard:
Are you or is your family affiliated with a tea company?

Zen Filterbags

25
Percentile
9 ratings
Picture of Zen Filterbags
Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Zhejiang, China
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 25, 2013

Commercial Description

A harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.

Ratings & Reviews

Page 1 of 1 page with 9 reviews

Link Link to This Review
67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(23 reviews) on
Pretty nice blend, although the lemongrass and mint tend to clash (I think).
1 Comment

Link Link to This Review
73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(166 reviews) on
Tazo is carried in Starbucks and is very available and moderately priced. Zen has a green tea base with notes of mint and cintrus. Very good over ice. A solid pick for every-day green tea. I actually prefer this to the China Green Tips (the plain green Tazo that Starbucks carries). Both are good in a pinc (airport, office. etc.)
Add a Comment

Link Link to This Review
50 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(7 reviews) on
I can think of at least one less expensive flavored green tea that is better Tazo's Zen. Additionally, there are several other common green teas not far above its price that I feel are very superior. So, although I wont say this is a bad tea, I will say it disappointed me somewhat. I'm probably not apt to buy another box of it unless Tazo reduces its price by a buck or two.
1 Comment

Link Link to This Review
90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(3 reviews) on
My second-favorite tea. I brew it with some sliced, candied ginger to give it a peppery zing. No lemon, no milk or cream, just sweetener. Honey is good with this.
Add a Comment

Link Link to This Review
47 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(23 reviews) on
Aroma comes from added flavors, not from the tea leaves, really. The flavor is basically spearmint and lemongrass, with little green tea flavor to be found. This is kind of a novelty tea, but nice on rare occasions. This tea could have broad appeal, but precisely because there is very little actual tea flavor.

The Tazo website describes this tea as being the special secret of Buddhist monks in some remote region of China. Then in another place, it states that the green tea leaves are from Zhejiang province. Now, Zhejiang is a well-developed and prosperous region of China on the east coast, anything but remote. I drank tea with Buddhist monks in that province on numerous occasions, and it was always just traditional Chinese loose leaf teas such as green, wulong, or red tea.
Add a Comment

Link Link to This Review
43 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(1310 reviews) on
Flat, dry aroma, mostly of straw and leaf...little fruity lemon aroma and more of the muted straw-like quality of the lemongrass. Very bitter. Crisp but without being fresh or cooling as I had hoped from this tea. I also found the tea to be weak in aroma.

This was disappointing, both on its own and relative to what I've experienced of Tazo's other teas.
1 Comment

Link Link to This Review
60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(2 reviews) on
The lemony fragrance is stronger than the actual taste. It is a smooth green tea but the flavor is a little weak.
Add a Comment

Link Link to This Review
73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(3 reviews) on
I just tried this tea and really loved the subtle lemon flavor, and I found it more smooth than bitter for a green tea.
Add a Comment

Link Link to This Review
57 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(33 reviews) on
The first time I had this tea I absolutely loved it. It's a great minty yet subtle fruity mix that smelled fantastic and tasted pretty good.
Yet, over the years this tea hasn't really held up for me... it's pretty expensive for one, it's tough to brew it without it going bitter, and I just eventually grew tired of the taste overall. I won't shy away from it if it's what's around, but I don't really go out of my way for it either.
Add a Comment

Page 1 of 1 page with 9 reviews