Zen Full Leaf

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet

This tea's info last updated: Aug. 1, 2017

Commercial Description

A harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(318 reviews) on

If you're in three mood for a lightly minty green tea, this one isn't bad. The flavors are smoother, subtler, and more harmonious than their herbal mint tea.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Of all of Tazo's teas, I think this one is the most changed from the flat tea bag version to the full leaf version. It's vaguely recognizable but I find, while I hated the old version, this was quite pleasant to drink.

The first cup, which I steeped about 2 minutes (and it was plenty strong) was a rich golden color, slightly opaque. The dominant aroma was spearmint. The mint has some of the typical candy-like spearmint smell, but it also has a deeper herbaceous character, with some complexity, a lot like home-grown mint that I dry myself.

There is a very mild green tea presence; I can't really notice much tea in the flavor, and I noticed little effect of caffeine after drinking this. I suspect the base tea may only impart a slight body and little else.

Flavor is subdued, very mildly sour, with a slight muted bitterness. A bit boring to drink, and the first cup leaves a weird aftertaste in my mouth.

I brewed a second cup, steeping longer, although I did not time it. This cup tasted completely different from the first: it had a much crisper mouthfeel, with a little bite or kick up-front. Aroma is much more lemony and much less minty. I found this cup had less sourness and left a cleaner aftertaste.

Quite good. I would order it again. Much more like an herbal tea than a flavored green tea; I couldn't sense much of the tea in either cup.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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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.)
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