|"It has a heavy, strong and slightly bitter taste... this is the blend that permanently switched me from soft drinks to tea."|
I was stuck at a conference in Austin, Texas during an ice storm. One morning, after very little sleep, I needed caffeine. As I perused the teas available, the wonder of marketing drew me in: Awake. I had a cup and it is well named. It brewed nice and dark and was not like the watery teas I had tried before. Since that day, I regularly drink tea and only drink Dr. Pepper on special occasions. Tazo Awake is THE tea that finally got me to switch from soft drinks.
Tazo Awake is a good basic black tea that is relatively inexpensive and a good introduction to teas. Awake is one of the teas I recommend ...œ along with Choice Organic's Oolong ...œ to coffee drinkers who want to try tea. A blend of black teas, I must assume Awake has high amount of caffeine. It has a heavy, strong taste that makes it clear you are drinking more than water. Awake is one of the more bitter teas I've tasted, but my repertoire is limited. I keep a few packs at home and at work for those mornings when I haven't slept enough. Unfortunately, I go through them quickly.
After drinking this tea for a while, I started reading up on tea. With all the hype about green tea, I wondered if I could find one of those that I liked. Now that would be pure Zen!
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