Tazo - Awake
This is one of those teas that I changed my mind about. The first
time I ever tried it, I didn't like it. At all. In
hindsight, I realize this was because I only tried it black.
(Being a long time fruit herbal tea drinker, adding milk to tea didn't
really occur to me until I started drinking more black teas. This
was before that, so it never occurred to me to try it.)
Fast forward a few
years, and Starbucks introduces their new tea lattes, one of which is a
simple black tea latte. When I tried it and liked it, imagine my
surprise when I saw that it was made with Awake. So, milk was all
that was needed to turn this tea into one that I liked.
I've since ordered it as
is, as well, so I could add the milk and sugar myself. It seems a
fairly typical breakfast type tea; nice and strong.
I like this tea. I
don't care for it black, but add some milk and sugar and I'm a happy
camper. And it has the bonus of being widely available at
Starbucks stores, so if you're out and about and want tea, you'll
probably be able to find it. I will say that it's not my favorite
breakfast tea (so far, that's Twinings' Irish Breakfast), but it's
rather nice all the same.
In short: Nice
black tea. I take it with milk and sugar, and it's tasty.
-- 2 tea bags in a full 16 oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 5 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add milk and sugar to taste