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Tazo Tea Product Review

29 Mar

I wanted to get this review in yesterday however I was not expecting maintenance to come in and fix our roof. We had water leaking into the ceiling from last week’s rain. There is a huge water stain that only kept getting bigger as it rained for what seemed like five days straight. I’d say the stain is about the size of a basketball. We learned a couple things about our duplex when they came over. The first thing we learned was we apparently have an attic. We’ve been in this duplex for seven months not knowing we had an attic. The second thing we learned is that there is roof damage which caused the leak which probably happened during the Leap Year storms that caused damage in our town. Our landlord is also going to get the electric company to come by & fix one of the poles by our side of the duplex as part of the pole is bent.

After maintenance came over we went to see The Hunger Games. I was proud of myself for not having a meltdown while watching a movie in the movie theatre. Since the tornado I haven’t been able to go to movie theatres or see movies with violence. I was able to tolerate both in The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. It has inspired me to read the books. We visited my parents for a little bit before going home. My mother graciously agreed to watch Bouncy Buns for us. While I was at her house we were able to see that he is indeed teething! It looks to be his front bottom teeth. That explains why he is so grumpy. I hope he cuts them soon.

Today I ended up having an emergency visit with my doctor. I had another bad anxiety attack which had me freaked out so bad I thought I was dying. I’m comfortable knowing it’s anxiety. I wish it’d stop but because of my PTSD therapy I don’t think it’s going to let up any time soon. I also found out why my ears are ringing. My doctor was surprised I could hear because of how much ear wax is pushed in the back. I’m purchasing Debrox in the morning.

If you watched my poor excuse of a vlog you would know I purchased caffeine free tea to try. I have been craving a nice glass of tea for awhile. It’s that time of the year where I find tea especially pleasant. Because of my new caffeine sensitivity while on Wellbutrin I can’t tolerate any form of caffeine. I knew Stash Tea has flavored caffeine free tea. Stash Tea was in Influenster’s Love Vox Box in some lovely flavors. I’m going to have to wait a little longer to try out Stash Tea as they did not have any caffeine free varieties at my local Wal-Mart. I then stumbled upon Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion. I was immediately drawn in by the packaging.

Caffeine Free goodness in a glass.

Being that is caffeine free I decided I wanted to try it out. When I use to go to Starbucks all the time I’d always pick up a passion tea. I hoped this would be the same.  I was really impressed with the list of ingredients. Let’s take a look:

Ingredient List: Hibiscus flowers, natural tropical flavors, citric acid, licorice root, orange peel, cinnamon, rose hips, lemongrass, and fruit juice extract.


I love their ingredient list being fairly simplistic, and not filled with a lot of chemicals. The only down side I have, and this is by personal preference only, is the use of the term “natural tropical flavors.” I feel a bit more confident in a product when every ingredient is listed.  Oh well. Overall I’m very pleased with what I see.

The steps to make Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion Tea was easy. Easy enough in fact I could probably make it with my eyes closed. Steep 1 teabag with 1 quart boiling water for five minutes. After teabag is steeped, add in 1 quart of cold water. Voila!  I wish child birth was this easy.  I added sugar to my tea. I would sweeten it with your favorite sweetener. I took a photo of my finished drink.  Please excuse the use of a Coca~Cola glass. I haven’t been able to get new glassware yet. Everything for the kitchen in my house was donated. I’m very thankful for everyone who helped.

A small piece of heaven in this glass.


Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Infusion is definitely a peace of heaven in a glass. There were so many different layers of flavor. I could taste the hibiscus flowers, the passion fruit, and lemongrass.  I immediately had to get another glass when I was finished the first one. It was that good. The more I kept thinking about it the more I realized this tasted almost exactly like the passion tea I got at Starbucks. I gave my husband a taste. His comments?

“It doesn’t taste like cheap fruit flavored tea. I like it alot.”

I don’t know the difference of cheap fruit flavored tea but I will take that as a compliment.

With every company I review I went to the website displayed on the box. Tazo is owned by Starbucks. The Iced Passion Tea I am tasting today is the same I use to have at Starbucks. Huh. I wish I realized this a long time ago so I could have started enjoying this tea at home more often.  The downside of being apart of Starbucks? They don’t have a company Twitter, Google +, or Facebook account associated with Tazo. Also on the side of the packaging Tazo claims to give back to communities. When I went to the website displayed on the side of the box I got a “Resource not Found” error. That was a little disappointing.

All in all I am very satisfied with this tea. The next time I make Tazo Iced Passion Herbal  Infusion Tea I will mix it with fresh lemonade. You can find Tazo Iced Tea at most local retailers and health stores. The price ranges anywhere from $3.00 – $5.00 depending on where you live.

That concludes today’s blog. I apologize it was posted so late in the day. I didn’t expect to end up at the doctor’s office today. See you all tomorrow.


A Vlog About a Mom Who Says “um” Alot. Oh and Tea!

27 Mar

I hope YouTube updates the thumbnail soon. I look silly!