Pomegranate Pizzazz from Bigelow – A Struggle and a Half
Dax: Is it just me, or is tea another victim of this recent pomegranate craze? Pomegranate has become one of those fashionable fruits, similar to acai, that people need to have in everything. Plus it gives companies a reason to charge 6 bucks for some juice.Pomegranate Pizzazz herb tea from Bigelow is a good example of this cult-like following for pomegranate. This Bigelow tea bag smells like a granola bar, and the actual hot tea has a light pom touch to it with luscious vibes of apple. Natural flavors make a cameo in the herbal tea, as well as orange peel, licorice root, and hibiscus. David and Eunice Bigelow felt the need to add pomegranate and apple juice concentrate to the mix, much to my dismay. The pomegranate tea is kinda tasty and leaves a fresh flavor in your mouth, but once again, just another fruit tea on the shelf.
Mike: I generally like Bigelow Tea but they really screwed the pooch on this one. The primary problem withBigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz is that it tastes artificial, like you’re drinking a sugary beverage created for kids. What makes some fruit tea delicious is when it captures that fruit’s essence and encapsulates it into ahot tea. This is definitely not the case when it comes to Pomegranate Tea from Bigelow, which does not resemble pomegranate neither in taste, nor in style.
The taste is overly sweet and slightly tart with an odd aftertaste. To rid myself of the aftertaste, I drank some more Bigelow Pomegranate but as was expected, it was like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. This was definitely not my cup of herbal tea.
Overall Rating: D-