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Best Grocery Store Tea Brands and Flavors by Season

Updated on March 15, 2016
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Expand your tea collection with Celestial Seasonings and other store-bought tea brands and flavors.
Expand your tea collection with Celestial Seasonings and other store-bought tea brands and flavors. | Source

One Tea Lover's Favorite Brands and Flavors

I have been a tea lover and drinker since I was a very little girl. My grandmother used to make tea on a daily basis and sit with me to have a tea party quite often. Since that time, I have had a love affair with teas of all kinds, flavors, and forms. I have had very expensive tea imported from China and I have had inexpensive tea bought at the grocery store.

This article is to share with other tea drinkers the best and most flavorful store-bought tea brands and flavors by season. You can purchase these teas at almost every grocery store in the United States and elsewhere. And it won't break your bank, so you'll have more money to spend sampling other teas!

1. Celestial Seasonings Tea: Cheap and Quality

One of my favorite store-bought tea brands is Celestial Seasonings. This is a brand that my grandmother introduced me to many years ago. It is inexpensive and the quality and variety of flavors leave nothing to be desired. Keep in mind that the list below is just a break-down of the best flavors in what I perceive to be the best seasons to drink them. You can mix and match and drink them whenever you'd like to! Check out the best flavors of Celestial Seasonings tea per each season:

Spring:

  • True Blueberry
  • Wild Berry Zinger
  • Green Tea
  • Morning Thunder Herbal Tea
  • Devonshire English Breakfast

Summer:

  • Red Zinger Herbal Tea
  • Lemon Zinger
  • Country Peach Passion
  • Black Cherry Berry
  • Chamomile
  • Acai Mango Zinger
  • Jammin' Lemon Ginger
  • Moroccan Pomegranate Rooibos

Fall:

  • Cinnamon Apple
  • Roastaroma Herbal Tea
  • Sweet Apple Chamomile
  • Mandarin Orange Spice
  • Bengal Spice
  • Cranberry Apple
  • Sweet Harvest Pumpkin

Winter:

  • Peppermint
  • Mint Magic
  • Herbal Tea Sampler
  • Sleepytime
  • Sleepytime Vanilla
  • Sleepytime Kids
  • India Spice Chai
  • Honey Vanilla Chai
  • Candy Cane Lane
  • Sugar Plum Spice
  • Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride

Bigelow's Lemon Lift Tea is revitalizing and trustworthy.
Bigelow's Lemon Lift Tea is revitalizing and trustworthy. | Source

2. Bigelow: Reliable Tea

Bigelow comes in second to Celestial Seasonings simply for the fact that they are not as easy on the environment as Celestial Seasonings. Other than that, they are a very reliable tea brand that can be purchased from your local grocery store. They also have a wide variety of black, green, and herbal teas that are broken down here by my favorites per season:

Spring:

  • Mint Medley
  • I Love Lemon
  • Red Raspberry
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Cranberry and Ginseng
  • Wild Blueberry Acai

Summer:

  • Fruit and Almond
  • Rooibos with Asian pear
  • Chamomile Citrus
  • Perfect Peach
  • Chamomile Mango
  • Green Tea with Pomegranate
  • Green Tea with Lemon
  • Jasmine Green
  • White Tea with Raspberry and Chrysanthemum

Fall:

  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Apple Cider
  • Orange and Spice
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Chamomile Mint

Winter:

  • Cozy Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Sweetheart Cinnamon
  • Cranberry Apple
  • Ginger Snappish
  • Egg Nogg'n
  • Chocolate Chai
  • Constant Comment
  • Vanilla Caramel
  • Cinnamon Stick

3. Tazo: New and Inventive Tea

When Tazo hit the local grocery stores, tea lovers everywhere rejoiced! Here we had an inventive and sort of New Age style tea similar and yet unique to Celestial Seasonings and Bigelow. For years all we had was the two brands, and then Tazo popped up and gave us a sigh of relief. Something different! They are indeed an inventive brand and their flavors are truly joyous. Here are my favorites, again broken down by season:

Spring:

  • Cucumber White
  • Zen
  • English Breakfast
  • Focus
  • Rest
  • Thrive
  • Peachy Green

Summer:

  • Darjeeling
  • Iced Green Tea
  • Iced Passion Tea
  • Giant Peach
  • Wild Sweet Orange
  • Decaf Lotus Green
  • China Green Tips

Fall:

  • Vanilla Rooibos
  • Gingerly Jasmine
  • Calm Chamomile
  • Chai Latte
  • Earl Grey
  • Awake English Breakfast

Winter:

  • Refresh Mint
  • Mintly Citrus
  • Scarlet Citrus
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Green Matcha

A whole plethora of Lipton Tea flavors!
A whole plethora of Lipton Tea flavors! | Source

4. Lipton: Traditional and American

One of the first brands I remember drinking was Lipton. I still tend to use the Lipton tea bags when I make a batch of Southern Sweet Tea as it is just a good ol' American classic, in my humble opinion. You can't really go wrong with a box of Lipton Tea. Though it is not the highest quality in comparison to the other grocery store tea brands, it is still trustworthy and inexpensive. It is available to all tea-drinkers throughout the spectrum. Here's another list of my favorite flavors broken down by season:

Spring:

  • Blueberry Pomegranate White
  • Black Tea
  • Decaf Black
  • Green Tea Superfruit
  • Red Goji Raspberry Green

Summer:

  • Passionfruit Coconut
  • Black Currant and Vanilla Superfruit
  • Pyramid Green Tea with Mandarin Orange
  • Orange Passionfruit Jasmine Green
  • Pure Green
  • Harvest Strawberry and Passionfruit

Fall:

  • Black Pearl
  • Tuscan Lemon
  • Vanilla Caramel Black
  • Bavarian Wild Berry Black
  • Black Tea

Winter:

  • Bedtime Story
  • Honey Green Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Vanilla Caramel Truffle

Don't forget that Lipton has a wide array of Iced Tea flavors...that are simply the best!

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    Kelly Hunter 3 years ago from Crescent City, California

    I love tea's and too tease! Try some indian, (feather and dot indian) wild and native spiced chia tea's, with a little more chia to bring out the flavor and zing in all your favorit tea's. You'll never drink another soda pop ever again.

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    oldiesmusic 4 years ago from United States

    I'm now starting to drink teas nowadays (before I was just a coffee addict). I'm surprised by the variety of flavors, I might not want to miss all of them as much as possible. Thanks for this wonderful information. Will bookmark this.

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Gotta love the Earl Grey!

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    Brian Prickril 4 years ago from Savannah, GA

    I have been a fan of tea for many years. I usually get things rolling in the morning with a cup of coffee, but I'll follow it up with a cup of tea. The Tazo Zen is one of my favorites. I like the taste that the lemongrass and spearmint add to it. Or I'll do some Earl Grey if it's the caffeine I'm after. Great hub!

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    Claudia Mitchell 4 years ago

    Mmmmmm Constant Comment. I love that tea. May go make a cup now. Also going to check out a few more of these teas.

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    Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

    I love bigalow brand myself if I go to the grocery store for tea. I love Constant Comment lately. Great hub.

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    You're such a doll! Thanks!

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    Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    I love the idea of breaking down seasonal offerings from popular store brands! Great resource.

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