10 Amazing K-Cup® Tea Pods to Try Right Now

Posted on Tue, Jul 28, 2020

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There is so much chatter about K-Cup® coffee that tea drinkers often feel ignored. Or may not even know tea pods for Keurig® brewers exist.

Much less, which ones are the best.

We hear you and promise to do better. The good news is, there are very high quality, artisan companies producing tea in pods. Twinings and Celestial Seasoning are our favorites!

In this article, we will teach you all about K-Cup® teas. Including, which ones are best and how to make tea with your Keurig® brewer. Plus, you will learn a secret trick to reuse your K-Cup® tea pods!

The 10 best tea K-Cup® pods

Based on our sales data, input from our customers, and our taste tests we have compiled this list of these ten to try. There are many more to choose. But, so much choice can be overwhelming. We think this tailored list will make things much easier. And, you will end up with a tea you love.

  • Twinings Pure Peppermint
  • Twinings Camomile
  • Twinings English Breakfast
  • Twinings Earl Grey
  • Twinings Rooibos Red
  • Celestial Seasonings India Spice Chai
  • Bigelow Earl Grey
  • Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange
  • Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger
  • Celestial Seasonings Green Tea

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The best green tea K-Cup® pods

Green tea is sought after for its many health benefits. But sometimes the tastes can be a deterrent as some describe it as grassy. Both Twinings and Celestial Seasonings make a stellar green tea K-Cup® pod. But, Celestial Seasonings is more palatable. It is a very popular choice by Keurig® users, and we think you will find it enjoyable.

The best black tea for Keurig®  brewers

Black tea is a standard variety and most often used in Earl Grey or English Breakfast teas. Black tea has a heavier mouthfeel and a more satisfying finish. This is an excellent option for anyone transitioning from coffee as it still gives you a caffeine boost. 

The most popular black tea according to our sales data and taste tests is English Breakfast. This is a smooth K-Cup® tea that packs a ton of flavor into that tiny pod. Plus, the Twinings version comes at a great value price!

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Does K-Cup® Tea Have Caffeine?

Yes, like standard bags, K-Cup® tea contains caffeine unless otherwise noted. Most varieties contain between 35-50mg. Don’t worry, there are also several decaffeinated options available. Most varieties contain between 35-50mg. 

Can I re-use K-Cup® tea pods?

Although it is not recommended, you can reuse K-Cup® tea capsules. But you must use them right away and only once to avoid bacteria. This post offer instruction on how to safely reuse K-Cup® tea pods

How do I make tea with my Keurig® brewer? 

You can brew tea with your Keurig® like a coffee pod. But there are a few things you will need to know. Since the size and weight of the leaves are different than coffee grinds clogs may occur. To prevent this, run a water only brew cycle after you prepare a tea as described in this article.


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Topics: Keurig K-cup FAQ's

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