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I'm guilty of loving tea – I just can't help it. I always find myself brewing a hot cup for various reasons, whether I want a caffeine boost, a stress reliever, or to fall asleep faster.

With the Keurig machine, brewing tea has never been so easy, so I've become even more obsessed with tea -- condolences to my wallet.

With this obsession, I tried all K-Cups tea available in the market to find out which K-cups are worth my while and yours too.

So, here are the best ten tea pods you should try right now!

OUR TOP PICK

Maud's English Breakfast

Taste

5.0

Size Options

5.0

Value For Money

5.0


Our Score

5.0

CHEAPEST OPTION

Twining English Breakfast

Taste

5.0

Size Options

4.0

Value For Money

5.0


Our Score

4.5

Most Popular

Celestial Sleepytime

Taste

5.0

Size Options

4.5

Value For Money

4.0


Our Score

4.5

Tea is known to provide numerous health benefits, such as lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.[1]

Whatever the tea type, you’ll find that drinking tea can help promote good health. This is just one of my favorite things about tea, and of course, its numerous varieties.

So, if you're like me, who'd like to explore different types of tea or maybe just want to check out the other choices offered by Keurig coffee makers, here are my top picks for the best tea K-Cup pods!

1. Maud's English Breakfast - Best K-Cups For Hot Tea

Taste

5.0

Size Options

5.0

Value For Money

5.0


Overall Rating

5.0

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied with earthy notes

Price Per Count

$0.62

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

Available in 18, 24, and 48 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Black

Are you more into the classics? If so, Maud's Organic English Breakfast Tea is the best tea for you.

This English breakfast tea is a blend of Assam, Ceylon, Indian and Kenyan teas with a rich and bold flavor. Because of that, it pairs well with sugar and milk, just like this classic tea should be served.

I’ve tried it without the milk and sugar, and it indeed has a pretty strong flavor, which many people who aren’t used to teas would not like.

However, once you’ve added your choice of milk and sweetener, the robust flavors are toned down, revealing a perfectly balanced cup of good tea.

Pros

  • Made with organic, high-quality tea leaves.
  • Comes in convenient, easy-to-use tea pods.
  • Can be enjoyed with or without milk and sugar.
  • The tea pods are compatible with most Keurig machines.

Cons

  • Tea pods aren’t biodegradable.
  • A bit more expensive compared to other pods.

2. Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime - Best Caffeine-Free Tea K-Cups

Taste

5.0

Size Options

4.5

Value For Money

4.0


Overall Rating

4.5

Tasting Notes

Herbal and floral

Price Per Count

$2.20 - $2.60

Contains Caffeine?

No

Quantity

24 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Herbal

Not all tea contains caffeine, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea is one of them. This K-Cup tea is perfect for those who need a little hand with relaxing and turning in for the night.

It is one of my favorite tea K-Cups for winding down the day.

Unlike much sleepy tea blend that only contains chamomile, this also contains spearmint and lemongrass—no wonder it has a warm and welcoming taste.

I sometimes add a bit of honey for a sweeter flavor, but this is the perfect cup if you love the floral and herbal taste.

Pros

  • Caffeine-free, perfect for tea lovers with caffeine sensitivity
  • Promote relaxation and improve sleep quality
  • Made with all-natural ingredients

Cons

  • The flavor can be too strong for some people

3. Twinings English Breakfast - Best Cheap Option

Taste

5.0

Size Options

4.0

Value For Money

5.0


Overall Rating

4.5

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied

Price Per Count

$0.58

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

Available in 12, 24, and 56 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Black

If you can't get enough black tea, the next K-Cup tea for you is the Twinings English Breakfast K-Cups.

No judgment here, I am also a black tea enthusiast myself, but with no bias, this black tea is one of the best there is.

It's essentially the K-cup version of the popular Twinings English Breakfast tea bag, so you're probably familiar with what this tastes like.

However, for those who haven't, it has a flavorful and robust taste--the perfect pick-me-up tea drink.

Pros

  • Twinings is a reputable brand, so you know you get high-quality teas.
  • Rich and delicious flavor
  • Can be enjoyed with or without milk and sugar.

Cons

  • No option to steep the tea longer, unlike its tea bag version

4. Twinings of London Earl Grey Tea K-Cups

Taste

5.0

Size Options

4.0

Value For Money

4.5


Overall Rating

4.5

Tasting Notes

Citrusy and strong

Price Per Count

$0.62 - $0.66

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

Available in 12, 24, and 56 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Black

For tea drinkers who prefer a more robust and bolder taste, this is one of the best K-Cup tea pods to try.

Like its tea bag counterpart, the Twinings of London Earl Grey Tea K-Cups features the citrusy taste of bergamot mixed with the strong flavor of black tea.

It is also one of the highest caffeinated tea, which contains about 45 mg of caffeine per serving.[2]

This makes it the perfect tea K-Cup for coffee lovers, especially those looking for a caffeine kick.

Barista HQ Tip:

Is your Twinings Early Grey tea cup weak? If so, try brewing it in the smallest cup of Keurig brewers. This will produce a more intense and flavorful cup.

Pros

  • The earl-grey flavor is well-balanced and not too overpowering.
  • Perfect for any Keurig brewers

Cons

  • Unlike tea bags, it can produce a weak cup, especially if brewed in larger sizes.

5. Super Organics Awake Black Tea Pods

Taste

5.0

Size Options

3.5

Value For Money

3.0


Overall Rating

3.8

Tasting Notes

Spiced and robust

Price Per Count

$1.10

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

10 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Black

If you like exotic spices in your tea, the Super Organics Awake Black Tea Pods are a great option.

Apart from its obvious ingredient, it also contains delicious spices like cinnamon, ginger, maca, vanilla bean powder, and cardamom.

It also has probiotics, which can help support your digestive system.

Although this tea blend was created to provide more energy, it doesn't offer as much as any coffee pod can give. Maybe that's just me and my body, but your body may react differently.

Pros

  • With superfoods and probiotics for more health benefits.
  • The different flavors of the spices create a unique taste.
  • Made with recyclable capsules and biodegradable cups.

Cons

  • Not as energizing as it claims to be.

6. Lipton Iced Tea K-Cup Pods

Taste

4.0

Size Options

4.0

Value For Money

3.5


Overall Rating

3.8

Tasting Notes

Refreshing

Price Per Count

$0.56

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

12 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Black

While I would always love a hot cup of tea (or even hot chocolate!), there are days when hot tea isn’t a practical choice.

Thankfully, K-cup pods, like the Lipton Iced Tea K-Cup pods, are explicitly made to combat the hot weather.

With this tea K-Cup, all you have to do is pop in a pod and brew tea over ice, and you’re iced tea is ready. One thing I love the most about this, and I’m pretty sure you will too, is it’s unsweetened.

However, they also have a sweet tea version if you'd prefer some sugar.

This means you can adjust how much sugar you put in your iced tea. Add a lemon to your cup to make it more refreshing.

Pros

  • Make iced tea in minutes.
  • Unsweetened so you can adjust the level of sweetness easily

Cons

  • It doesn’t have a strong tea flavor.

7. VitaCup Green Tea

Taste

4.5

Size Options

4.0

Value For Money

3.0


Overall Rating

3.8

Tasting Notes

Earthy with a hint of umami

Price Per Count

$1.62

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

Available in 14, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 72, and 84 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Green

For green tea lovers, the VitaCup green tea K-Cup pods are for you.

This green tea blend contains premium matcha, a green tea from Japan, and moringa, known for its numerous health benefits.

Oh, did I mention it also has additional vitamins?

Since it uses matcha as the tea base, you can taste a bit of umami in every sip. That’s why it can be addicting at times--I can go through a whole package pretty quickly compared to other tea flavors.

Pros

  • Premium green tea leaves
  • With moringa tea and added vitamins
  • Recyclable tea pods

Cons

  • Not as energizing as it claims to be, especially if you’re a coffee drinker who’s used to higher caffeine content

8. Organa Green Tea

Taste

4.0

Size Options

2.5

Value For Money

4.0


Overall Rating

3.5

Tasting Notes

Earthy

Price Per Count

$0.62

Contains Caffeine?

Yes

Quantity

24 Cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Green

This is the best green tea K-Cup pod I have ever tried by far. Of course, I’m not comparing it with green tea blends, but just the usual, good old, classic green tea.

I find that most green teas, especially in pods, don’t give that proper green tea taste--green tea lovers, you know what I mean.

It contains some caffeine, making it a perfect drink after a stressful day.

This little caffeine boost motivates me to do some chores, even after a long day. If you don’t believe me, why don’t you just try it out?

Pros

  • USDA organic
  • Perfect for caffeine-sensitive people who are transitioning from K-Cup coffee pods to tea pods

Cons

  • Pods are not made with recyclable materials.

9. FGO Organic Peppermint Tea K-Cup

Taste

3.5

Size Options

3.5

Value For Money

4.0


Overall Rating

3.6

Tasting Notes

Sweet and herbaceous

Price Per Count

$0.58

Contains Caffeine?

No

Quantity

Available in 24 and 100 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Herbal

Do you know that there are also caffeine-free options for K-Cup tea pods?

For example, the FGO Organic Peppermint tea K-Cup doesn’t contain any caffeine at all, which makes it the perfect tea to end your day.

I actually like to drink tea before I sleep as it makes me fall asleep faster, and this is one of my favorite options.

It’s also worth mentioning that peppermint is not everyone’s cup of tea.

So, if you’re not a fan of the minty taste, you might want to try other teas.

Pros

  • Uses premium, USDA Organic peppermint leaves
  • Non-GMO and no added ingredients

Cons

  • The natural flavor of peppermint may only be for some.

10. FGO Turmeric Ginger Tea

Taste

3.5

Size Options

3.5

Value For Money

4.0


Overall Rating

3.6

Tasting Notes

Lightly spiced and earthy

Price Per Count

$0.58

Contains Caffeine?

No

Quantity

Available in 24 and 100 cups per pack

Type Of Tea

Herbal

This is by far the most tasty and refreshing tea out of all the herbal blends I've tried.

However, depending on your personal preference, the flavors may not be for everyone as these herbs create a spicy taste--technically, they're root stalks, but they're considered herbal remedies.

It’s an open secret that turmeric and ginger can provide numerous health benefits.[3]

That’s why this is a popular choice for those who enjoy tea solely for the benefits they offer. Oh, it’s cheaper than other herbal teas.

Pros

  • Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Caffeine-free and has a delicious flavor.

Cons

  • Might be a little spicy for some

How To Choose The Right K-Cup For Tea

If you have your taste preference and would love to try out different K-Cup Tea pods, here are some of the things that you should look for when choosing one:

Quality Ingredients

This should be your number one priority. Delicious teas, no matter what type and kind, use high-quality tea leaves. Look for one that is free from artificial flavoring and unnecessary ingredients.

You might also want to stay away from teas labeled as “flavored,” as they usually don’t use natural ingredients.

Price Per Pod Is Important

Although K-Cups are convenient, they are often more expensive than tea bags and loose-leaf tea.

One way to get the most out of your money is by buying in bulk, which can reduce the price per pod. However, this only applies if you know which tea K-Cups to buy.

Using Keurig To Make Iced Tea

Type Of Tea You Prefer

Tea companies now offer different types of tea, including herbal, black, and green tea. Some even provide fruit teas and flower teas, like jasmine tea.

So you just have to choose which ones your taste buds prefer and stick with that. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, getting variety packs can let you explore the different types of tea.

Flavor Profile

What kind of taste are you looking for? Do you fancy a fresh taste, earthy flavor, or strong, rich taste? If you want a refreshing taste, fruit teas are perfect.

On the other hand, if you want a bolder and richer flavor, go for black tea. Just list your taste preferences and look for one that satisfies all of them.

Different Variations Of Mauds Tea

Look For Organic

Tea plants and other herbs are very delicate. That’s why it’s often normal for them to be heavily sprayed with pesticides. However, this may not provide you with the healthiest tea.

So, to be safe, always look for one that says “organic.”

Caffeine Content Varies From Tea To Tea

If you’re caffeine sensitive, it’s best to stick with fruit and herbal teas. They don’t contain any caffeine, which makes them even healthier.

Black and green tea are great options if you want a caffeine boost.

Keurig And Twinings Nightly Calm K Cups

Watch Out For Added Sugars

Artificial sweeteners can change the flavor profile of your tea. Therefore, it’s best to look for unsweetened versions to ensure you get the best flavor out of your K-Cup tea.

Compostable Packaging Is best

Although K-Cups are convenient, they generate more waste than any other tea and coffee maker. That’s why buying compostable K-Cups can be more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Box Of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea

Benefits Of Using K-Cup Teas (Say Goodbye To Teabags)

Compared to traditional tea bags, K-Cup tea pods can offer numerous benefits. First, they offer convenience, as the pods are pre-packaged and ready to use.

All you have to do is pop in the K-Cup tea pod in the Keurig coffee machine, and you’re all set, unlike loose-leaf tea, which requires a bit of work to brew a cup.

On top of that, since the pods are already pre-packaged, they contain the perfect amount for one cup. This means you always get a consistent flavor every time you make one.

The tea selection for K-Cups is also great--you can get almost all the teas available on the market in the K-Cup version. Lastly, they can be eco-friendly, mainly if you use recyclable K-Cup pods.

Brewing A Hot Cup Of Tea Using Keurig

Related K-Cups For Tea Questions

How many times can you use a tea K-cup?

A tea K-Cup is designed for single use only. Using it more than once can result in a flavorless cup of tea.

How long do Keurig tea pods last?

Keurig tea pods can last for 12 months if stored properly.

Can I use Keurig tea pods without a machine?

In some K-Cup tea pods, you can use them without a machine. Simply open the lid and pour the tea leaves into a brewing pot. You can even brew cups (yes, plural) if you do it this way, as you can brew the leaves longer, extracting more flavors.

How do you make tea with K-cup pods?

You can make tea with K-Cup pods by putting them in your Keurig coffee maker just as you would with coffee pods. No need to make hot water and wait for steeping!

Does Keurig tea taste like coffee?

No, Keurig tea doesn’t taste like coffee.

Are green tea K-cups good for you?

Yes, green tea K-Cups are good for you. Not only they’re convenient, but they can also provide numerous health benefits.[4]

Is there a reusable K-cup for tea bags?

While no reusable K-Cup s is specifically made for tea bags, you can use a reusable K-Cup to brew loose-leaf teas.

So, Which Keurig Tea Pod Is Best?

Whether you prefer cold or hot drinks, there is a K-Cup tea pod for you! If you love crazy cups of tea, I recommend you try different herbal blends, like the VitaCup green tea.

However, if you like classic tea, English breakfast and earl grey tea are great options.

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Taste

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Size Options

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Value For Money

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Overall Rating

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