Verify Dropdown Option based off the Text

I’m trying to verify a dropdown option in Salesforce based off the text of the current value but it is returning the number:

I want to verify that the timezone is set to this exact timezone. However, it is verifying it based off the number (value):

Here is what I’m getting in the log:

I’ve tried VerifyText, VerifyValue etc and it only seems to be verifying the value number. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

What is the full command that you have in line 7?

Since you want to verify a dropdown option, how about using xpath to identify what’s selected?

For example: