296 Tasting Notes

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
296 tasting notes

This is the tea that first got me hooked on tea. The orange spiced flavour gives me a smile even still when I drink it — it’s tied to great memories.
I tried it before and after adding sugar… it seemed to be begging for it originally, but adding sugar both added and took away from the taste. The sweetness was nice, but the citrus was slightly diminished as a result. The overall spiced flavour was beautiful, though, and the tea continues to just feel like home.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Island of Tea - Special by Basilur
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I never knew a black tea could taste this strongly of hazelnut. I feel like I’m drinking a liquified ferrero rocher — the flavour is that strong. It’s actually quite good for that — I’ve never had a black tea quite like it before, and definitely I’m glad that I’m having it clear; I have no idea what milk or sweetener would do to this flavour. But on its own? Wow.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Honey Lemon by Tim Hortons
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This tea impresses me. The first time I had this, which was about a week and a half ago (I normally don’t go for the herbal teas) I was surprised by how sweet and citrusy the flavour was.
It lives up to the name honey lemon quite well, and goes down very easily. This hasn’t been a go-to tea for me before, but I think it might be when I want a caffeine-fee cuppa at Tims in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
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After my last tea, I wanted something much more tea-y. So, orange pekoe it is.
I’m thinking it would be better with milk and honey, but it’s not bad as-is, too. I think it would pair really well with something fruity.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
296 tasting notes

I was a little surprised by the shortness of the recommended steep, but I’ve followed it nonetheless. I can taste the bergamot — I’m guessing it’s short so as not to let it be too overpowering? But I feel like I’m missing something — it’s almost more flowery than citrusy or tea-y, and… yeah. it’s not bad, but it’s not doing it for me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
296 tasting notes

I normally am a stickler about reviewing teas straight on here, but I know this one is amazing with milk and sugar, and why mess with a good thing? It’s pleasantly spiced, though I could do with it being a little stronger (I suppose there’s a reason they allot two teabags to their larger cups) but it’s still quite cosy and good. I like letting this one steep for a long time, and pair it with plenty of milk and sugar. This is my go-to at Tims, and probably will continue to be such for a while. Mmmm…..

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
296 tasting notes

I have a feeling my mom could say more about this tea than I can — mint of pretty much any form is her favourite when it comes to tea. That said, it seems pleasantly minty. Nothing special, but then it doesn’t profess to be anything more than mint.

Cooling, calming, and simple. Probably would pair wonderfully with something chocolatey. Not bad at all.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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71
drank The Spice is Right by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

This tea smells wonderfully of cinnamon. Unfortunately, there’s not nearly as much to the taste as I would like. It’s… mildly cinnamonny? But doesn’t really pack much of a flavourful punch of anything, just a mild sweet-spiced something. So it’s… not bad, but not strong enough to even be in the contention for very good or great.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec

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88
drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

Honey-sweet with a hint of floral, this always makes me feel like I’m drinking nectar. It’s not cloying, but pleasantly sweet, and goes down very easily. Plus, high caffeine, which I also appreciate right now — sleep and I were not on the same page last night.
I really should consider keeping a stock of this one. It’s well worth it.

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85
drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

Finishing up my old stash of Kanpe, though at the moment I still have a brand new tin of it as well. It’s a spiced sweet tea. The sweetness hits at the back of the mouth, and leaves a fruity aftertaste. It’s understated and mellow, mulled, and gentle. I’d like a bit more oomph but I do rather like it as-is too.

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A Canadian girl interested in the arts, books, geeky things, and tea. Especially the tea part.

Currently engaged in a tea drinking challenge of epic proportions. (1001 teas, 1001 days. December 1st, 2013 – August 28, 2016)

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