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drank Earl Grey by Tim Hortons
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So I’m back in school, and finally have regular access to some sort of computer again. Albeit not mine, which is just not the same thing. Particularly since I can’t access my iTunes…

Still, back in school! I managed to snag a locker someone forfeited from last semester – whoop, you just feel like tourist in school until you get a locker. This is also mighty important when you’re Canadian and need a place to stash all your winter gear – heavy coats on top of books are not fun to cart around a uni campus. And I needed a place to put my tea so I wasn’t hauling bags of leaves around in my bag all the time! So yeah, I got a locker and gleefully stashed my coat in it and went to my second class.

Which was naturally interrupted by one of the school’s normally-rare fire alarms. So I spent most of that class outside with no coat, and getting my Chucks wet in the snow I would otherwise avoid. What can you do.

My school has installed these clean, cold water dispenser things by all the water fountains, so people can easily fill up water bottles! So cool! They don’t dispense hot water, unfortunately, so I still have to trek to a coffee shop/food establishment for that. Still, guess I could try out the shaken bottle of matcha method. People do do that with cold water, right?

Anyway, I ran through a couple of my teas today, but I got a little sick of tasting their flavour being ruined by being brewed in cardboard cups. (I need to remember to bring empty travel mugs that I can brew in!) So I threw up my hands and said, cheap bagged it is so that I don’t keep wasting my stuff. And I went to Timmie’s and got this.

Maybe my standards are low at the end of the day, maybe they added too much sugar (no, I know they did), but this isn’t that bad. I haven’t had a plain EG in forever – what should it taste like? This reminds me more of black licorice than anything citrus. The base could be stronger. It’s not good. But it’s pretty pleasant nevertheless. I could stand to have this again.

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Azzrian

Yeah try the cold shaken matcha idea – you can always grab a coffee creamer from the food stand to make it into a latte of sorts.
Have a great year and uni and glad you got a locker! Sorry your chucks got wet though.

Indigobloom

Canadian winters suck! and I’m in Toronto, which I think is the farthest south heh. Then again, I am a big baby and hate the cold. tea helps!! :)

thlowe

I once got a London fog latte from Tim’s, presumably made from these teabags, and it was actually pretty good.

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Azzrian

Yeah try the cold shaken matcha idea – you can always grab a coffee creamer from the food stand to make it into a latte of sorts.
Have a great year and uni and glad you got a locker! Sorry your chucks got wet though.

Indigobloom

Canadian winters suck! and I’m in Toronto, which I think is the farthest south heh. Then again, I am a big baby and hate the cold. tea helps!! :)

thlowe

I once got a London fog latte from Tim’s, presumably made from these teabags, and it was actually pretty good.

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

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