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drank Napoleon by TWG Tea Company
52 tasting notes

My first tasting note!

Made my first visit to the lovely Urban Tea Merchant shop in downtown Vancouver yesterday. What a lovely shop! (Did not realize it was right beside my dentist – will have to pay a visit now each time I go for a check up!)

Was thinking I wanted their caramel black tea, but the staff guy suggested this one – Napoleon smelled a bit sweeter, so i chose it instead, and I love it! Very smooth black base, can taste the creamy caramel and mocha. Having it with cream and a couple of swirls of the rock sugar wands they also sell….it’s very good! So good, I am drinking it at 930 at night….lets hope I sleep! A wonderful tea, highly recommend.

Anyanka

If this means you’re new, welcome! If it doesn’t, hi anyway! :)

Lilysmom

Hi Anyanka, thank you and hello too! Yes, I am new to steepster and loose tea! Just started with loose tea a few months ago, but am enjoying it so much. I think steepster looks like a great place!

Anyanka

I’m new to loose leaf too, and steepster is a wonderful place to learn more about tea. I like the tasting notes because all
the tea runs together eventually and it helps remind you which ones you like.

OMGsrsly

Hi! I’m in Vancouver as well, and am hoping to plan a couple tea meets this summer. Would you be interested? I found you searching for the Urban Tea Merchant, because I was considering going there today. :)

If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend Steam Tea House at Nanaimo and Hastings. It’s a tiny counter, but they are awesome, and have some lovely teas. If you like maple, they have the mapleyest maple tea that I’ve ever tried.

Lilysmom

Hi OMGsrsly! Thanks for the tip about Steam House Tea – had not heard of it, but will for sure check it out. Maple tea sounds yum- (wish i had some right now!) Summer meet up sounds fun! It is great to find out about all these new places, people and tea!

OMGsrsly

It’s a bit of an addiction, to be sure. Since I discovered Steepster in the fall, my tea collection has tripled. Oops? I want to try them all! :)

CHAroma

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Anyanka

If this means you’re new, welcome! If it doesn’t, hi anyway! :)

Lilysmom

Hi Anyanka, thank you and hello too! Yes, I am new to steepster and loose tea! Just started with loose tea a few months ago, but am enjoying it so much. I think steepster looks like a great place!

Anyanka

I’m new to loose leaf too, and steepster is a wonderful place to learn more about tea. I like the tasting notes because all
the tea runs together eventually and it helps remind you which ones you like.

OMGsrsly

Hi! I’m in Vancouver as well, and am hoping to plan a couple tea meets this summer. Would you be interested? I found you searching for the Urban Tea Merchant, because I was considering going there today. :)

If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend Steam Tea House at Nanaimo and Hastings. It’s a tiny counter, but they are awesome, and have some lovely teas. If you like maple, they have the mapleyest maple tea that I’ve ever tried.

Lilysmom

Hi OMGsrsly! Thanks for the tip about Steam House Tea – had not heard of it, but will for sure check it out. Maple tea sounds yum- (wish i had some right now!) Summer meet up sounds fun! It is great to find out about all these new places, people and tea!

OMGsrsly

It’s a bit of an addiction, to be sure. Since I discovered Steepster in the fall, my tea collection has tripled. Oops? I want to try them all! :)

CHAroma

Welcome to Steepster!

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Vancouver born, and love the city. Fairly new to tea, I found Davids Tea in early 2013 and that is where everything started. So far, my favourites are flavoured black teas, I am on a serious hunt for the perfect black caramel. I also like fruit herbals and tisanes. So far, I have mixed and limited experience with white tea and oolongs – the jury is still out. I don’t like green tea; maybe that will change.

I have tried most of the Vancouver area shops, David’s, Murchies, Granville Island Tea, UTM, and more. Just starting to branch out and order on-line. My initial experiences with Harney&Sons have been great, I drink their raspberry herbal iced tea all the time. I realize I waited too long to try out Butiki teas and have loved every single one of their teas I have tried, especially the black tea blends. I wish they were sticking around – I anticipate trying to build a serious stash of their teas before they close up shop forever.

I work as a research nurse, with cancer patients. Sometimes stressful but rewarding work and tea is a nice break for me. I love my cat ( that’s Lily) shopping, candles, lush baths, reading, cooking, home reno stuff and going for a relaxing massage. I like checking out new tea shops and learning more about tea. I try to go to the gym and swim when not working or drinking tea.

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