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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

Haven’t had this in 6 months? Really? Silly girl. This was another treat reclaimed from the back of our cupboard. Rather than being 7 or 8 deep on one shelf in the cupboard, our teas now live 3 or 4 deep on these little DIY shelving units we bought. I’m quite a fan of the new setup, really.

Anyway, Oh Canada! My home and native land…I love my country, I love Maple syrup. This is good. There are candies and caramel bits in the tea. Also good. I love sprinkles in my tea, (sometimes). Dry, this smells mapley, but a coworker said “not quite”. I disagree, but oh well. Steeped, even my coworker had to admit that this smells like maple syrup.

The taste is wonderfully maple, and I was getting a weird almost french vanilla cappuchino taste today. That was a fantastic thing though, as I enjoy cappuchinos, but not the sugar and fat in them. This is a richer, ‘thicker’ sort of flavour than most rooibos’, likely because of the addition of caramel. I think it was a wise choice, and this (much like mojito!) is actually becoming a fast favourite after months of solitude in my shelf. Luckily, this is part of the permanent collection, so i can replenish at will. I think this might actually be one of David’s Tea’s yummiest sweet rooibos!

As I carry on my mug, I’ve noticed that the taste thins out a bit as it cools. As with syrup (for me!) this is a bit better warm than cool, but delicious either way.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
QuiltGuppy

What kind of shelves did you get? I’m looking for ideas for tea organization. I heard about CD organizing boxes to hold the packets.

Uniquity

We just picked up two shelves at Zellers. They were $20 each and only three feet by 1 by 1. They’ve each got two movable shelves. We put them side by sied so it looks like a bigger unit, and they’ve got all our tea, some pretty journals and part of our liquor cabinet (we’re running out of room in the apartment! :D) I don’t know if it’s ideal, but it holds it all, they’re not too deep and it’s not hidden away. We put some of our favourite teawares on top for display.

KeenTeaThyme

@QuiltGuppy – me too – spill, Uniquity! :)

@Uniquity – I love maple: candies, REAL syrup, the works. This tea sounds beyond heavenly…

Uniquity

It doesn’t quite live up to real syrup, but it also doesn’t carry the real syrup price tag, so I can live with that! : )

I’ll try to remember to take a pic of my setup and put it on here. It’s nothing snazzy, but I like it.

QuiltGuppy

Wasn’t there a thread before of people’s tea cabinets? That would be a fun one to do again, or to add to… like the fave teacup thread. Although, I’d rather die than post a photo of my tea mess that spreads out across multiple cabinets. Actually, just today, I picked up seven of the CD holders to see if I can get most of it organized. :) (Fingers crossed!)

Uniquity

Congratulations! I’ve got a little wicker basket I use for some of my sample bags. Luckily most of my teas are tinned, so they are semi stackable. Yay for stacking!

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QuiltGuppy

What kind of shelves did you get? I’m looking for ideas for tea organization. I heard about CD organizing boxes to hold the packets.

Uniquity

We just picked up two shelves at Zellers. They were $20 each and only three feet by 1 by 1. They’ve each got two movable shelves. We put them side by sied so it looks like a bigger unit, and they’ve got all our tea, some pretty journals and part of our liquor cabinet (we’re running out of room in the apartment! :D) I don’t know if it’s ideal, but it holds it all, they’re not too deep and it’s not hidden away. We put some of our favourite teawares on top for display.

KeenTeaThyme

@QuiltGuppy – me too – spill, Uniquity! :)

@Uniquity – I love maple: candies, REAL syrup, the works. This tea sounds beyond heavenly…

Uniquity

It doesn’t quite live up to real syrup, but it also doesn’t carry the real syrup price tag, so I can live with that! : )

I’ll try to remember to take a pic of my setup and put it on here. It’s nothing snazzy, but I like it.

QuiltGuppy

Wasn’t there a thread before of people’s tea cabinets? That would be a fun one to do again, or to add to… like the fave teacup thread. Although, I’d rather die than post a photo of my tea mess that spreads out across multiple cabinets. Actually, just today, I picked up seven of the CD holders to see if I can get most of it organized. :) (Fingers crossed!)

Uniquity

Congratulations! I’ve got a little wicker basket I use for some of my sample bags. Luckily most of my teas are tinned, so they are semi stackable. Yay for stacking!

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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