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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea today ( March 24th)…. finally caught-up on my tea journal… need to finish box 1 teas and get into the next box that I have _

Dry Leaf: Black tea leaves with flower petals, which has a subtle sweet-ish smell. I love the little tea packages these teas from this company comes in _.

Steeped: The water is a nice amber color and smell very much like a fresh-home-baked apple pie. I was licking my lips with this one. Who doesn’t love apple pie without the calories? Yummm. The tea is nice and sweet, but not overly sweet-smelling. Apple-cinnamon-y taste, which gives the taste buds a mini kick of spice _. And lastly I found this tea nice and light in body…. just another reminder that it may be better to consume this tea than an actual pie…..

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drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea on Sunday ( March 23rd)

Dry Leaf: the tea is in a tea bag, so I couldn’t see much. In terms of smell, the tea gave off a minty and licorice-y scent with hints of lemon grass and citrus. The scent was soothing.

Steeped: The smell changes when steeped, it makes it more licorice-y. The water is nice and yellow. The taste is also strong in the licorice sense, and there was also a sour overtone. I am sort of on the fence about this tea.

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea March 5th… it was so fun taking pictures of this tea as it opened up ever so nicely.

Dry leaf: The tea is all formed in a nice ball pre-bloom.

Steeped: It was so fun to watch the leaves unfold to reveal a flower, while giving off a nice jasmine scent. The flower was beautiful and had a nice grassy scent. The water itself was a nice dark green color. The body of the tea is full and rich in taste. The longer the flower was in the tea, the more bitter I found the water got… making that the only bad thing about this tea.

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea on Feb 5th

Dry Leaf: black tea leaves ( Darjeeling), some yellowy bits and strawberries. There is a kind of a sweet scent to this tea.

Steeped: The water is a nice dark amber color. It was a semi-sweet taste, and I also found the taste strong and bitter as well a flavor.

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drank Organic Houjicha by Hibiki-an
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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea Feb 3rd

Dry leaf: The leaves are brown and have a very nice and grassy scent.
Steeped: The water is a clear brown color and has a grassy scent. The taste of the tea is sooth, and has extremely subtle hints of lingering spice.

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea on Jan 29th

Dry Leaf: This herbal tisane is a wonderful burst of colors. The leaves apparently, I found out, are marshmallow leaves. The tea is sprinkled with blue, green, red, and is so wonderful to look upon. The red safflowers are gorgeous and have a sweet, flowery scent.

Steeped: The water is a nice and bright yellow. I didn’t really notice a scent, except for some subtle scents of mint. The taste of the tea also seemed to be minty, as well as a lemon-y and vanilla taste. I wouldn’t say that this tea tasted like birthday cake, but it was still a good tea to have tried.

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I had this tea on Nov 30th and Jan 28th

Dry Leaf: Green tea leaves and rooibos leaves which give off a sweet scent. There are also flower petals with the leaves.
Steeped: The flavors are nice and subtle, with hints of caramel taste which is not overpowering. The water is a nice dark green color and a sort of sweet scent. The caramel is nice and velvety and soothing and lingers in the mouth.

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drank Smoky Bacon by Man Teas
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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1)
I drank this tea on October 6th…. really was not a fave of mine. I Don’t even think that I really even finished a whole cup… could not withstand it :p.

Dry leaf: Black tea leaves with imitation bacon bits. The scent is a very heavy and smoky scent, it was like being in a smokehouse infused into the leaves. I would describe it as very pungent.
Steeped: Super pungent in the sense of the smoky scent, I found it smelled like armpits. I tried a few sips and was grossed out. Yuckkk.

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So yet another tea from the Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt. 1).
I really rather loved this tea and need to get my hands on more. I had this tea on October 8th and Jan 28th. I really had fun having this tea and was able to re-steep it too, so more awesome!

Dry leaf: the tea was in a tea bag, but i was still able to note the sweet scent, which I find really alluring to my senses.
Steeped: When steeped, the scent is both sweet and subtle. The water is a dark color, brown with purple-y tints. The tea itself is both sweet and surprisingly light for a black tea. The taste is also solid in the the berry sense.

I really found the tea’s taste perfect, it was not too sweet flavor-wise. It was very soothing. And like I said, it is alluring and entrancing to taste and smell.

jeweledthumb

I put some of the decaf blackberry sage in the recent version of the box which I think made it’s way to you fairly recently. Curious if they taste the same or similar.

Calla

I’’ll Let you know…. thats a tea that’s for sure in the pile of teas to try. And I like a good decaf once in a while… so we shall see if it is as good as this one _

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drank Lychee by Lupicia
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So this tea is another one from the Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box (pt.1) .
I had this lovely tea on two occasions, October 6th and March 3rd.

Dry Leaf: The tea leaves are black and have a sweet scent, which is fruity and sugary.
Steeped: The color of the water is a dark amber and has a sweet & musky-like smell. The tea itself has a full body with subtle sweetness. The taste is both good and harmonious.

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Tea enthusiast, I love all things tea. Hot, iced or in a food of mine… if it’s tea, I love it. I have a fascination with tea and the many wonderful flavours I just haven’t gotten around to yet. =

I love mostly love black, green and oolong teas, though I am willing to try any type of tea :)

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