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So this is yet another tea from the Great Canadian Travelling tea box ( 1st edition). I am sort of late with posting these tealogs up here, but it’s better later than never. I consumed this tea on October 4, 2013.

Dry Leaf: The tea leaves are in a tea bag that is transparent. It has green leaves that give off a sweet scent, which would be due to the maple.

Steeped: The smell becomes grassy, and the taste is a blend of grassy and sweet, which would be the maple playing off of the green tea leaves.

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So this tea, right from reading the name, I was stoked to try it out. And it didn’t disappoint. Thus far I could say that this tea is one of the number 1’s from the Great Canadian Travelling Tea box. Such a wonderful idea, it has opened me up to new teas. I really want to get my hands on more of this wondrous creation. I consumed this tea on Oct 2 & 3 2013. It was a marvelous 2-day event :)

Dry leaf: Dark, like super dark oolong leaves, with kind of a purple-y tinge to it, which I would then deduce, hence the name purple oolong.

Steeped: from a first glance, the water appears to be brownish with a purple tinge. The taste was just PHENOMENAL. Just saying, I was soothed and entranced by this mystical tea. I guess I could describe it as a kind of woodsy taste, maybe just ever slightly bitter and sort of smoky.

Re-Steep 1: This time around it was slightly more subtle, yet still soothing. The only difference? It was slightly sweeter the second time around :)

Re-Steep 2: Lighter than the steep and re-steep. The scent is just so yummy and the taste is yet again subtle. The aroma of the tea is spicy and becomes even more sweet.


Nice review, I liked this one lot too!


Yeah, this one is one of my faves by far _

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drank Silver Buds Yabao by Verdant Tea
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So this is also from the Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box. I consumed this yea on Oct. 1, 2013. This tea had me on the fence, as I felt I couldn’t fully grasp the flavor. I chose this as my second tea to try because it piqued my interest.

Dry Leaf: This was an interesting leaf, as it was something I had never seen before. It was little yellow-y, white buds that had a sweet scent.

Steeped: It was light in flavor and color, there was a really subtle taste of spices, but it was very subtle. And I got kind of an earthy feel from this tea.

Again, I will have to try this tea again at some point, but it was pretty interesting.

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drank Berry Basil Blast by Teavana
135 tasting notes

I got to try this tea from the travelling tea box, Canadian edition.

Dry Leaf: Strawberry chunks, white tea leaves, flowers is all just a punch of color. This tea smells super fruity and slightly citrus-y. It is almost like fruit punch and has a sweet scent.

Steeped: Scent is more sour when the I poured the hot water into my teapot. The water has a nice light pink color. The taste of this tea was pretty sour.

To counter the sourness, I added a bit of honey, which kind of made it taste better. I think I would have better appreciated this tea if there was more of a sweet component.

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So tonight, I decided to try out a tea that I purchased to try out from the tea festival. This one was from my earl grey fun pack that I got for 9$, such a great deal:) . This earl grey- inspired tea is a blend of white and green tea.

Dry Leaf: mixed colours of green, purple-blue, and yellow. I like the smell, nice and flowery.

Steeped: More of a citrusy smell when boiled water interacts with the leaves. The water is light in colour, a nice green-yellow tinge. I enjoyed the taste of this, it was like having a light earl grey. I was thoroughly impressed with this, I could see myself buying more of this in the future.

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drank Berry Good (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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So this is only the second-ever pu er that I have ever tried out. I bought it the week of Valentines, but didn`t try it till last weekend. It was date night and this was my hubby`s choice of tea to drink, and I was glad to try a new tea, I have so many still to try out! I enjoyed it, it was nice and earthy, with the berry tones. I would try this one again:)

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drank Superberry (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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So I brought this along on the trip as well, another faithful companion. Turns out, my dad LOVES this one. He decided one morning to give my teas a sniff teast and he passed this one. So I made a pot for him and he liked it. No complaints there, I am always glad to share my love of tea.

Dry Leaf: It is nice to see the berries, juniper and blueberries along with what looks to be kind of cranberry like, nestled among the black tea leaves. It also has such a fruity and inviting smell.

Steeped: It makes a nice dark colour. The smell is sweet and fruity, and makes me happy. This sweetness holds the black tea flavor at bay. Not any overly overpowering flavors at work here.

I had this tea accompany me for my classes today:)

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drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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So, always a classic with me, I brought it along with me on my family vacation. It was a good companion whilst I was being a ski bum, hiding in the chalet and reading all day. what an awesome day: tea and reading, it`s love!

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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So I decided that it was time to get this into my collection, so I got 50grams, yay!!! I got it on Valentines, as I thought it appropriate, seeing how it is ever so chocolatey a tea. I also packed this on my trip to vermont and enjoyed it with my breakfast one morning. I am so glad to be able to taste tea again. order had been restored !

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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So it was around Valentines and I realized that I needed some valentines-themed tea, to get my self into the spirit. So I went into DT on vday becuase they had a promo, spend 25$, get a sample of tea. So I went for it, this was one of my purchases. They were also sampling it that day, so I got to try it out before buying. I was intrigued. I had soem today also, with a morning snack.

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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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