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70
drank Apple flavoured tea by Dilmah
318 tasting notes

I know I know, the aroma of apple is purely artificial…. but still, I find it irresistible! :P I am glad that unlike some apple teas, there’s no odd colouring in it. A nice, relaxing tea to round off a meal.

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96

I steeped this first in some water that was sitting out for a while (this is my first pure white tea and I didn’t want to, er, I dunno, burn it?), so the first liquor was subtly sweet and reminded me of Black Needles from DAVIDsTEA.

The second steeping was close to boiling and a much deeper yellowy golden liquor that was very pleasing. I’m trying to savour this one as it’s a bit pricey, but still around $1 per bag is not that bad when you compare it with anything from a take-out joint.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

Definitely developing an appreciation for this one, citrusy notes come out strong, a bright flavourful cup

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

So I have yet to try a Ceylon black tea that I really, really like – I think maybe it’s just one variety that doesn’t have the characteristics I’m looking for in my tea. I prefer a more full-bodied malty taste like Assam, or with some other interesting characteristics like Keemun or Yunnan Gold (Black Needles).

I can’t say it’s bad, but I can’t say I love it either.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Rose With French Vanilla by Dilmah
61 tasting notes

I am drinking this one as my afternoon pick me up at work today. It does the job pretty well. If you ever wanted to drink roses, this may be you tea. :) It also reminds me of turkish delight but it doesn’t have any orange or pistachio flavors, maybe it is just the vanilla making the rose taste sweeter.

Normally I get mostly rose from this tea but I have just hit my office jellybean stash and I am getting more of the vanilla notes. I take this tea plain but now I think I may have to experiment with sugar and maybe even milk in the future.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Rose With French Vanilla by Dilmah
61 tasting notes

I drank this one last night. It is very fragrant and lovely. The flavor and aroma is mostly rose but is is softened by the vanilla. The vanilla, to me anyway, didn’t really have a distinct note in the tea but didn’t make the tea any less good. I felt very spolied. It is a light tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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78

Agree with Veronica that it’s a mood booster… this rose tea is an elegant drink. It smells so fragrant and sweet that no matter how busy you are, you can’t resist the temptation to pause to enjoy it. I feel like a princess as I take a sip, even though I am rushing a report at home in my old pyjamas!!!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51

Fair to middling supermarket-acquired tea; good tea bag, but the tea itself looked a bit broken (not whole tea leaves). Held up with milk and sugar, but didn’t have an especially pronounced, strong tea flavor or aroma. Would brew with a longer steep time in the future.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95

Drank this tea the 5th time and I decide to up the rating a bit. I like this tea more and more – particularly the fact that it smells really sweet and enticing but the toffee flavour does not overwhelm the original flavour of black tea. A perfect balance! :)

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95

Ooooo… sweet toffee candy! The nostalgic scent stopped the time and put me into a relaxed mood. The peppermint was refreshing too. I am glad that I have found yet another great mint tea! Thanks Terrible for the tea bags ;)

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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96

I thought the pure peppermint tea by Twinings was good, but it’s not until I tried this Arabian Mint Tea with Honey did I realize the true definition of “good”! When I opened the box I was already overwhelmed by the aroma of honey, which was sooooo lovely! The tastes of mint and honey in this tea are in perfect balance, so that it is neither overly minty/herbal nor overly sweet. It’s a tea great for cold evenings I think. Thanks Evil who bought me this tea! :)

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A seductive tea, combination of quality tea and sensuous fragrance of rose petals. The rose fragrance is tinged with the flavour of French Vanilla, heightening the romance of this tea and softening its character.

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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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93

Tasting Notes Light brown-yellow with green nuances. Bright, breezy, effortlessly light and snappy yet with tannins of fortitude. Long lasting in aftertaste. Like Champagne made from cool climate grapes picked just before they get too ripe. An exquisite and alluring tea.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rosie Lea Tea

This is my favourite brew for the morning.

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85
drank Earl Grey by Dilmah
3 tasting notes

Much better than the usual bagged Earl Grey: it has decent tea in it, and a good bergamot flavor. I first bought this in Montreal, but have since discovered you can get a case on Amazon.

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87
drank Somerset Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I like this Dilmah tea. It steeps up to a dark down color with orange tints to it. This tea has a much cleaner taste than the other dilmah teas I have tried. It has no bitterness or aftertaste at all. It has a little astringency. It has a very nice flavor and a kick much like a mild assam tea. My wife likes this one as a breakfast tea as the assams that I have are much too strong for her.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Nilagama Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I steeped this tea for 1 minute longer today and the difference was very surprising. The tea is full bodied and tastes very much like an assam tea. Still no bitterness but a very clean tasting Ceylon tea. Nilgama makes a nice breakfast tea.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Nilagama Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

This tea steeps up dark brown and the taste is basic ceylon to me. Its a nice tea with good flavor, not much bitterness, and just a little astringency. I just wouldn’t put it in the same category as the other two Dilmah teas I have tried. I do like it but it just doesn’t wow me at all. I would call this tea a basic breakfast ceylon to me. I’m not sure why Dilmah compares their teas to wine. To me wine and tea are as different as night and day. Of course I’m no expert and could be wrong (I usually am).

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Doombagastalawa Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I really like this tea steeped at 5 minutes. The tea is very aromatic and is slightly sweet. While the taste is intense and biscuity it also has a soft fruitiness to it. Still no bitterness even when steeped longer. One of the best bagged teas I have had.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Doombagastalawa Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

Dilmah’s teas continue to impress me. This tea steeps to a dark golden brown and is very biscuity. Its very dry and has an intense flavor almost like an assam tea. This tea has the pyramid bags and really expands when steeped. It has no bitterness but does have a little astringency. A very nice tea.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Lover's Leap Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

Sorry I have been absent for a month but my wife and I have been moving into an improved remodeled house. It took almost 2 years to get it the way we wanted it. I even have a tea pantry now (Its really more of a hutch but its all tea).
This is a very nice Ceylon tea. Its woodsy and fruity and reminds me of a darjeeling. I even like the pyramid tea bags although they are stuffed after steeping. I’m going to try cutting open a bag and steeping to see if there is any difference. I have been drinking Dilmah as breakfast tea for the last month (I have 4 varieties) and it has really grown on me. Now to try other Ceylon teas. I have to buy more tea as the last month has really done a number on my stash.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Many, many, many happy cups of tea in your new home!!!!!

Stephanie

A dedicated tea pantry—how wonderful! :) Congrats on your new home!

Sarah Ruthven

Did you remodel just to have a tea hutch…you really are dedicated to tea ;)

~lauren.

Oh! May all the teas you drink in your new home be lovely & fragrant & tasty! Congratulations on the New Home!!!! And a Dedicated Tea Pantry! WOW!!!

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