Higgins & Burke

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11
drank Green by Higgins & Burke
141 tasting notes

This summer I wanted to try another tea at Mickey Dee’s and was in a green kick, so I said why not. Why did I drink this tea? It tasted so putrid and bitter, and just all kinds of gross and yuck.I will not drink this tea again.

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65
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
141 tasting notes

No that bad of an earl grey. It doesn’t get bitter when the bag is left in. my go-to tea at Mickey Dee’s.

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92
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
30 tasting notes

I’ve had plenty of Earl Greys, and this one has been my favourite insofar. I drink it as often as I can. For me it seems to have the perfect blend of very strong tea and aromatic bergamot.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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10
drank Echinacea by Higgins & Burke
449 tasting notes

Very thin flavor. The most I can detect from this blend is the essences of spearmint. Slight bitterness in the background

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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69

Had this today at a restaurant. It was pretty decent, especially because I was cold and just so grateful to have something warm to hand on to. The bergamot was quite strong. I added one sugar and a dash of milk, and that barely touched the bergamot. The brew was strong, but not bitter tasting or astringent. I would have this again.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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82

I, weirdly enough (and out of all places), tried this at an AMC movie theatre. It was the only thing that was reasonably priced, $2 for a 14-16 oz cup.

After ordering and selecting my tea, this one I was in the mood for, I headed to my seats.

This tea was great, full of flavour, from start to finish.
Taste: Strong apple, very sweet apple, and hints of cinnamon. It was combined very well together, with good quality seeming ingredients, Very RICH.
Smell: Like Apple Cinnamon, it was just really rich.

Overall I would recommend this tea over many of the other apple cinnamon’s I have had.
I say go for it!

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70
drank Peach by Higgins & Burke
442 tasting notes

{backlogged review}

Had my last bag of this this week. It isn’t a bad tea, especially considering it is bagged. In fact, until I discovered the peach tea from Charleston Plantation, this was my favourite peach. Now though, it just seems lacking in comparison.

enjoy_the_pure

Im in a camomile phase right now, I got some egyptian camomile grown below sea-level in the nile delta, egyptian camomile is darker and firey-er.lol i saw the star treck logo and had to comment, thanks

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

I will fully admit. I only got a cup of tea from McD’s today because their new coffee cake muffins are divine, and tea and muffin is only $0.20 more than just a muffin.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Ninavampi

Coffee Cake Muffins… I wish the McD’s in Ecuador had things that tasty… : ( They don’t even have tea!

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

I got addicted to this tea last year in my residence!
It’s just so good and it’s such a good way to enjoy a warm cup of tea without feeling like I’m going over my daily caffeine limit.

It tastes very good I think, and the fact that the lemony taste is strong is a big plus for me. And there is a mild sweetness that lingers with the freshness of the lemons that just makes this tea so much better. I had the tea with a sweetner for the first time today – and it gets even better!!!

The only bad thing is, I can’t find it ANYWHERE (in boxes) in Toronto… The only option I have is to order 6 boxes of it – and while I do love this tea… I don’t think I need 120 bags of the stuff. not yet anyway ;)

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

Mid-morning tea break. Still love this tea. Luckily, hard to mess up (I’m looking at you, McD’s employees). Can’t beat a large tea and a muffin for a buck fifty.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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82

I tried to get tea from DavidsTea, but they were out of cups, so I had to look elsewhere. So I ran to the McDonalds and ordered the biggest cup of orange pekoe they had…I desperately needed it today at work. It was tasty, and hit the spot when I needed it. Still, by the end of the day, I was ready for some real tea.

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63
drank Apple Cinnamon by Higgins & Burke
658 tasting notes

I’m having this at work as I stopped at the little food shop on my way in for a snack and wanted some tea made for me, but was feeling a strong aversion to ordering bagged tea. So I went with a bagged herbal, thinking that was a nice idea. This smelled great as I carried it in, and isn’t bad, but the cinnamon tastes a little soapy or like fragrance oil. I can’t get that thought out of my head on each sip!

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69

Recently got into the habit of drinking tea and I’ve been going back and forth between this and the English Breakfast. I definitely enjoy this one over the English Breakfast – it’s more flavorful.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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66

I like lots of flavor so i keep the bag in my cup. I usually drink it for breakfast every morning, and have the earl gray with lunch. I find the Earl Gray to be more flavorful.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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82

I ended up having to work late and then meeting the wife at her job so we could bus home together. We’re both exhausted, so we stopped off at McDonald’s for dinner. I’ve been craving tea all day, so I got a large orange pekoe. De likes their Earl Grey a lot, and the orange pekoe wasn’t bad at all for a bagged tea! It definitely hit all of my tea-soothing buttons. I just wanted to curl up in a nice cup of tea, so I did! It was very, very nice. Definitely an option when I just need a big cup of tea on the go.

Preparation
Boiling

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79
drank Chai by Higgins & Burke
32 tasting notes

i’ve always loved Chai – i find the aroma inviting and warm- I smell sweet cloves peppercorns and ginger of course- i’ve added milk and honey- only because i’ve always had it this way- since i was young. This tea is great on cold days- truly warms you up from head to toe

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76
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
372 tasting notes

I forgot to log this one. I drank it while awaiting my plane in the “Runway Cafe”. I even jotted down a couple notes and thoughts (not a normal habit—I don’t want to look like some weird food critic scrutinizing their service).

My thoughts, quoted directly from my notes: “Brews dark (fanning); taste is bold, not bitter. Bergamot scent borders on Pledge-y, but that doesn’t translate into the taste. Just a touch of dark citrus. Well-rounded earl grey. I like it. 72-77%?”

No idea what their water temperature was at, but I default-steep most plain blacks at five minutes.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Higgins & Burke
485 tasting notes

I drink this frequently, since it’s what McDonald’s uses. I prefer it over the Second Cup Earl, which is my other source of hot tea while I’m at work. It’s pretty good. Not the best I’ve ever had, far from the worst. I would not be ashamed to have it in my personal collection.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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33

I forgot I had this one when I first got to work today! I even wrote down tasting notes and stuck it in my pocket! These are teas that we get at work.

It’s okay, it just tastes like black really. I might have oversteeped this one, it was a little tannin-y. But no aftertaste, just a little astringent. It’s golden brown tea. I detect sweet notes, maybe fruity, but very minimal. And the initial smell is almost a little grassy, like a field. I think I can get better black tea taste from my trusted PG Tips.

Keemun

Yeah…the astrigent part let’s me stay away from Darjeelings. Not a big fan of it.

Peggie Bennett

Are they all that way? I was thinking I may just have bad tea at work.

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