Steeped and Infused

Recent Tasting Notes

85

Sipdown!

Mid morning tea for today and it’s a delicious sipdown. Added a bit of extra leaf to this one in my travel mug and it’s a bit more vanilla-y than before. I’d be willing to pick this one up again in the future with a few others from Steeped and Infused.

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74
drank Canadian Maple by Steeped and Infused
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SIPDOWN!

Relaxing tonight and finishing off a few teas while I add 5 bajiillion into my cupboard :)

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80
drank Pear Cream by Steeped and Infused
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Cold brewed this and it tastes nothing like pear! However, its a really nice tasty cold brew. I think i’d really enjoy this in the summer – have a hot pear cup, turn it into a nice fruity cold brew :)

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85

Night cap for this evening. So delicious and exactly what I wanted and needed.

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75

Mmmmmmm gaming and tea! Yay. Let this one steep for over 7 mins and its better than the first time. It still tastes like something I can’t place. May need to get my other half to drink some when he’s not stuffed up to help me figure it out. Overall, not a bad tea esp for something sweet without caffeine.

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85

So tasty tonight. Jut what I wanted with dinner. A splash of vanilla to go with our meal. Such a good day today.

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63

weird… could have sworn i rated this already. Ah well… i don’t mind this tea…but gingersnap it is not. This is more like a fruity tea with ginger in it…sort of. There’s a nutty taste to it as well, similar to the sweet almond cake that this company does as well. All in all not a bad tea but it’s not gingersnap – that wonderful delicious cookie that i love!

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88

I think the best term to describe this tea is mellow. You get a definite scent of coconut while smelling the dry leaves. Once steeped, there’s more of a vegetal than coconut smell.

I’m not a huge green tea fan (although I prefer it over black any day), but I really enjoyed this one. The coconut gives it a nice creaminess and mouth feel, and the flavours blended really well. I don’t have a lot of this left, but I’ll enjoy what I have.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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86

Right off the bat I liked the dry smell. It has a light, refreshing scent to it, but with a hint of a creamy undertone. Steeped, it still smells refreshingly of lemon, but I don’t really catch the creaminess.

It’s a nice, smooth, comforting tea. I taste the lemongrass, but it’s not astringent, and a hint of the pepper is there, but just enough to balance the rest of the ingredients. I like this one.

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74
drank Canadian Maple by Steeped and Infused
4840 tasting notes

had this tonight…a decent cup but nothing spectacular.

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20
drank Baked Apple Pie by Steeped and Infused
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So this is a sipdown…because even though i haven’t finished the sample bag i bought, I don’t want to. And i think this is gross enough that I won’t let anyone else get stuck with it. so there. blech.

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78
drank Japanese Cherry by Steeped and Infused
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I can understand why this tea is popular. I like that the floral notes aren’t really strong, so it really is more of a green cherry tea. However, as is often the case, the “weight” of the tea just isn’t enough for me. I love thick, full bodied delicious teas. I still think this is a nice tea but it’s nothing i need to pick up again. I do really like the cherry taste, so now i just need t find a cherry black tea :) or maybe a roasted oolong… stacy i’m looking at you! lol

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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69

Bumped the rating a bit but still not a tea I need to order again. It’s not really chocolatey but it is coffee like. Added a bit of cream and that made it tastier too :). Ah well, can’t love ’em all :)

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80

New Years sip down! Yay for a new year of teas, old and new!

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100

I’ve been drinking this one cold, and I like it just as much as when it was hot. Very refreshing.

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80

so tired…. had this tonight on my way to/from “christmas” dinner with my other half’s extended family. it was a decent night though i’m a little tired and just want to curl up in bed. Got to hold the little one tonight (3 weeks old) so that was special.

as far as teas go…still delicious, though not as intense as my last go round with this one. still a bit left so i’ll see how the next time steeps up.

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67

I’m not sure where I stand with this one. It’s definitely drinkable, but the raspberry taste seems very artificial to me. This is my first honeybush-based tea, so I’m not sure if it’s the honeybush making the tea naturally sweet, or if it’s the flavouring that’s added.

I’ll have to try it iced and see if it’s better that way.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100

This is my favourite tea from Steeped and Infused. I only got the 10g sample size during their sale a week ago, as I honestly didn’t expect to like it. Boy was I wrong. It has a nice, very delicate pear taste to it, and it smells great. In fact, I love to just smell it. I went back to the store and now have a bag of it in my cupboard. Who knew lapacho and calendula would taste so good together?

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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90

I had this tea for the first time last week and rushed back to the store to buy a bag before they closed (as of Dec 24th they’re online only until they find a new retail location). Very similar to David’s Tea’s Forever Nuts, but without any artificial flavouring added. I have no problem with beetroot being added to the mix. Better than hibiscus for colour, in my opinion.

I really enjoyed the taste, although I wouldn’t call it overly almond tasting. It smells great, too. I gave it a long steep.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Sil

didn’t realise this was similar to forever nuts. don’t drink a lot of david’s tea but good to know. Can’t wait for them to open their retail location again.

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78

Totally hard to believe this is a herbal infusion. It’s a damn fine tasty cup of almond cake. I could really see keeping this one around for when I need a hit of sweet cakes almond goodness. Especially since it’s a herbal infusion. Mmmmmm so tasty. Only down side? Th bright red colour of the tea totally messes with me since its almondey and cakes lol

Indigobloom

again with the beetroot!! I’m tellin ya, it’s a conspiracy…

Sil

Huh?

Indigobloom

Just sayin, this is one blend that nearly every Toronto tea company sells!!

Sil

haha like i know anything about that :)

Indigobloom

uh huh! :P

Kittenna

Bahahaha, I think you’re right, Indigobloom :P Although the pic looks a touch different (did they add marigold petals?!)

Indigobloom

If I’m right, this one is sourced from Metropolital Teas, and I think they offer customization of their blends.

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80

woah man…so even though i knew this was the tea in my travel mug i was NOT expecting the creamy caramel that dropped into my mouth. Holy…this tea is…creamy..and caramel and sweet and yes it’s an oolong tea, but apparently flavoured oolongs don’t bother me nearly as much as plain old green oolongs. Roasted oolongs seem to be ok as well..but i digress.

This is a pretty damn tasty cup of tea if you’re looking for that caramel taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I wonder how it compares to the Teaopia version…

Sil

no clue. i really never shopped there and don’t intend to do much shopping at teavana if ever, until i hear about their culture changing.

Indigobloom

heh me neither. Only reason I go there is cuz a friend works for them

Kittenna

Oh no, another on the shopping list… :(

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85

soooo comparing this with the other tea… man this one is even better! It’s more true to pear taste, though i have to say the smell leaves something to be desired. I’ll have to try this with a little cream at some point just to see what it’s like. this is pretty decent….yep.

Bonnie

I don’t know why, but the lapacho makes my throat go all scratchy. I bet the pear is good though. Is the pear here the same as the other one?

Sil

this pear taste is truer to pear than the “pear cream” from the same company but i think that’s because of the hibiscus in the other one which adds a bit of tartness to it. Both are delicious for their own reasons but this one’s a little closer to true pear taste.

Kittenna

Hahaha, when I did a quick look at Steeped and Infused’s teas (either on here or their site? I don’t recall), this one definitely stuck out for me as one I have to try!

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80
drank Pear Cream by Steeped and Infused
4840 tasting notes

oh man… this is totally delicious. Smells like pear…. tastes like pear. yeah i can get behind this one. I have another pear tea from the same company that i’m in the middle of steeping so that I can compare the two. I really think this would be totally delicious as an iced tea as well. There’s a bit of a tang before the creamy pear flavour kicks in but once it does it’s a pretty delicious cup of tea. The pear might be a little artificial but not in the way that makes you cringe from the fakeness of it.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

dang that sounds good.

Sil

it’s a little weird but this was soo delicious… and then i had the other pear tea from this company and that one is just better..but it’s only because it’s in comparison….i think lol ie if i hadn’t had them back to back…i don’t think i’d register it

Indigobloom

guh, I can’t make a trip all the way out there(Queen E), I just can’t! but it’s calling to me…

Sil

Tey don’t have a physical location anymore… Nt until the new one opens. You can get their tea at a few places or just online now. Hence the reason I went crazy with samples…have a 15% off coupons we can use eventually… Must keep on sipping down! A 163…. That’s like 30 teas from the weekend!

Indigobloom

I’m at about 225 right now :s
and about 1500 servings. My previous goal was to get it down to 1000, but I think it’ll be awhile before I get there…

Kittenna

I’m not even counting…. :|

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75

I really want to try this cold now. This tastes like those blue raspberry freezies! I guess it’s artificial tasting but its so true in taste to things that are raspberry flavoured. I really think I can get behind this one :)

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