Steeps the Urban Tea House

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I second the boozy quality of the chocolate flavouring. Good stuff, and no need for Baileys, although I did add some milk.

The strawberry isn’t a strong thing, covered in layers and layers of chocolate fondue. Yum. The hint of creamy strawberries makes me crave the strawberry black from Fortnum & Mason, however. Argh! I want that so badly now. I’m not even a huge fan of strawberries or fruity black teas. Ah, oh well, this will do rather nicely too.

Thanks, Incendiare! I think this is the last of the fun group of samples you sent my way. Now I need to put something together for her myself. Why don’t I have a lot of awesome teas right now?

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Thank you Incendiare. This does remind me of chocolate coated strawberries…. It’s tasty but a bit mild. I wonder if the Della Terra version would be better.

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Thanks, Incendiare!

This tea smells boozy, in a very very good way. Like chocolate liqueur. Yum. Delicious way to start my morning (I’ve been up reading and lazing around in bed for hours, but finally wanted tea enough to get up!).

It is mostly chocolate, with a bit of fruityness/juicyness. The smell is way stronger than the taste, as well.

I’m not sure I’d pick more of this one up, but it’s definitely one of the good options I’ve had from Steeps/Pekoe Tea Lounge.

That’s right. If any Vancouver locals want to try any of the teas, you can get them at Pekoe Tea Lounge. $1 discount if you bring a tin, $0.50 discount if you get a refill bag. They even have $7 slices of gluten free pie.

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Backlog…I had this one on Wednesday on the way to Vancouver for a meet up. I think I hastily brewed it, as it was early, so I think it came out fairly bland. I’ gonna try it again with the rest of the sample from Incendiare. I’ll reserve rating to I have made it again.

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Holy cripes, sad sip down. I’ll have to get more next time I see it. Sorry I haven’t been able to read everyone’s notes as of late, and I’m afraid that it may be like that for the next couple weeks. I truly miss it and hope that everyone’s having a jolly time having tea parties of all sorts.

I’m so tired that I hit that Notify me when I’m available button rather than the button to write a tasting note. Why is that so huge anyway?

In the meantime…

I’m a tidy sort of bloke. I don’t like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box. -George Harrison

I love you, Georgey.


We do miss your grain of salt missy ;-)
Thank you for this note, it put a smile on my face this morning. HATE the notify me button too, but LOVE the quote, so appropriate! Never saw that picture of him before, so very British!
I miss George, beautiful man, beautiful soul…

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More flavoured black tea because a) I’m so tired from getting up earlier than I’m used to and losing quite a bit of sleep the other night (another 6am fire alarm. Yay!) and b) it’s cold so I want something comforting. How’s that for justification!

I’m almost out of this one already, which is so weird because I feel like I’ve barely had any from this particular tin. First time enjoying this one with half and half, I think, and it’s yummy. It’s a definite chocolate strawberry. Not too sweet, and the chocolate note is pretty good. Makes me want to try their other chocolate blends, if they indeed have others.

Yadda yadda. I don’t feel like doing any work today so I’m stalling by writing gibberish on here.

3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Ahh procrastination. :P

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I kind of forgot I even had this until the Vancouver meet-up was drawing near and figured I should pass some of this down to everyone. OMGsrsly was sneaky and entered the data from the site before I would have. :p But sorry if anyone thinks my picture is sub-par.

I picked up a tin in Edmonton before coming back to the Island the other month. This has always been my favourite tea of theirs. Not that I tried a ton of theirs, maybe six or so, but Chocolate Dipped Strawberry warranted a repurchase after finishing my previous tin back when I was in Sweden.

The smell of the dry leaf is heavenly. Strawberry, cocoa, and something delicately creamy. I want to just bury my nose in the tin. The scent reminds me of a strawberry cream-filled chocolate you find in assorted chocolate boxes.

The base can take over easily if you’re not careful, so I make sure to let the freshly boiled water cool a little before pouring it.

Without any additives, it’s quite yummy. I can detect all three notes mentioned above. I added a little bit of brown sugar this time, and eh, not too crazy over it that way. Then I added some 1% milk and it’s pretty good. Makes it taste more like milk chocolate, unsurprisingly.

I wonder what would happen if I added chocolate milk to this. I’m going to be brave and do that next time.


on to the shopping list…. not good, this would be october at the earliest. please tell me i’m not the only one that plots out their spending budget this far in advance!

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Definitely my favourite rooibos at the moment! It almost counts as dessert… delicious and happy.

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