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83
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
16 tasting notes

When you open this tea, you immediately find yourself thinking of a maple donut or Waffle Crisp cereal or something else sugary and strongly maple-scented. So you’re a little nervous about how this is going to turn out, but luckily, it mellows out considerably. In the end, there’s just a light, pleasant maple flavor, almost an aftertaste. It’s enough to satisfy maple fans (like me) without triggering a sugar crash.

Cons: I can’t imagine wanting to drink this iced, so hot only for me. Also, there’s an oily sheen to the finished product, which is somewhat unpalatable.

Flavors: Maple

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Distinct strawberry flavour that wasn’t overly artificial was the first note I made about this tea. The chocolate comes in more toward the end of the sip with a very dark or semi sweet chocolate taste. It seemed to be a very realistic interpretation of a dark chocolate covered strawberry in tea form. I will say that I don’t believe I detected any Saffron but honestly it wasn’t too much an issue. As the tea cools the chocolate becomes more of the focus with the strawberry being the supportive taste. I found I was pleased with Tea Guys adaptation of the strawberry/chocolate combination. It isn’t one of the flavour combinations I seek out often, but it was a nice change of pace. :)

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I love vanilla! I love coconut! I love almond! But I didn’t love this tea. I really wanted to, because it sounds like my perfect tea! I have been seriously looking for these flavors in a tea for a loooong time! The flavors in this tea just don’t blend well and are somewhat off-putting to my taste buds. Not the worst cup I’ve ever had – but not a re-order for me. I always try to recommend a tea I may not like, cause maybe you will?

My search for the perfect vanilla, almond and coconut tea continues.

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85
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
26 tasting notes

My first sipdown =)

I ordered a lot of samples from Tea Guys. The first time I tried this I thought it was “OK”, the second time was more like “meh, why did I buy this?” and for my final taste it was really delicious. I think the trick with this one (for me anyway) is to measure a little more tea. It was only when I added a bit more did I get a blissful cup. So, a sample of this yielded me only 3 cups, but I think if I had steeped it correctly it’s more like 2.

I will definitely re-order this one. This tea is one of the few teas that come in different varieties (bagged, loose, canned, etc) on their website, so it must be popular.

Flavors: Creamy, Maple, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaNTees

Did it have an authentic maple flavour? I am always on the look out for a genuine maple tasting tea moreso than an “Aunt Jemima” type artificial flavour.

Pattea

I didn’t think it tasted like pancake syrup. I found it to taste a little like maple candy? I think their samples are around $2.50? 3 oz around $8.00 or so. I already have 3 oz saved in my cart.

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From the Not My Cup of Tea TTB

It’s not my cup of tea. I may have underleafed when brewing. It had a stronger scent in the bag but was rather wimpy when brewed. I’ll reserved a rating/recommendation until I try it again.

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I went to yoga this morning, and it was so hard that an hour later I’m still sitting helplessly, unable to convince myself to get up and go put on normal clothes.
Argh.
I did convince myself to make a cup of tea, though, and this sample that Ost sent me. I wanted something sweet, and this certainly meets the bill.
This is really, really good. Its got an eggnog flavor, but not a canned eggnog flavor, instead a rich and spicy layer of flavors, which is gorgeous.
I might need a little more caffine, though, to get me through this day!
Thank you to Ost for this sample. Sipdown!

Ost

Glad you liked it! (:

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80
drank Chamomile Vanilla Bean by Tea Guys
1298 tasting notes

So often with vanilla teas, the vanilla is a mere ghost of a flavor, just an impression.
Not so with this, which is full of the rich vanilla flavor I like so much. Well done!
I’m gonna need more of this in the future, I think. Thank you Ost for letting me try!

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I’m liking most of the samples from this company quite a bit, but this is my least favorite so far. It’s a well balanced tea with a smooth taste and balance, not cheap tasting at all, nor artificial notes - but to me the flavor is between tangy and sour cranberry style. I’m not sure if this is what they were going for, but not what I expected, and I happen to not like cranberry style tea, so this isn’t for me. The flavour comes across stronger as it cools. If you like cranberry and citrus styles, you may want to try this one.

Flavors: Citrus, Cranberry, Fruity, Sour, Tangy

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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76
drank Earl Grey Cream by Tea Guys
1749 tasting notes

’Here’s Hoping’ teabox Round #4 – Tea #2

I always have to try any EGs I find! Somehow the first steep tasted like a Lapsang Souchong for some odd reason. I thought the description would mention a smoky base, but it doesn’t seem to be. Otherwise, the depth to the flavor is decent. It seems like a mid-quality bergamot to me: not great, not terrible. The creaminess seems to be lacking. The second steep tasted like more of a “normal” EG. Glad to have finally tried this one! I might stock up on this one if all of my other favorites disappear.

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drank Hydrate by Tea Guys
92 tasting notes

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73
drank Golden Grapefruit by Tea Guys
274 tasting notes

Cold brewed this one for work. This is one of my many sample sized teas I got from the tea guys a while back. I was hoping that this would be a good replacement for Butiki’s Grapefruit Dragon. It’s close, but it’s got none of that tongue numbing goodness.
I really shouldn’t compare, this is an ever so slightly different tea. I sense a more tropical take on grapefruit, with a hint of pineapple. The Chinese sencha is a really nice base, and the hue of the cold brew is a luminescent green. The dominant flavor is the grapefruit, but it is not as loud and fresh as Grapefruit Dragon. It’s slightly artificial tasting without being offensive. Well, I slorped this down really quickly, so it mustn’t have been that bad!

Flavors: Grapefruit, Green, Pineapple

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
6407 tasting notes

Another tea from kimquat! I’m not sure how i feel about this tea. It was a pleasant enough cup to drink but was it carrot cake? not really. I mean it had that vaguely cheesecakey icing sweetness feel to it, and the dry smell was really nice..but i wouldn’t call this carrot cake. So good cup of tea..but not carrot cake! lol thanks for sharing kimquat!

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25

Horribly disappointing in a cough syrup sort of way.

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80
drank Apricot Afternoon by Tea Guys
59 tasting notes

Apricot aroma is pleasant. The tin is pretty and bits of fruit and flowers in the loose tea add to the overall aesthetic. Does make a nice addition to my afternoon choices but not one I could drink every day.

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70

Sipdown (118)!

Thank you TheLastDodo for the sample! Definitely not my usual jam; not too big on lemongrass, ginger or green tea. But I gave it a shot, and I did my best to be as open minded as I could be!

I cold brewed most of the sample; I was impressed with the smell of the dry leaf actually – it smelled surprisingly like really sweet, fresh squeezed lemonade! No noticeable ginger. The taste, however, wasn’t quite as good. It definitely wasn’t bad – and like in the smell, I couldn’t taste ginger at all despite seeing several sizable pieces in what I had measured out for the brew. That was a plus for me. The lemon was intense though; and while some sips tasting a little more like natural, sweet and tart lemon flavour most of it tasted just like lemongrass – which I’m really fickle towards. Not really sure why. It’s just… different and weird.

The base itself was ok; definitely grassy but for what’s in the blend it works well and comes together pretty seamlessly. It definitely wasn’t the problem with this blend, for me that is.

Thanks again TheLastDodo – it was pretty average overall with definites negatives and positives. I was more than ok with passing the rest of my sample along to a coworker though.

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85
drank Root Beer Rooibos by Tea Guys
59 tasting notes

I received this tea as a free sample from Tea Guys. Overall it’s a mild flavored tea. It grew on me the more I drank, but I’m not sure I’d drink this on a regular basis. Sassafras is the strongest flavor that comes through, but it’s a well-balanced blend overall. That’s impressive considering root beer is a difficult blend to do well. It seems like it would make for a good afternoon tea and might appeal to people who prefer coffee and/or soda over tea.

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76
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
92 tasting notes

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80

This is a pleasant enough evening tea— I like the full flavor, flavor and mouthfeel remind me a little of a black breakfast tea. Unfortunately, I am not noticing much of any caramel, sea salt, or molasses. IF you like very subtle flavored tea, this tea might be for you.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
92 tasting notes

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Yum, yum, yummmmm…. I am definitely going to order some more of this. Similar spices to eggnog but starts off with a lovely maple flavor and then salt and butter take the forefront as the tea cools. Undercurrent of bourbon throughout. Highly recommend with a little cream.

Resteep was just as good. Malty, full-bodied, and no caffeine. :):):)

Flavors: Butter, Maple, Salt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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