The Tea Place

Recent Tasting Notes

SSTTB #11.

This is a nice chai as well. No chili, but lots of chai flavours with a strong base. This was a good choice this evening, even though it’s hot and hot tea is not exactly what I’m craving. I might make up more of this and ice it. There’s certainly enough in the box. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chai - Vanilla by The Tea Place
727 tasting notes

I’m always looking for a good chai. I’m actually surprised at how much I like this one. The spices are subtle but well balanced. The vanilla is present but not overwhelming. Very solid chai. Thinking about making some and putting it in the fridge to cool. I think this will be good cold….

SSTTB

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drank Chai - Vanilla by The Tea Place
4837 tasting notes

eep! Sorry MissB this is not one for me. I tried brewing this in milk today to see if i could get rid of the weird bitterness that i wasn’t a fan of when brewed in water – it didn’t help enough. For sure the taste was improved but the spices are just the wrong ratio/blend for me. Glad to have tried it though!

MissB

My thoughts exactly on this one. Had hoped someone else could do it justice!

Sil

haha well at least we both tried!

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drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
4837 tasting notes

i tried this one cold brewed for the hell of it. Turns out that was also a good idea as this is ALSO tasty as a cold brew. this is like everything good that i like about lime gelato without the extra sugar AND with a kick of something else going on in the background that makes this tastier and more fun. I’m really enjoying this one, so i may need to look at picking up some more in the future. Thanks for sharing this one missB!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
MissB

I’m going to convince my friend in Edmonton to grab more (a lot more, I went through it fast) and send it on over, so I’ll grab extra for you if you’d like.

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drank Chai - Vanilla by The Tea Place
4837 tasting notes

I’m going to have to give this one another shot. Maybe i’ll prepare it like traditional chai next time to see if that works better. Brewed as a tea, not in milk, this is a bit bitter with a weird after taste. I’ll try it as a milk brewed chai and see if that makes it all better, since some chais are meant to be milk, miilk, milk, milk, milk!

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drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
4837 tasting notes

i drinked this tonight. Anna made me silly and now i’m not sleepy. and then i was a puppy and an otter and ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! apparently we’re all a bunch of crazies

but anyway…the tea? it smells a lot like lime gelato from David’s tea…which happens to be 1 of 3?4?5? teas i’ve ever really enjoyed enough to buy from David’s. I know..that’s crazy talk around here but i am not a fan of a lot of their blends for the price, sugar added etc….

ANYWAY…. this is very similar but not as sweet, a hint of ginger in the background (not enough though!!!!) and still tasty-licious! thanks missb!

Final Count: 150 booyah! (20 to go….)

TheTeaFairy

Sounds like you had a fun night ;-)

MissB

Leave it to steep way too long, and the ginger gets perfectly awesome. Glad you liked it though!

Sil

Oh yeah it was taaaaasty!

Sami Kelsh

Wheeeeeeeeeee this sounds like the best evening ever.

Anna

You are ALL the animals.

Anna

Today, for example, I have found you to be a snayle.

Anna

Snale?

Anna

Snayle.

Spelling hard.

Sil

i like to think i;m more of a snayle than a snail

Anna

“Snail”? What’s that?

But yes, you’re a snayles for sure.

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83
drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
1114 tasting notes

This seriously rivals TeaGschwendner’s Bamboo Pomelo for unusual juicy herbal amazingness. Oversteeped it brings out the bite of the ginger, while the lime is still fresh and juicy. And the smell…..!! Oh, the smell. It’s pure lime, and it’s amazing.. I just leave the bag out sometimes, it smells so good.

Only about a pot left, so I’ve got to convince my Edmontonian friend to grab me some more and ship it down. :$

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Suziqzer

Ooo… Hubby might like this one since he enjoyed Bamboo Pomelo iced… and he loves lime in cokes, and some beer.. Ugh, not my thing. I like lime, just not in other drinks- with the exception of a margarita, but I guess that’s a lime drink..

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drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
1114 tasting notes

Definitely upping the rating on this, and already making plans to order more. Oversteeped it dramatically last night, and it’s amazing! Very juicy lime candy quality to it, with a bite of ginger in the finish. A real bite too, not just…. meh ginger. I will drink this often. It did leave quite a bit of residue in the cup though, likely from the powdered ginger.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Sil

on to the wishlist!

MissB

I’ll send you some Sil; I think I’ll need to grab more really soon.

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79

Super light, refreshing tea, that would be lovely iced. I get mostly juicy, real peach though, and am missing any sort of ginger – boo.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
1114 tasting notes

This smells amazing, and it’s been taunting me for about a day, pleading with me to try it. I think I’ll have to try this iced, however hot, or cold, it’s lovely. Very strong lime flavor, little ginger other than a bit of kick to it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

Sounds so promising! Mmmmm ginger. Ah! Je suis sposer de vous Parler en Francais. Oups!

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76
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by The Tea Place
1114 tasting notes

Second time I’ve had it, first time I’m logging it. Definitely chocolaty smooth, mild chai… zero chili spice though, as per usual. I’ll have zero issue drinking this down.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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82

Had this yesterday in-store in Edmonton with a friend. Was really weak to start, and then got better with a longer steep. Less coconut than expected though, although it was very vanilla creamy, light and yummy.

Flavors: Coconut, Vanilla

Fjellrev

I had no idea this place existed. Seems really out of the way, though.

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79

Tea #41 from the Here’s Hoping TTB

This is my first tea from the Tea Place and I really enjoyed it. While the scent of the jasmine may be strong, it doesn’t overpower the tea. It also has a nice silky feel to it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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76

Tea #46 from HHTTB2

Crisp, clean jasmine with a sweet, buttery green base. Balanced flavors, without an overpowering jasmine. Yum.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Veronica

It’s been a while since I’ve had this one. I’ll have to find it in my pantry and make myself a cup.

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drank Blueberry Green Tea by The Tea Place
4837 tasting notes

given the new teas that arrived today from Kaylee and the order arriving tomorrow from tao leaf tea, i’m not likely to catch up to my tea sister just yet. However, i’m still trying to do my best tonight to get closer to where she is at so we can have a bit of fun haha.

This tea is pretty much a green tea to me, with a hint of something that might be a little fruity? I’m not sure if it was just over contaminated by the travelling tea box it was in or what, but i didn’t feel like finish up the cup i made – it was that “meh” to me.

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50

Ick. This one is not good. The mediciney rooibos is much too strong, and there’s more of an apple flavor than a pear flavor present in my opinion. Adding milk and sweetener helps to bring out the pear and tone down the rooibos, but not enough to make me want to drink another cup!

-Dry blend has red rooibos with yellow petals and pieces of dried fruit.
-Dry leaves smell sweet and of apples. Tea liquor aroma is of rooibos and warm apple.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium reddish brown color.
-Strong rooibos flavor with an apple and pear finish. Light mediciney rooibos aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Fair tea. More of an apple flavor than pear. Strong rooibos flavor noticeable.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96

I’ve been using the tea randomizer (jaydeee.net) to pick my morning tea. It’s fun, and I’ve been drinking teas that have been lingering in the back of my cupboard. Sometimes I get so focused on my newest teas that I forget that I have a bunch of other tasty options that also deserve to be drunk.

Today’s choice was blueberry green. I really do like this tea. It’s still one of my daughter’s favorites, so I’ve been leaving it for her, but I should drink this more often. It’s a really lovely green tea with a great blueberry/floral flavor. Nothing overwhelming, just a nice light cuppa.

canadianadia

I didn’t know about the tea randomizer- thanks for sharing! What fun!

Veronica

I know! I happened to see it mentioned on a discussion board, and now I’m hooked.

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96
drank Starry Night by The Tea Place
675 tasting notes

Went to The Tea Place this to pick up more of this lovely tea and found out that the shop is being sold. I’m so sad because it is a great little store/tea house. I wish I could buy it myself, but there’s no way that’s going to happen. Hopefully another tea aficionado will take care of this little gem and keep selling me my favorite vanilla tea. Fingers crossed that good things will happen!

JustJames

always so sad when a bit of our ritual proves to be transferable…. =0(

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70

Well, this one is ok – nothing special – but nothing bad. It’s slightly flavored pear, slightly caramel, slightly rooibos flavor. Yes…keyword is SLIGHTLY all across the board. Probably better iced, not bad hot, just not memorable.

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76

More Green tea than Blueberry but that’s ok with me. The Blueberry is alright, here, just be sure not to over infuse because it can/will get bitter. It’s pretty good both hot and cold. It has slight floral notes underneath, too!

It’s pretty good – not my favorite Blueberry Green but satisfying and I would drink it again!

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drank Blueberry by The Tea Place
6770 tasting notes

Well, well, well! I’m trying this one and it’s alright but not overly wonderful. It’s not overly blueberry. It’s a bit blueberry-esque but more floral than blueberry. There is enough for a cups-worth so I will send it to Liberteas to get her opinion on it!

darky

overload off tasting notes from teaeaqualsbliss! i’m guessing the internet was gone for a week :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I HOPE to be back! So far it’s working for me today! LOL :)

Sil

seriously… i miss all the morning notes! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Awww! Thanks Sil! I hopefully am back!

Sil

..also your shared teabox is getting nearly close to being able to go out…nearly. few more teas i want to try and then possibly add if they’re any good haha

TeaEqualsBliss

Cool! Thanks!

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drank Starry Night by The Tea Place
675 tasting notes

This has become my favorite vanilla tea. It is delicious, and with a little cream and sugar it is a great before bed treat.

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96

I had a (really good) citrusy IPA earlier, and it’s stuck in my brain. I was getting ready to make myself some lemon jasmine tea when I remembered that I had put this in the refrigerator to cold brew last night. It isn’t citrus, but it is fruity and delicious. Cold brewing makes this almost delicate. It’s soft with the flavors of the green tea, blueberry and mallow flower blending beautifully. The only thing I don’t like is a hint of bitterness I get at the end of the sip. Other than that it’s wonderful.

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96

If I were to line up all of my favorite teas there would be a row of black teas and then this little gem. I love the blueberry flavor, and I love the sweet grassy note of the green tea. It’s so light and refreshing. This will definitely be one of my go-to iced teas this summer. For now though I am enjoying it hot with a little sugar added to bring the blueberry flavor out even more. Good stuff.

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