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Recent Tasting Notes
KellyxLee added a few teas into her recent TeaCupany order for me and this was one of them. This is definitely the one I enjoy the most, though it is really a different tea.
The spices aren’t overwhelming, or too chai-like, which is delightful. The sweet potato flavour is really there too. The flavours just seem to compliment each other to create this awesome tea. I don’t think I could drink this all the time, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup.
Thanks KellyxLee for sending some of this along!
This is a great mint black tea. It’s fresh. Yet, it also has this almost buttery quality. I’m impressed with this one. Kelly sent me a bunch of samples from TeaCupany so we shall see if I’m impressed enough to place my own order.
Also, I’ve been writing a paper all day, and I just remembered I have a physics reflection due at midnight, but of course I would leave my physics textbook at school. Errg. I contemplated driving down to school, but there’s a line. I have spent many a Saturday, Sunday, and holiday at school, but I just can’t bring myself to drive down there at this hour.
KellyxLee sent this my way :)
It’s always nice to have some herbal options, something I’ve been seriously lacking in lately. This is a decent herbal. It’s more tart than sweet, though that doesn’t bother me at all. I have a feeling this would be a little better chilled, I’m finding it slightly lacking in flavour. The directions gave a steeping time of 5-10 minutes, and I steeped for 7. Perhaps a longer steeping time would fix that. Hmm.
Thank you to Dexter3657 for a sample of this. I have enough for a generous two cups. I need to do a better job of polishing off the ziploc bags. I don’t like them. It’s a dilemma. It’s always nice to receive swaps but then these bags are everywhere, unruly and taking over places… God, that sounds ungrateful. I love the tea, I just need to drink it when I get it instead of dragging it around. A you see it’s not you, it’s me :)
I was ok with these flavours. I did find it a little one dimensional, didn’t get a whole lot or orange, I did get clove but it wasn’t an unpleasant amount. I confess I did not try to find depth of flavour. I took it for a trip to chapters so in a travel mug it went with a generous amount of sugar (after all, chai is sweet, yes?) and some whipping cream. The fake stuff that’s all oil and terrible for you. Whatever.
The chai? Good. Would I buy this? Probably. In my search this comes closer to contenders than to the bottom of the list, in case you’re wondering.
1.5 tsp for 10 oz boiling. In a travel mug. By the time the chapters trip was over, it was gone. And that’s how you know. When you look in your cup and the tea is gone, it means it was good, right? :)
So I was drinking Sweet Red Mango from The TeaCupany the other night and wow was it tart. I was a little afraid of this one, if that was called sweet and was that tart, how tart is this going to be?
Well not to worry, I think this is a case of a company not understanding the definition of words. This one is too sweet. It comes across as more raspberry or strawberry than cranberry. I think cranberry should be a little bit tart, and this isn’t. All in all it’s a nice fruity black tea, but tangy it’s not.
I still am really happy with my TeaCupany teas, and Mitch is really nice with good customer service.
Drinking some of this tonight. One would have thought that I’d had enough chai this weekend – I still have one to log and one I haven’t tried yet. Flavored chais are not part of that experiment, but wanted to compare this one to their spicy chai. I like this better.
The chocolate in this tea mutes the spices and it seems more balanced to me because of it. This still isn’t perfect for me, but is a very nice enjoyable cup of chai. (On the second steep, I added a splash of pumpkin syrup – THAT REALLY worked…)
Wow is this tart. The word sweet in the name is not telling the truth. I actually don’t mind tart, and I’m not a hibiscus hater, but this one might be on the verge of pushing my tartness limit. If you can get past the tart, this has really nice juicy mango flavors. It steeps up bright red and is beautiful to look at.
I don’t hate it, but sweetener is definitely needed for my tastes.
Dexter3657 sent me a little bit of this tea to sample and to be honest I am not really a fan. It is called “Sweet Cherry” but it is actually rather tart. This is definitely not the sweet tea I was hoping for so I think this sample will be the only bit I have of this tea. I won’t be ordering this in the future but at least now I know it is not for me.
Tea six in my chai quest. This one is interesting. I like the spices, I don’t like the orange, it gives it an astringency/bitterness that is off putting. This is ok, but not great. Quest continues.
This is yet another sample I received from Dexter3657. I am really trying to power through them and taste them all before I have even more teas to explore.
Anyways, this tea tastes exactly like what you’d think it tastes like. This is white tea with subtle notes of cucumber. Personally, I like bolder flavors but this is definitely a very nice cup of tea when your in the mood for nothing over-the-top or fancy. Thanks Dexter3657!
I’m a huge fan of cherry tisane. This is a decent example of a cherry tea. I don’t think that it’s “cough syrup” as some of them are. On the downside, this is called sweet cherry, and this is pretty tart. I’m not a hibiscus hater, I usually like a little tart, but this might jut be bordering on a touch too much for me. I also think there is a little too much apple. I know most cherry teas have apple in them, but I can actually taste the apple, that would be a little too much.
This seems more negative than it really is. This is good, it’s fine, it’s just not my favorite cherry.
Feeling a little guilty that I haven’t been trying/writing about The TeaCupany lately. I bought several of their tea when they first appeared here on Steepster and have really enjoyed the ones I’ve tried. Fun new Canadian company.
Caramel Apple Black Tea, that’s pretty much what this is. When it’s hot, I got lots of caramel, touch of cinnamon, not much apple. As it cools the apple really comes forward and the caramel moves more into the background. LOL depending on what flavor you like better, depends on how much you should let this cool. I prefer the hot caramel to the cool apple, but that’s just me.
This is fun little tea that I really don’t have much negative to say – the only little thing would be that I didn’t really taste the black base, but then again it wasn’t interfering with the flavors eithers.
This is another TeaCupany Tea that didn’t disappoint. Thumbs up!!
not a fan of this one, which is a little sad because i had high hopes for this one. Thanks for sending it my way though dexter! All i could taste in this was the mate, which i don’t love, but i keep trying to enjoy. I will hold off rating this one in case it’s just a matter of not hitting the sweet spot this time around. thanks dexter!
woot! another tea from dexter and one of the ones i was most wary about, though less so once i read her review. I am one of those sweet potato haters. I think it’s because they’re “sweet” lol However this tea is really nice! It reminds me of the sort of pumpkin spice theme that happens around this time, but it’s not pumpkin, it’s more sweet potato. The base is still present, and the flavours blend together really well. I couldn’t drink this all the time, but this is quite good. Makes me wonder how it would fare as a latte! Thanks for sharing dexter!
The quest for the perfect pumpkin tea continues. No this isn’t it either. I’ve really liked the other teas I’ve tried from The TeaCupany. This one is just strange. It might grow on me, but strange. I’m not getting pumpkin. This is more – get ready I said it was weird – caramel, coffee spice. Sorry that’s what it tastes like to me.
Sorry guys, this doesn’t work as pumpkin for me. Not rating right now, will give it one more chance, but for now, the pumpkin quest continues.
This is the perfect tea for a chilly fall or cold winter day. It’s nutty and toasty and naturally sweet. It’s vanilla scent on the dry leaves is much stronger than the actual vanilla flavor that you get out of it. But overall it’s a very enjoyable tea that I will be drinking a lot of this winter.
Read my full review here – http://www.notimeliketeatime.com/the-tea-cupanys-oolong-vanilla-review/
I’ll admit it, I’ve become pessimistic about teas that claim these types of flavors. In my experience they usually disappoint. My other issue is I’m not really quite sure what sweet potato pie should be. I’m envisioning that sweet potato casserole that’s oozing with brown sugar, smothered with marshmallows on the Thanksgiving table. That’s not what this is.
I’m very pleased to report that I was wrong in both of these assumptions. This tastes like sweet potatoes. I almost can’t believe it, but that’s the prodominent flavor, then there are subtle chai (or pumpkin pie) spices in the back ground. The spices are there, but they are not overwhelming the potato flavor. This is really well balanced for me, even the spices are nicely balanced. The only negative I have is that it’s not sweet enough. This could really use some sweetness. Next time I drink this I’m going to thow in some brown sugar, I think that’s what it’s missing.
I’m 2 for 2 so for teas from The TeaCupany. Can’t wait to try more of them.
I placed my TeaCupany order Sunday night. I got it today. I never get orders that quickly. From my understanding this is a fairly new tea company out of BC Canada. They have tons of flavored tea on their website, sample sizes available in BOTH 10g and 25g sizes. Really affordable, easy to try a new company when you can get small sizes of lots of different teas. I ordered 12 and they threw in a free sample. The other good news is that all my packages are resealable – even the 10g ones. :)) What can I say, I think they are doing the right things to get tea buyer like me to give them a chance. Thumbs up customer service and selection on web site.
Now the tea. I’m a HUGE Yerba Mate fan (I know you wouldn’t know it from my tasting notes) so maybe I’m a closet Yerba Mate fan. I was a little apprehensive about this one, the description said lightly roasted. Hmmmmm I’m more of a dark roasted kind of girl, but the rest of the ingredients sound right up my alley.
This is really good!! If you are a fan of this style of tea, you should check it out. It’s chocolate, hazelnut, sweet, nutty, with just a little of the coffee ish flavors that come out of the mate. It’s not too heavy on any one element. They all work really well together. I’m pretty fussy about hazelnut, I love it if it’s done right, hate it if it’s not. Doesn’t taste artificial at all. This is a really nice example of this type of tea. Thumbs up.
The only thing I’m a little confused about…. the steeping instructions on my package says 150 F for 3-6 minutes. 150? That’s so low I don’t even know what that is in C. I googled it…65 for those who care. 65? Really? I don’t steep anything at 65. I normally do mate about 90. I’ll admit it, I didn’t follow instructions but I did lower my temp to about 85 in the spirit of compromise. I probably steeped it a little longer than recommended too probably a little more than 6 minutes. I liked the end result so it’s all good.
All in all, so far so good. I’m liking this new company. Will keep continue to write tasting notes as I try them….