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This came as a sample with one of my Tea Cupany orders. In general I like this company.
This tea is not one that I would have chosen for myself. I’m not a huge citrus fan, and grapefruit is probably my least favorite of them.
Having said all that, this isn’t as bad as I was expecting. This is oolong and it’s grapefruit – exactly as the name promises. Not generic citrus, but this is grapefruit. It’s not overly tart, and yet not too sweet. I think it’s well balanced. The oolong is oxidized enough for my tastes (I don’t do well with really green floral oolongs). This is probably about a medium oxidized oolong. All in all, if you are looking for grapefruit oolong, I would give this one a try.
I don’t know why it is but I am at a loss of words to describe this tea. I have been enjoying some unflavoured green teas lately and when I taste the flavoured it comes across as not natural to me. I still think the tea is good. It’s got a decent green base, a bit astringent. The apricot flavouring is okay and could be adding to the astringent taste. Nothing bad about this tea but nothing seems to really make me love it either. Holding off on any rating until I’ve had a few cups of this. It might grow more on me later.
Because I had read all the notes on this ‘sweet’ tea as they popped up on my dash, I knew it wasn’t going to be sweet at all. And so I cold steeped it. And it’s still quite tart.
Very refreshing, it has a nice flavour although what I’m getting is mostly hibiscus and apple with a bit of mango juice at the end. Not sure I’d get it again, but I am glad I got a chance to try it.
From MissB who got it from Dexter3657. Thank you for sharing!
I can’t believe it took me this long to try this tea! I was worried about this hibiscus and the rosehips really detracting from the strawberry flavour, but I was pleasantly surprised. The flavour is sweet, fresh, and totally strawberry! This is going to be a nice iced tea, but it is also pretty fantastic hot! I didn’t add any sweetener and I found the tea to be perfectly fine without it. This was a pleasant surprise and I look forward to enjoying it more often!
GCTTB I figure i need to try the last few teas from the tea box that i really wanted to try and get the rest on the move. I wanted to try this one even though it was a green because i enjoyed the other teas that dexter had shared with me from the tea cupany. I just haven’t had a chance to actually place an order myself….yet.
I really like this one. What’s funny though, is that i could love it even more as a puerh. The flavouring in this one reminds me a LOT of the puerhs that are put into the orange rinds. It’s for sure a mandarin flavour though, not strictly orange and that is whats makes me happy with it i think. Another win from the tea cuppany!
Well, I get how to pull the sweetness out of this brew now: oversteep it by ridiculous amounts, and suddenly it’s an apple tea with faint notes of mango. It’s okay, and I should have made a note on it that I wanted to save the rest for cold steeping, as there’s now barely enough for a cup left. Ah well.
Thanks again to Dexter3659 for sharing this with me!
Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box
Dex to the rescue!
It’s not bad. Green tea is one of the few types that I can easily drink unsweetened (prepared correctly that is), but with that being said, none of the flavors really pop when I do that. I faintly taste lemon and maybe a little orange, but it’s an afterthought, not the main event. I bet I would taste more fruit if I sweetened it, but given that this is one of the few types of teas I can do without, I’ll sip the rest of the cup as is.
The dry tea is what appears to be a dark shou mei, with pieces of apricot and marigold petals scattered throughout the tea.the scent is pretty lovely like a soft peach mousse as the dry tea has a hint of cream scent to it.
After 2.5min the tea is a pale amber tinted gold. The shou mei. and the marigold are present in the scent and the taste adding herbal and mineral and citric notes to the peach flavouring. The peach is sweet and tastes like a cross between Tim Horton’s peach drink and warm peaches and cream. The flavouring is pleasant but subtle. The tea is silky and creamy on the tongue. It re-steeps pretty well, with the peach actually intensifying a little.
A pleasant introduction to a new company. Thanks Dexter3657!
One from Dexter3657! Thanks so much! This one sounds interesting — the dry leaves certainly smell very sweet. It seems the black tea is actually infused with the flavor. I saw ONE clove in the infuser… that’s a bit odd. haha. I wouldn’t have minded more spices! After a three minute steep, this is nice but not something I’d call pumpkin pie. I agree with Dexter – kind of cakey. It’s like a banana coffee cake almost… or a cake that would have hints of spices in it. Almost like a carrot cake but with banana instead of carrot. Even the description says cake so I don’t know why it’s called pie. The black tea is medium bodied. Not bad but not pumpkin pie!
Wow! This was good, like really really good! It smells exactly like a candy cane! I tried it unsweetened (I am sitting here enjoying it while listening to Fairytale of New York, I love alternative carols). Drunk this way, the mint is prominent and sharp. I think a touch of sugar would help highlight the candy aspect. That being said, the mint is not unpleasant and the base tea has no bitterness to it (though I did give it a super short tea). I didn’t think anything could replace my love for Santa’s Secret, but this is a strong contender!! Well done, TeaCupany!
I tossed this in my tea traveler and took it to work a few days ago. Things are insane at work right now, we need break to come like yesterday, so this tea got a looonng steep before I got to it. That being said, I was actually really pleasantly surprised by it. No it is not really “sweet”, but the tart is not bad either. Also, though the apple was definitely present, the cherry taste was also there. I think this is the first time I have had a cherry tea that really tasted like cherries, so I was impressed. I am going to give this a shot cold brewed and see what it does, but thus far I am pretty impressed!
I was super excited to try this tea after school today, but alas it was not quite as fantastic as I had hoped it would be. To clarify, it is not a bad tea per se, but the others were so nice that I had super high expectations. This tea has the same nice white base to it, but the blueberry really does not shine through as much as I had hoped it would. I was looking for a real hit of blueberry, as it does tend to be a stronger flavour, but all I got was a mild hint of berry mixed with the vegetal white.
Because I like the white base, I think this tea will get drunk with little problem, but I am more fond of the Grapefruit and Peach Whites!
Another nice white, vegetal with nice hints of peach. Not quite as much of a juicy peach as I had been hoping, but this is a nice mature subtle peach tea. I am really, really liking these white teas I have been trying! Tomorrow I need to jot down my thoughts on the cherry tisane I tried, which was also good, and I am hoping to try the blueberry white!
Thanks to Dexter365 for a taste of this cuppa love!
I remember Dexter saying something about this (or a related) tea, that The TeaCupany was playing tricks on us with naming conventions. With this, I wholeheartedly agree. This is far from sweet, but rather, quite tart due to the high level of hibiscus. Truvia does sweeten things up, but it’s still a bit underwhelming. I want mango, darn it! I get little.
I can see how this would be really great cold steeped, so perhaps I need to use the rest of it for a cold-steep experiment.
I liked this tea! It is definitely a nice, light flavour. The white tea base is the stronger note, but the citrus is also definitely present. This took beautifully to short steep. It was sweet and a little floral with base fruit notes. I thought it was a simple tea, there wasn’t a ton of different additives and flavour notes I was supposed to be searching for, but it was simple done right. I was really, really impressed, this is white I could go for more often!
My TeaCupany order came, this was our first foray into testing them. This is tea has a surprisingly robust flavour for its components. Also, it came in a large bag so the tea leaves are nice and unbroken!! Much appreciated! The bf doesn’t taste the cucumber, but I think I do. It is a nice, sweet, vegetal taste with. Creamy, with hints of cucumber notes. We really liked it!
I am going to have to give my other teas from the TeaCupany a steep, but this was a great start to the evening!
Dexter3657 sent a sample of this my way to try. It is mostly like drinking a hot glass of water with a subtle hint of cucumber. Realistically this makes sense given that cucumber is a mild flavor. All in all, it is not a bad cup, just not very exciting so I probably won’t be ordering this any time soon. I am definitely glad I got to try it though so thank you Dexter3657 for your generosity.
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.