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The TeaCupany

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drank Apricot green by The TeaCupany
103 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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drank Apricot green by The TeaCupany
103 tasting notes

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drank Sweet Red Mango by The TeaCupany
1169 tasting notes

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!

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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!

Flavors: Berries

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drank Green Mandarin Orange by The TeaCupany
4044 tasting notes

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!

Dexter3657

Happy you liked this one.
Why am I not drinking/sampling more of my TeaCupanny teas?

Sil

because you have 23408234098 teas…

Dexter3657

Really? Is that the problem? I need to work on that… :))

Sil

HAHAHA

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drank Sweet Red Mango by The TeaCupany
944 tasting notes

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!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Peach White by The TeaCupany
245 tasting notes

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!

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drank Peach White by The TeaCupany
440 tasting notes

Tried this again, still a nice white base with fruit hints. Peach is such a strong flavour, that I just wish that there was even more peach to this. Nevertheless, a nice white tea.

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This is such an interesting white tea. Very different from the other white teas, I have. The cucumber is crisp and lends a strong vegetal note to the tea. I don’t reach for it all the time, but it is perfect when I am looking for something a little different!

Dexter3657

I have some of this too, it is interesting. I agree not an everyday tea, but fun once and awhile. :))

mewakeling

I like it as a bit of a palate cleanser between fruity teas. It is a very different taste, but pleasant nonetheless.

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drank Pumkin Pie by The TeaCupany
1094 tasting notes

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!

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drank Candy Cane by The TeaCupany
440 tasting notes

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!

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drank Sweet Cherry by The TeaCupany
440 tasting notes

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!

Sil

Glad you’re working you’re a y through these teas…I still need to place and order and I love seeing more than a few reviews heh

mewakeling

I got a whole bunch to try and I have been trying to make some headway before we leave for the holidays! Overall, I have been pretty impressed. The only one I am reserving judgement on right now is their Candied Apple, I am going to try Candy Cane tonight because I think my issue might be less with the flavouring and more with the base tea used. So, I thought trying another black might help me form an opinion. I found that Candied Apple got bitter and chalky really quickly for a black tea, but I am going to try again, because it smells divine!

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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!

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drank Peach White by The TeaCupany
440 tasting notes

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!

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drank Sweet Red Mango by The TeaCupany
944 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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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!

Dexter3657

I’ve really enjoyed The TeaCupany teas that I’ve tried. Glad that you are also enjoying them.

mewakeling

I am really impressed, I thought I would give them a shot because their blends sounded interesting. The communication was excellent and the teas are really good. I am looking forward to tasting my way through my order! Good to know you have had a good experience with them too!

Dexter3657

When there is a relatively new company with out many reviews, I’m never sure if it’s just me, or if the teas are really like that. Nice to hear others say positive things. I have lots yet that I haven’t tried – so many teas so little time – but so far so good. I agree the customer service is really good.

Sil

I really enjoyed the one you sent me dex. Planning an order eventually with them heh but need to get my cupboard down a bit more

mewakeling

I’m in the midst of a bit of a white tea kick, so I have a few more whites from them that I am looking forward to trying. I also have some herbals and a black to work through.

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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!

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drank Cucumber White by The TeaCupany
1363 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (171)

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.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Candy Cane by The TeaCupany
586 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Cherry by The TeaCupany
586 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Spicy Chai by The TeaCupany
225 tasting notes

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? :)

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