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A girl where I work told me that she loves this tea and if I hadn’t tried it yet, then I should so after work, off I went to Timmies. I got a medium with cream and sugar. Yum! She was right, it is really good. I’m not sure if I would like it as much as I did if I hadn’t had cream and sugar added. The cream made it nice and smooth and the sugar added a little extra sweetness. The pumpkin and spice flavours were definitely there. It was like Thanksgiving or Autumn in a cup, if you will. Even the girl who waited on me said how happy she was that they brought this tea back because it was her favourite. I thoroughly enjoyed my cup of this. I like it better than any other pumpkin tea I’ve tried so far. I’m happy it wasn’t too “chai” like because I’m not a fan of chai teas. I’ll have to try it black and see if I still like it as much.

Flavors: Pumpkin, Spices

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95

This was my first tea other than my mom’s no frills orange pekoe that I had. I loved it. About 20 years later I married an Englishman. Funny how that works.

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80
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
169 tasting notes

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80
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
169 tasting notes

I like it! I’m a peppermint tea guy anyway and when I’m not at home and on the go and want to grab a quick tea, I’ll often go through the drive-through and pick up a medium. Sipping away on it makes me feel calm and soothed. I’m no pro in how a high quality peppermint tea is supposed to taste as opposed to a lower quality one but I like this one just fine!

Flavors: Peppermint

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68
drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
83 tasting notes

This is absolutely average tea but at it’s an old reliable, I guess. There’s nothing really to describe because I think most people have had a plain ol’ Orange Pekoe before. I think their “steeped tea” is this tea, too. Regardless of the quality, there’s something comforting about a warm cup of Timmie’s in your hands. It just makes everything better.

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
83 tasting notes

My go-to tea at Timmie’s. Lovely on a cold day.

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
875 tasting notes

We stopped at Tim Hortons after a cleaning spree at our old apartment and I grabbed a whole pile of food (it’s not lunch without half a dozen doughnuts, right?) and got this as part of a combo.

I got a medium with two milk, two sugar, and it was delicious, in that heavily doctored black-tea-that-tastes-like-black-tea way. Nothing special but tasty and easy to drink down fast.

Flavors: Tea

leaf in hot water

good ol’ tims donuts!

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drank Green Tea by Tim Hortons
235 tasting notes

When I’m working at the college and I’ve forgotten my tea this is what I order-except I always ask for the bag separate because if they put it in their crazy hot water it BURNS the leaves and it tastes bitter and horrible. Once I let the water cool off for 10-20 min I then steep it quickly and after that it’s decent. It’s not the best tea but it works in a pinch.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Anlina

Oversteeped & scalded green tea from Tim Hortons had me convinced that I didn’t actually like green tea very much for the longest time.

Kristal

I was in the same boat as you when I starting drinking green tea since I made it like black/herbal teas. Luckily a lady a DAVID’s tea set me straight in how to make it :)

M

That’s a good idea actually! I’ve always hated the tea I’ve ordered from Tim Hortons, but now that you mention it, it might not be the fault of the actual tea. I also burned my green tea for years before learning that it wasn’t supposed to taste so bitter.

Kristal

The tea isn’t actually that bad-it’s standard green tea with lemon grass ground up and although not high quality it’s decent. It’s just their water is always crazy scalding hot.

M

That is true. Next time I’ll ask for the bag separately and wait a bit. I believe the first tea I ever drank was actually a Tim Hortons steeped tea loaded with milk and sugar. I’m not sure if I could stomach that bitter, oversteeped, oversweetened mess these days.

Kristal

I totally agree. It reminds me of my church-after the service they make (black) tea and coffee. I can’t drink coffee so one day I tried drinking their tea (they put 2 tea bags in a carafe with boiling water and leave it). I literally took one sip and dumped the rest out in the sink because it was so bitter and horrible. Not to be ungrateful but I’m my stomach can’t hand bitter, over steeped tea either.

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83

One of the nicer of their fruit teas, i prefer it to the blueberry which is still pretty good

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87
drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
55 tasting notes

I’ve tried a good dozen different chai teas and this is still my favourite – even though its the cheapest of them all, ironically.

albertocanfly

It’s the best when that happens! :]

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80
drank Honey Lemon by Tim Hortons
9 tasting notes

This tea is sweet and soothing. When I worked at Tim’s I would have a cup whenever I was sick (aka most of the winter) and it made my throat feel nice. Or at least less awful. Maybe not the best lemon tea ever but it’s not bad!

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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
9 tasting notes

I used to work at Tim’s. I wasn’t a fan of some of their teas but I actually really liked this one. With a sugar or two it tastes like mint candy. Probably the best bagged mint tea I’ve had… I’m sure there’s a fancy loose leaf one out there that’s better though!

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
68 tasting notes

In short: NO.

Slightly more in depth: This tasting note is mostly to remind myself not to fall for the enticing lure of everything pumpkin spice, again. Because. No. Nope. Not this time, world. You won’t get me again! Not everything labelled pumpkin will be delicious. A lesson has been learned. This tea was so musty I ended up dumping my cup.

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65

I’m not usually a fan of white teas, I find them to be way too weak usually (although it could just be a bad experience with supermarket white teas).

I bought a medium blueberry white and asked for two tea bags, which flavour-wise was perfect, I got just the right amount of blueberry flavour and gorgeous colour!

However, I think this one does need to be sweetened or enjoyed with a dessert, and definitely take the tea bags out after a few minutes. I’ll order this tea again, though.

(brew-time set high because I left my tea bags in, I’d probably take them out at 3-5 mins in the future)

Rating: 65

Flavors: Blueberry

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 5 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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65

Not a bad tea if you’re craving something apple-cinnamon-y. Tastes a lot better than the apple cider sachets I bought at the grocery store, and gives me way more control over the sweetness – perfect to enjoy with a Timmy’s doughnut.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
51 tasting notes

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
51 tasting notes

Very ginger and licorice heavy and spicy. A tea to wake you up. Not for everyone’s taste.

Flavors: Ginger

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
51 tasting notes

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70

This is my go to tea when I am on conferences or travelling and there is no other option available, but there always seems to be a Tim Hortons around in Canada…so I am able to get a tea and a muffin…and this bagged tea is okay…I am a loose tea nut, but in a pinch this one is pretty good

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drank Frozen Green Tea by Tim Hortons
1774 tasting notes

Yeah, I’m not sure what I was thinking with this. It really tasted like 90% honey, with a little bit of green tea syrup mixeed in ice. Which is ok, if that’s what you like, but I don’t need all that sugar and honey. Now I know for sure!

whatshesaid

Oh man, I tasted that, it was putrid to me

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drank Frozen Green Tea by Tim Hortons
840 tasting notes

So I went into this fully knowing it was going to be some kind of syrup slushie. But all I can say is: Yuckie.

Definitely way artificial. And it doesn’t taste much like green tea to me at all. It is super duper sweet and actually quite bitter. I will choke it down but definitely not purchase again.

I think I’m going to stick to the “syrup masquerading as tea” drinks that I already know I like.

whatshesaid

Sooo gross! A friend came over the other day and was like “you like green tea, right! Here try this”

And I did
And then I had to scrape the taste off my tongue….blehhhhh

It’s like they took the dregs of oversteeped, bitter green tea and decided to make a drink out of it. I can’t believe people enjoy that. Next time he comes over I think I will make him a red leaf cold smoothie so he can taste something delicious made from green tea!

I suspect it only sells because people are like “green tea is good for me so I will force myself to drink it…mmmmmm…?”

Cavocorax

Or it’s just “if I have enough sugar in it then it will taste fine!”

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
719 tasting notes

We’re sitting in evolution now and Mike picked me up an Apple Cinnamon tea from Tim’s. You know, to survive the class still sane. I love evolution, don’t get me wrong, but this prof is a bit dry. Even with a British accent.

Sometimes I don’t feel like the adult I am when I’m sitting here in class typing up tea notes while Mike watches over my shoulder and we attempt to stifle laughter before the prof notices.

This is a decent tea. It was one of the teas I used to drink when Tim’s was my favourite. The apple here is really nice, and of course apple and cinnamon go great together. This is actually a decent herbal option.

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
307 tasting notes

It’s entirely cinnamony and appley. It lives up to its name. I… don’t have anything more to say than that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Honey Lemon by Tim Hortons
307 tasting notes

This tea impresses me. The first time I had this, which was about a week and a half ago (I normally don’t go for the herbal teas) I was surprised by how sweet and citrusy the flavour was.
It lives up to the name honey lemon quite well, and goes down very easily. This hasn’t been a go-to tea for me before, but I think it might be when I want a caffeine-fee cuppa at Tims in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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