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Tim Hortons

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
569 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
269 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
269 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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drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
269 tasting notes

After my last tea, I wanted something much more tea-y. So, orange pekoe it is.
I’m thinking it would be better with milk and honey, but it’s not bad as-is, too. I think it would pair really well with something fruity.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
269 tasting notes

I normally am a stickler about reviewing teas straight on here, but I know this one is amazing with milk and sugar, and why mess with a good thing? It’s pleasantly spiced, though I could do with it being a little stronger (I suppose there’s a reason they allot two teabags to their larger cups) but it’s still quite cosy and good. I like letting this one steep for a long time, and pair it with plenty of milk and sugar. This is my go-to at Tims, and probably will continue to be such for a while. Mmmm…..

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
269 tasting notes

I have a feeling my mom could say more about this tea than I can — mint of pretty much any form is her favourite when it comes to tea. That said, it seems pleasantly minty. Nothing special, but then it doesn’t profess to be anything more than mint.

Cooling, calming, and simple. Probably would pair wonderfully with something chocolatey. Not bad at all.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
1 tasting notes

Need to post ingredients on this tea. My daughter had an allergic reaction to this tea. No other sources for the ingredients online! Contains multiple compounds that could be dangerous. Even Tim Hortons does not reveal the ingredients

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drank English Breakfast by Tim Hortons
269 tasting notes

Certainly not a bad bag. It has a bit of an orangey note to it, which I find amusing saying how often I have to try and convince people that no, there is no orange in orange pekoe. (This is English Breakfast, I realize, but nonetheless, both are straight teas. My point stands.)

Now I just wish that I had a nice pastry (or a few timbits) to go with it, but sadly, as I am having this at home, no such luck. Maybe next time….

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Blueberry White by Tim Hortons
111 tasting notes

I don’t know whether I would go as far as saying this tea is GOOD, but it’s the best one that Timmy Ho’s offers. It has a wacky colour; not blueberry-steeped colour at all. There’s definitely some hibiscus in there, because it’s a blue-ish, purple-ish, red. Blueberry tea should be a greenish-black. That’s what happens when you add blueberries to hot water without vinegar (vinegar changes the colour from that wacky green-black to blueish like liquid pen ink). I doubt any of the contents of the tea bag contain blueberry anything other than artificial blueberry flavour.

All that being said, Timmy Ho’s warm beverages are TERRIBLE. It’s either coffee that tastes like cigarettes, new dark roast coffee that tastes like burnt cigarettes, “lattes” and “cappuccinos” that are at least 90% sugar, and tea that tastes like….cardboard? I can’t quite place it. I feel like a Canadian traitor saying all of that, but it’s true. If you want good coffee in Canada you have to get it from an independent coffee shop or make it yourself. Period. Same goes with tea. Independent tea shop (or David’s/Teavana) or make it yourself.

Verdict: I’m not about to ditch my Blueberry Jam tea from David’s any time soon for this stuff.

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drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
10 tasting notes

It was alright, but nothing special. First sip gave me a mouthful of ginger, but then it mellowed down to a melange of spices with some licorice undertones. Not bad, considering

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

my favourite tea when i have a cold but have to be on the run

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
94 tasting notes

Had this at Tim Hortons today and actually went and took home a box! For $3.50, it seemed like a bit of a steal. I can’t believe how much I like this tea – it tastes like a spicy apple cider. Perfect for when I’m in an appley sort of mood.

I just…I don’t even know what to say, actually. I’m surprised! Thought this would be risky.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

You never know! Some bagged teas are quite good!

keychange

Oh yeah, definitely keep an open mind. You never know when you’ll fall in love with the most unexpected of teas.

Yvonne

Oh, I don’t have any bias against bagged teas – there are some out there I quite like! Just didn’t think it would be anything from Tim Hortons, much less anything herbal!

Cavocorax

Haha. Fair enough! I really like their steeped tea, even though it’s mostly just sugar/milk. :P

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drank Green Tea by Tim Hortons
105 tasting notes

i have had better green tea than this. :) but it is good.

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67

defiantly better than their apple Cinnamon! :)

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drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
105 tasting notes

Best chai tea i have ever had! coming from a lesser tea brand its totally worth buying a cup

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it was OK. not the best to be honest :)

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67

My favourite go to tea, that I know I can order in any Tim Hortons and it will taste the same! I enjoy the medium size, with 2 cream and one sugar. One of my favourite bagged teas

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
130 tasting notes

My sweetheart brought me this on Friday evening and it was much appreciated. Very sweet, very creamy. Yum

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
130 tasting notes

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
130 tasting notes

It honestly pulls at my Canadian heart strings that this is even on Steepster. Ohhhh Canada! I usually order this if I’m out and about and with my boyfriend. That’s the reason I am drinking it right now (thanks honey!)

It’s your typical orange pekoe, nothing special, just creamy and gives you a jolt. It has a bit of an after taste and leaves your tongue very dry. Doesn’t seem to matter what I eat with it.

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
757 tasting notes

I had this two mornings in a row, as a double-double. Still not bad, but as usual, it’s the cream that saves it, and covers up the cardboard flavour from the tea.

Lala

I had one of these this morning too! I normally get it black but I decided to get some milk in it to cool it down a bit because it is so darn hot. Not my fav with milk.

Sil

you know what’s better than this tea? tea from me…which requires your address giggling

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
32 tasting notes

Being someone who loves anything pumpkin, I had to try this tea when it came to our local Tim Hortons last month. I’m really glad I didn’t go out of my way to grab a cup. I found this tea to taste very nutty for some reason, which I did not enjoy. The spices were much too strong, despite my steeping the bag for only a few minutes. I won’t be drinking this one again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
1172 tasting notes

I slept in today, and because of that I didn’t actually have time to make myself a tea for work – which was crushing. This is the first time since starting that I haven’t brought tea with me to work, and I felt really empty handed all morning.

However, because my coworker Briana is really sweet she stopped at Tim Hortons on her way back from break and brought me back a cup of peppermint tea (without my even asking, which was so thoughtful). We’d been talking about tea a few shifts ago and I mentioned that I love mint teas – especially ones that are super strong or overleafed, and I guess she was actually paying attention to the conversation because not only did she pick the right tea (meaning, what I would have asked for if she’d told me she was gonna get me tea), but she also got an extra teabag for me so I could steep it extra strong!

Honestly, it wasn’t the most amazing peppermint tea I’ve ever had. Not by a long shot – but it wasn’t too bad either considering it’s bagged tea from, basically, a ‘fast food’ brand name. It was pretty minty – and with the extra bag I was able to make it really strong and powerful smelling. However, what I disliked what that in the end of the sip there was this odd taste like dirt. It was only really brief and vanished into the minty fresh aftertaste almost right away, but that split second dirt taste was present in every sip. It was sort of distracting, really.

Anyway, a huge thank you to Briana for saving me at work today (super unexpectedly too) since I didn’t have tea of my own like normal.

ashmanra

How does this compare to Harney’s Vanilla Comoro? I will actually be near Tin Roof on Thursday and I am out of my Harney which I buy by the pound.

ashmanra

Sorry, Steepster glitched and threw me back a full page!

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
416 tasting notes

So the canker saga continues, but is hopefully on the mend. It was about 3:45 yesterday afternoon when my boss and other colleagues descended upon my office and insisted that they take me to a walk-in clinic, because the right side of my face was swollen, my ear hurt, and my glands were inflamed. I rather irresponsibly didn’t have my health card with me, so went home, filled up on some Advil for the inflammation, and went to bed. I went to the clinic this morning, and was told that somehow the site had gotten infected. Needless to say, I felt validated, and came home with a bunch of medication and anesthetic rinses. While on my way home, I realized how long it had been since I’d last eaten something (I think Mr. Keychange forced me to choke down some juice through a straw last night), and asked the cab driver to stop at a Tim Hortons. Got myself an everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese, as well as a small steeped tea. The whole ordeal was rather delicious, as long as I made sure to only sip the tea after it cooled, and to contain everything to the far left side of my mouth, while making sure the right side of my tongue (where the canker is) didn’t touch my teeth. This tea was actually delicious in so far as I could taste, and because I didn’t remove the lid entirely, I didn’t get that nasty smell I described earlier. I’m glad there’s a to-go tea I can count on at Timmys!

Anna

Aw, feel better. <3

keychange

Thank you. I currently want to throw things and stomp petulantly like a child. Pain sucks so epically.

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