Tim Hortons

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80

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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85

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
34 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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75

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)

Flavors: Blueberry

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

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75

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
16 tasting notes

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
16 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
16 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
1700 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
807 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
701 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
296 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
296 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
296 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 Peppermint by Tim Hortons
296 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
296 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
162 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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75
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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93
drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
96 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
223 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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