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80
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
307 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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4
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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79
drank English Breakfast by Tim Hortons
307 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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60
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
97 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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50
drank Green Tea by Tim Hortons
386 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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100
drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
386 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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39

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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70
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
150 tasting notes

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

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70
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
150 tasting notes

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70
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
150 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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20
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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70
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
2971 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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81

Very nice and mellow. I drink with cream and sugar!

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
451 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.

keychange

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

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
451 tasting notes

Yeah, so I’m generally a fan of this tea in the generic sense, as in my boss was on her way back to the office and asked us if she could get us anything. Always after an afternoon wake-up nudge, I opted for this tea. The tea itself is fine, but there’s this smell to the cup that is just revolting. It isn’t unique to this cup, either; I’d ordered a French Vanilla the other day and noticed the same thing. it’s…I don’t know. Sickly, sweet, almost…I can’t even describe it. Perhaps it’s the smell of the paper cup absorbing whatever liquid is inside it. either way, it’s incredibly distracting. I mean, look at me. I’m not even describing the tea because the smell was so noteworthy. It doesn’t help that the lid was defective and that little tab that’s supposed to flip back and secure snugly into place kept bashing me in the nose and so I got impatient and just wrenched the mofo loose so I could get at my tea without resorting to battle. So yeah, decent tea if you’re on the run (or in an office and distinctly not on the run, but needing to be woken nonetheless), but the smell of the cup or the air in the tea or whatever the heck it is just overwhelms everything.

Lala

Sometimes I think that smell is the waxy covering on the paper cup. I have noticed it too in Timmies and some other restaurants paper cups. I don’t notice it in an unused cup, just in the ones with liquid in them.

MissLena

I know exactly what smell you are talking about! It’s a weird sweet smell, kind of like weird hot chocolate to me, happy to know it’s not just in my head when I drink from a Timmy’s cup lol.

keychange

Eww, maybe you’re right. I feel less crazy now that I know someone else has noticed that nasty-assed smell.

keychange

Oh gosh! Glad it isn’t just me!

ifjuly

I remember that smell too from when I lived in Rochester which has Tim Horton’s. Ew, I never considered that it’s probably some coating on the cup. Eee.

Bonnie

Melting plastic!

Bonnie

(Kidding)

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74
drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
62 tasting notes

as a loose leaf tea drinker, I tend to be a snob as to what banged tea I’ll drink but I really like this. I’m not tasting too much rooibos which makes me sad certain times and others I kinda like. roobios is one of those teas I have to be in the mood to have and if I’m not in the mood to taste roobios and in the mood for a pumpkin treat this is it. For a th tea I like it a lot and I bought a few boxes to last me til next year. I can definitely tell there is black pepper but it’s not too bad. It’s a good in a rush tea.

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Where can I buy this tea?!

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58
drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
1446 tasting notes

Didn’t realize this was rooibos til I took my first sip. Where is my caffeine?! Ack.
Not bad. Has that strange chai taste I don’t really like. Reminds me somewhat of Melange from 52 Teas only with a hint of pumpkin. Interesting, but not what I had hoped for.

Bonnie

I have your caffeine…come and get it!

Indigobloom

LOL gimmie!:p

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
1070 tasting notes

Tim’s again this morning, had to try this one after seeing it yesterday and after ordering my EG haha. I was actually torn between the pumpkin latte, or white hot chocolate with a pumpkin shot, or just this tea with cream+sugar or with nothing. I got it with nothing added, as my stomach is angry again sigh, hope I’m not getting the flu. Anyways, this is actually pretty good! And happy it’s caffeine free, as I’m not feeling caffeine this morning at all. Mildly spicy and I get a bit of the pumpkin in it too. I bet it’d be good with cream as well, but not today lol. Happy to try it, so far one of the better TH teas!

Indigobloom

ahaha I just had this!!!

Marcel Duchamp

Has anyone tried the teavana pumpkin? I think my favorite is still the pumpkin chai from DAVIDsTEA.

MissLena

Sadly I didn’t get to drink much of this :) my upset stomach got worse and i had to go home and just slept all day. Will have to try it again when i’m better!

@Marcel- I haven’t yet, I actually haven’t tried any teavana teas! Della terra has some very good pumpkin teas though, grandma’s pumpkin pie and chocolate pumpkin pie, i love my davidstea chai but those two are definitely on par!

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