Tim Hortons

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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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70
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
1713 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
450 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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81

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

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
450 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
59 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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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
1292 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
888 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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drank Earl Grey by Tim Hortons
888 tasting notes

Eh, kind of weak. Ordered this at Tim Hortons this morning before I saw they have their pumpkin spice latte and tea in haha. Oh well, I was craving EG this morning anyways, got this with 1 cream, 1 sugar, and it’s ok, just not the strongest. But then I’m used to A&D’s pow of flavor lol. It will do for my bergamot fix, as I made Laoshan Black in my mug for later this morning, sipdown at that! Anyways, this will do for now.

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82
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
754 tasting notes

So I was at a comedy show last week and the comedian had a bit about Tim Horton’s and how he was explaining to a non Canadian who Tim Horton was. The story was he convinced this non-Canadian that Tim Horton was the first and greatest president of Canada and to honor him we open a coffee and donut shop in every community in Canada.

So for anyone that doesn’t know, Tim Horton may have been a great man (or not so great depending on who you ask) but he was never premier nor president of Canada. ha ha. Go Hockey!

So I am having a steeped tea because I have a roomie staying with me. I get up at 5 am to get ready for work and try not to make much noise in the morning. I ended up leaving the house super early so stopped at Timmies to get my usual go to. I still ended up being at work a half hour early. It is not too bad this morning. Not as smooth as usual. Must have been the end of the pot. It is still thick and a strong. I think it is a Ceylon base but who knows. Tim is not giving up his secrets.

Anna

You Canadians. Such weirdos.

keychange

Love this tea as well!

Lala

Anna- ha ha. And I agree :)

K S

All I could think while reading this was Dr Suess (as in Horton hears a who). The hockey reference shocked me back into reality. Now I want a doughnut.

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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
888 tasting notes

Morning cup – got up way too early this morning, stayed up way too late. I probably should have gotten something with caffeine, but I wanted this. Soooo sleepy. Want to curl in a ball and rest. But alas, I have to work. See previous notes on this tea.

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69
drank Apple Cinnamon by Tim Hortons
30 tasting notes

This is the best bagged tea ever, honestly. I get this from Timmies often, it tastes just like apple cider, but maybe a little watered down. Still good though.

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drank Chai Tea by Tim Hortons
1 tasting notes

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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
888 tasting notes

In the Vancouver airport, headed to the island with the bfs for a wedding on his side! So I grabbed a cup of this, my go-to, to-go (haha) tea. I mean, it’s pretty hard to mess up peppermint lol. Tasty and refreshing and nice on my tummy after my greasy yet amazing bagel BELT. Lol, any good tea recommendations in Vancouver or on the island?

Sil

Where on the island will you be? Silk Road tea and Murchie’s are out there

OMGsrsly

Silk Road and Murchies on the Island. Urban Tea Merchant ($$$), Granville Island Tea, Teaz/Herbal Republic, umm… http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK Here. This is probably easier.

OMGsrsly

Any specific Q’s about Vancouver, send me a message. :) If you only have a day, I’d say stay in Kits/Downtown. Bayswater, O5, the others I’ve listed. Soirette Macaron House for a treat (haven’t been, but it looks cute!), etc.

MissLena

Thanks for the suggestions! I want to come back for a tea trip lol unfortunately I didn’t get much time to tea shop and I’ve mostly only been in nanaimo and North, but I did get two homemade tea mugs, so beautiful, i’ll have to put pictures up, hopefully they make it home safe in my bags!

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
171 tasting notes

Feeling supremely lazy this morning so I grabbed one these on my way to work.
Also, I need to buy a new kettle for at work because the one my boss bought is one of those one side coffee, one side hot water jobbies and it makes every cup taste like hot plastic.
Not that a cup os steeped tea tastes much better. Now everyone yell at me so I’ll stop!

tattooed_tea

I did the same last week. Except maybe worse, I got it with 2 bags in. YUCK!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I’ve gotten this a few times, when desperate. I’d rather go without. Their bagged English Breakfast is better.

BoxerMama

I bought a new kettle at work. . . then realize it’s the water that tastes funny.

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Ok, so I bought this & a bagel to kill time while I was waiting for a store to open this morning. Bought myself a new bathing suit, for my birthday pool party! woooooooo

I got a large, 2 bags in. I let it steep for a couple of minutes. All I got was artificial blueberry taste. UGH ok Tim Horton’s, you are a Canadian company, you should know good blueberry. BLECH!
I ended up tossing the cup.

The water temp scale cannot go high enough for how hot this stupid crap was!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
682 tasting notes

So this was my first tea as a married woman – we have been so busy with wedding preparation, setup, enjoyment, take down and aftermath that this may be the only tea I have had in a week. I love mint so it really hit the spot, and it was thoughtful that my mother-in-law made it for me. We have been together for nine years so nothing really changed but it was amazing to get together with our best friends and family to celebrate. It was a true Nova Scotia kitchen party – we are thinking of having a celebration every year in the same style. Happy tea!

Nicole

Congrats!

Terri HarpLady

Congratulations!

Kittenna

Congrats!!

Cavocorax

:) Congrats!

CHAroma

Oooh, congratulations!! Welcome to the newly married woman club! ;)

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68
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
757 tasting notes

I had a double-double (two creams, two sugars) very early at the hospital this morning and it’s really not that bad. I do find though that it can sometimes taste like cardboard. I always thought it was the paper cup but you never know.

Maybe it was because I was super tired or fighting with an uncomfortably dry contact lens, but this time it was considerably less cardboard-y. Actually, none to be had.

It’s a standard mass-produced Red Rose-like black tea. Maybe I like it because of the cream? I never ask for cream anywhere else nor do I ever have it at home, and come to think of it, I enjoy TH’s coffee as a double-double.

I’ll be a little kinder with the rating.

Cavocorax

I like this one too, but I also think it’s the “Double-Double” aspect that makes it so tasty. I don’t put cream/sugar in any of my other teas, so I’m basically just ordering/drinking that.

And I don’t regret it.

Fjellrev

I would still like to try it to stay sometime, in a mug, to see if it makes a difference. Does it ever taste like cardboard to you?

CHAroma

Cream and sugar makes everything taste better. :)

Cavocorax

I’ve never noticed the cardboard taste, but maybe I’m too distracted by all that sugar.

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
1292 tasting notes

I didn’t have any tea today!!
It’s been such a stressful week that I just withdrew from everything except for work, and now I really want a cuppa! I’m craving so badly… but then I’d never get to sleep and herbal won’t do(last day is tomorrow. Both good and bad I say!)
Anyhow, I’m off to bed. So exhausted and not looking forward to a repeat of today heh

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75
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
757 tasting notes

I had this the other day when I was staying overnight on campus. You get a free pastry and drink for breakfast at TH so I opted for this. Peppermint is pretty much peppermint. Sure, it doesn’t have the POW that some peppermint has but nevertheless, it’s a decent herbal. It’s a hard flavour to screw up so it’s a good choice if you’re unsure of their other flavours.

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74
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
4 tasting notes

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65
drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
489 tasting notes

Hmm, Didn’t win anything at Timmy’s this evening but this herbal wasn’t bad at all.

I couldn’t help but think of my Cocomint, from David’s Tea, the whole time I was sipping away at this. It’s a mild breath of fresh air so it passes as a minty thing. This was a little creamy too, like it had a touch of vanilla. Maybe a little candied.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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