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Tim Hortons

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

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
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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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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
58 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
1258 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
822 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
822 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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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
709 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
822 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

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
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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
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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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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
675 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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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
1258 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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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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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
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drank Peppermint by Tim Hortons
448 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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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
171 tasting notes

I left my favourite timolino at work the other day and needed a tea fix on the way. I used to drink this ALL the time, might as well have just hooked me up to an IV. However, this time around all I tasted was hot paper. I finished it, only because I told myself it was all in my head. People at work laughed at me when I told them I had one, they didn’t believe me.

Fjellrev

I know what you mean by hot paper! I always described it as cardboard. I can’t tell if it’s the tea or the paper cup that I’m tasting. Not exactly the healthiest, but I find it’s not as bad as a double double. But even then, yeah, cardboard. I wonder what it would taste like if you ordered it to stay in a mug.

BoxerMama

I’m not sure. . . I’ve never had this problem with TAZO at starbucks, or a to go cup at DT. I think it’s just a low quality tea. It’d be interesting to try it out though!

Terri HarpLady

they say you can never go back…

BoxerMama

HAHAHAHA! It’s true! I got to work and made Laoshan Black.

Terri HarpLady

That’s what I’m saying! :D

Sil

Just say NO to Tim horton’s please…..

BoxerMama

Oh, I will! I hadn’t had one since joining steepster in August!

Indigobloom

friends don’t let friends drink Tims!
(though I have caved in on occasion lol)

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
757 tasting notes

For a TH tea, this is actually pretty good. Oh, and for a rooibos too. I think the licorice in this covers up the rooibos flavour.

It’s Roll Up the Rim so maybe I should go down there sometime and get a steeped tea double double. I can has free stuff?

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drank Blueberry White by Tim Hortons
63 tasting notes

This may very well be the only time you’ll ever see me review a bagged commercial tea. My real life friend for a decade up in Ontario sent me a big ol’ package of teas after she found out I went tea crazy. Unfortunately, I must not have relayed to her I’m a loose leaf guy because I ended up with half a dozen varieties of tea bags of different flavors /sigh

Thus, here I sit feeling obligated to TRY at least one of them once before I give this all away…..so here goes.

I’ve never tasted something so tart yet washed out at the same time. It’s like they are TRYING to pack some flavor punch in it but it’s so shallow it makes me want to laugh. And the worst part is it doesn’t even remotely taste like blueberries! It’s more of a tangy raspberry clone or something.

In honor of the $10 shipping she paid to get all this too me, I’m forcing myself to drink it all….but I am not happy about it >.<

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
T.C.

I couldn’t do it…had to pour out.

Sil

Ew Tim hortons tea… That’s just..ew

Becky

It sucks when a well-meant gesture misses the mark so completely. You want to feel grateful, but…

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
709 tasting notes

It’s been just one of those days. Woke up late, broke two glasses (one of which contained milk and got all over my breakfast of toast). So had to go to work with no breakfast and bad Canadian winter roads; took an extra half hour to get to work.

As I’m feeling sorry for myself, my awesome co-worker brings me in my usual order from Tim Hortons: a steeped tea. I am forever indebted!

While it is not the most delicious tea it still somehow manages to hit the right spot every time. It is dark, almost looks like black coffee, the orange pekoe flavour is strong, but not bitter, it feels heavy and it leaves a creamy after taste.

My day is now back on track, and thanks to this tea(and my co-worker), this day looks like it will be pretty good after all.

Preparation
Boiling

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