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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.
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.
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?
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 >.<
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.
I found this to be a rather BLAH tea when it comes to an Earl Grey. It lacked body and taste unless you add some sugar and milk. I don’t drink it at all anymore but when I did I found that adding sugar and milk (2&2) made it smell and some what taste like fruitloops.
This tea is a great make me feel better tea.
When ever I have a cold I’ll make a pot, add REAL honey into it and enjoy. It always makes me feel better, maybe not physically but mentally. ;)
You do get a sick lemon flavour if you make it with sugar and by sick lemon I mean a lemon cough drop. Yuck
I’m a very picky mint person. 1. I rarely like to use it and 2. if its at all bitter I will hate it.
This tea is one of those, DO NOT STEEP TO LONG teas. I found after 4 mins it was bitter and nothing would change that. Not a huge fan.
I wouldn’t mind trying it at a lower steep time to see if I liked it a little better in the future.
When I stopped drinking coffee my husband was heart broken because he had no idea what to get me when he went on a “timmy’s run”. I told him a XL Steep Tea would be just fine.
I have to say, I was rather disappointed the first time. Back when I first tried it I was a black tea drinker for all teas. This tea is not one I would ever suggest drinking black. It was way to bitter.
The second time around I asked for 2 milk and 2 sugar, this result was much better and has remained the way I drink it.
All in all the hype they made on TV was sadly over rated. Its an okay tea but its nothing special.
Back to studies means sometimes grabbing tea a timmy’s on the way to class. On Wednesday, I was way to busy to steep my own tea in the morning so I grab Eg with my breakfast. Even though I don’t want to be back to the daily grind, this tea is one good thing to keep my mind on.
So I’m back in school, and finally have regular access to some sort of computer again. Albeit not mine, which is just not the same thing. Particularly since I can’t access my iTunes…
Still, back in school! I managed to snag a locker someone forfeited from last semester – whoop, you just feel like tourist in school until you get a locker. This is also mighty important when you’re Canadian and need a place to stash all your winter gear – heavy coats on top of books are not fun to cart around a uni campus. And I needed a place to put my tea so I wasn’t hauling bags of leaves around in my bag all the time! So yeah, I got a locker and gleefully stashed my coat in it and went to my second class.
Which was naturally interrupted by one of the school’s normally-rare fire alarms. So I spent most of that class outside with no coat, and getting my Chucks wet in the snow I would otherwise avoid. What can you do.
My school has installed these clean, cold water dispenser things by all the water fountains, so people can easily fill up water bottles! So cool! They don’t dispense hot water, unfortunately, so I still have to trek to a coffee shop/food establishment for that. Still, guess I could try out the shaken bottle of matcha method. People do do that with cold water, right?
Anyway, I ran through a couple of my teas today, but I got a little sick of tasting their flavour being ruined by being brewed in cardboard cups. (I need to remember to bring empty travel mugs that I can brew in!) So I threw up my hands and said, cheap bagged it is so that I don’t keep wasting my stuff. And I went to Timmie’s and got this.
Maybe my standards are low at the end of the day, maybe they added too much sugar (no, I know they did), but this isn’t that bad. I haven’t had a plain EG in forever – what should it taste like? This reminds me more of black licorice than anything citrus. The base could be stronger. It’s not good. But it’s pretty pleasant nevertheless. I could stand to have this again.
Totally passable bagged tea. Actually for an apple tea it is pretty darn good. I am alway on the lookout for a good apple tea but it is an endless quest. There is a taste of dust from the cinnamon and I get some paper feel from the bag but it is better than many. It puts me in mind if their apple cider but with a but more spice and way less sugar. Still looking forward to going home to my real tea but this stuff will see me through.
Didn’t mind it – good in a pinch if not steeped too long. My first venture was in an XL cup so I had to watch the double tea bag that was added. Once it was pulled, however, it was ok. Let’s face it, it’s not designer tea like DAVID’s TEA but it was good.
You may want to add sweetener though (I didn’t, but that’s just me…)
I have to upgrade my rating a bit. I’ve come to enjoy this tea with 1 milk, 1 sugar when I’m on the road or otherwise unable to make tea at home. My big issue now is there is a lot of variation between locations but then that’s not really the tea’s fault.
Mmmmmm. Would I like some tea with my sugar? Yes. Yes I would. :)
Cuz really, this is just a cup of sugary creamy goodness.
I probably shouldn’t order double-double anymore as 95% of the time I drink my teas plain – this is just insane compared to what I’m used to. Insanely good.
Hah! – I just realized that this tea has only been rated on Steepster 8 times in 3 years. I was surprised to see it here.
So I had this tea yesterday to fight off my cold/ whatever this is. It was so soothing and relaxing drinking this tea. Really one of my faves.
The past two days have crazy and I didn’t really have time to steep my own tea, so I have been devoted to Tim Hortin’s Earl Grey. No problem here, it my first love tea-wise, the drink that started my love of tea, so to have it’s comfort and aroma in my time of stress and busyness is just perfect. I love getting the large one because I can refil it later and it will taste just as awesome, a real deal.
Honestly a classic for me, this brings me back to the early tea days, it`s all I would drink, earl grey just black. I love this one. There is just something nostalgic about it whenever I drink this tea, it brings me comfort and happy memories. The smell/aroma is just heavenly and the taste is sublime.
I had this one yesterday morning and haven’t been able to log it until now. It was ‘ok’ but nothing special, really. As for the black tea base it was a nice medium strength but the the Earl Grey-ness was a bit on the weak side.
It was a nice-hot-cup for a mellow morning of research and free wifi on the run but not a sturdy or memorable cuppa.
We had some time to kill today while we were out, so we decided to stop in and have sandwiches and drinks. I don’t go to Tim Horton’s often so I’m not familiar with their tea selection. To order quickly I just asked for green tea. I was able to drink it, but it didn’t taste good at all. If I wasn’t told that it was a green tea I wouldn’t have been able to recognize it. It tasted bitter and murky and oh so disappointing, especially when compared to the yummy little chicken sandwich they made me. Furthermore, the price for Tim Horton’s bagged tea confuses the heck out of me. Their prices range by the size, but regardless of the size you still only get one tea bag. The only difference is that you get a larger cup and more water. But to confuse their logic even further, after ordering, we went back and asked for a cup of hot water, and they gave it to us in a large sized cup for free. whaaaaat? Now that’s a head scratcher.
This is my comfort cup of tea. I swing by Timmy’s to pick up some Earl Grey whenever I have long study sessions or am rushing to work, and it never fails to calm and energize me at the same time. Fair enough to those who say it’s nothing special; it’s not the best I’ve had, but it’s definitely a favourite, kind of like an old knit sweater or a frayed pair of jeans. Timmy’s Earl Grey makes for an excellent double-double if you buy it large (my dad was the one who pointed this out to me) and most definitely a latte. But be careful not to oversteep it! That being said, you can most certainly use the teabag to brew another cup. Bravo Timmy’s for this one!
Yeah, I don’t care. I’m just going to say it: I have been loving this stuff lately. It’s delicious. It’s probably the most satisfying apple and/or cinnamon tea I’ve had.
I’m even going to admit that I get milk in it because the first time around I thought it was black tea. It was tasty and comforting so I repeated it. I get it on the way into work and it sits steeping until I get settled in and the phones die down and I finally have time to drink it, and it’s lovely. Also really fragrant! People have been asking me what it is.
No shame here.