302 Tasting Notes

Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

This one is good, but I’m not really getting anything more than a nice banana flavor, no real butter so to speak. Though, I will note that I added sweetener so maybe that has overwhelmed the butter? This isn’t especially unique from other banana flavored teas in my opinion.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashleyelizabeth

I totally agree! It sounded so good and had such good reviews, but it let me down. It must just be the new re-blend because it sounds like older versions were quite tasty.

jeweledthumb

@ashleyelizabeth: Oh that’s a shame (of the older version really being like hot buttered banana bread). The idea of that seems so nice.

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

Ohmygawsh! This tastes so similar to Davidstea Stormy Night… except it needs a lot less “leaf”. I used 2 tsp in a 12oz steeping mug and it is delightful! Yay! I’m keeping this. It’s chocolatey and cinnamony and yum (I added a dash of sweetener)!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

It is quite tasty. I am glad you are finding teas to enjoy from the box!

jeweledthumb

@VariaTEA: I don’t think I’ve ever had this much tea in a short amount of time. I’m definitely finding a few gems!

VariaTEA

Yay for tea box success!

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drank Hunny by Empress Tea House
302 tasting notes

Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

This one is pretty nice. As the name suggests, this has a nice light honey flavor and aroma. I don’t find the rooibos overpowering but I happen to like the taste of it. It’s not something I would keep around, but it was fun to try! I added a touch of sweetener to my mug to help bring out the flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

I’m actually a bit let down with this one. Given it is Della Terra and a rooibos which they tend to do so well, I’m not getting a real coffee or cappuccino flavor. I’m mostly getting caramel plus rooibos. Not bad, but it doesn’t really invoke the name all that much. Happy to try this one but I’m glad to send it on and I don’t think I would add it on to a future order either.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

Dex to the rescue!

It’s not bad. Green tea is one of the few types that I can easily drink unsweetened (prepared correctly that is), but with that being said, none of the flavors really pop when I do that. I faintly taste lemon and maybe a little orange, but it’s an afterthought, not the main event. I bet I would taste more fruit if I sweetened it, but given that this is one of the few types of teas I can do without, I’ll sip the rest of the cup as is.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

Hmm… something about this one isn’t quite doing it for me. I’m not sure if it’s the licorice or the fennel… maybe the pepper? It kind of reminds me of the same flavor I experienced with the Davidstea Love Elixir for Her, so I think it’s the licorice. While I have a mini argument with myself, I’ll wrap up this tasting note with a “it’s not bad, but not for me” ending.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank To Life by Teavana
302 tasting notes

Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

Wow, I’m really enjoying this one! It’s really light, slightly floral (due to the jasmine), slightly fruity. It smells pretty peachy but doesn’t smack you in the face with peach! I added a touch of sweetener which really brought out the fruity notes. I love jasmine and I am a fan of white teas due to the health benefits and the low caffeine content.

I was originally put off because one of the reviewers said it tasted like chateau blanc which is basically expensive grape juice, but it’s not anything like that to me. Yum.

Tempted to grab the rest of this.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Lala

Take as much as you want out of the box :)

Sil

i was going to say…for sure. that’s the fun of it!

jeweledthumb

OK ok! Well I suppose this is a good thing since I have so much I want to add!

ashleyelizabeth

Take it! I put that one in during the last round. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

I’m being lazy and not creating a new tea page for The TeaCupany Green Mandarin Orange. I brewed just over 1tsp in a 12oz mug, 175 degrees for 3 minutes which is pretty close to the instructions.

It’s not bad. Green tea is one of the few types that I can easily drink unsweetened (prepared correctly that is), but with that being said, none of the flavors really pop when I do that. I faintly taste lemon and maybe a little orange, but it’s an afterthought, not the main event. I bet I would taste more fruit if I sweetened it, but given that this is one of the few types of teas I can do without, I’ll sip the rest of the cup as is.

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML

Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

This one is a bit strange. I think I’m getting strawberry. The smell reminds me of Adagio Valentines or Della Terra Strawberry Sundae but something about the taste is a little off plus I’m not getting much in the way of chocolate. It’s not bad, but it’s not good either? I’m going to keep the last sachet in the box for a future recipient.

1 sachet in 12oz of water plus a touch of sweetener

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

This blend freaked me out a bit and I was hesitant to try it, but that’s the point of a traveling tea box, to try things you wouldn’t normally buy yourself.

Honestly, for how scary the liquid looked, it’s not that bad. I’m not a huge mint fan, but this is a pretty dialed down mint and I don’t get a fishy odor or taste, so that’s good. I wouldn’t ever buy this myself, but it was fun to try!

(For the record, I used 1.5 tsp but since steepster only allows whole numbers, it rounded down)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I recently discovered loose leaf tea and am already addicted (much to my husband’s dismay)! I prefer fruity teas iced and savory teas hot. Looking forward to drinking and chatting.

Some likes/dislikes I’ve been noticing:

Likes:
Pineapple
Jasmine
Fruity White Teas
lighters Blacks
Most Oolongs (especially greener varieties)
dessert teas
tisanes iced that don’t require added sweetener

Dislikes:
Spicy flavors unless in chai
astringent black teas
heavy ginger teas
teas with licorice (as primary ingredients – somehow I like some where the licorice is in the back drop)
heavily oxidized oolongs

For my own reference, I’m only placing “full size” teas in my cupboard.

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