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!
4 Tasting Notes
I am a big fan of flowering teas, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that Teaopia sells a box of 8 for $5 (presumably because they need to change stock now that they’re owned by Teavana).
Anyway, this tea is gorgeous! It’s hand-rolled into a hard little ball, but when dropped into boiling water, it blooms into a delicate orange and pale yellow bouquet. (Now that I learned to keep the lid on the teapot while brewing, this took me all of 4 minutes.) The description says “lemon essence”, but I’m also picking up a bit of mint — perfect, really. It’s calming and energizing, and best of all, steepable up to 4 times (I’m on my second teapotful)!
Forever Nuts brews to a bright pink, and gives off a nutty aroma (as the name suggests). It contains almonds, apple bits, cinnamon, and beetroot, which makes it a “warm” tea. Although I did enjoy several cups, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that the flavour was mostly artificial. It wasn’t complex or clean enough, and it just didn’t taste real to me. Wouldn’t try again!
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