Toronto Nights

Tea type
Green White Blend
Ingredients
Almond, Cinnamon Sticks, Flavouring, Green Tea, Lemongrass, Orange Wedges, Rose Petals, White Tea
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by aisling of tea
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 342 ml

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  • “Full disclosure: We asked to sample this one simply because it is named Toronto Nights and we live in Toronto. So again, no rating because this isn't a tea I'd reach for normally. But, as has...” Read full tasting note
    ladykittykat 1220 tasting notes
  • “I oversteeped this a bit. D'oh! Otherwise, I tried to follow the steeping instructions on the package: 2 tsp per cup, 2-4 minutes, 70°C. This tea caught my eye because I, too, live in Toronto. I...” Read full tasting note
    cvasilevski 410 tasting notes
  • “thanks for sending this my way *Cavocorax* I'm not sure that this is what ngihts in toronto should taste like but it's a fun enough tea. Sadly, it's the orange in this that makes me like it less. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Toronto niiiiights, like Toronto daaaaays, more often then not, are colder than balls, in a lot of good waaaays. Sorry, I couldn't resist. This was . . . good. Interesting. I'm glad I tried it...” Read full tasting note
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From RiverTea

With a delicately balanced yet wild and adventurous mix of white tea and green tea, Toronto Nights has chess pieces on both sides of the board. This tea weaves the modest, delicate attributes of white tea flawlessly in amongst the tangy, vibrant characteristics of green tea, in a display of sensory titillation unlike any other. Its colouring, which leans more towards the humble tones of traditional white tea, lures you into a false sense of security before unleashing its powerful wave of aromas and flavors – the vegetal, leafy offerings of the green tea; the sweet, wholesome warmth of cinnamon and almonds, and the citrus tang of oranges and lemongrass.

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8 Tasting Notes

1220 tasting notes

Full disclosure: We asked to sample this one simply because it is named Toronto Nights and we live in Toronto. So again, no rating because this isn’t a tea I’d reach for normally.

But, as has become the usual for RiverTeas, I am pleasantly surprised! It’s a creamy, nutty orange almond flavor. I’m not entirely sure I’d order again, but it’s certainly going to be a pleasure to finish off the rest of the sample. Which was rather large, by the way. There’s more than enough for both my wife and I to make a cup, and then for me to cold-steep in my mason jar.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

I thought about getting it for the. Saaaaame reason lol

Cavocorax

Oooh. Now that it’s up on my feed, I think I want to grab that as a sample too!

aisling of tea

It is definitely tasty, and it’s not something I would ever reach for. I’m very glad to have tried it!

Cavocorax

Well it’s on its way to me now! :D

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I oversteeped this a bit. D’oh! Otherwise, I tried to follow the steeping instructions on the package: 2 tsp per cup, 2-4 minutes, 70°C.

This tea caught my eye because I, too, live in Toronto. I don’t think this tea quite represents the city (then again, it’s hard to find an ingredient that signifies “City Hall makes me facepalm so hard I have neither a face nor a palm left”, isn’t it?), but it’s still pleasant.

Now, onto the cup itself. The label said it’s a mix of white tea, green tea, cinnamon, orange, lemongrass, rose, and other flavourings. However, in both the scent and taste, the flavour of citrus is the strongest. I can smell some sweetness of almond or vanilla in the background, and can kind of smell the cinnamon underneath the citrus, but the orange and lemongrass together are so strong that they really force the other flavours to second-tier status.

It’s interesting, but once I finish off my sample, I’m not sure if I’ll restock it.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cavocorax

That pretty much sums up my experience with this tea! But I couldn’t resist trying it.

Christina

My husband keeps on joking that this tea has crack in it. He also thinks this tea should have an ingredient called “drunken stupour”.

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4729 tasting notes

thanks for sending this my way Cavocorax I’m not sure that this is what ngihts in toronto should taste like but it’s a fun enough tea. Sadly, it’s the orange in this that makes me like it less. i love the almond flavouring and the way it blends in with the base, but when the orange hits my tongue it’s jarring..and seems largely out of place in the smoothness of the rest of the cup. Still, it’s not bad but the orange just doesn’t fit for me

Anna

Oh, I know exactly what nights in Toronto taste like, and it’s definitely not orange and almond.

Sil

ew. LOL

Sami Kelsh

What Anna said, haha!

Anna

Oh, Sami, it sounds like we should do Toronto together next time I’m in town, haha.

Sil

Anna..the next time you’re in town you’d better be calling me, bringing tea, and be prepared for at least one awesome night out!

Sami Kelsh

You guys are making me pine for the Old Country! I’ll be back for a visit at some point (or if I run out of money and they kick me out of the UK, whichever comes first)

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Toronto niiiiights, like Toronto daaaaays, more often then not, are colder than balls, in a lot of good waaaays.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

This was . . . good. Interesting. I’m glad I tried it but I don’t think I’d restock. The overwhelming flavour of it tastes nearly exactly like Lucky Charms.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Really good…getting notes of a sweet citrus, and the almond. Got 2 good steeps out of the tea bag…it was nice and strong. I always sweeten my tea (that’s just how I like it), and it was a nice cup to start the day (with all my co-worker’s drama this morning, I really needed it)

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Aisling of Tea had this and it caught my eye because I ALSO live in Toronto.

What do Toronto Nights taste like?
I probably wouldn’t say they tasted like green tea with almonds and cinnamon and citrus, but apparently RiverTea thinks it does. This is a nice light tea, and the flavouring is not overly strong – I find it a nice contemplative cup for what would be my after dinner-cup if I had actually eaten already. And I wouldn’t say no to drinking more, but I’m not sure this is one I’d crave often. Maybe in the late spring, in the evenings, when I’m sitting in the backyard watching the little squirt run around in the grass… And maybe if it’s iced.

Rob Ford would not taste like this. :P

And the rest of this is being set aside for Sil!
(rating is 79 because I like the cup, but don’t see I’d crave it often. )

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML
Lala

I couldn’t even imagine what Rob Ford would taste like?!? Yuckie and ridiculous at the same time. Ha ha.

Sil

Um. No one wants to taste rob ford

aisling of tea

Rob Ford would taste like cocaine, cheap booze, and his wife’s…Ahem, since he’s got “plenty to eat at home.”

I hate Rob Ford. Did you hear he’s being “bullied” by the gay community?

OMGsrsly

A+, Sil. :)

aisling of tea

We asked Gabriela at RiverTea about the name when we ordered and this is what she told us: “For tourists, especially from Europe there is this vision we have about the night life in Toronto…sparkling, full of life.”

Cavocorax

Ahahaha – aisling of tea. :P
Yes, no one wants to taste that!

Fjellrev

Thanks for the slight image, Cavo, and then an extra thanks to aisling of tea for colouring in the rest of the image with TECHNICOLOUR. Good god.

aisling of tea

I haven’t done my job unless everyone everywhere is properly horrified. bow and wanders off

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