2217 Tasting Notes

Well, this one’s not caffeinated so I’m giving it a go. Guess I won’t be adding honey to my “pizza” tea…

Dry, it’s just… dried veggies and herbs. Yep. Smells like tomatoes.

Steeped, well… they recommend 9 g/16 oz mug. That is a lot. I had ~3-4 g, so I am using a 7 oz mug.

My apartment smells like smoked paprika and peppers now.

Yes. What I’m mostly getting is green pepper.

The tea is sweet and savoury. The rosemary and pepper aren’t super prominent – it’s mostly green pepper and sweetness from the tomato.

Weird. Thanks for sharing, Sil.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 207 ML

yep. weird is right. I’d rather have a hearty soup lol


Reading this does make me want tomato soup, I’ll admit.


Yeah, tomato soup sounds good. Thanks tea frens. :P


This sounds like the strangest tea ever! I’m intrigued.


Worth a try, but don’t order 100g online!

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drank Agrumes by Les 2 Marmottes
2217 tasting notes

Hahaha. Totally copying Christina with this one.

Although… Bear With Me has totally got me onto the flavoured “President’s Choice” sparkling water in grapefruit… So here’s hoping I can keep my tea consumption high even though I have a case of this delicious bubbly stuff to consume. :D

This tea smells amazing! Like grapefruit-orange jelly candies. Not like I might still have some in the cupboard from Squish or anything, nope, not me.

I added a little honey since Christina said “sour” and I wanted to make it more like the candy smell.

It tastes almost a little dusty. And it’s fairly thin. And I think there’s licorice root in this (BLECH). But otherwise, I think the flavour is there. Perhaps if I hadn’t steeped it in the paper it wouldn’t taste dusty, but honestly if there’s licorice in here that’s probably it.

So, sadly, it’s a fail for me. After smelling so promising. My tastebuds are just too picky.

Thanks for sharing, MissB and Sil.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Last eensie teensie bit of this tea.

I do like it, but I think I’d prefer a strawberry tea. I’m getting a lot of the cake notes tonight, and less strawberry.

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Spices. Orange blossoms. Flowers.

Hmm. Interesting. Not bad, but not my favourite profile. It’s almost too complicated, and doesn’t let me wallow in anything.

Also, it says on the packet that it’s a black tea but on here it says it’s a green blend. At any rate, it’s astringent. Even with milk.

Thanks so much for letting me try, MissB. It’s a neat combination of flavours but I would not search this out…

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
2217 tasting notes

Goodbye, sweet tea.

Yes, this is really really old. But the dragonwell was really good quality, so even though it’s not bright and fresh, it’s still smooth and buttery. And mmm, strawberry.

One of the few green teas I’ve really loved.


Awww, I loved this one too.


I had this one yesterday…I’d had a mild stomach bug on Friday, and I left work early…but I did go in yesterday, and took this bit of comfort with me. I thinkI have maybe 2 servings of it left. :( It’s a fave of mine fore sure. Not looking forward to the day when it is finally gone.

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Not bad. Just… not enough mandarin orange to go with the nuttiness. This might be due to age, though.

Thank you, MissB. :)

Edit: Needless to say I didn’t make it to the mall. Might go to a local store though, since the rain seems to have let up a bit maybe. I might go to the mall tomorrow morning…

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Not bad. Toasty, a bit caramel, a bit salt. But the green tea is just so… green. I’d infinitely prefer this as a black tea.

Thanks for sharing, MissB!


I’m with you on that, most of the time, I think “why couldn’t this be a black tea?”…. Green…bleh. Unless it’s Jasmine


I find it frustrating to not like green teas, because there are so many neat flavours that end up being green! I guess it does prevent me from buying a lot, though. :)


Ha I guess you’re right and this means I can’t buy ALL THE TEA!


I prefer black teas as well. Have you tried Bigelow’s Salted Caramel? I quite like that one.


Bigelow doesn’t seem to be available here anymore.


And the very few Bigelow teas I have seen here in Canada have only been like EG and/or some breakfast blend.


I used to get a really nice pomegranate green… not seaweedy, just nice and flavourful and sweet. But no longer.

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Today again, this one is fabulous.

I’m heading out to do a little late shopping (hopefully the mall will be quiet-ish), and needed some tea before I left.

So. Good. Chocolate. Yum.

Thanks so much, Sil!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

You are tempting me to order more flavored teas! I don’t tend to like fruity tea, but herbs or chocolate, mmmmm


This chocolate is, IMO, way nicer than Harney and Sons Florence. Although that one was good at the beginning. I’m ultra picky about chocolate in my teas… so many are just not good.


I agree on the chocolate. It seems like a hard flavour to get right. And DF totally does chocolate way better than Harney, for sure.

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I just dumped what was left in the packet into a pot and brewed it up and it’s almost gone.

Decent honeybush with strawberry and vanilla flavours.

(Sorry. So tired still.)

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This one is pretty good.

IDK. I’m so exhausted today. Gimme all the coffee.

Thank you, Sil. I have a little left at home for a small mug. I’ll try it again when I’m feeling a little more alert. :)

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

Hahaha. Last time I was effusive with praise. If I’m even wording correctly. This time? So tired. Pretty good.

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I mostly drink black tea, with some floral oolongs or puerhs thrown in for variety.

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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