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drank Peach Ginger by Bulk Barn
67 tasting notes

I really like Bulk Barn’s teas, I’ve had a few really pleasant surprises from there and so when they came out with a new selection, I was really excited and purchased a couple.

Peach Ginger Black Tea sounded like the perfect tea for me. I love sweet black teas that are a little spicy, but not necessarily chais.

And I find it a little disappointing. I really like the body of the tea and it smells great, but the peach flavour just gives it a funny aftertaste. It feels artificial and almost like a cordial aftertaste, so that just ruins the whole tea for me.

I still find it drinkable, but it’s a disappointing one for sure and I won’t be purchasing it again.

Flavors: Flowers, Ginger, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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81

This tea is great for an afternoon type tea, if you like black teas in the afternoon. Somehow, it doesn’t feel super caffeinated or feel heavy on the tannin or acidity so it feels more mellow than most black teas, which I think is true of oolong.

This has a lovely mango / coconut flavour combination and tastes as good as it smells while brewing. I tend to put this at the back of the cupboard, but I should bring it to the front more.

Flavors: Coconut, Mango, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

I’m rating this so highly because it was a pure surprise for me. I’m not usually a fan of green tea but I love lavender and this tea tastes so good.

The lavender comes through really strongly and balances well with the softer, more mellow green tea. It’s really layered and totally a hidden gem. This is a lovely floral tea and a total staple in my cupboard. It’s one of my favourite green teas.

Flavors: Fruity, Green, Lavender

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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This is a delicious iced tea. Lives up to its name-has a yummy creamy strawberry flavor.

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drank spiced apple cider by Bulk Barn
524 tasting notes

Wow. Picked up this tea at the Bulk Barn (not sure what the company name is for the tea)-but it was pretty and smelled heavenly so I needed to try it. This tea lives up to the name. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with the chocolate chips in this tea but how can you go wrong with chocolate chips right? Will have to go grab some more. It’s a cheap tea too. I got enough for 2 cups worth and it was only .55cents!

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67

Mind blowing..!! Loved it the very first time I tried it out..!!!
Yummylicious…!!!!! :)

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75

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70

It Contains gud flavour……Taste is good

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46

Very good tea, I love roiboos vanilla tea and I tried many from different brands. This one is very good and well balanced. You get the nice rich flavor of the roiboos with a nice touch of vanilla. The vanilla doesn’t taste artificial like other brands I tried.
Taste the same like now discontinued version of David’s but for less than 1/4, so can’t go wrong here.tea.

Flavors: Rooibos, Vanilla

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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35
drank Strawberry Coconut Pu Erh by Bulk Barn
2447 tasting notes

Not a lot of strawberry or coconut flavour, but you can taste a dusty, bitter flavour from the tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Dirt, Dust, Earth, Fruity, Sawdust, Soap, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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39

Not as tasty as I was hoping. You can slightly taste some fruity flavour, but the tea taste seemed off to me. It also over steeps easily.

Flavors: Fruity, Tannic

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85
drank Mixed Berry Rhodiola by Bulk Barn
41 tasting notes

Great! The aroma and taste are nicely balanced. Rhodiola is a wonder herb and sure does boost energy! For best result, brew at just below boiling so the herb takes full effect.

Flavors: Berry, Fruity, Herbs

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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65

Nothing particularly stands out about the tea. It is a black tea pure and straight. It evokes nothing but allows you to drink it without thought, without taste. But it is in taking the tea that one can spend a whole day drinking it and not even notice.

The book I recommend for this tea is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Like any of Murakami’s books, this one doesn’t stray far from the complexities of the narrator’s relationships. What is thoroughly enjoyable about the book is that Murakami always has that style to turn the mundane, daily conversations and moments that people take for granted into beauty and become monuments in the person’s life. Just like the tea, of which doesn’t stand out.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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59
drank Assam by Bulk Barn
68 tasting notes

Not my favorite tea but my first time trying an Assam at home. Definitely a stronger tasting tea and for the person who has more of coffee palette. It is both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.

For this tea, I would recommend the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Cranberry Hibiscus by Bulk Barn
2220 tasting notes

Some of this mixed with the last of the Raspberry Balsamico.

With honey.

And still – holy smokes, that is so sour I don’t want to drink it.

Ok, back to the tea kettle.

OMGsrsly

I tried cold brewing some for 4 hours too. It was TERRIBLE. I got rid of it all. :/ Oh well.

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drank Cranberry Hibiscus by Bulk Barn
2220 tasting notes

I got this for cold steeping, and omg. SO SOUR. Like, my teeth feel weird kind of sour.

Much better with some sugar, but I don’t want to add sugar to my “juice” teas.

So I won’t be getting this one again either, although I’ll actually finish the 50g or so that I bought. (Which was $2, so really not a big deal.)

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Oh, this isn’t bad at all. Which is really surprising, TBH.

The pomegranate is heavy on the candy scent, which is why I picked this tea up. The sencha is sadly still quite vegetal and green, which isn’t my favourite, but the flavours come together pretty well.

I won’t be rushing out for more of this, but I don’t regret trying it. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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No.

Just no.

Dirt. Soap. Hints of butane.

No.

(I even rinsed it.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashmanra

Oh dear.

Plunkybug

I had this and agree. The Orange Oolong was better.

OMGsrsly

Yeah this one was really bad. I didn’t get any orange oolong and I kind of regret it. Next time!

At least the other two teas I got aren’t bad even though they’re not excellent either.

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100

I REALLY love this tea. I drink a lot of tea and this is one of my favorites. I have recommended it to many of my friends. So I was very disappointed to find out today, when I went to buy more, that it was not available. I hope very much that this is a temporary glitch and that this wonderful tea will soon be back on the shelf at Bulk Barn … please please please.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is my favorite tea. It helps me to wake up every morning, i’m wondering is there are any other teas like this?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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74

Not bad at all, especially for the price

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70
drank Orange Oolong by Bulk Barn
28 tasting notes

I forgot Bulk Barn sold loose leaf tea. This is one of four that I picked up and it was the one I was most looking forward to trying. I was very saddened to see that it was the lowest rated of the four on Steepster though!!
Well, I’ve since tried it and it’s not bad. The orange tastes a little artificial and the taste isn’t as orangey as the scent was, but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for trying. ;)
Still very drinkable, I just wouldn’t steep it too long in case it becomes bitter or too astringent.

Flavors: Medicinal, Orange

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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