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60
drank Spiced Bourbon by Dollar Tea Club
4516 tasting notes

This is a sweet rooibos. Not bad but nothing special either.

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78
drank Tarzan & Jane by Dollar Tea Club
2756 tasting notes

This is a lovely fruity tea with notes of stone fruit and tropical papaya. I can’t say I taste the lime leaf but I do think it still makes a great iced cup. The black tea is slightly malty so the tea was thicker than many fruity black teas I’ve consumed lately. Unfortunately it wasn’t very smooth because there is also an acidity and a lot of tannins. It benefits from a touch of sweetener to bring out the fruit notes.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Stonefruits, Tannin, Tropical

Preparation
Iced 6 min, 45 sec

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63
drank Paris Blossom by Dollar Tea Club
2756 tasting notes

I got my dollar tea club teas in the mail yesterday and want to try and review them in the next few days.

This one has a ridiculous name.There is nothing about blossom in here unless they are referring to all the flower petals they added to bulk this up (adds no flavour, though). There is nothing floral at all.
I also don’t like almond so I can’t say I enjoyed this “almond tart” rooibos. I don’t get pastry or tart, just marzipan/sweet almond and some typical rooibos minerally notes. If this has been called almond rooibos or marzipan rooibos I’d have given it a pass because at least I knew what flavour it was supposed to be. Since they named this paris blossom, I can only assume they were going for something to do with France or a floral profile.

Flavors: Almond, Honey, Marzipan, Mineral, Nutty, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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71
drank Licorice Roll by Dollar Tea Club
2870 tasting notes

From SkySamurai! Thanks so much. At first I was thinking “Eww, licorice is not my thing at all.” BUT this is a pleasant enough flavor for me. It’s licorice but it’s sweet and unique. Definitely not a flavor I’ve had before in a tea, so it’s interesting. Though it’s also impossible for me to describe.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoons for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
2019 sipdowns: 48 (Lupicia – Mango oolong)

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74

Thanks so much again for that lovely package of teas, SkySamurai! I’ve actually somehow never heard of this company before. I’m not sure if this was reblended differently or something because the description sounds mostly different from the resulting flavor. My blend is a silky coiled green tea with cornflowers and cute shamrock sprinkles. The flavor is mostly bergamot. The description for the tea mentions bergamot but also chocolate, coffee and vanilla. I don’t think I want chocolate and coffee in a bergamot blend (other than that awesome chocolate bergamot Lupicia tea I love so much). So I’m glad I’m mostly tasting bergamot, but it isn’t the tastiest of bergamots, but also not the worst. The green tea would probably have been delicious without the added flavors — I couldn’t really tell through the bergamot. With the right bergamot, this could be a great blend, but this wasn’t bad. Just leave the other flavors out of the bergamot, please.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 25 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep

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Better cold. Tried it hot the first time and did not like it. Still not a huge fan even with it being cold.

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100

This tea is amazing! It’s one of the few teas that both my husband and I really, really enjoy. I was put off by a twig falling out of my scoop, but the taste makes up for the odd appearance. You can definitely taste the marshmallows, chocolate, and a little bit of smokey campfire. The campfire is so delicate in there – it doesn’t overpower the other flavors as I’ve found in other teas. It’s just really really good. Tasted 01.2019

Flavors: Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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1

Smells nice and orange-y with a hint of chocolate. The smell is super promising, but the taste doesn’t meet expectations.

Steeped 3.5 minutes (recommended steep time is 2-3 minutes). I was worried that I made it too strong (I really don’t like strong teas) so I diluted it with some more water and hoped for the best that it hadn’t turned bitter. It tasted like wood, maybe a campfire? A bit smokey? I asked my husband to try it as well – he brewed it for a shorter time period and had the same conclusion r/t the taste. Tasted 12-2018.

Flavors: Campfire, Chocolate, Musty, Orange, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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35

Tasted like rooibos with some lightly fruity flavors. Definitely expected more fruity flavors due to the sheer number of fruits included. Just OK for me. Tasted 11.2018.

Flavors: Fruity, Rooibos

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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80
drank Full Power by Dollar Tea Club
105 tasting notes

The sheer number of ingredients made me wary, but they complemented each other nicely without being too strong or confusing with competing flavors. The peppermint might have stood out the strongest. Overall the tea was soothing and would be great with an upset stomach. [Also contains mullein]. Tried 12.2018

Flavors: Lemongrass, Peppermint

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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80

The lemongrass ingredient made me wary, but the pineapple and lemon balanced it really nicely. There was no overwhelming lemongrass smell or taste. Tried 12.2018

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Pineapple

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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80

I really, really enjoy this tea! I love green teas that are floral and fruity and this really hits the spot. Probably one of two teas from Dollar Tea Club out of all the teas I’ve tasted so far that I would actually repurchase.

Pineapple comes through really strongly and is v. sweet, strawberry tends to be more of a base and more acidic in flavour. c:

Flavors: Green, Pineapple, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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50
drank Sunny Buoy by Dollar Tea Club
67 tasting notes

I don’t really know if I can recommend this tea or not. Because of the chunky pieces of fruit, the sample I got was really small, so I didn’t really get a taste for it. I had to bulk it out with some hibiscus tea to make a pot of iced tea. :c

Flavors: Hibiscus, Pineapple

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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75

I was really pleasantly surprised by this tea. I usually don’t like tea with chocolate in it but this one was really nice and soft. The oolong gave it a lovely depth but the white tea kept it light at the same time.

It is a really sweet tea but I’d love to have it again.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Marshmallow

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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15

There was just way too much going on with this tea, I didn’t like it. One minute it was sweet, the next it was minty, then it was citrus. I poured it out. Blegh.

Flavors: Lemongrass, Spearmint

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

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50

I’ll start by saying it’s a pretty looking herbal tea, with different natural hues of green, brown-y yellows and dots of contrasting pale purple. But, I dreaded tasting it. I’m quite particular about herbal tea and I’m not a massive fan of liquorice. However, owing to the name, I actually saved this for my time of the month. On occasion (thankful not always), I get pain so bad that has me doubling over. When I tried this tea, the pain was enough to turn my apprehensiveness, into a sense of longing and hope. As expected, liquorice is prominent, but in a way that it combines gently with the cloves and floral flavour. The result is a relaxing wellness feeling. The flavours aren’t my thing and I wasn’t sure if had any effect on my pain, so it’s not something I would make a regularity. It was enjoyable enough though, and worth a try!

Flavors: Cloves, Floral, Licorice

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69

This is a classic winter blend!

It shares similarities to many winter teas I’ve tasted before. The first note is the earthy, musky flavour of hibiscus, which moves into spices, sour apple and a general fruitiness. The experience is super warming and a little comforting. These types of blends are a great alternative to mulled wine and make a great flask companion on cold hikes.

Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Hibiscus

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67

This is a hibiscus first tea, with quick notes that changes into a finish of lemon and light raspberry. The finish is dry, with a mouth-watering, tangy sourness that I loved! The fore notes are fairly plain; it’s all about the end of the cup!

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Hibiscus, Lemon, Musty, Sour, Tangy

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70
drank Winter Punch by Dollar Tea Club
67 tasting notes

I liked this tea! It smelled delicious — as a lot of fruity or herbal teas do, but it actually delivered on the flavour. A lot of the time, with herbal teas, there’s a lot of scent and sugar, but not a lot of flavour and this one had a really nice citrus-y, apple-y flavour.

I enjoyed it as a hot tea but would also love to try it cold, as I think it would make an excellent iced tea. c:

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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34

I got this as part of a monthly tea subscription from Dollar Tea Club and I didn’t really like it. Initially, I thought I was going to love it because it had such a spicy palette — it almost felt like a chai. But it had a liquorice-y aftertaste that I just wasn’t into. I’m not a big fan of liquorice at all in general so I wasn’t expecting to LOVE this tea, but I was hoping to like it.

Oh well! I think my wife might like it all the same.

Flavors: Anise, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Licorice, Lime

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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70
drank Winter Punch by Dollar Tea Club
1496 tasting notes

Ooh, yummy. Winter punch!

If you’re anything like me, this tea will make you think of a spiced wine. The smell is divine, and soooo addictive. I could literally just smell this all day and leave it at that.

Steeped up it tastes a bit different than a spiced wine – although it would’ve been fun to mull it in wine. Hm… deep thoughts.

It also needed a LOT of sweetener to get it palatable. Otherwise, it was dry and almost antiseptic to me. Too much hibiscus for my palate.

I’d love to try more of this and play with it a bit, it was a super fun tea.

Thanks Dollar Tea Club for the sample! $1 for three 6.5g samples INCLUDING shipping – I’m in.

Flavors: Red Wine, Spices

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

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77
drank Raspberry Lemonade by Dollar Tea Club
1496 tasting notes

“Ooh, Raspberry Lemonade… sounds delicious. I’m trying it!”

That’s my first reaction to the three tea samples, 6.5g each, that Dollar Tea Club sent me today.

Out of the bag, it smells distinctly like pink bubblegum. Brewed up, it smells more raspberry bubblegum… interesting.

The folks I’m staying with had a cup (this made two, 12oz cups of tea). Their reaction? “It was sweet, nice”. They’re not tea people, but they appreciated it.

I’m a bit more… discerning? lol Or picky.

Hibiscus haters, don’t try this one. It’s as bloody as they come, in all its glory. It’s also surprisingly tart the longer you steep it. Sadly, more sweetener is needed to make it palatable for this gal.

Sweetened, I could drink a whole jug of this at one sitting, especially once it cooled. Yep, this tea’s a keeper.

NOTE: I received this tea for free in exchange for an honest review.

Flavors: Astringent, Raspberry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

hmmm… sounds delicious

MissB

Sil – you should definitely check them out! $1 for 3 samples, including shipping. Mind you they’re based in Thornhill, but they’ll still ship it to you.

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