Granville Island Tea Co

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Sipdown! (finally) I’ve had this tea way too long. Two years now, maybe? Never buy huge quantities of a rooibos…you will get bored of the flavour and not want to drink it,

Coldbrewed with 2 tsp raspberry rooibos from Granville and 1 tsp chocolate black tea from India’s Tea. Mostly raspberry still, but a cocoa undertone to enjoy as well.

Flavors: Creamy, Raspberry, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Never again will I buy 400g of rooibos in one purchase. I still have all four rooibos flavours I bought from Granville. They are getting older, but 100g of each flavour takes a long time to drink.

Flavors: Creamy, Fruity, Raspberry, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML
Indigobloom

I made that mistake a few times. So I started blending it with other things to make nice iced drinks. Lemonade, wine, fruit punch etc. Brought it to a few parties as part of my potluck contribution. Still getting through it all haha

Arby

Yup. I drink them all the time, give them away in sample trades, put some in travelling tea boxes, and I still have so much.

Indigobloom

It turned me off rooibos! Couldn’t touch the stuff for almost three years

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80

Raspberry and vanilla flavours could be a bit stronger, but overall a very tasty and sweet tea. There is a creamy, dessert-like quality to this tea, which I very much enjoy.

Flavors: Creamy, Raspberry, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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66

I swear this tea will never be finished. I feel like I’ve had it a hundred times and yet there’s still a few cups left. sigh Soon.It’s tasty and all, but I have too many teas right now. This is so plain, it needs to go and then I can buy something interesting.

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This tea is very sweet and rooibos-y but there is not a lot of apple flavour or apple pie spices. It smells like sweet apple pie, but I wish the flavour was a bit stronger. The nice thing about this tea is you can keep the tea bag in and it never gets too strong or bitter.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Fruity, Rooibos, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Flavors: Apricot, Berry, Fruity, Stonefruits, Tannin

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Fruity, Milk, Stonefruits, Tannic, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML

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Day 5 of Lion’s Week of Tea challenge
Thursday | Black tea

I drank the decaf version last night with milk and it was quite tasty., the milk offset the bitterness and overly tannic flavour that this black tea often has. I recommend trying this at least once as a latte. The creaminess from the milk also mixes really well with the undertone of stonefruits (peach and apricot most notably)

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Fruity, Peach, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tannic, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Gets very tannic and bitter very fast. There is a definite fruity smell and flavour to the tea. I taste primarily apricot or peach and strong, bitter black tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Peach, Stonefruits, Tannic

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

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36

Some caramel and popcorn notes, but very faint. The black tea is way too acidic and I don’t plan to drink the rest.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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36

This tea smells amazing, but it tastes very watery and bland no matter how long you brew it. There is no toffee or caramel flavour at all, but you can taste a slight roasted popcorn flavour.

Flavors: Grain, Popcorn, Toasted

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Cold Brew Sipdown (144)!

Not a real sipdown; I strained my brew and made it through about half way before I just reached my limit. I can’t do the intense, cloying licorice root flavour that makes up like 90% of this blend. The remaining 10% is mint; but even the bit that pokes through is ruined by the licorice that engulfs everything with its grossness.

I had probably another 20g of this left, but I just threw it out. I can’t see myself ever finishing it, and I wouldn’t want to pass something this unpleasant onto someone else.

Kristal

I grabbed this from the GCTTB. I’ll try and do short steeps to avoid licorice root!

Roswell Strange

Crossing my fingers that you don’t find it dreadful!

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