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drank Run for Løv by Løv Organic
654 tasting notes

Tried this hot in-store. I think it would be much better iced. The dominant flavor is hibiscus, but there’s a respectably assertive berry note too. Tasty enough for seconds but definitely not a blend for the hibby-averse.

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drank Løv is Good by Løv Organic
726 tasting notes

Mild savoury flavour. I can detect a cinnamon note with a savoury background

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Løv is Zen by Løv Organic
726 tasting notes

Orange flavour is authentic and mixes well with the rooibos.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Liquorice Earl Grey by Løv Organic
1561 tasting notes

GCTTB (round 6) tea!

Oddly enough, there was lots of licorice root, no bergamot (earl grey).

Very, vey woody. I like it though, it was an unexpected surprise! Notes of uncrushed fennel seeds, Earthy licorice roots (not sweet though), dirt and minerals, unground anise seed hulls, citrus, and tree dark. it is very interesting and enjoyable, but maybe not well named.

90/100 for flavour, but I was expecting some bergamot. If they renamed it something vaugue, I would rate it much higher.

Flavors: Anise, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bark, Citrus, Dirt, Dust, Earth, Fennel Seed, Licorice, Mineral, Oak wood, Spices, Tannin, Taro Root, Tea, Wood

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Nice, classic black tea base of medium strength with a strong red fruits flavour. The result is particularly pleasant, as the bitter aftertaste of the red fruits isn’t prominent. I usually drink it with 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar, depending on the capacity of the cup.

Flavors: Red Fruits, Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Run for Løv by Løv Organic
105 tasting notes

Dry, I smell red fruits – it smells like raspberry to me but that’s probably rather pomegranate and goji berry. Steeped, it’s a clear pomegranate smell, a bit like a diluted pomegranate juice. Since hibiscus is a major ingredient, that’s pretty much all it tastes though. Not worth trying hot. This was clearly thought out to be drink cold or iced. Between the two, I prefer it iced because cold-steeping doesn’t bring out any flavours. At least iced you get the hibiscus.

I’m tired though of Kusmi and Løv marketing strategy saying that this kind of tea will make you happy, this kind of tea will detoxify your body, and now this kind of tea will make your recover after a run or a yoga class? That’s absurd. You need a good substantial meal after a workout, that’s it.

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Very similar to Alpine Punch from Davidstea. There are few almond pieces in it, most of the amaretto’s smell comes from added aromas. Very enjoyable. Since it is easier to get our hands on DT’s version (can buy lower quantities of it at once, DT is cheaper and has more stores), I would just go with the latter’s version.

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drank Winter in Løv by Løv Organic
105 tasting notes

Løv is more known for herbal tea and, actually, this is not so far from being a herbal tea as there is so little black tea in it (more or less half of it). It’s a sort of chai tea with almond aromas. Although cacao nibs is the first ingredient, I don’t really taste it. It’s a warm, spicy tea with a hint of liquorice that, just like its name suggests, is perfect for winter nights. It is so spicy though, I wouldn’t drink it every day.

Flavors: Almond, Anise, Cinnamon, Licorice

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72

GCTTB V1

Picked this one as my commute to work tea this morning; I was expecting a whammy of liquorice flavour and actually I was really excited for that because the three “licorice” related ingredients in this blend are all ones I love instead of overly sweet/cloying licorice root. So, you know, more in like with that awesome black licorice flavour I love. The idea of pairing that with bergamot/Earl Grey seemed genius to me! I mean, I love Tiger Tiger ice cream and that’s a pairing of black licorice and orange so it seemed like it’d translate well to tea.

Actually, though, the whole cup is much lighter on all flavours than expected. It was still good, but the licorice was light and definitely a little more on that kind of herbaceous fennel flavour than sweet, candy-like black licorice. As well, I definitely tasted the lemon in the blend but NOT the actual bergamot, which is a pretty key flavour for an Earl Grey. Also, I think the choice of green tea for the base was an interesting one. Honestly this probably would have worked better with black tea but the green tea was pleasant enough – definitely on the buttery/vegetal side with just a touch of smoke flavour to it. Since this is already an unconventional Earl Grey I think that a black base with the licorice related ingredients probably would have conveyed a better flavour while still having some resemblance to common place Earl Grey, however.

So yes, some criticisms. However, it was still a pretty pleasant cuppa and a nice enough first tea of the day. One cup is good enough for me, though.

Flavors: Fennel, Herbaceous, Lemon, Licorice, Smoke, Vegetal

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drank Løv is Zen by Løv Organic
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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Orange - Cinnamon by Løv Organic
24 tasting notes

This tea is not one of my favourites. I picked it up on my last trip to Paris and I regret buying such a large quantity before tasting it first. It’s not a terrible blend, but I don’t think cinnamon and orange are two flavours that I enjoy together.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Oh blackcurrant, why you gottta smell so BAD?! D: D: D:

Thankfully I’ve made this in a travel mug, so I can put the lid on it and don’t have to smell it.

Ahh, that’s better. It’s a fairly light tea, I think I could have steeped it a little hotter. But it’s pretty nice! The blackcurrant-peach flavour is really nice, and delicate at this point as it’s in my travel mug. I’m quite enjoying this.

Thanks so much, uhh, tea fren. :) (MissB maybe? I got it when I visited Sil.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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73

Without going and actually looking at the bag… I think this is the tea that I have from MissB – thanks! My initial impression was of a coconut/butterscotch white, one of those teas that many companies seem to have (e.g. Butterscotch Potion, Dream, etc.). However, this also contains blueberries, which is an interesting twist, and although the white tea and coconut are reminiscent of the butterscotch teas, it does seem somewhat different. Another case of overleafing though (I really need to relocate my measuring spoons back to the tea area), so it was a touch strong, but enjoyable enough. Very coconutty, but light. I’ll have to pay a bit more attention for the blueberry next time.

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Whoa, this is Hibiscus City. Perhaps I would have had better luck trying this iced or cold brewed but hot, I can’t taste anything else in here other than an underlying musty note. Unfortunately, I don’t detect any pineapple or mango.

Thanks to MissB for the sample! It’s great to be able to try these.

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73

Blueberry and coconut are two of my favourite things, so in theory, this should be a winner. However, I’m personally finding the base a little too bitter, plus no blueberry. The coconut is there but it’s not? It doesn’t taste like fresh coconut. I wouldn’t call it coconut flakes either. It’s more processed and broken down, if that makes any sense. While the steeped tea most definitely smells like pleasant coconut, the taste is not translating as such. With each sip, I get the processed coconut followed by the lingering bitterness of the base.

Thank you to the wonderful MissB for sharing this one with me! Remedy cafe has a bunch of these teas so I’ll probably try almost all of them that way.

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Another one to try to thank Nicole for. :D This one was intriguing. Coconut and blueberry seem like a different combination. This is a very balanced blend though! With the dry leaf, I can only smell the coconut. So then I take a first sip and it’s surprisingly very juicy sweet blueberry with background notes of coconut (like the suntan lotion type, but I know that type of coconut won’t be getting old tasting anytime soon.) With the second steep, the blueberry sadly disappears and I’m left with stronger coconut. It’s almost like an Everlasting Gobstopper tea. The white tea itself is tough to taste under all these flavors. I can’t tell if the tea itself is buttery or it’s the coconut, but it’s tasty regardless. I wasn’t really paying attention to steeping parameters this time.

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I enjoyed this iced. I can taste both blackcurrant and peach, which is a nice change of pace from one overwhelming flavor. Even if it is a good overwhelming. I didn’t get any wow factor here, but it was nice. I would only recommend being extremely careful not to oversteep – I brewed this at 160, normally only greens need to be that low for me, and it was still a bit bitter after three minutes.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Today I made a tea soda with this tea, which of course came from MissB. I found a bottle of sparkling water, and I need the bottle itself for carrying cold brewed tea to work, so a tea soda had to be made. Peach and black currant seemed like they would make a nice soda. It’s reasonably tasty, but could use… something. More sugar? Stronger tea? I dunno. The white tea is a bit strange in this too. Those hay flavors that white teas often have are quite strong here, and it doesn’t quite work in a soda. The peach and cassis are pretty nice, though. We’ll see how it turns out as a cold brew, I have a little left to try it.

MegWesley

Alright, I have to ask. How did you make the tea soda?

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Grabbed this at a Kusmi store in Paris, and thought it was Kusmi until I tried putting it into Steepster. Uh.. okay, so similar branding, different company? Got it.

The smell in the tin was divine, so I thought, why not, I’ll grab a tin… you can only buy a tin of this. Sadly, I couldn’t bring the tin home. Brewed up it’s okay, but I want more flavor to it. It’s really, really subtle. Might be lovely as an iced tea, like Sil suggested? It’s just that blueberry isn’t as yummy as I want it.

Fun fact: blueberries are called bleuets in Québec, but myrtilles in Belgium, France and Swizerland. This led to a heated debate between me and a Starbucks employee in Grenoble, France, trying to figure out just what those blue things were a the muffin.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz. water, 185F for three minutes.

Flavors: Blueberry, Coconut, Drying, Soap

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mikumofu

“Blue things in the muffin” LOL!

OMGsrsly

Oh that’s so funny. :) And yes, Quebec/Canadian French is quite different.

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Sipdown! Process of elimination makes me think that this was from Roswell Strange, so thanks! I had to add it to my spreadsheet just now, because I apparently missed writing down a bunch of teas from before… sigh…

Anyhow! This is really interesting. Pineapple + mint? I swear I’ve seen pineapple mint at the garden centres before, but haven’t ever tried it, nor do I know if it actually tastes like pineapple + mint, or whether it’s called that for a different reason. Either way, it kind of works in this tea. The mint is subtle and tastes like fresh mint as opposed to peppermint (which is good!), and the pineapple is light and fruity. The green rooibos is not particularly distinguishable, which makes it work well here. Red rooibos or honeybush probably would have ruined this for me.

Overall, not a tea that would fall into my favourites, but a very interesting try, and not a tea I’ve had anything remotely like previously! Thanks Roswell!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This is a fun tea with many flavours and fragrances, good for the summer months. I do find it difficult to brew, as it becomes sour if you steep it for too long. The sour aftertaste is something I don’t like about the tea, sometimes, it even makes me more thirsty. Despite this, it’s a unique and fresh tea, a good companion when lounging in the sun.

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In general I ‘lov’ this brand! I finished this tea in a record time. For me, this was the perfect black tea throughout the winter months. It is strong and therefore a good morning tea, as it helps wake me up. You can taste hints of red fruits, although, the flavouring is very subtle. In my opinion, the balance between the slight fruity flavours and the black tea leaves is perfect.

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