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Considering the Burning Season™ BC often gets, I’m kinda weirded out by the name of this tea.
Also, it smells bacony. Which is something I wouldn’t expect due to the rose, jasmine, and bergamot.
It’s not terrible, definitely drinkable with a touch of maple and some sort of milk or cream. This one does better with a shorter steep time for sure.
But it’s not the smokey tea of my heart. That one is Murchie’s Russian Caravan. Which I’m out of.
So since I am home today, I have been trying to make my way through the box so I can pass it on in a timely manner. That means I have tried a lot of tea and since most of it is caffeinated, I have gotten a little jittery. So, I decided to balance out all that caffeine with some caffeine free options. This one has a faint berry and maybe a little vanilla but mostly it is bland to me. It’s not bad but not really memorable either. Nonetheless, thank you Arby for the chance to try something new.
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Flavors: Herbs, Licorice, Mint, Spearmint
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Flavors: Herbs, Licorice, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet
GCTTB (round 6) entry
mmm minty and delicious. I did find this a tiny bit herby, but in a good way. Delicious spearmint and peppermint, slightly floral (chamomile?). The herbs are a bit sweet and extremely fragrant. This is a fine herbal, I’m quite impressed.
Unlike another tasting note, there is no licorice or fennel that I can taste.
EDIT: steeped it longer and there is definitely licorice root, it was just hidden with a soirt steep time
Flavors: Flowers, Herbs, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet
GCTTB tea 7/8 that I picked.
Similar to the Evening lights tea I picked, I did not find this tea to have a prominent licorice taste like other reviewers did (and once again, that’s prob due to my shorter steep time). about 2tsp, 200F water, 5 min. I found this had a mint taste, followed by a mix of floral, then maybe a bit of licorice? Altogether it’s alright. I’ll use it up no problem.
Flavors: Floral, Mint
After trying Movie Night from DAVIDsTEA, I figured I black popcorn tea would be equally as good. Like Movie Night, this tea steeps super light, but that is about all these two teas share.
The tea has a strange taste. It’s like it’s trying to be sort of sweet and kind of caramel-ish, but has no taste of popcorn or butter or even toffee.
I hate wasting tea, but I ended up throwing this one out because I don’t think I could have pawned it off on anyone.
Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Toasty
I like this tea so much, I went through two 100g bags in two months. I don’t live very close to Granville Island, so I probably should have savoured it longer.
Like the other reviewer mentioned, there is no “pastry” taste, so if that’s what you’re expecting then you will be disappointed. Rather, it tastes like a sweet black tea with a slight hint of chocolate and a light raspberry flavour. It doesn’t steep super strong, even at the 5 minute mark.
I just add milk and no sweetener because I find it’s sweet enough on its own.
Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry, Sweet