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Brewed 9g and 200 mL of water.
2 minute steeps
Got a pleasant cup of green tea. Yellow (Green?) Colour. Similar to a lot of other high quality greens. Cost per cup: 60 cents with multiple steepings.
First steeping 80 C degrees.
Second steeping much cooler.
Third 83 C
Still tasty on the third steeping.
600 mL of tea produced.
I picked this one up at Walmart for $6 Canadian. I’m almost done the whole 100g can.
A refreshing green tea to start the day. It’s more on the citrus side than the vegetable side.
I generally brew it 4g at a time with maybe 300 mL of water add some sugar and then cool it down with a little water. Repeat.
I also brewed it super strong at 10g and did 200 mL steepings for 2 minutes, like a Japanese tea and it turned out surprisingly well given the low price!
I think the point here is that you don’t have to pay $20+ if you just want a good green tea.
For some reason I’m on a straight tea kick. But I’m making it the way I always use to make my Orange Pekoe when I very first started drinking tea: milk and sugar. It’s so yummy.
This tea didn’t stand a chance. I inhaled it. I would love to get more of this one as my alternative to Orange Pekoe, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get it easily again or not. I found this on the discount shelf at the grocery store sometime last year… But I do know of a place not far that sells a Canadian Breakfast tea from Metropolitan tea company so maybe I’ll switch back to that one.
Either way, this tea is super good and I loved it. It will be missed for sure.
Apparently I’m way behind the times! I just recently found this tea company and when I was in Metro (the old A&P) last night getting dinner, I found this tin on the clearance rack. I think there was only the one of Canadian Breakfast and there were a few others but they were either camomile, mint, or hibiscus. I didn’t want any of those, but this one came home with me.
I am really enjoying this one. It’s a strong tea, but that could be ‘cause I oversteeped it. It’s a very dark redish/orange. I should have only steeped for 2.5mins. The instructions say 4-5mins, I did 3.
I added some milk to the last half of my tea and it seemed to take the edge of bitterness off of it.
I think I’m going to enjoy this tea. I feel as though it’s very similar to the Metropolitan tea company’s one but not quite the same.
I made this on the stovetop, which I think makes it extra spicy. Started with 1c. water, 2 tea spoons of the tea, brought to a boil then turned down to simmer x 5min. Then I added 1c. milk and 1 tbsp honey, stirred constantly until it came back to a boil, then took it off the heat and let it sit for another 5min. Strained into a mug and added a bit more honey. Yummmm.
Rounding out my Earl Grey Fest this afternoon, I thought I’d brew this one to compare with the cream earl greys. There’s definitely a difference – the bergamot flavour is quite strong and citrusy without anything else to balance it out. Like the others, I like this one a bit better with milk added. It’s pretty much just an uncomplicated middle-of-the-road earl grey, though I have to say that when comparing with the other two (before the milk), the base tea in this just tasted a little… flat. It’s possible it’s actually a bit stale, because this tea has definitely been in my cupboard for a while.
Drinking this to chase away the Tuesday blues. I don’t normally like plain mint teas, but this one is pretty awesome.
Dry leaf is just chopped up mint leaves.
Steeps a green-brown color, notes of vanilla and mint.
Tastes of mint, sweet vanilla and honey notes.
Flavors: Honey, Mint, Sweet, Vanilla
Slept badly last night and woke up a bit sick this morning… Had to call into work late. Fun times. Dug this out of my cabinet to settle my stomach. I threw a CS Honey & Ginseng Green teabag in it for a little caffeine and flavor variety. The pairing was okay. Nice and mild and healthy-tasting. Both teas are very old, so the flavor wasn’t super strong, which is fine with me because plain mint tea can be overwhelmingly strong sometimes. The honey notes in the green tea came out nicely, and I felt better after I finished the cup.
Flavors: Earth, Honey, Perfume, Sweet
I finally got the amount for this one right. I normally detest pure peppermint, but I think that’s only because I hadn’t had it in loose form prior to this tea.
Now I can’t get enough of it! It’s ideal for winter, and the natural chemical properties of the mint is helping with the Seasonal Affect Disorder, big-time. Soothing, smooth, with a slightly sweet finish. Doesn’t get much better than this.
The dry leaf of this tea is deceptively mild… I dumped a bunch of it into my brewer, thinking that it was gonna be a weak tea. I waited the prescribed 4 minutes, then popped the top of the brewer for a sniff…
And then got WHACKED in the face by the scent of the steeped liquor. It brought tears to my eyes! VERY strong!!
I’m getting mint, mint, more mint, and a dash of earth. Which is then swallowed up by mint.
I made this one at work with my tea ball infuser. Then promptly sunk my tea ball, chain and all, into the hot water. No spoon in sight, so I had to dump it into a paper cup and fish the ball out that way. So now I have to drink it from a paper cup instead.
It’s withstood this silliness quite well, despite the odds. Pleasantly sour and sweet, fruity without being cloying. I’m hoping the elderberry will kill the sore throat that I seem to be developing. Ackkkkk.
Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet
I like this one. The steeped liquor gives off a very strong aroma of cranberry and currant. It steeps a very pleasing deep purply-red color. When I sip, it tastes tart and sweet at the same time, very very fruity— mostly like cranberry. I should make this iced sometime, maybe in the summer.
It’s a perfect loose tea to have at work because it fits nicely inside a tea ball infuser and you don’t need to watch it obsessively while it steeps. It’s also caffeine-free, so no jitters.
Flavors: Black Currant, Cranberry, Sweet, Tart
I picked this up at Shaw’s, along with a Ingenui-Tea teapot from Adagio tea.
The teapot is ridiculously convenient and awesome, and this tea is great too! It’s a cheaper version of Tiesta Tea’s Fireberry blend, basically. It is sweet and berrylicious. Tastes like a cup of healthy goodness, and it is both responsible socially (being organic) and hibiscus-wise. ;)
Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity, Hibiscus, Rooibos
This is a decent jasmine tea for the price (I paid about $10 CAD for the 100g tin on well.ca). The green tea base is mild, and balances well with the jasmine flavour. I’m getting a bit of a soapy aftertaste occasionally, which I’m not thrilled with, but overall it’s totally drinkable.
I know I left a review on this tea before but feel like leaving another one. I dreamed I was having jasmine tea last night so woke up wanting jasmine tea. I botched the first brewing. Got the temperature right but put in too many pearls. Too strong. Ditched that and brewed 1/2 tsp, 8 oz, 185F, 3 min. Perfect. Or at least the way I like it. Balanced jasmine notes, good astringency without being bitter. Love it. Had a second cup too.
Flavors: Astringent, Jasmine
Backlog- You just can’t beat the price of this tea. It was a bit over $7 for 100g. I brewed it up the other day. Haven’t had too much of Jasmine Pearls lately. It was like sitting down with an old friend. Brewed for 2 min at 185F. Jasmine was done perfectly. Not too weak or too strong. I used to like extremely potent jasmine until I learned it only comes from artificial flavouring. Now I prefer the jasmine to be more natural.
I think this tea could get bitter easily if not brewed right. I could detect only faint bitterness near the end of my cup.
Flavors: Astringent, Jasmine, Vegetal
Nourishtea The Duke of Earl was naturally irresistible at a measly $6 for a big fat can (110 grams) of single-origin, high-altitude Sri Lankan tea laced with organic bergamot oil! As advertised, the infused tea leaves really are red, and appear to be torn into similar medium-sized pieces.
The liquor is dark amber and the flavor is good. Maybe not my favorite Earl Grey, but a fantastic value for an organic and fair trade single-origin blend with a high-quality black tea base. The dried leaves are very richly scented, but the bergamot does not overwhelm in the brewed tea. I do not have the sense that anything is being covered up or hidden here (as is often the case with mediocre Earl Greys). No scratchiness or rough edges, happily.
Le Duc is a solid Ceylon Earl Grey offering—in addition to being all-natural, organic, and fair trade.