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drank Lime Fizz by The Tea Haus
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could make sprite into tea? This is that tea…

This is the weirdest tea I have ever had in my entire life, but in a good way. I do not know how they made this taste fizzy? Like it actually tastes like there are bubbles in this tea? I am shocked in the best way possible.

Texture aside, I think the taste is pretty good too! :) It tastes like lime sparkling water with a slightly spicy tone! Maybe because of the ginger and red peppercorns? But it is not like a chilli flakes kind of spicy, but like a sharp gingery spice!

I am glad I cold brewed this, and honestly, if you added a bit of sugar, this would taste just like sprite.

I could see myself loving this during the summer.

Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrus Zest, Lime, Spicy

AJRimmer

I love when teas magically accomplish that fizzy feeling! It’s so fun!

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I don’t like to brew white tea for too long because it becomes bitter so easily. This tea smells wonderful! Like a very mild peach, predominantly ginger scent. I let this steep for like a second and it turned into a pretty pale yellow colour.

As far as taste goes, the flavour is super mild. Maybe I needed to add more tea leaves? But it tastes like a white tea with a very mild ginger, peach flavour.

Flavors: Ginger, Peach

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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This tea smells more like peaches than mango to me? It smells like sweet peach candy, similar to David Tea’s buddha blend . However, I expected it to smell more like a juicy mango. As far as taste goes, it tastes like a green tea flavoured with peach flavouring. It is good, but not my favourite tea blend from the tea haus. I think I need to try this a few times before giving a true opinion on it.

Flavors: Fruity, Peach

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Smokey Duke by The Tea Haus
117 tasting notes

Smell: This smells quite good! :) It smells like vanilla, cream, floral, citrus, and also like chocolate? There is also a slight artificial tinge to it, but it is not offputting.

Taste: Ah! I feel like I should have steeped this for longer; oh well! The flavour when you add milk to it at least is rather mild. I taste a slight smokiness and the slight bergamot aftertaste. It also tastes slightly like vanilla or cream, but nothing distinctive that I can pull out clearly.

Overall, this is a delightful blend, but it did not impress me too much! I love the idea of adding a smokey black tea to earl grey! :) However, I think I might have rated this lower because I just wanted the flavours to be much bolder than they were!

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Smoke, Smoked, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cameron B.

I really like Lupicia’s Earl Grey Grand Classic – it’s smoky with longan fruit!

Silent Kettle

AH! I would love to order from Lupicia! But sadly, I’m not sure they deliver to Canada, of it they do, I might be charged customs :( It is the same reason why I don’t order from the necessiteas! <3 :(

Silent Kettle

But lol! I always here people speaking so highly of Lupicia! <3

Cameron B.

We’ll have to do a swap sometime so you can try some and see what you think. :)

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Just a refreshing straight tea! :) It tastes exactly like the traditional medicinals spearmint tea! I like spearmint, so if you enjoy having plain spearmint tea, then you will also like this one! :)

Flavors: Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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drank White Lemon by The Tea Haus
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I just got my order from the Tea Haus, a small business here in Canada! Everything came so fast and well-packaged – it left me pleasantly surprised! :) I love the new see through covers that they are using as well because it allows me to see what the loose leaf looks like through the bag!

Smell: This smells like a lemon candy, but also slightly herbal or medicinal? This might be because of the lemon verbena or lemon balm present in this tea? Also! The smell STAYS in the cup after you finish steeping it! :)

Taste: This tastes creamy? Which caught me off guard! But when I checked the ingredients, this has lemon cream flavouring, so I guess that creaminess that I am getting from this tea makes sense! Also, I think I expected a refreshing citrus taste; however, the actual lemon flavour of this tea is less sharp and more mellow. It is not bitter at all, but smooth like lemon grass. To be honest, it tastes like a melted lemon hard candy without the sugar!

I mostly bought this because I know white tea has a lot of health benefits (it is extremely high in antioxidants) and I thought this flavoured white tea would be a fun way to try out more white teas!

I enjoyed this one! I am just not sure I enjoyed it enough to repurchase it, but luckily, they offer 25 gram bags! :) So, I am glad I got to try it.

Flavors: Candy, Citrus, Cream, Lemon, Lemongrass, Smooth

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

That sounds like an awesome combination! I love lemon and vanilla.

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Just finished a mug of this, which I sipped on while working on some podcast outlines for recording tomorrow. I struggled a lot with putting my thoughts about this geek into words, but I think this was a good tea to pick to work on this outline because it was soft, creamy and comforting with velvety lemon chiffon type of notes – nostalgic and pleasant to sip on without being complex enough to require attention, and that let me focus on the outline at hand.

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I have had a lot of bagged jasmine green tea. When I lived in a university residence, stash Jasmine green tea was my go-to! I also like the instant honey Jasmine tea from the grocery store; it makes an excellent iced tea!

This is my first time trying a simple, loose leaf jasmine green tea. When I smelled it, the jasmine scent was lighter than I liked, but pleasant. I steeped this with boiling water (I think I might need to stop doing this to my green tea leaves! But I like my drinks to be super warm). And let it sit for 4 minutes .

The cool thing about these tea leaves is when I re-steeped them, they still tasted great! So you can have 1-3 cups of it without it significantly subduing the flavour.

My only problem with this tea was that the Jasmine was a bit too light for my taste. I wanted it to be brighter, and a more prominant note. However, this is a good light jasmine. I am going to try cold steeping this and making an iced tea instead.

Flavors: Jasmine

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I think this tea is growing on me… I think the key is to not steep it for longer than a minute, or else it becomes bitter. It steeps up to a vibrant light green – thanks to the matcha. It tastes like a strong green tea (with no bitterness when steeped correctly) and popped rice kernels.

Flavors: Grass, Toasted Rice

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

I had a similar tea last night, and it really hit the spot! Genmaicha is such a cozy tea.

Silent Kettle

Indeed! I love the popped rice notes!

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This is my second time trying genmaicha. My first time was Dessert by Deb’s Marshmallow Crispy Square which I did not like, mostly because of its strong coconut flavour. However, I was hopeful about this tea. It seemed like a simple enough blend – just premium Japanese tea leaves, matcha, leaf stems, and popped rice. It sounded delicious.

When I opened the bag, I noticed there was a lot of matcha (which I was happy about since I love matcha!). However, it also contained a good amount of popped rice and kabuse-cha (Japanese tea leaves).

I would recommend steeping this tea less. Maybe even just a minute. I find if I leave it for too long, then the flavour becomes too bitter, and takes away from the delicacy of the popped rice.

I am not sure how I feel about this blend? I might just not like genmaicha, and that is okay too. Matcha Genmaicha is great quality, but the flavour might just not be for me.

When I made this, I expected it to smell like popcorn, but it smelled like burnt rice as opposed to toasted rice. I am not sure if this is typical for genmaicha blends?

As far as taste goes, it tastes like bold green tea with a burnt rice aftertaste.

I think I need to keep trying genmaicha to confirm it is for me! However, next time, I think I will stick with buying a more traditional matcha blend.

Flavors: Burnt, Earth, Green, Rice

Cameron B.

Kabusecha (or Kabuse Sencha) is specifically shaded Japanese green tea. It’s an odd choice for genmaicha in my opinion as it tends to be more intense than regular sencha. Usually genmaicha is made with lower grades of tea as the toasted rice tends to dominate the flavor anyway, and the lower grades also have less caffeine.

I’m not surprised you had a difficult time with bitterness considering the base tea.

Silent Kettle

Thank you so much for letting me know, Cameron! :) And oh my gosh, okay, that makes a lot more sense! I think I need to try another genmaicha then to get a proper sense of if I like it or not (since I love toasted rice!). If you have any suggestions of Canadian companies that sell good genmaicha, let me know! :)

Cameron B.

I’m not in Canada unfortunately, and I tend to get my Japanese teas from a place called Obubu near Kyoto, Japan.

If you’d like maybe I can send you a little tea swap package with samples of some things? I saw that you were interested in houjicha as well of which I have several. Feel free to send me a message if you’re interested!

crayonpuppy

If you ever get a chance to go to the Toronto tea festival I would highly recommend checking out Momo Tea (momotea.co) they’re usually the booth closest to the entrance. Their genmaicha is divine! As are all their teas :)

Silent Kettle

Cameron, thank you so much! I will definitely connect with you for a tea swap once I build up my collection a bit more (since I am still quite new to the world of teas!). I will message you in the future to do a tea swap for sure! :)

And crayonpuppy, yes! I will definitely try out Momo Tea. :) Will be ordering their genmaicha as per your recommendation – thank you!

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This tea has a strong alcohol, artificial note as I keep trying it more… maybe I need to steep it less? I will try making it again soon.

Flavors: Alcohol, Rose

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First, I love the Tea Haus. What a lovely small business and they have the most incredible customer service. :)

I tried the Kyoto Cherry Rose Organic again cold steeped today, and it brought out a perfume-y note, which I guess is from the rose. However, after I added some sugar, it subdued the note a bit.

Either way, I think I need to experiment with this tea more to make a firm consensus on it.

Flavors: Alcohol, Cherry, Rose

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When I read the description of this tea on the website, I knew I had to have it! This seemed like a tea I would love – a green tea base with a rose floral profile. I LOVE jasmine green tea, so I wanted to give this one a try.

Okay, so I need to start by describing the smell. It smells floooral, almost like a rose perfume. I know for some people this might be off-putting, but again, I love floral blends, so I was excited to try this tea.

When I steeped this hot, it tasted good. Like a sencha green tea with rose notes (so it lives up to its namesake).

However, when this is cold steeped with ice and a tiny bit of sugar, it is magic! I love floral ice teas, so I enjoyed drinking this one cold.

This would be an awesome tea for Spring or Summer.

I could see myself making a huge pitcher of this as an iced tea. It is a beautiful and strong floral tea that truly tastes like a green rose tea.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Perfume, Rose

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When I saw this online, it definitely got my interest. The ingredients list was very simple, and best of all, this was an herbal blend with no hibiscus! I do not mind hibiscus being in my tea, and I understand it gives tea a beautiful, vibrant colour. But often, it can be too tart for my liking.

I loved the smell of this tea! It reminded me of lemon grass! When steeped, I also thought it tasted okay. I think this is a tea I could see myself buying and mixing into other blends. On its own, its a bit weak, but I think paired with something else (like ginger, lemon grass etc.) it could be awesome!

Since the Tea Haus teas are so reasonably priced, I most likely will buy this agian just to do my own DIY blending.

Flavors: Apple, Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
Cameron B.

I’m with you on the hibiscus, it tends to bully other flavors into submission. :P

As far as this tisane, dried apple doesn’t tend to add much flavor unfortunately, so I’m not surprised it tasted weak.

Silent Kettle

You’re so right! But sometimes, it can work it blends haha! :) And yes! That must be why it was a weaker blend, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless!

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Mmm, having this now with some sugar and coconut-almond milk. It is a very good tea blend where all the flavours come through. You can taste the spice for sure and a slight hint of chocolate on the backend. I think this makes an excellent latte if you are looking for something special that you might not have tried before.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spicy

Courtney

It sounds tasty, especially in the almond coconut milk.

Silent Kettle

Yes! I liked it – especially with some milk, it really elevates the creaminess and subdues the spiciness. But I rated it high because it truly lives up to its namesake.

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I am so glad I ordered this! It honestly tastes just like its namesake! When I smelled it, I got notes of chocolate and a bold, spicy note. I really enjoyed this tea! It definitely is spicy, but I love it. The chocolate compliments the spice really well. I have only made this with milk! I think that is the best way to drink this tea.

I would highly recommend getting a 25 gram bag of this just to try it! :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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I am so glad you can order 25 gram samples at the Tea Haus. So even if I dislike a tea, I know I can finish it rather quickly and it will not go to waste. And then later on, I can order larger sizes of whatever tea I enjoyed! :) They also have such a kind staff!

This smells like red rooibos with a hint of caramel. You can see tiny caramel pieces in this tea. Although the caramel to rooibos ratio is off. I think it has far too much rooibos, just looking at it visually.

I’m not sure if I got a bad scoop of this (since sometimes heavier pieces like caramel can fall to the bottom). However, this tea had no caramel flavour at all. It tasted mostly like a good, red rooibos tea.

The rooibos base is excellent and refreshing. But I gave this a lower rating because it did not live up to its namesake of being a caramel tea.

To improve this tea I would add more caramel flavouring and larger caramel chunks. That would balance out the ratio between the red rooibos vs. caramel

I think if you enjoy red rooibos, you will like this tea. But I prefer rooibos to be a very mild flavour in tea blends.

Flavors: Rooibos

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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The smell of this shocked me. I could not believe something with no added flavourings or ingredients could smell THIS good. It smells exactly like honey, vanilla, and caramel candies! The aroma of this is absolutely… intoxicating!

I always love brewing oolong tea. Watching the leaves expand is such a treat. It tastes wonderful as well! Like a refreshing and simple oolong. I will be needing this in my cabinet at all times. I think it is a worthy purchase, and although this is expensive, you can request a free sample from the Tea Haus with your purchase, or buy this in a 25 gram size.

Flavors: Cream, Honey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

This is generally called “Milk Oolong” and it’s a Taiwanese oolong. Sometimes you can also find it with added milk flavor.

Silent Kettle

Ou! I didn’t know that, thank you so much for letting me know!! :)

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Mmmm! This tea is SO amazing, but I think it requires a bit of extra love and attention! I usually steep it for like 5 minutes and then drink it. But today, I let it steep (unintentionally) for hours and when I had it – I loved it even more! When I steeped this for a long time, the apple note came through a lot stronger. It also had a slightly tart note (from the beets I am assuming). It tasted like the topping on an apple crumble. Yum!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Yummy! Like others have said, this tastes just like forever nuts from David’s Tea, but it is half the price. It smells exactly like an apple cinnamon pie. I like this better hot than cold. When I drink this hot, it tastes predominantly of almonds, cinnamon, beets, and apples. With the most predominant flavours being almonds (and beets, if I steep it for too long!). Overall, I will definitely be repurchasing this again.

Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Red Apple

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Chai Spice by The Tea Haus
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drank Chai Spice by The Tea Haus
117 tasting notes

I brewed this on the stove! I boiled water, added a few bags of orange pekoe, sprinkled in the chai spice, sugar, and added some milk. This is a lovely blend! I particularly enjoy drinking masala chai, so I was looking forward to this! This is not like typical chai blends that I have tried, where the cinnamon is the most prominent note. This was tastes like corriander, and feels very warm.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coriander

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Creamy Oolong by The Tea Haus
5662 tasting notes

This has been sitting in my stash for a year. I have been dumb to overlook it because it’s good. Creamy is the operative word here because this is extremely creamy. Creamy and honeyed and floral. It actually has the same vanilla pudding quality that Vanilla Orchid has.

Silent Kettle

I love this one! Do you mean Vanilla Orchid from David’s Tea?

VariaTEA

I do :)

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