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So this is yet another tea from the Great Canadian Travelling tea box ( 1st edition). I am sort of late with posting these tealogs up here, but it’s better later than never. I consumed this tea on October 4, 2013.

Dry Leaf: The tea leaves are in a tea bag that is transparent. It has green leaves that give off a sweet scent, which would be due to the maple.

Steeped: The smell becomes grassy, and the taste is a blend of grassy and sweet, which would be the maple playing off of the green tea leaves.

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So I originally gave this a rating of 5 and that was pretty damn harsh given it is actually not that bad. Mostly it is a mediocre black tea but the aftertaste is nice and mapley. Not a bad cup to sip on as I wait for my flight.

On a completely unrelated note, I am sitting next to a table and a plug by my gate at the airport. Despite there being seats everywhere, a young boy came and sat on the other side of the table. He then proceeded to lay out all the books he had in his backpack in a row and plug in his iphone to charge. Then, after playing with a motorized car for a bit, he would pick up the different books and go “HA” and read for a minute and then put it back down. After a while, he started talking to me but he was speaking French and I had to tell him I didn’t understand. He then proceeded to keep talking at me anyways. The moral of the story: children are pretty entertaining.

So are cab drivers. Mine decided to blare pretty intense Bollywood music the whole way to the airport. And if that wasn’t enough, he then proceeded to sing along. All in all, it has been a pretty interesting day so far.


People-watching while traveling is my favourite people-watching.


Haha at least your cab driver was happy! I’d take that over a curmudgeonly fart any day. Have fun in Florida!


People watching and meeting people at airports or trains can be lots of fun and can range from interesting, amusing to disturbing.

Amusing: watching a tiny young thing throw back a 375 ml bottle of wine in the security line up when the carry on reg changed in Italy.

Having a middle aged man volunteer to go over my Italian grammer exercises. He was in for a long trip. Naples to Trieste.

Interesting meeting journalists and editors from Russia and the middle east.
Meeting someone who worked in rescue for the coast guard.
Meeting the consular general from Bolivia and being proud of myself that I could keep up in Spanish despite not really using the language in a while.

Bollywood music can be quite fun. I’m subjected to hours of it at my friends house. I still remember watching the children dance in India. I don’t know if I ever successfully got the hip shake down but th four year old girls were experts at it;)

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This smells like Tetley Orange Pekoe but severely lacks in flavor. I was hoping for far more maple but what I am getting is a not so great black tea. This went down the drain and the other 2 sachets I have are going into the swap box.

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Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

Not sure that i’d dump this into boiling water as the package recommends, but i did brew this up at a lower temperature and it’s pretty good! I am a happy camper enjoying this tonight.

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Tea 16 Great Canadian Traveling Tea Box

Pleasantly surprised. The maple and green tea work really well together. Considering that I’m not really a green tea person, this is really a nice little tea. No bitterness from the base, nice sweet maple flavor. Not artificial. Thumbs up.

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I received this tea as a gift. I was skeptical at first becuase I didn’t think maple syrup would go with green tea. Surprisingly it is very good. It has a delicate green tea taste sweetened with just enough maple sugar. Its a Canadian must have!
The maple coffee is also delicious.

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