drank Iced Tea by Copperkettle
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So, the last “Market Under The Stars” was on Thursday. For those who haven’t seen when I’ve written about this before, it’s a night market filled with tons of local food trucks, bakers, distilleries, restaurants, etc. that put together artisan/fancy “tasting menus” of their foods. You buy a set of tickets, and then trade the tickets in for food you want to sample. It’s a REALLY fun time!

This last market I went pretty all out, and I sampled:

- An ice cream cookie cup, which a homemade orange and pineapple icecream
- Perogies with a french onion and creamy dill sauce from my favourite foodtruck
- A cauliflower and pickelled onion taco (vegan)
- Some coconut and mango sticky rice
- A blackberry cheesecake homemade fruit popsicle
- A “Lucky Elephant” (sugared/candied popcorn) flavoured donut

And of course this, which was an “artisan” and “homemade” iced tea from a local restaurant. I wish I knew more about what was in the tea and how they made it; I really liked the taste but honestly I didn’t get much ‘tea’ flavour out of it at all. Now, if it’s a tisane that would make a lot of sense to me but if it’s supposed to be like a green/black/white/etc. tea then…? Of course I just simply can’t be sure what type of tea it was since they didn’t specify.

As far as what it did taste like, I thought that this one had pretty distinct notes of sweet apples and tart cranberries. It was also just a hint minty, but there was fresh muddled up mint leaves mixed into the tea that I was able to visibly see. Again, not bad – but just left me with some questions about what it was supposed to be.

derk

I’m gonna have to use a tea towel to clean up this Market Under the Stars drool.

Roswell Strange

It’s honestly the best! There’s only four every summer – but they’re SO FUN.. And tasty!!!

tea-sipper

Holy crap the Market Under the Stars sounds dreamy… well, mostly the food does. ha

Mastress Alita

I go absolutely crazy for food markets like that. All my vacations are more about eating than anything else, hahaha!

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derk

I’m gonna have to use a tea towel to clean up this Market Under the Stars drool.

Roswell Strange

It’s honestly the best! There’s only four every summer – but they’re SO FUN.. And tasty!!!

tea-sipper

Holy crap the Market Under the Stars sounds dreamy… well, mostly the food does. ha

Mastress Alita

I go absolutely crazy for food markets like that. All my vacations are more about eating than anything else, hahaha!

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a twenty five year old proudly queer tea addict, blogger, and all around tea geek. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preperation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

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