1794 Tasting Notes
I picked this up at the Tim Hortons on campus because I needed something to keep me going in between classes.
Given that this is a company that specializes in coffee I don’t exactly expect gourmet, tea-house quality from them, and that’s perfectly okay. It’s a pretty unremarkable tea, a little on the weak side, but at least it avoids the bitterness that many low-quality blacks carry. It’s also one of the few teas I add sugar to, mostly to make it more interesting and to give me an energy rush.
All in all it’s a pretty mild, inoffensive tea.
I was over at my parents’ place for supper tonight and my mom gave me what was left of her box of this tea. The odor of the brewed tea is actually of vanilla, not mint so much, and it’s very pleasent and soothing. I love how the mint is distinct but it’s softened, not mouth-numbingly overpowering like so many mints teas are. There are distinct green tea/herbal flavours mixed in as well as the faintest hint of vanilla. It makes a great drink around bed time (the green tea is decaf).
Actually, I was thinking that this might be a good tea to try icing as well. I’ll have to experiment wih that.
Not that many kids tonight so that means MOAR HALLOWEEN CANDY FOR ME, MWHAHAHA! XD
I’m drinking this to combat the sugar overdose, although it might be fighting a losing battle. Oh well, at least I can say that this is one chocolate that won’t go straight to my hips! ;)
I’m typing this up as I wait for the first trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell and I figured I’d make myself something autumn-y to get in the spirit.
I love the strong, ‘real’ apple flavouring of this tea but the black tea base is just so flat that it takes away from the whole thing. Oh well.
So based on my last experience with this tea I decided to go out and buy some goji berries from the health food store. Having tried them I’ve concluded that they and this tea have only a passing aquaintance. They both have a bit of a tartness to them, but when I drink this tea I keep thinking ‘tart strawberry’ instead of ‘goji’.
I resteeped the leaves from last night and they were plenty strong enough to provide me with another cuppa this morning. This tea does lose a lot of its unique qualities on the resteep I’ve noticed, and it tasted more like a slightly smokey generic (but still high quality) black tea.
Halloween party tonight and what better way to make sure I’m bright and awake? I think I used a bit too much dry leaf because it has a slightly bitter aftertaste but oddly enough it almost seems to work with the smokiness of the tea. (And sorry, still not tasting any pepper.)