1794 Tasting Notes

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
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.

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70
drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
1794 tasting notes

Mmm, just what I need to refresh me this morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75

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.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

This is the first time I’ve tried this tea iced and I LOVE it! It’s deliciously fruity and the white tea holds up the flavour without being hidden by it.

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Tropical Fruits Red Tea by Vykasa
1794 tasting notes

I decided to split the difference from the last two steeps and leave the bag in for 4 minutes. The result is fruity enough (though it doesn’t immediately bring to mind anything tropical) I suppose, but I’m still getting some of that bitter astringency.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96

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! ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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60

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.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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68

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’.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
1794 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
1794 tasting notes

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.)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Oh thank you! Finally someone else who can find the smokiness in Yunnan! I think of it as sort of in the vein as Lapsang Souchong, only milder, but that if you don’t like one, chances are you won’t like the other either. I’ve stopped mentioning that because people kept looking funny and started talking about pepper. I can’t remember having found any pepper either. I was beginning to think my memory had been playing tricks on me.

Jillian

Exactly! I had pepper on my pasta for lunch and it sure the heck didn’t taste anything like this tea does. It reminds me more of the Russian Caravan teas that I drink – although it has different undertones.

East Side Rob

Has anyone — other than the guys who write the descriptions for the tea companies — ever tasted pepper or spice? With Yunnans, I taste maltiness and a caramel thing. But spice? I haven’t found one Yunnan that matches that description. I think we’re onto something here.

Angrboda

I have on occassion encountered something that I’ve described as having a spicey taste, but how we perceive flavour is so individual so that might easily be my own definition of a spicey taste that someone else would describe differently.

Auggy

Sometimes I pick up a taste that tastes like my pepper mill smells. I assume that’s what they’re talking about and go ahead and call that ‘peppery’, but that’s the closest I’ve really gotten (because the way a pepper mill smells and tastes are two different things… not that I go around licking pepper mills or anything).

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