1920 Tasting Notes

Had this yesterday in a thermos with NOTHING ADDED. OMG.

It was really nice. Orange-vanilla.

Yum.

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I think I like this one better than Bumbleberry, but the berry flavour isn’t quite as rich as the “Grandma’s Fruit Garden” tea I hold in my memories. :)

I’ll have to get some and compare.

Still, this is a good juice tea. Definitely sweet-tart berries. More sweet than tart.

Cold brew overnight.

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I cold brewed a sample of this in 1 L of water.

I see where Fjellrev get Rockets from. :) It’s sweet-tart, almost fake berry. It’s worked well in this application, but there are other berry fruit teas that I like better.

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This actually made a really tasty cold brew. I don’t usually cold brew anything but fruit tisanes due to flavour preferences.

But this was great! A little herbal, some berry flavour, and the tea base was pretty darn tasty. I think there’s blackberry leaves in here, so it was sweet and not at all weirdly tannin-y or anything like that. It was missing the vanilla flavour, but I was OK with that because I enjoyed the sage and sweet berryness.

I don’t think I’d get more of this tea (I bought it on a whim!) but I’m really glad I decided to try it cold brewed instead of hot.

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I picked up a sample of this a while back at a tea meetup (WOO!), and for some reason (perhaps my general tea apathy) I hadn’t tried it yet. The sample was 3 tsp so I did the whole thing in my mug.

I quite like it! The leaves are really big, the chocolate is NOT fake at all, and the caramel is a nice accompaniment. It is a little watery, even overleafed, but I think that’s because I expect something that tastes like cocoa to be thicker.

I would definitely get more of this. I’m very happy with it. (Sorry Sil, none left for you. :( )

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This was pretty good, but I’m not sure I’d call it “black forest”. At least, it’s not chocolate and cherries.

Still, Janet has a good taste for rooibos and this was pretty mild, and not too woody at all.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Fortmason by Fortnum & Mason
1920 tasting notes

This is really, really floral. Jasmine, maybe? I was expecting a plain tea, as the name really doesn’t give anything away.

It’s not bad, but I don’t think I’d want more. The flowers almost give it a bitter tinge, although I only steeped 3 minutes at 195F.

Thanks for the sample, MissB, but this is one I don’t care for! :(

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
1920 tasting notes

Cold brewed this for 24 hours, and I’ve drank almost the ENTIRE pitcher today. In fact, I’ll probably just finish it so I can make more tea for tomorrow.

Fruity juice teas are awesome. Really awesome.

:)

(25g packet in 2L water, ~24 hours. I’ve even been diluting the prepared tea down a bit with ice, and it’s still deliciously berry-juice-y.)

Sami Kelsh

This stuff is the man. We hoovered a big pitcher of it yesterday too. NOM.

OMGsrsly

I know, right? Berry teas are SO GOOD. I need to pick up more Grandma’s Fruit Garden, it’s berry-licious and available at a local shop.

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drank Nutmeg Cream by Butiki Teas
1920 tasting notes

Oh, delicious tea. I am so sad that this is the last cup of you that I’ll ever drink.

I mean, nutmeg and strong black tea. Taken with (cashew) milk.

Doesn’t get much better.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Plunkybug

Sure was a gem.

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drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
1920 tasting notes

I got a packet of this as part of the 4/$10 deal. And I’m actually really glad I decided to try it!

So good. It’s like candy. Fuzzy peaches, only not really peach. Definitely more floral ripe nectarine.

I’ve been steeping it at 175F for 4 minutes and putting it over ice (to make 16oz). I even brought some to work with me today!

Yay tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

hmmmm……

OMGsrsly

It’s weird, but yeah. I really like this one.

Sil

may have to pick up a sample. finishing the samples i picked up last week and likely going to go back this weekend to pick up a few more. 4$ away from a free 50g.

OMGsrsly

Is it still available? If not, I’ll add what I have left to your box. :)

Plunkybug

I like this one but find I have to drink it hot…if it cools too much, I get the weird artificial taste, though it seems to be ok if iced. There is just that range between hot and iced that it gets strange.

OMGsrsly

Interesting. I didn’t even try it hot, it seemed perfect as an iced tea. :)

Plunkybug

I think it might be ok iced…or hot…but just not in between.

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