1917 Tasting Notes
From. Actually I don’t know. Kittenna maybe? I don’t have my spreadsheet to check right now, sorry!! (It’s from VariaTEA! Thank you. :) )
Anyways, it’s fruity. A little creamy maybe. Mostly intensely fruity. If Marco polo had been this fruity I would have liked it more.
I do like it, but I don’t think I like it enough to buy it.
Sorry for the crummy note, tea friends. My smell still isn’t 100% and I am so tired.
2.5 tsp in 16 oz. 3 min at 195F. With a touch of milk.
(Sipdown: 184 I think maybe?) Sample from Dustin. Thank you!
This turned out SO GOOD tonight. Orange creamsicle, with lots of floral and rose. Really delicious, but I still prefer Naissance and the Evening in France teas I have from Fauchon.
(I had other teas today but they were “I have a tsp of this left so let’s mix it with a tsp of some random plain tea” kind of sipdowns. So I’m just going to say here I drank tea. Mmm, tea.)
I tried this in-store and got 3 (three, doh) perfect spoons (12g) to try out as a cold brew.
It’s definitely berry. Very very berry. To me, it tastes more like raspberry but the sales person said blackberry. Whatever, still berry.
I do like the Grandma’s Fruit Garden I can get from some local store (the name escapes me and I’m too lazy to look it up) better as a berry cold brew. It’s less candy.
So I won’t be buying a bunch of this tea. I mean, it’s nice for what it is, but it is candy berry. And I think I prefer to drink things that make me think I’m rolling in a field in the summer time rather than sitting in front of berry Jello when I’m feeling sick.
Oh man, this is so good. I can taste the sweet AND the smoke right now, even though the snot monster is threatening to overtake my life.
I added a little sweetened condensed milk, because it’s what I have in the fridge right now. I need to go get some milk, but I got back from shopping an hour ago and collapsed into my chair. So tired.
On the plus side, I got what I needed while I was out, PLUS tried a Cartem’s gluten free donut. Which was sadly only ok.
I added another 1/2 tsp leaf to the leaves I steeped yesterday, and used an 8 oz cup instead of a 12 oz cup.
Mmm… My taste isn’t 100% back, but! It’s sweet honey carby yum. And I can feel the caffeine, which is good because I spilled my coffee all over my desk.
Thanks so much Dex! I really think I like this one.
I tried 1 tsp of leaf in 12 oz water, steeped 6 minutes. This one… well, it smells delicious this way but it’s kinda weak. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not feeling well and my taste buds are off, or if it’s because I shouldn’t have steeped this tea this way.
It smells rich and carby and a little spicy.
It tastes.. like thick, slightly sweet, hot water.
I’ll have to try this one again. Thanks so much for the sample, Dex! The leaves on this one are ultra cute. :)
Finally I’ve tried this.
And of course the perfect time to try new teas is when you’re sick (yep I said it) and can’t really taste a whole lot.
It’s fine. There was hardly any white tea, but I like the flavours of the bits that are in it. I could never justify spending white tea prices on a tea that’s mostly heavy fruit bits.
(The quince is actually quite nice in this, though. Very quincey…)
And I added honey.
I’m not sure if I’m sick or if I’m reacting to the fire yesterday http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/03/port-metro-vancouver-fire-chemical-cause-respiratory-problems-today/
So I’m at home drinking ALL THE GINGER TEAS. All of them.
This one now. I pulled it out of my hiking stash (which isn’t included in my tea list, shhhhhh) and I still love it. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive, or I’d definitely stock it more regularly.
Also, I burned my tongue on this tea. Whoops.