1928 Tasting Notes


I’m having this tea as a latte with coconut milk – the thin kind you get in tetra packs for your morning cereal.

I don’t love this “milk” but it does OK with this tea! Also, I can’t really taste it but I can taste enough and I like it. :)

In other news, I got a new phone because it was free and I switched providers because it was way cheaper. Now I’m having troubles setting the thing up, because it’s Android and I’m a former iPhone user! Any one have tips for an LG G3? Mostly to make sure it’s not using all my data in random things? I had that down on the iPhone, but I’m not sure what settings I should be changing on this phone! Also, my LG backup keeps failing. I don’t get it. At least I have enough in my Google account to deal with phone backups.

OMG! And also, how the heck do I put music on this thing? :O

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Yay new phone! Sorry I can’t help you with that. Which provider are you with now? I’m thinking of eventually switching to a smaller company like Chatr or Wind since they seem to have better deals than the big wigs.


I went from Rogers to fido because I get the coverage I want in the areas I need that the smaller companies don’t offer.

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My taste still isn’t OK. I had this with some sweetened condensed milk this morning (because it was in my fridge!) and…

It tasted like vanilla orange dirt.



I have a random yunnan black from Dexter’s box in my lunch bag. Here’s hoping that one doesn’t taste like dirt. :/

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

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
1928 tasting notes

Oh, almost done. I’m gonna be so so sad once this is gone!

I made a BIG POT of it tonight, because regular teas just aren’t doing it for me. I added some honey, and I’m having it along side some cream scones with honey.


I need to start stocking heavy cream again, because they are better made with heavy cream rather than just coffee cream. But they’re still so good drizzled in sweetness.

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Trying it again, and today it’s dirt tea.


Maybe I’ll go make something fruity.

Maddy Barone

I feel your pain about the screwed up sense of taste. Really sucks to drink dirt tea. Hope it gets better soon.


We’re going to a tea tasting on Sunday, so I really hope I can taste stuff by then!

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Uh oh. I’m still sick (Return of the Snots!) and my beloved assam tasted like fruit and… dirt. :(


Do not want.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Oh, I’m SO sorry you feel so yucky. :( And, dirt tea when you feel sick is just not fair.


EEEEwwwww you need to feel better – tea tasting on Sunday. LOL you need to be able to taste tea…..


Haha. I know! I really wasn’t expecting dirt here. Hoping that tomorrow isn’t Revenge of the Snots and I’m actually able to taste things.


Hope you feel better soon!

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I didn’t use enough tea in my glass gongfu pot. Sadness! So while it’s still tasty, it’s weaker than it was last time and isn’t the expected thick liquid honey-like liquid.

6g is not enough for 200ml. Just FYI.

And eggplant bhartha is too strong to eat along side this tea as well. Even though it was delicious.

6 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
1928 tasting notes

From MissB, probably a really long time ago. Thank you!

It’s not bad. There were lots of crumbs in the bag, which is why I hadn’t made it before. As it sat and I drank it, it went quite bitter because of the tiny pieces.

When fresh, the flavour was nice. It was… EG-ish I think maybe? IDK. I have a headache and I’m cooking dinner and also cleaning my apartment. So I wasn’t paying a lot of attention. I drank it up quite fast though, and would be happy to try it again if I had the opportunity.


190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had this after the Chinese black tea today, and I must say… its texture is lacking. It’s so thin in comparison!

However, the flavour is lovely as usual. And I’m sure I could supplement the texture by overleafing somewhat or steeping longer. But I didn’t.

I still really like this tea, with its orange and apricot flavours. However, I think Naissance is better. It’s just… more. Fancier. Dessertier. Other adjectives that don’t really exist-ier as well.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Oh this is really really tasty! Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter.

It’s super grainy. Reminds me a little of the roasted buckwheat teas. Nice and thick. A little sweet – maybe like roasted sweet potatoes? It’s that caramelized delightfulness that isn’t really sugary.

I don’t get chocolate, at all. Some of the flavours remind me of “dirt tea” but thankfully the dirt is rather mild. Most of the flavours are thick grains.


195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

step. away. from. my. tea.


:P I don’t know that I’d buy it actually. It’s tasty but I prefer the golden snails flavours for every day drinking. And what happens when my taste and smell are back and it tastes like dirt? :D

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Needs honey. But it’s SO GOOD right now. Super limey tart, with the sugary dried fruits, and the honey.


If I could get it 50% off all the time, I’d buy it more frequently. :)

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

I mix this with the Strawberry Lemonade :)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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