1851 Tasting Notes
This tea smells boozy, in a very very good way. Like chocolate liqueur. Yum. Delicious way to start my morning (I’ve been up reading and lazing around in bed for hours, but finally wanted tea enough to get up!).
It is mostly chocolate, with a bit of fruityness/juicyness. The smell is way stronger than the taste, as well.
I’m not sure I’d pick more of this one up, but it’s definitely one of the good options I’ve had from Steeps/Pekoe Tea Lounge.
That’s right. If any Vancouver locals want to try any of the teas, you can get them at Pekoe Tea Lounge. $1 discount if you bring a tin, $0.50 discount if you get a refill bag. They even have $7 slices of gluten free pie.
Sip down this morning. I cold steeped overnight then had a couple did to decide if I wanted to brin it with me or not.
Not. It went down the drain. Something about it was too leafy-dirt-like for me, and I found it really unpleasant. Too bad, because the first couple times I had this one I thought it was great. But now it’s gone and I can’t buy more, and that’s fine.
Having it iced. It’s pretty good. Not as nutty as Pistachio Cream. Not as sweet, either.
I don’t know that either of them are a re-buy, and it’s hard to decide between the two teas.
I’ll probably pick up one or the other at a later date, just because it’s nice to have iced.
Edit: Sipping on it more, I definitely taste the macadamia nuts. It feels very rich because of the flavour, and the super fatty nuts that are in the tisane. Hmm. Pretty good, but not what I was really thinking it’d be like.
Because Cavocorax said she wanted more flavour when she had the tea, I steeped it for more like 20 minutes. Maybe longer.
The honeybush is quite strong, I think. I haven’t really had enough to determine what part of that is sandalwood and what part isn’t. The orange is very much in the background, but it came out a bit more with the addition of a tiny bit of honey.
I don’t know that I love this one, but it is pleasant enough. I think I’ll try it iced and cold steeped before I make a final decision.
It does smell good. The best worst idea would be to put it in a mesh bag and toss it in the bath…
Edit: I’m dumping this. I probably oversteeped it, and there’s a terrible sour aftertaste. :/
Another sample from Incendiare. :)
I used all the leaves today, just dumped them into my steeper and guesstimated how much water would fill my mug.
This tea is good, but not as good as Florence. Also not as good as that coconut oolong DavidsTea had in the spring.
I added a bunch of sugar to this one, perhaps too much. It reminds me of a Bounty bar, but… IDK. Just something about it isn’t exactly what I hoped for when I saw “chocolate and coconut”.
I don’t think I’d buy a whole tin of this, but if they have sample packs I’ll add one to my next order – need to play with this one a bit more, as I think it’d make an excellent latte.
I got a bit of this to try, because it smelled delicious (creamy and nutty. Ahem) and the Sugar and Spice just smelled like cloves.
I really like this one. It’s very similar to Mulberry Magic, but without the weird walnut-skin flavour I got from the nuts in that one. I think there’s also a bit more of a creamy flavour in this one. I made a tea pot, iced half (I’ve gulped it down, yum!) and left half hot (just starting to be drinkable). It’s very sweet, and even sweeter and creamier hot. It tastes a little green as well, probably because of all the chlorophyll in those leaves! I think I might prefer it iced, because the coldness makes it feel less sweet and pudding-like, but it’s pretty good hot as well.
It also expands a LOT. I used 1 tbsp in my 16 oz tea pot with a large basket, and the leaves started lifting the lid!
If you like pistachio pudding or Mulberry Magic, this one might be something you enjoy.
I did it again, guys. 50/50 Bayswater Creme Brulee and Divine Temptation. Both the black tea versions.
It’s so good. It’s nutty and sweet and sorta coffee-like. Maybe a little chicory. IDK, it just reminds me of camping and hanging out with my grandparents.
Whelp. I guess I know which “tea” I’m bringing hiking in Sept. Definitely have to bring this one. (Maybe I’ll bring a mickey of amaretto as well. Really get the nostalgia-factor high!)