1883 Tasting Notes

drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
1883 tasting notes

This tea isn’t bad, but it’s not one of my favourite flavours.

This means: SIPDOWN! I’m giving the rest away to a friend who really liked it.

It is exactly as described. A slightly herbal berry tea with a tart taste. I definitely prefer it with sugar, as I find the base quite puckery as well.

So glad I got this one to try, but not one I’ll be buying again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Mmm….

Perfect tea for a chilly morning, heading to work.

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drank Saigon Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This is definitely more spicy than sickly-sweet-cinnamony.

Yay!

Steeped 1 cup of tea extra strong, then poured it into some heated almond milk. This is pretty decent!

(Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE cinnamon. Sadly, I’d been drinking Teavana’s Maharaja Oolong thing, which IS sickly sweet cinnamony with very little tea flavour. So this is a really nice change.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Amariel

I like this one…its what ruined Pumpkin Chai for me, because PC isn’t really chai by comparison.

OMGsrsly

Very true. It’s still not quite what I’m looking for though. I might just buy some masala chai mix at the local Sufi market and add it to a breakfast tea. :)

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Thanks for the sample, Heather!

I’m not the hugest fan of green oolongs, and this isn’t really an exception. The leaves smell green and somewhat roasty, with a hint of mineral.

Steeped (I used 2 tsp in 16 oz), it smells sweet and a little floral, reminiscent of the ocean sand. I could swear there’s jasmine in here, just a hint.

It’s really different. I can’t say I really like it, but the fact that it’s not the same as other green oolongs I’ve tried is nice. The flavours are more “me”. While there’s a mineral aspect, it doesn’t taste like seaweed. It reminds me more of a nice jasmine green than anything, only with WAY less jasmine.

Not bad.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This time, it’s pretty good! I made 4 cups of tea, and diluted a cup and a half or so over ice for drinking now. The other 2.5 cups-ish, I diluted with cool water and put in the fridge.

Very sweet, candy-like flavours from Tea Forte. I added a little sugar to boost the “candy” a little, and this is quite delicious! Still a little drying at the end of a sip, but nothing that will prevent me from guzzling all the tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
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I only have one cup of this left! And that’s only if I mix it with some Divine Temptation!

Wow.

Anyways, delicious as always. Very coffee-like today. All I added was some creamer.

I think I’ll ‘have’ to pick up 50g of this one, and 100g of Divine Temptation (when I eventually head back out there), because the mix is perfect for the winter!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Sil

i need to try this one soon… maaaaybe tonight..

Fjellrev

You too! I’ve been ripping through mine and thought I have lost my mind. Also picked up the Chocolate Macchiato and am almost finished it too despite not even writing a note for it yet. Ahhh, she does the creamy ones so well!

Sil

good to know!

OMGsrsly

I didn’t get the macchiato one due to the COFFEE flavour. This one is just burnt sugar enough that I don’t feel the tea is trying too hard to fake it. :) Definitely worth the $4 or whatever it is.

Sil

yeah i suspect i’ll want to pick up a few more teas from bayswater once i get my cupboard a little more in control…

OMGsrsly

LOL. I’m hovering at 209. As I drink one tea, I find another that isn’t in my steepster cupboard! NOOO!

Sil

haha i have less teas than you! woot woot! though that will last for like a day.

OMGsrsly

Just wait till my Verdant stuff comes in. ACK!

Sil

um yeah…then you’ll totally be way higher than me hides the receipt for her verdant order, her tea box from terri, her swap with dexter and kaylee and the 2 orders she’s looking at now from omg…

Fjellrev

Her prices are amazing. I have Verdant coming in too. Mine just cleared customs after eight days. Thankfully I’m nowhere near either of you on the tea count haha.

Sil

incendiare. I can change that.

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drank Irish Cream Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1883 tasting notes

Sipdown! Thanks, Incendiare.

Drinking this as an iced latte, as usual. I’m really just too lazy to heat my milk most mornings, so it’s a good thing these flavoured matchas are good cold.

Possibly not one I’d buy, but the flavour feels pretty authentic. Definitely an interesting choice for in the morning, before work!

Cavocorax

Hahah. I feel the same way, although warm lattes will probably be preferable soon.

OMGsrsly

Too. Lazy. :) Although, I do have a microwave, so I could potentially heat my almond milk in there.

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Aaaahhh!!! Apparently this tea never made it into my cupboard here on steepster. No! The count should go DOWN, not UP!

Oh well. This one will likely be finished soon anyways. I gave over half of it to a friend (who really needed the care package), and will gladly drink what I have left and probably order more.

This tea is soft. It tastes like vanilla, and frosting (because I added some sugar). I’d say it’s a bit like the gluten free sugar cookie I had the other day, light and fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla-y cake-y goodness.

The cookie was a “Party Pants” cookie, with pink frosting and sprinkles.

So, uhh, maybe not what was intended, but still delicious. I guess I’m biased because my birthday cakes were almost always chocolate. Or ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream. Mmm.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Sil

mmm ice cream cakes

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drank The Earl of Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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ShayneBear recommended this tea to me, and I picked it up, umm, a couple months ago.

It’s really creamy. Super duper creamy. Also very light and lemony. This would be an excellent summer tea, and might even be really good as an iced summer tea.

Not something I’ll keep around all the time, but very nice.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha Silver by Ujinotsuyu
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After one of the teas I drank earlier made me think of soup, I decided to make some.

Brown Japanese rice, tinned tuna (better with grilled salmon, but you work with what you have!), red perilla rice sprinkles, a tiny drizzle of soy sauce, and tea!

So good. Chazuke is a lovely way to use up rice and tea. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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.

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