1917 Tasting Notes

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
1917 tasting notes

This tea is RIDICULOUS with its pieces of cinnamon stick and whole cardamom pods.

Delicious, though.

I steeped it in a preheated mug, with boiling water… then added sweetened condensed milk.

Mmm. Comfort tea at its finest.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
JustJames

i’ve been reading more and more about sweetened condensed milk. hmmm.

OMGsrsly

Yeah. I buy a container then put it into a sanitized canning jar. Keeps for a month in the fridge, makes teas sweet and oh so milky. It works really well in some applications, not so great in others – all depends on your tastes! :)

JustJames

not so great with hibiscus drinks? green tea? lol.

OMGsrsly

I tried it with Canadian Maple Seduction, and it was just too much. It’s SO good in iced black teas. I don’t usually put milk in hibiscus drinks, so I’m not sure about that… and I bet if you found the right green tea it would be awesome!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I’ve never used condensed milk in tea- only in baking. I’m curious now about using it for that. I feel experiments coming on! :-)

OMGsrsly

It’s good when making Hong Kong style milk teas, but really the sky is the limit! Now that I have a new jar in my fridge I’m going to be adding it to everything… :)

Plunkybug

I used it in Oh Canada iced over the summer. OMG was that good. The only trouble is that the scm is terribly messy, so I find it hard to work with. I’d love to squeeze it out of a container like honey.

OMGsrsly

I put it into a canning jar, but if I had a squeezy thing like a restaurant ketchup bottle, I totally would have used that.

Plunkybug

You’d have to make sure the opening was large enough for it to come out of though, since it is so thick.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
1917 tasting notes

Getting close to sip down on this one too! Really nice this morning in my travel mug.

Chocolate, the mint is delicious this morning, I added cream… Yep, I do like it. Not enough to want more, though! :)

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Sipdown! But this wasn’t in my Steepster cupboard, boo. Oh well.

I had half a cup left so I made it this morning and chugged it before I left the house. Yum. Definitely want more of this one.

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I, uhh, got sucked into Verdant’s new “Blends Club”. Oops?

So of course I had to go look at my verdant teas, and this is the one I chose tonight.

Sweet, cinnamon, minty tulsi, a serious base (that will come out more in the second steep!), and a touch of honey.

I really like this one. It’s very comforting for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Had this with sweetened condensed milk this morning. Although I love this tea iced with sweetened condensed milk, I prefer it with just cream hot.

Still, it was yummy. And I drank it all.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Woo! Sipdown! Thanks, CrowKettle. :)

I had this as a warm latte today, with 50/50 unsweetened almond milk and hot water… and then I added a couple spoons of sweetened condensed milk.

OMG. Amazing. So good. Wow. (I feel like the tumblr shiba inu.)

Anyways, if you like matcha lattes sweetened, try some sweetened condensed milk! Totally adds to the dessert-for-breakfast feeling.

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I, uhh, double bagged this one tonight. Yes, tea with caffeine at 11pm. Why? Because I feel like it.

I’m supposed to be finishing up a presentation for a meeting tomorrow, but I don’t wanna. I should have enough time to do it in the morning if I don’t sleep through my alarm. Again.

Anyways. With a dollop of cream, this is really nice. Didn’t feel a need to add sugar to this cup for some reason. Maybe because it smells so incredibly sweet. Chocolaty, biscuity, and I can even taste the white tea today.

I need to remember this is in my cupboard so I can drink it all ASAP.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1917 tasting notes

I hadn’t had this one in a while, and saw it tonight when I was rummaging through my teas.

Mmm. So much vanilla. I really like this tea, especially with a tiny bit of cream and vanilla sugar. :) Tried a longer steep tonight, but I think I’ll stick with 3 minutes.

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

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
1917 tasting notes

Sipdown (that wasn’t in my cupboard!).

Yum.

Yum, yum, yum.

I totally cooked the leaves by not paying attention and using almost boiling water. Still, the flavours are awesome. Lemon cake. So good.

This one would be a worthy option to pick up in my next order!

(Of course the H&S site says:
Brewing Time No
Brewing Temperature No
So… yeah.)

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

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drank Lemony Gunpowder by Harney & Sons
1917 tasting notes

A sample from CrowKettle who got it from Fiddling!

Not as lemony as I expected, but still quite good. This is definitely something I need to get a sample pack of with my next order from H&S.

It’s quite a murky looking green tea, but something about the flavour is just.. I like it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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