1909 Tasting Notes

drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
1909 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
1909 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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Sipdown! Thanks, Heather!

This tea is definitely berry. The berry flavour, especially after adding a tiny bit of sugar (1/8 tsp for 1 cup), is nice and juicy. I don’t really get maple from it, but that’s OK. I’m sure I could have brought it out by adding maple syrup to the tea instead of sugar. :)

While I’m enjoying this cup, I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to get some. There are other fruity teas I prefer (Fruits D’Alsace) to this one, as the base teas are more in line with my tastes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
1909 tasting notes

Sipdown. Thanks, Incendiare!

This one is realllly disappointing to me. The dry leaves smelled SO GOOD. Chocolate, sweet sugary milkshake.

I made it as a latte with some unsweetened almond milk and water, then added sugar. It’s (really) tasty, but does not live up to the promise of how it smells. :(

Definitely would be willing to try this again (maybe not as a latte, or with more leaves, or something!) as it smells SO delicious.

My rating is :( , which is not numerically translatable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

I drank it all in 15 minutes, and keep picking up the mug to sip some more. So it’s not that this is bad, it’s that it could be so much more, and it’s already awesome. I’ve found another tea to request a reblend for!

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Sipdown!

So the first time I tried this tea, I wasn’t such a fan. Too much bitter walnut skin in my cup. After having a few cups, though, this is really nice. Not sure if I’ll add it to a future order (there are other teas I “need” more from Butiki!), but would definitely be glad to be a recipient of it.

Today I added a small amount of brown sugar, and I’m getting a lot of banana. So neat. Yum. :)

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

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drank Citrus Lavender Sage by Teavana
1909 tasting notes

Oh, hey! I recognize the flavour of the sea buckthorn now thanks to Redberry Tonic from DavidsTea.

Pretty cool, that.

I haven’t had this in a while, but I really do like this one. I only have a couple cups left, but will be signing up for Teavana emails so I don’t miss a sale. I’d really like to get more of this one, but… I don’t want to go into the store.

This evening, I bagged the tea and am leaving the bag in my cup as I refill it over and over with hot water. Yep.

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

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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
1909 tasting notes

Oops. Missed one. Back up to 184!

I also missed my 500th tasting note, so hello 503! Wow.

Anyways.

This one is tasting soapy to me right now. It tastes like a genmaicha, but with soap. :(

I have enough for one more cup, so I’ll try again another time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

LOL. I found a blank note and deleted it, so 503. :D I will probably do 504 before bed, though.

Shmiracles

oh cool! CONGRATULATIONS! i’ll drink to that :)

Shmiracles

oh hah woops i probably confused things. by deleting my first comment. but i realized twinsies wasn’t accurate because i only log each tea once blah blah blah, but still we are totally both on the same tea train! choo choo

OMGsrsly

I’m kinda glad I haven’t tried 500 different teas yet. I can’t imagine how the tea would have taken over my apartment by this point. :) It’s a noble goal. One day. :)

Sil

Lol no comment.

OMGsrsly

:D Sil, some of us don’t have a hollow leg just for tea consumption!

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Sipdown! Yay!

I went through and reorganized my Real Life cupboard as well as my Steepster cupboard. This sipdown means 183 teas! YAY! I am giving away a bunch of teas I know a friend will like, and there is another bunch that will be up for grabs on the Steepster boards if no one from Facebook takes them.

Such a relief.

I hit the sweet spot on this tea today. A touch of creamer and brown sugar, and it tastes amazing. Caramel, pumpkin spice, a bit of a cream cheese note… Yummers.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Sil

I miss this….

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I just put my email address in for a reblend notice. Hence the “AHH SOUNDS!”.

CrowKettle

I’m glad this one finally won you over :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. Tonight, it was magic. The rest of the 52Teas I’ve tried just haven’t done it for me. I guess that means I need to try more! :)

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drank Peaches & Ginger by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

Not my favourite. I liked the one I got from Steam Tea House way better, but they’re not carrying it anymore. That one was more ginger spice and warmth with ripe peaches. This one is candy, and I don’t like the base as much.

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drank Green Darjeeling by Kusmi Tea
1909 tasting notes

I had this one a while ago, as broth for soup. It was pretty good. Not a big fan of green teas, so I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it, but not too bad.

It made really good broth for my soup. :)

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

happy 500th cup!

OMGsrsly

Thanks! :)

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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! :)

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