1931 Tasting Notes

I’m actually quite enjoying this one. I seriously overleafed it, then steeped for 3 minutes with a kettle I forgot about while I was eating my breakfast.

It’s good, but not strawberry enough. I can taste a tart bit of rhubarb, some berry, and it’s quite creamy (possibly due to the amount of cream I added…). I probably won’t get this one again, but I’ll happily finish the rest of the package.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Oh, this is really neat. Thanks, Incendiare!

I made 3 steeps at the same time, so I’m sitting here with a plate containing 3 8oz tea mugs and a brownie cupcake. Yum!

From the smells, I like the second steep better. (I did a 30s rinse, 1 min steep, 1.5min steep, 2 min steep.) It smells of green tea, and sweet sticky rice dessert. The stuff a Filipino coworker made for me once so I could eat something at a company potluck. So. Good.

Now for taste… It is indeed sweet and green, reminiscent of rice pudding that’s been toasted onto the side of the pan. Really quite interesting. I overdid it for the second steep, and prefer the first. The second is going bitter, so I’m going to toss it. Oh boo, the third is going bitter too. (It’s 10:30 pm and I have 3 cups of tea to drink, so I think this is acceptable!)

Let that be a lesson for people who are going to try this. 1:30 and 2:00 are too long for the second and third steeps. Best to be more conservative.

Well, I’m going to drink the first steep, eat my brownie, and try a fourth steep. :)

Courtney

Something about toasty toasty rice pudding just sounds delicious.

OMGsrsly

It makes me want to buy a stone bowl and put rice pudding in it so I get crunchy chewy rice like when I order bibimbap. Don’t know if it would work with anything other than plain rice, though.

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I just made up a litre of this iced, and I’ve chugged 3/4 of it. I think I was thirsty.

Nothing added this time. A slightly tart, delicious berry juice. I do like a little sweetener (honey!) in it, I was just lazy this time… didn’t want to deal with the 3kg bucket of honey sitting on my dining room sewing table. (I’m sharing the honey with my brother, so I have to weight out half for me. Too lazy right now.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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This first steep is actually amazing in my travel mug with sweetened condensed milk. Omg. Rich caramel deliciousness.

I can hardly wait to get home later for more steeps of this tea. It might be one I have to have in my cupboard.

Plunkybug

I have one from this company….been nervous to try it. Maybe I will. I think mine is the purple tea. From CrowKettle.

OMGsrsly

I REALLY like this orange pekoe. 2-3 steeps, the first I like with stuff in it, but the other steeps get milder and are still really flavourful. Mmm, tea. :)

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
1931 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
1931 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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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.

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