1917 Tasting Notes
Finished off a packet of this yesterday! And I steeped and chilled some so I have the rest of it as an iced tea today.
Seriously, this tea is amazing. Boiling water? Super easy to steep? Really forgiving as long as you keep it under 3 minutes? Check, check, check.
I’m so glad I have another packet in the cupboard. But as I need to get through some samples (heh. “some”) it will have to stay sealed for a few more weeks.
Since I lost my precious sparkly burgundy one, I bought a new one for my birthday!
It’s a golden/orange sparkly colour, with this kind of mesh screen lid: http://www.timolino.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VMB-38TMTR
I love it. So glad I went back to this kind. The DavidsTea timolino lid with the horrible strainer just… sucks. I was not happy with it.
Sooooo I got a sample of this when I was in Victoria, and it was the first tea I could steep with hot water that I pulled out of the BIN OF DOOM (seriously, so many samples).
It’s really good! Of course, I have a bunch of milk in it, so YMMV. But I really like the flavour!
I’m sending the rest off to Sil, but this is definitely something I need to revisit.
(2.5 tsp, 16 oz, 195F, 3 minutes.)
A tea from Dexter. Thank you!
(I have a LOT of teas from Dexter. A lot I haven’t even tried yet!)
This one is roasty/carby/verging on chocolate-dirt for me. It’s totally drinkable, but I think that perhaps it’s just not my “thing”.
Thank you for sharing, Dexter.
Favourite, and I’ve been drinking it quite often and sadly I’m almost out! I like this one way more than the Apple and Pear Tulsi.
But, this is more of a review of a new mug I got today while I was out! It’s the Contigo “Snapseal” Huron in Radiant Orchid. Yeah. I can’t find it online either. It’s really close to the other snapseal mugs on their website, but it’s not exactly the same.
I got it because 1) Contigo, and 2) it’s wide enough for all sorts of steeper baskets. The one downside is that it doesn’t seem like the walls are as thick (ie: holding as much air between the layers) as the Contigo Autoseal mugs I have, so the mug is WARM! Really surprising, TBH. Not enough to burn, but enough to really feel it.
This mug is more of a “drink sooner” kind of mug. The Contigo Autoseals hold heat almost as well as my special, non-DavidsTea Timolinos (Seriously, I had one for about 10 years before I put it down while I was taking photos and forgot it on the ground! I just picked up another, they’re so nice. The originals have a mesh screen and no steeping basket.) so they are more “drink later” kinds of mugs.
I’d probably get another one of these just because it’s nice to have something my steeping baskets fit in, but seriously that heat leak is ridiculous. I wonder if they’ve fixed it in the redesign, or if they’re planning on addressing this in the future.