1918 Tasting Notes


Thanks for the tea, Amariel!

The first cup I made tonight had something in the steeping basket and I was so worried it was toasted barley (I can’t have it because gluten). I think it was just an orange peel that had rehydrated and looked weird.

So I made another cup.

And I made sure to scrape some of the flavouring that was stuck to the bag I have the tea in. You know, those little white crystals that some teas leave everywhere? Yeah, those. Pretty sure they’re not sugar.

The caramel is still pretty light compared to what I remember, but it’s so delicious. Roasty toasty flavours that I appreciate, with a hint of caramel and a bit of dried hay.

I do still really like this tea.

Thanks again!

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
1918 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.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

it’s nice that it can stay sealed though…


YES. The 50g packets can feel wasteful, but they do keep things nice and fresh.


do you want any muscat oolong?


Yes, but also no. :) I have way too much tea right now! Is the muscat oolong flavour similar to Napa Blanc?

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drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
1918 tasting notes

Some tea bags from MissB! :) Thank you.

I brewed this as usual, and am (OMG) having it plain. I can’t even.

It’s pretty good. A little astringent though. I definitely wouldn’t steep this at boiling.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Chocolate by Harrods
1918 tasting notes

Thank you, MissB!

To sum up: Harrod’s does not understand what chocolate tastes like.

This is not chocolate.

This is ovaltine or something similar.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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reviewed Timolino (12 oz) by Timolino
1918 tasting notes

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.


I must see this orange sparkly mug, is there a picture anywhere?

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(Even though I forgot it steeping on the counter. Whoops.)

190 °F / 87 °C 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.)

leaf in hot water

what does ymmv stand for?

Maddy Barone

Your Mileage May Vary (if OMGsrlsy doesn’t mind me chiming in)


:) Yup! That’s it.

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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.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
1918 tasting notes

I haven’t had this in a WHILE. So good. So roasty and nutty and amazing with milk.

Om nom nom.

The new mug and also potential tea samples have started to lift me out of my “Tea? Bah HUMBUG!” mood, so that is good.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Not gonna lie, I almost put milk in this.

(It would go well with the vanilla, but all the lemon might curdle it. Don’t want to experiment tonight…)

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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