1910 Tasting Notes

drank Snow Apple Spice by Silk Road
1910 tasting notes

There is spice. And apple. And I’m enjoying this mug of this tea.

Yep.

(1.5tsp/10oz)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

But is there snow? :P

OMGsrsly

Thankfully no. Its unseasonably cold enough right now. I snuck out and turned the building thermostat up. :)

Sil

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Fjellrev

I love how you’re drinking all the Victoria teas I nearly got before moving away but didn’t haha.

OMGsrsly

Well, I went shopping on the weekend… :)

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drank Underground Pumpkin by Tippy's Tea
1910 tasting notes

Many thanks to CrowKettle for the selection of Tippy’s Teas.

Unfortunately… yep, they’re dirt teas. With milk and the spices, it’s not so bad, but this isn’t my favourite base.

I kinda get how people taste cocoa and sweet potato, but only if the cocoa is unsweetened cocoa powder and the sweet potato is fresh from the dirt.

(Sorry, Tippy’s. It’s not you, it’s definitely me.)

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

Oh no, mine are waiting at the post office for me to pick up, so I hope I won’t have the same experience as you.

OMGsrsly

I’m pretty uniwue as far as I’ve seen for getting the chocolate-dirt overwhelmingness.

OMGsrsly

Unique even.

Equusfell

You are not alone. I also have problems with dirt flavors, which is why I haven’t explored black teas nearly as much as I have explored oolongs and greens…

OMGsrsly

But I love Assams and other black teas. And I don’t really love oolongs or greens because they tend to taste mariney. :) My tastebuds are pretty special…

Lindsay

Have you ever found a naturally chocolatey tea that didn’t taste like dirt to you? :)

OMGsrsly

No I haven’t, Lindsay. This “chocolate” always comes across as dirt and sometimes plain cocoa powder… which without sugar might as well be dirt.

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I bought a lot of tea again yesterday, Tea Frens. #whoops Right now I’m sniffing Murchie’s Sugar Maple. WHOA it smells so amazing. It’s kinda weird though because there are apple bits and… dried cherries? Or raisins? I’m not entirely sure. Mmm, it is pretty tasty though. I wouldn’t say exactly how it smells, but it’s nice.

And they’re dried cranberries. SO WEIRD, MURCHIE’S! So weird.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

Haha I thought it was odd too, and ended up passing on it. But it totally does smell amazing!

OMGsrsly

It tastes good though!

TeaBrat

I liked Murchie’s when I was in Victoria…

OMGsrsly

I pretty much only shop at the Victoria store. I don’t find that the service, selection, and general environment are as good at the tiny Vancouver stores. :)

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drank Follow Me Tea by TWG Tea Company
1910 tasting notes

Thanks for the tea, MissB!

Unfortunately, it just doesn’t smell good when steeped up. IDK what it is about it, but I keep getting wafts from the cup and wrinkling my nose wondering what smells so bad, since I’m bagging up all these French teas and they smell so good!

I think I know what the problem is though. It’s just lost all the pineapple flavour. It’s just a basic sencha base, which isn’t really my favourite kind of tea.

Well, thanks for the sample MissB, but if I want the full experience, I think I’ll need to go into the TWG store here and get a cup to go. :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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LOL. I thought I’d try some teas as I was packing up, and I’ve already tried this one!

It’s really floral. Yet somehow I like it.

:)

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Equusfell

Honestly, my favorite steep of this tea is 3rd steep or so. The green just gets so sweet and the florals are toned down and it makes you think of those perfumes that you wish you could eat! Give a few more steeps a go, I think you’ll like it!

OMGsrsly

I’ll have to do that, thanks! I don’t usually rested teas but I should try it with these ultra floral French teas.

OMGsrsly

Resteep. Sigh. Gotta teach my new autocorrect.

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drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
1910 tasting notes

Sipdown. Delicious with some milk and a little maple syrup.

And maple walnut ice cream for breakfast.

Yep.

Dexter

MMMmmmmmm maple walnut ice cream – not sure about breakfast – but Yummmm ice cream

OMGsrsly

LOL. I was doing that terrible tabata thing and just walked away half way into it and dished myself out ice cream to the sound of, “Next up, push ups!” Ice cream > push ups.

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I’m enjoying this, randomly steeped throughout the day.

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drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
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I cold brewed this. It’s melony. Not bad, but not my favourite. Mostly because I don’t love melon flavour.

Preparation
12 g 68 OZ / 2000 ML

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Weird that no one else has tasting notes. Where were they filed?

Anyways, I have this big package from MissB that says “Christmas Spiced Tea” on the bottom, so this is what I’m guessing it was.

It was… way more delicate than expected. Even with the bazillion cloves I got in my mug, it wasn’t too clovey. Nice and gentle, went really nicely with milk. There’s lots of safflower (fake saffron, the really orange bits) in this tea, which makes it really pretty.

I think I quite like this one, and will be keeping some. Thanks, MissB!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1910 tasting notes

Almost finished this one! I don’t think I’ll want to revisit for a while, although it’s not too bad today. The chocolate is just not so great beside Crio Bru and various cacao shell options that are out there. But! I’m finally tasting the hazelnut today! Whoa!

One cup left. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 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!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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