1921 Tasting Notes

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.

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

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
1921 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.

Preparation
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…)

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

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85

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.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I have some of this and the rest is going into the box for Sil la la la…

I added milk, but IDK that I should have. I just LOVE milk in my tea. It smells nicely fruity, with low levels of rooibos woodiness.

It’s lovely, actually. Not sure I’d want a lot, but I am quite enjoying this large mug! Nice and fruity. Sweet-ish. Not too floral. I’m glad I picked up a sample!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

oh god..

OMGsrsly

I got about 10 samples from Janet that I need to try and pass on. Plus the puerh. :D

Sil

feel free to make it uh a birthday box….in like July. bwahahaha

OMGsrsly

It’ll take me that long to get through everything. Sigh.

Sil

perfect!

Plunkybug

This one had rose petals in it, right?

OMGsrsly

Pretty sure it did.

Plunkybug

Yeah, I think I looked at it and had to put it back because of that.

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drank Blackcurrant by Harrods
1921 tasting notes

Thank you, MissB!!!

“Best taken without milk.” Pfft, Harrods. You can’t tell me what to do.

2 bags in 16 oz for 3 minutes at 195F.

It doesn’t smell too black curranty, but I have hopes for this tea. If it disappoints, luckily I always have a black currant candy to satiate my craving. :D

Steeped, it smells really lovely. And of course I almost managed to tip my Very Full Octomug onto the floor. whew It’s safe!

I added milk to the tea.

And it’s delicious.

But I think I’ll still have a candy after. Because I can.

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drank Morning Sun by Mandala Tea
1921 tasting notes

“Grandpa Style” in my new orangey-gold original Timolino (no, not from DavidsTea!).

Just 1/2 tsp and full of hot water.

IDK if I’ll refill it today.

But it’s good to be drinking tea.

Even though this one still isn’t a favourite, it’s better this way. Steeping for 4 hours brings out more flavour, although this tea is always a lot lighter than I expect.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 12 OZ / 354 ML

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New tea! Cold brewed for a couple of days because I forgot about it in the back of the fridge.

It’s yummy. I get a lot of strawberry from it, which is nice.

Also, hi! I’m not around much at all due to busy, but hi!

Sil

Hihihihihihihi

OMGsrsly

omgggggggggggg! You!

Sil

Me?! No wai!

OMGsrsly

Liek omg totally

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drank Ondine by L'Herbier de France
1921 tasting notes

Another tea from MissB! Turns out that I had put aside some herbals to check the ingredients for Bear With Me and CrowKettle… and totally forgot about them. Ahh well. They’re mostly small amounts that I can finish no problem.

I wonder what this tea description means by “elimination”. If I drink it this morning will I need to pee lots? I hope not, as I’m heading out for the day…

The tea didn’t really smell like anything, when I made it last night. It had lots of fuzz and floaties like chamomile, but there’s no chamomile in it. It’s not sweet at all. It tastes like… tree water. Really delicate deciduous tree water. With a little grass. Yep.

It’s pretty good cold as well. But not really anything super memorable or outstanding.

And I’m still wondering what exactly the effects are…

Thanks for sharing, MissB!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Even though this is in a baggie in a tin, when I open my cupboard this is all I smell.

So of course it’s what I reached for this morning.

With a touch of maple sugar because I needed something sweet this morning. UGH. I have 30 minutes to drink my tea and get ready for work. Why early mornings, work? Why so many? Don’t you know I prefer to start at 10 or 11? :/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 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.

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