1859 Tasting Notes

Caramel flavoured gunpowder + black tea. At least, that’s what I can tell. The gunpowder was really spinachy for me tonight, and really… caramel is not a sauce I’d put on my spinach.

Otherwise, this tea is fun. And I love caramel. So I’ve drunk it all.

Thanks so much, Shmiracles! I think I’m almost through all the samples you gave me oh so long ago. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
VariaTEA

Caramel spinach…something tells me that might not be the next big thing lol

OMGsrsly

You never know! Someone might decide that spinach and caramel should be The Dish for a fancy restaurant! ;)

VariaTEA

Or the next bacon and maple syrup…sweet and savory coming together to be friends :P

OMGsrsly

Except this is sweet and… grassy. At least bacon is meaty and satisfying!

VariaTEA

haha I was thinking that as I wrote it but you never know what people grab on to. Perhaps the use of spinach might lead people to believe there is health benefits to the pair just making it part of the health food trend. lol

OMGsrsly

Oh that would be entertaining. But now all I can think of is a spinach Creme Caramel. Which… Hmm…

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Oh no! This one isn’t in my list. I think I got it from Dinosara? Maybe? Well, thank you, swap friend who shared this with me.

I still really like it.

Really caramelly. Very much the “Fauchon” taste again. Lovely with some milk.

I’d buy it, if it were readily available to me!

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
1859 tasting notes

Not as amazing as usual this morning. What did I do wrong? Is it because I’m craving a coffee? A huge mug of coffee? Mmm… Coffee.

Cavocorax

OMG. I’m dying for Tim Hortons rn. Stupid roll-up the rim contest got me addicted again!

OMGsrsly

I totally forgot to buy coffee yesterday, and now I am still in my PJs drinking wine and sewing trousers. So I’ll probably forget to buy it today too.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
1859 tasting notes

I am drunked (cheep wine and cheezies, ftw), and have a happy cat on my lap, and a GIANT POT of this tea on my desk.

Yes.

Now for more youtube and then sleeeeeps.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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I’m almost ready to break into another package of this tea! That’s exciting. :)

I still love it. SO licoricey, no sweet aftertaste. THE BEST.

What’s also super fun is that once it’s steeped the leaves turn a mossy green. Whee!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Fjellrev

Best licorice tea EVAR.

OMGsrsly

Good thing I have 8 more ounces! :D

Fjellrev

Yay! I think I have 2 ounces but should be more than enough for me. :)

Cavocorax

Holy moly. That’s a lot! :D

OMGsrsly

I may have gone a bit overboard.

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drank Lime Sage Rooibos by Cornelia Bean
1859 tasting notes

This isn’t my favourite tea because the rooibos is kinda heavy and overly present. However, it smells divine and has worked out really well this evening with half a spoon of Teavana’s Limeade Twist and 1/4 tsp honey.

Yum.

I think I need more.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Thanks so much for the sample, Dustin!

So. Orange and vanilla? Mostly I got rose and orange flower! Whoa! I did really like it though. It had that “Fauchon” flavour, in that it’s quite similar in base to the other teas I have.

Really sweet and desserty. Yum! If I saw it, I would probably get some. That being said, I do like Naissance and Un Soir de France a bit better. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
1859 tasting notes

In a travel mug today! It was light and fruity and oolongy. I didn’t really get caramel or apple out of it, but I don’t care because I’m quite liking how this oolong base works in a steel mug!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I think I like this one more than the Raspberry Balsamico, but I’m having them blended again. 1 tbsp each tea in my big teapot (eee!), steeped 4 minutes. I added 1 tsp honey.

Whatever I don’t drink tonight will go in the fridge for tomorrow!

This is nice and limey. Some raspberry. Some sweetish taste that could be the balsamic. The blend is good, but the lime on its own is better. Too bad it’s a heavier, and thus more expensive, tea. If it’s even available anymore…

OMGsrsly

Whoops, I drank the whole pot.

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drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
1859 tasting notes

I threw 1/4 tsp of these into my 14 oz “timolino” and sipped on it all day at work.

I still like this tea, especially for the versatility. Being able to let it steep all day without any funky flavours is awesome!

Dexter

This one is awesome :))

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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! :)

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