1967 Tasting Notes

drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
1967 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
1967 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
1967 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
1967 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
1967 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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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.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 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!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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