1910 Tasting Notes

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
1910 tasting notes

Almond cake in a mug. Get in my mouth.

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

If only it didn’t have roses…

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CA! RA! MEL! And toasted mate.

Thank you Shmiracles! This is exactly what I needed on this paperwork-and-science crammed afternoon.

Wooooooocaffeine!

OMGsrsly

Caffeine good, paperwork bad.

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drank Citrus by Fru P Kaffe & The
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So this one came to me from MissB who got it from Angrboda. :)

It was labelled “herbal” so I dumped it into a basket last night… then decided it looked weird and checked it out on steepster. Mate. Of course.

So I’m having it this morning instead. It’s a green mate. I much much prefer them roasted.

But now that it’s been sitting around for a while, it tastes more like lemongrass. I can get behind that.

Thanks for sharing the tea, MissB, but it’s not really for me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Angrboda

The bag I got was from Fru P’s christmas calendar and it was just labelled ‘citrus’. I could see it didn’t have any actual tea in, so I designated it as herbal. (In Denmark mate would fall under that category anyway as it’s very uncommon) The mate surprised me too when I had it. Typical for me, I had it on a day where I had decided to try and avoid caffeine…

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’m glad I checked, and your note confirmed it for me. I had too many matcha candies last night and slept poorly anyways, so I’m glad I didn’t accidentally have more caffeine!

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Yum. Dessert (not desert!) in a cup. Just with some almond milk. A+ decision, me getting 50g of it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65
drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
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9 months ago I made this and noted I had 4 bags left… and I just made the tea up last night.

4 tea bags in 6 cups water overnight in the fridge.

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that I prefer fruit tisanes as cold brews. Even when they’re loaded with hibiscus, I would rather drink this than a cold-brewed black tea. Black tea can be hot brewed and poured over ice for immediate gratification, or in smaller amounts (2-4 cups).

So. I like this better than all the SBT’s I bought just because it’s not a black tea. Even though the SBT’s have better flavour, I just… have been brewing them and then leaving them in the fridge so long I have to throw them out.

So even last time I said less hibiscus-based bagged brews, maybe I should buy more?

Suziqzer

Hmmm… Interesting. I’m just getting started with learning what to try as cold brews… should be an interesting summer :)

OMGsrsly

Some people really like cold brews of black tea. I’ve realized that when I drink a cold brew it’s not because I want more caffeine, it’s because I’m thirsty and I’m using cold brew fruit or herbal stuff as a juice replacement. Iced black tea is great up till about lunch time, but I can’t drink at my desk at work, so it’s a weekend-only kind of thing.

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This is actually pretty good. Definitely chili and mango – there was a HUGE mango chunk in my sample from MissB that I needed to chop up for more even distribution. :)

The base isn’t too anything, which is nice. The mango sweetness and chili spice are readily apparent. I’m not getting a lot of pineapple, but there weren’t many pineapple pieces in my sample, at least compared to mango.

Thank you! This was a really interesting tea to try!

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

This has been sitting in my thermos all day, steadily getting spicier and spicier. I think I really like this! It’s good cold as well, so I could see making it as an iced tea.

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drank Chocolate Truffle by Tea Desire
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Oh, I do like this.

Thank you, MissB!

(Chocolatey, somewhat sweet, distinct puerh base. Yay!)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sami Kelsh

Ooh, this sounds goooood.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1910 tasting notes

I am getting seriously annoyed with the jerk in my building (or jerks, who knows) who keeps turning the heat off. When I get up in the morning, it’s cold! I’m wrapped up in a fleece blanket and a fleece robe (still bare feet tho..), with my hands wrapped around a giant mug of tea.

Brr! “Spring” doesn’t mean “turn off the heat so the north facing apartment over the storage area gets really cold”!

I keep looking outside, thinking there’s snow all over that tree. But no. Cherry blossoms. Phew.

I haven’t had this tea in a while, and I also forgot to set a timer. I steeped closer to 4 minutes though, I can tell because there’s some dryness to the tea that I don’t usually find present with my usual 3 minute brew.

So good. So, so good. Other-Flavoured earl grey’s are definitely my preferred earl grey intake method. This one is creamy and fruity and just. Yum.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sami Kelsh

Grumpties. Whoever’s messing with your heat needs to stop! :

OMGsrsly

I know! Every fall and every spring we get into this passive aggressive argument of turning it on, then turning it off, etc. It’s ridiculous.

I have a warm fuzzy cat on my lap now too. Yay extra warmth!

Cavocorax

Brrr. That’s totally not cool! (It is, I guess that’s the problem…)

OMGsrsly

The bonus is that it’s not below freezing here! Not quite bare-leg weather, but definitely not freezing.

Fjellrev

I’m having the exact opposite problem here. I moved in slightly earlier before the other students, so the heat was still off. In the basement here, it was pretty cold. Then once everyone moved in, they’ve cranked up the heat, and it’s been so hot that it’s been setting off the fire alarm at 6am. Ugh. Stupid maintenance people, I tell you.

OMGsrsly

It’s so hot it’s setting off the fire alarm?! What? That is ridiculous.

Fjellrev

It’s luckily stopped last month once it started warming up a bit. I’m sure the heating system has some sensor that turns down when it warms up outside, but still, I feel really bad for the firefighters for having their time wasted so many damn times. I just hope things will straighten out for you over there, soon.

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drank Kalahari / Khalahari by Tea Desire
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And so I used this tea to break 1111 and turn it into 1112. AAAHHH!

And for all this reminds me of cleaning products, I really quite like it. Something to consider in the (potentially distant) future when I’m allowed to buy tea for myself again.

Thanks so much for sharing, MissB!

OMGsrsly

And as a note, I don’t understand there’s supposed to be chocolate in this? I did not get any chocolate. Even cooled, I do not get any chocolate. Chocowhat.

MissB

Yep, I find it depends on the day if I get chocolate in it. Still tasty, and yet… I want chocolate! lol.

OMGsrsly

I think I might go gnaw on a piece of chocolate bar before I go to bed. :) I’ll get my chocolate somehow!

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Robust level, from Dinosara. :)

Soooo… I made this as a matcha soda. Umm. I’m not so sure about this. I dissolved some sifted matcha in a little warm water, then added ice and club soda. It mostly tastes of club soda and grass.

This one might be better with a more recognizable (to me at least!) matcha flavour. Maybe some sort of citrus would go well with the club soda. Because I’m not loving this. Which is weird because I love club soda…

VariaTEA

Weirdly enough the worst matcha soda I have had so far was Cola matcha. Sometimes they just seem to be too grassy.

OMGsrsly

This one is weird almost-fruitiness with grass. I think I’ll try it in just water next time, because it wasn’t so great in almond milk either.

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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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