1901 Tasting Notes

Sipdown! Thanks so much to VariaTEA for introducing me to this company. Definitely need more of this and Ombrelle de Papier (If I got that right!).

I steeped at 195 instead of 185, and it’s not ruined! I was actually concerned.

So good. Rose cherry candy yum.

No time to read today again (sorry!) as I need to head out to get my hair cut (I’ve been cutting it myself…) and buy teas for other people. Let’s see if I can avoid getting anything for me. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
VariaTEA

I am glad you liked them :). The company has some pretty solid tea choices. Alas, they seem to specialize more in straight teas than flavored so their flavored options are a little limited.

OMGsrsly

I have some unflavored ones to try as well. :)

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I AM DRINKING DEREK HALE. ALERT. I AM DRINKING DEREK HALE.

Thank you so much for sharing, Shmiracles! :D

I totally underleafed this, and I don’t care. Just 1 tsp for 16 oz, because of the tightly rolled gunpowder.

This is a neat combo of flavours and I like it. Yes, I do. (Oh goodness, just wait, I’ll be adding an Adagio order to my list of orders to make. Halp!) A darker spicier (as in it has spices not that it’ll burn your tongue) toffee/caramel tea that is surprisingly light due to the green/black combo.

Yay!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

Derek Hale haha. This is my friend’s husband’s name.

OMGsrsly

Oh dear. Keep him away from the Teen Wolf fandom. :)

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I still really like this tea! Rose and cherry candy, somehow. Yum yum yum!

Thanks, VariaTEA. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
VariaTEA

Welcome :) I can probably toss a bit more in the box when I send you your teas. I am planning to do that this weekend btw.

OMGsrsly

Umm, no worries. They’re on my order list as I want more Ombrelle as well. Both were so good!

VariaTEA

I am glad you liked them!

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drank Imperial Label by Kusmi Tea
1901 tasting notes

This is really interesting! Thanks, MissB!

Sadly the licorice/liquorice does ruin it for me. I like the orange and vanilla for sure. Some honey was added to see if I could moderate the licorice aftertaste. Sadly, nope. It’s way too much for me.

Thanks for giving me a chance to try the tea, but it is definitely not something I want to drink again!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
CHAroma

Hmm, that actually sounds like a really great combo. Sorry you didn’t like it. :(

OMGsrsly

It would be great without the licorice root aftertaste. :) The other flavours are fantastic, and it didn’t steep bitter or anything.

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drank Japanese Sour Cherry by Silk Road
1901 tasting notes

My last little bit!

So of course I’m having it hot on a bright sunny day that’s apparently the beginning of Spring. So yay!

It’s pretty good, but there was a bit of dust that I got into my scoop and ended up in my steeping basket, so it’s more marine-y than usual.

Definitely a tea I need to get again. I like it more than the Sublime, I think. The cherry is just… yum.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons
1901 tasting notes

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This is a tea from MissB! :)

It’s, umm. Guayusa. So I think it’s kinda gross.

I added a whollop of honey, and as it’s cooled it’s become more lemon-honey tisane… but there’s still this guayusa flavour in the background that I really really don’t like.

So… Thank you for sharing some so I could try it, but I think maybe no guayusa teas for me in the future.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Honey Lavender Rooibos by Tea Time
1901 tasting notes

I’m thirsty, so I’m making this iced.

I know, I’m weird, whatever. It should go well with my saskatoon berry sorbet.

It works well enough, although it’s quite rooibosy. Oh wells. I’ll probably still manage to drink it. Definitely prefer this tea hot.

(1 tbsp in 12 oz for 5 minutes, over ice and cool water to 1 litre)

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I had this tea this morning. And then I had a latte. And then I came home and slept for over 5 hours.

So, uhh, well done caffeine.

Love this tea as usual. Tulsi and cinnamon = amazing to me, at least this tulsi and this cinnamon. Hope I’ll be able to get more when I run out!

(No time to check notes tonight. Maybe tomorrow? IDK. So busy, still not feeling great.)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
sundaysipping

I’m like that with caffeine too. Ironically, chamomile blends keep me awake … at least the ones I’ve tried. >.

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, I hate when caffeine fails us. :(

OMGsrsly

I could have had more caffeine but I was feeling pretty awful. So home to sleep it was. I wasn’t expecting to sleep 5 hours tho. That kinda cut into my day.

Suziqzer

Your body must have needed the rest. Hopefully you’re feeling better now after that nap :)

OMGsrsly

Zzz… I’ve been at work 3 hours with 4 to go, and I’m ready for another nap!

Suziqzer

Lol… Must be the day. I’m feeling like I could use one too! & I don’t usually do naps.

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93

Umm. Restorative tea with honey, and a side of lower sugar chocolate milk.

I wouldn’t recommend the combo, but… tea. Oh, tea. I shall enjoy you very much.

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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.

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