1909 Tasting Notes
I do not know who Billy Wiggins is, but his tea smells like cupcakes. Must be the sprinkles. :) Tony Stark smells like a smoker, and I just can’t deal with that when I’m still sleepy eyed and barely awake. Ugh. Maybe I’ll have some mate before I head into work.
Of course, now that it’s steeped, I really smell the lapsang souchong. Oh well. There are sprinkles.
(As an aside, I used the Quo by Orly gel nailpolish kit yesterday, and holy omg it sucks. SUCKS. My nails are still super soft and bendy, the base coat has not adhered at all, so while I was cooking and doing dishes yesterday 3 (THREE!) whole polish things just… came off. No damage, they just came right off. Red Carpet Manicure base and top coat are way better.)
So this tea. It’s really earthy. And smoky. And sweet because of the sprinkles. And I think there’s some cinnamon or something in here. It’s interesting.
IDK. I’m getting bacon. Maybe that’s wishful thinking.
This tea is weird.
Thank you for sharing, Shmiracles!
With lots of almond milk.
Strawberry milkshake almost. At least, it smells like one even though there’s some brain disconnect here that isn’t getting all the strawberry flavour there must be in this tea.
Still, it’s delicious. My BFF and her daughter love it too. 100g was not enough.
(1.5 tsp/12 oz)
Really? This is an earl grey?!
Smelling the dry leaves, I couldn’t tell at all. Steeped, it’s barely bergamot. It blends well with the slight woodiness of the rooibos.
Really an unremarkable and light EG. Not too shabby, but I don’t think I’d seek it out, if only because it’s not super readily available.
(1.5 tsp per 12 oz)
Edit: Whoops! Thank you MissB for sharing this one with me. I have to admit I was curious about the company due to their fandom blends. Is this ‘Destiel’? IDK. But I’m drinking it and it’s pretty good!
So Ceylon Star asked what kind of tea to mix up on facebook, and I immediately went into the kitchen and threw this desserty concoction together:
1/2 tsp Bossa Nova (oolong) from Zen Tea
1/2 tsp Divine Temptation (black) from Bayswater
1/2 tsp Creme Brulee (black) from Bayswater
1 tsp Canadian Maple Seduction (black) from Steam Tea House
With 1-ish tsp maple syrup and some almond milk, because I don’t want whipped cream enough to walk the 1km to the grocery store in the rain.
Yummers. Yum! Just what I wanted, even though more caffeine at 7pm is probably not a super smart decision.
Recommend. (Maybe with a toffee puerh for more depth next time?)
Thanks for enabling me, Ceylon Star! :)
Hmm… peachy-apricoty black tea. My nose sadly doesn’t detect any caramel. :( That is me with a very sad face. I love caramel. LOOOOOVE it.
Anyways. Steeped up, with a drop of liquid stevia stuff (that is so, so old because I don’t really like stevia. But a drop in a tea that needs a little sweet to bloom really works), it’s pretty good. Nothing to write home about, sadly. Peachy-apricoty, slightly sweet, black tea.
And I can’t imagine elves drinking caffeine. Really? Elven nectar to me is… a mixture of really weird plant clippings. Some extremely light and honey-tinged grassy herbal mixture of weirdness. But YMMV. :)
Thank you, Shmiracles. :)
Spiced apple cake tea of tastiness, you really really make me want to bake.
Hmm. I bet I could bake that pound cake recipe with a layer of cinnamon spiced apples in the middle. That would do it. A little almond extract (in addition to the vanilla) in the batter, and… yeah.
Only, I don’t have any apples. Woe is me, etc.
This is a much MUCH MUCH better version of Hot Apple Toddy from Herbal Infusions. So much better. I like it a lot. It’s staying on the list.
Thank you for sharing, Shmiracles! :) I really appreciate trying these hard-to-get-in-Canadia fandom blends.
My parents got this for me when they went to Hawaii in the fall. I, umm, just started unpacking my Christmas presents and voila! More tea…
This smells soooo good dry. I do find that the mango scent fades a lot once steeped. I’m preferring it with some almond milk, rather than plain. This way, it’s a decent, creamy, fruity black tea. I think it’d make a really good milky iced tea, actually. Maybe I’ll try that.
(2 bags, 16 oz)
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. :)
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.