1809 Tasting Notes

drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
1809 tasting notes

Hello Steepster!
So I’ve been gone a long time. The short version is that my new job, which was so exciting and supposed to give such lovely security to my life has turned out to be an utter nightmare. The stress from working with my co-worker I was becoming physically ill, and hardly spent a day where I wasn’t sick and crying.
And I’m putting it all behind me. I’m leaving this (otherwise perfectly nice) position for a few cobbled together part time jobs, as I hunt for the next good thing.
So, whew.
When I was in the middle of all of this, I was so stressed that I was hardly drinking tea, and felt very blah about everything, but ever since I gave my notice (one week to go!), I’ve been becoming myself again, enjoying tea, cooking, getting excited about new teas and writing tasting notes, and wanting to engage in sipdowns again!
And, of course, its 105 today. Bleh.
So out come the fruity blend.
This blend of grape and black tea comes out in Lupicia’s Christmas collection, but I always save it for the summer, as it just seems more correct there.
Ahh, its good to be back, Steepster. I’ve missed you.


Glad you are back, and feeling better. Best wishes in your new job hunt!

Evol Ving Ness

It’s a sad thing when the body says stop and we refuse to listen. Glad that you listened and are on your way to a healthier situation. And tea! Yay!


I’m glad you removed yourself from that environment, but also sad to hear that you had to go through that. Why is it so hard to find a decent FT job? :(

Roswell Strange

Echoing Fjellrev; your mental well being is just as important as the physical. You wouldn’t stay at a job that caused you daily physical pain, right? So why should mental be different. Glad you’re moving on to something different and hopefully better!


I’m so sorry to about how your co-worker. How awful! :< I hope you find a new job soon.

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drank Rose Royal by Lupicia
1809 tasting notes

Tea of the morning!
Its getting warmer, so the floral and fruity teas are getting hauled out. And this is a particularly delicious version of a rose tea. I think the champagne sugar is just a gorgeous touch. It lightens the floral tea, and gives it a super fun sparkle.


Oh my! Gotta try this one!

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This makes me think of a pastry, with a spiced pistachio filling, a balance between savory and sweet.
I like this! The pistachio is a fun flavor to have against the strength of the black tea, and the spices are warm and comforting. I approve.

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drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
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My cup of the afternoon.
My first impression was this was very pleasant, but not exactly spectacular. That’s ok! But I’ll have more opinions after a few more cups.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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For the first Saturday since the beginning of the year, I got to sleep in! I don’t have to do anything today! I am going to be so lazy and drink so much tea!!!
Hello old friend! I have not had Rose Scented in a long time, and I’ve got a happy sigh bubbling up from me upon the first sip.
It is a gorgeously soft rose tea. I like rose teas as a general rule, but sometimes they can be a little (or a lot) much.
This is a delicate, almost antique feeling tea. I love it dearly.
Ahh, weekend.

Evol Ving Ness

I’ve been drinking lavender tea today. It’s a flower tea kind of day. Somehow lovely and hopeful and perhaps a bit wistful.

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drank Peanut Butter Cup by DAVIDsTEA
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I am bound and determined to sip down a lot of teas, especially ones I’m not so impressed with. And we’re starting with this!
Well, ok, its not a sipdown (yet), but we’re nearly there.
This smells so wonderful! It smells like peanut butter fudge, but it is so watery and blank in my mouth. Grr.


this sounds gross, lol

Evol Ving Ness

Try it half and half with Chocolate Macaroon.

Evol Ving Ness

I might try making it as a latte with chocolate milk. In my mind, this sounds like it might have great potential.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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Hi guys!
I’ve dropped off the face of the tea-drinking world. Life has been insane, but I’m going to resume my pleasures. Its whats keeping me sane!
I broke this out today, because its a warm spring day, and, though this is the Christmas offering, this tea just screams spring to me. So out it comes today.
Its just lovely, rose and vanilla and just a generally fresh and springy feeling. It was just lovely this morning.

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So the local weather is completely nuts. It was 90 degrees (!!) on Wednesday, but today its pouring rain. Well, I prefer the rain, as its a chance to break out my sweaters, tights and tea again!
Not that I really put tea away, but you know the drill. Cold weather and tea drinking are just a perfect combo.
This is a very bold cup of tea. I know I say this every time, but I would not say its an Earl. Something bolder and stronger, maybe, but that suits the power of th lavender. Its a good balance.

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drank Joy 2015 by Teavana
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Whew. Hello Steepster! waves. Its been ages. In my defense I’m quite stressed by the new job, and have been insanely busy, but I’m not going to let that be an excuse any more. I must enjoy the things I love, and that should help with the stresses of the world.
So I’ve been trying to sip down this. Its an odd-un, and its best with a very light steep, or else the green tea gets a little too forceful, and bounces the more delicate flavors. Still not sure that I exactly like it, but it is getting me through.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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A sipdown from a few days ago. Ahh, it was perfectly lovely. And now its gone, at least until it is winter again.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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