1865 Tasting Notes


A cup of this in the afternoon as a treat.
This is such a modern mint blend, conjuring images of spare, elegant lofts rather than cozy-warm cottages. I really like it, it shakes things up on the ol’ mint tea front.


Interesting observation! (I am slowly working my way out of my single-minded “mint is just mint” mindset. Growing several varieties on my back step is helping with that. Can’t wait to get re-potted and re-started for the season.)

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drank Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA
1865 tasting notes

It was a really busy morning, and I’m dragging a little, but still have a ton to do. I’ve only got one black tea here at work, and this is it. And its just not really cutting it.
I will be glad when its done, I tell you! I get a faint mintiness, but mostly its just a cup of oily water.
I would stop drinking it if it was bad, but its just so, so, well, words fail me, but its just that bland.
I’m almost done with it. Almost there!
Gotta bring a better black tea to work.

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Its my first Valentines day being single in a bunch of years. And as I only just became single again, I’m feeling a bit wobbly today. Generally ok, but still, it makes one wistful.
So I’m being extra nice, starting with this as my morning pot of tea. And its a lovely Valentine, full of fruity flavors, and touched by honey. Its one of my favorite blends, full stop.

Evol Ving Ness

These markers are hard. Good to hear that you are being good to yourself.


big hugs
You’ll get to a happy place soon. and this place is great for venting :)

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My sister gave me a fancy tea bag of this, and I’ve drunk it down this afternoon. Goodness, this is a bright and cheerful blend! So sunny, and fruity, and just all around nice.
I don’t want a ton of this in my cupboard ever-its the kind of sweetness that’s alright once and a while- but it was nice to try today.

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drank Blue Lady by Culinary Teas
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I may be going through a personal tough time, but my professional life is looking rosy. Its my first day as a full time in an office I’ve been temping in. I am delighted, as I love this office, and its a really good place to be. I love the town, I love the office, I love the coworkers, and I get a raise, too!
I’m very happy in this regard.
My new boss brought me a cup of this tea from the café next door, to celebrate day one. It is so nice of him, and I enjoyed every sip.
A very auspicious sign.


Congratulations! :)


Aww yay, congratulations! I am totally stoked for you.

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drank Earl of Time by A Quarter to Tea
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This was very tart today, which I enjoyed. Its another Earl where the bergamot does not take over. I appreciate that! The currant certainly holds its own here, which is also a nice thing.
A very sunny start to Monday.

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Darjeeling this afternoon. I hadn’t had any Darjeeling for a while, so I broke open the tin of this, to give it a try.
Initial pot is not encouraging. Its turned bitter, and not even a splash of almond milk really helped it. Hmm, not ideal.
Next time I’ll try a shorter steep time, and see if that works.

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drank Mulled Wine by DAVIDsTEA
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Today I am going to have at least one pot of something I am not enthusiastic about, in an attempt to sip it down and try and get my cupboard in better order. And todays pot is this blend, from a holiday collection a couple of years ago. That should tell you how unenthusiastic I am about it.
Its not a bad tea, but its not well blended. I should be happier with an oolong with these notes, but the spice and citrus do not seem to go well with the oolong base.
Ah well. I will work on this more regularly until its drunk down.


I added actual wine to mine :P


That would make it much better!


I thought so too hehe

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I don’t know why I havn’t had this one in so long. This is just a gorgeous Earl, absolutely gorgeous!
I have a tricky history with Earl Greys. I want to love them, but so often I end up really disliking them. But this is a perfect blend of quality base and the lightest, most well thought out kiss of bergamot. Perfection of an Earl!

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I woke up with a headache, one of those mild ones. I’m staying plenty hydrated, which usually helps with that.
I’m on my be nice to myself kick, so I brewed up this, which counts as a beloved classic in my cupboard. And it is lovely. Nutty, with a tart sweetness. Its autumn in flavor form to me.


Feel better soon! I get weather headaches when the seasons change. Only advil or tylenol helps, along with some caffeine :/

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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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