1809 Tasting Notes


I am feeling slightly guilty over a) the amount of tea I have currently and b) the amount of fall and winter teas I have. So I’m going to make a solid effort to drink them down.
Still delicious, even though it makes me feel like there should be pumpkins instead of 80 degree weather.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
1809 tasting notes

Its going to be close to 90 degrees today. Booo! Its March, that’s absurd! In all ways absurd!
Ugh, I hate summer (especially when its supposed to be spring). I’ve never done well in the heat, I burn like paper, and its too hot for tea! Aaaah!
So a “warm weather” blend, which is to say a tea that I feel is more appropriate for warm weather than cold weather, which is fruitier blends, and florals.
Today things call for strawberry, cream and roses. Yum.


I totally feel you on the weather…it’s been absolutely miserable here. Totally like summer already :(

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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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Ooof. Work this morning was a bit of a disaster. We had a fill, who ran too long, didn’t even get to the subject, and was generally a mess.
Ugh. At least I’m done.
How am I drinking this down so fast? How are all my Butiki blends all vanishing like that? Argh!
This was a lovely blend to have tried, I liked it a bunch. I’m sad I’ll not have anymore!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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If you have heard a rhythmic thumping noise, thats me banging my head into my desk. Friends, its been a day.
Boyfriend has the flu, and is still trying to train for a pentathalon (banished to bed), parents are on vacation, so house and businesses need to be tended to, brother calls with relationship questions, best friend has broken up with her live in boyfriend and is now looking for another place to live and battle over custody of the cat, three coworkers are out, and scrambling to finish a large project has slain me. I am dead. RIP Rosehips.
When not melodramatically proclaiming my own death, I am rummaging through the hugeness of my tea cupboard for a soothing tea. Thats what this one is, nice, rich and creamy, soothing. Bingo. I need all the soothing I can get!


Hang in there! And drink lots of tea in the meantime :)

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Boyfriend is ill tonight. So I tucked him in, and went home to my own tea. I feel fine, but to help fend off the germs, I decided that this tea would be just the thing.
I’m going to miss it now, its all gone.


I haven’t heard of this tea before…is it even carried anymore?


Maybe not, it was a limited edition blend.

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drank Rose Royal by Lupicia
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Today has been long, and its only one. I still have tons to do, lots of running about and panic. But I’m taking a moment, to drink this pot of tea. Give me some energy to carry on!

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
1809 tasting notes

I’ve got a lot of teas in my cupboard right now. Tons! And so I’m on a buying hiatus until I’ve cut my stash in half. And, as I’ll be taking a few exciting trips later this year, where tea might be an option, I should get sipping.
I’ll be done with this sooner than later. Jingle Bells, like many of the Lupicia holiday blends, does not seem very “wintery”. This is light and full of grapy goodness. A lovely spring flavor, in a holidaytin. Ha.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1809 tasting notes

Up and at em!
My stomach is behaving strangely, so I thought some cranberry juice, well, tea with cranberry in it, would be useful.
“What is that?” asks my boyfriend as I hand it over for him to smell. “Thats great!”
Ha. Tea converts. Its so much fun to introduce them to the blends I really love. So much fun to see their reaction!


I ❤️ the tea converts part! Love seeing them fall in love with more tea.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I slept terribly last night. I woke up in the middle of the night convinced there was someone in the house. A brief excursion with a baseball bat and my phone showed that this was not so, but it was still hard to get back to sleep.
So I used up the last of Santa’s secret to give me an old kick in the pants to get up and get going. Bleh. Is it time to go home yet?
Sipdown! Till next Holiday, Santa’s secret.


I love this tea passionately every winter, but then it feels wrong to drink it any other time of year. I guess late March is a good time to finish a stash of it. Feel better!


I didn’t sleep well either. bleh

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
1809 tasting notes

Ooof, it was a long weekend, and, worse, one without tea!
It was a lovely weekend with the family of my boyfriend, who do not drink tea. So when they say “oh I’ve got lots of tea!” what they mean is they have a few stray teabags laying about.
Ah well. Nice people, regardless.
So I’m delighted to return to the pot of tea and all my cups.
Its cooled down a little here, which is all the excuses I need for a more autumnal flavor profile (though this is fruity enough that I could drink it year round without feeling like I’m betraying the current season.


next time you can bring your own ;)

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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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