1770 Tasting Notes

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
1770 tasting notes

Sipdown! I’ve been on holiday since Thursday, which means lots of visiting, operating new tea kettles, and not getting much computer time. Now we’re visiting my bf’s family and relaxing at their house. It’s pretty great.

This tea was too. Even though I’m getting jaded on some of DT’s blends, I’m happy I found this.

Plunkybug

I like it. It has grown on me since I first had it.

Fjellrev

Enjoy your holiday! I haven’t tried this one yet. Seems like a love or hate one.

Plunkybug

I love it now that I accept it for what it is, and not for what it isn’t.

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drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
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Gah! I’m so happy I bought more of this. It’s such a light black – not too strong, but with lots of raspberry chocolate notes swirling about. I LOVE this. :)

It’s really hard to find a nice chocolate tea.

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So 5 hours sleep last night was a bad idea, but I didn’t have much choice. #excuses We are going to visit family (his and mine) the next few days, so I had to get all my stuff packed up and ready to go so that he could pick me up right from work and we could leave Vancouver before traffic gets crazy. (Which also required me starting work at 6:30)

So. Tiger Assam! Bold! Should have resteeped.

JustJames

this is such an awesome tea. my wife has actually been breaking into my supply in lieu of coffee, lol!

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
1770 tasting notes

And another sipdown! :O Gotta make room for the 9 new teas/samples I ordered from H&S! And then I grabbed the sachet sampler, so… that’s a lot right there but I like surprises!

Now, on to THIS tea.

I can see this isn’t popular but I can tell you that when you make it as a pumpkin with a touch of brown sugar in it, it’s pretty phenomenal! The best part is that our fancypants coffee-machine at work does lattes, so after the tea brewed I just added the hot milk and OMG – yes!

It does have a bit of a banana taste too – which someone else pointed out. Strange, but I don’t mind.

OMGsrsly

You only got 9?! I feel like such a tea collecting maniac now.

Terri HarpLady

I have some of this sitting on the shelf. I should drink it up to make room for…uh…all the teas I ordered from Mandala yesterday…

JustJames

i don’t know if it’s a good or a bad thing that every time i worry i have a tea problem i find posted proof that i’m not the only one. LOL.

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Sample sipdown! (150)

I really didn’t order too much of this, but I was curious to see what it was about. I think what I’ve learned is that I’m not super keen on Keemun teas. Although the banana flavouring was very subtle and pleasant, the Keemun was dark and richer and tried to steal all the attention.

Maybe I’d appreciate it more another day, but there is a darkness lurking inside that I don’t care for today.

Cavocorax

“Maybe I’d appreciate it more another day, but there is a darkness lurking inside that I don’t care for today.”

Who am I, and why do I write such weird notes? :P Just had to laugh at that. Guess I was in a funk.

CHAroma

LOL! Your notes are always entertaining and interesting. I like your perspective.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I really liked this review, actually. I love the dark quality to it, the honesty. I like this tea best when I give it a longer steep. The banana flavor becomes more noticeable.

Cavocorax

Thanks guys. :D
And I’ll have to give this one another shot – I do like banana flavours in teas, and I generally like most teas from Butiki.

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I’ve never had guayasa before but I decided to try this because it was on sale for so cheap! It’s odd. It’s very much like a honeybush tea, with notes of vanilla balanced against a little bit of lavender. Like the description says, it’s a soothing blend, yet it packs an energetic punch.

Well maybe that’s not apt. It’s more like someone quietly whispering in your head, motivating you to go out and get things done, and then before you know it you’re DOING ALL THE THINGS. Much better than an energetic punch.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I haven’t tried this one but I LOVE the Good Morning Sunshine guayusa :)

CHAroma

Hahaha! I love your description!

Cavocorax

Hahah. Thanks. :P
And I’ll have to try the Good Morning Sunshine one sometime now that I know what to expect from guayasa’s.

OMGsrsly

I’ll bring you some Apple Cider and some Tangerine Creamsicle, Cavo. You might have a better experience with both than I. :)

Cavocorax

Sounds great. Let me know if there’s anything in my cupboard you’re interested in.

JustJames

i’ll be trying those samples tomorrow =0)

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75
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1770 tasting notes

So I drank this cup before I really got to log it or pay attention to the flavours. I guess I’ll have to drink it slower next time! It was a tasty cup, but didn’t wow me. That might not be it’s fault though – reserving rating for next time.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
1770 tasting notes

I cold-steeped this overnight, and drank most of it on the bus ride to work. The tartness in it reminds of pink grapefruit, and I get bits of that in the taste, as well as apple flavours. I guess I haven’t actually had passionfruit before so maybe if I had I’d identify this tea better.

It’s slightly tart, but manageable due to the cold-steep, although I’m sure a touch of agave would make it pop. Tasty, but not essential!

Preparation
Iced

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68
drank Warm Apple Pie by sTEAp Shoppe
1770 tasting notes

Another sTEAp Shoppe sipdown. (152) I think I’m going to be placing an H&S order tomorrow as my coworker is hooked (she bought a timolino after seeing mine, and now she grabs some H&S tea from my cupboard every day – I’m thrilled!). So anyway, it’d be nice if I could get to 150 before I place the order. Also, I’d like to get down to 140 or 135 before it arrives! Bwa hahah.

So on to this tea. I feel bad for sTEAp Shoppe – maybe I shouldn’t have had the Cinnamon Swirl Bread tea first as that one is SO GOOD. And even though this apple pie is good, it’s just not AS GOOD as that one. It was warm and apply-cinnamony, but not something I’d need to resteep.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec
tattooed_tea

Would you be willing to add me on a tin of Bangkok Blend? I can’t justify the $15 shipping for 1 tea.

Cavocorax

I could, but I think the shipping to you from BC would be just as hefty? Well maybe it’d be a bit cheaper. :) I’m thinking of placing it tomorrow though, so let me know if you think that would still be worth it – otherwise I thought Sil was considering an order, and she’s closer to you. :)

Terri HarpLady

I wish I had people here in St. Louis to share orders with!!!

Plunkybug

I have some Cinnamon Swirl Bread tea coming from Sil. Excited.

Sil

heather – i DID get that into that package for you right?

Plunkybug

Nope, you missed that one, actually. :(

Plunkybug

Next time maybe?

Sil

oh course..sorry i missed it :( although you can probably pry some out of cavo’s hands as well for a faster turn around haha

OMGsrsly

It might have to go through me and CrowKettle first though… :D

Cavocorax

Which one were you looking for?

Plunkybug

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cavocorax

Ok, I’m sure I can do that. I’ll have to look when I get back on Wednesday!

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So the samples were cheap and I went nuts. I even grabbed this even though I wasn’t sure about the cloves. I got it because it seemed like a festive tea similiar to some of the Christmas blends I’ve had.

I’m not a fan. The cloves are too strong, and it’s too tart with the cranberry and hibiscus. Like Sil says, it’s on the verge of something good, so maybe it just needs to be tweaked a bit.

I’m dumping the rest passing the rest of this sample onto Ozli, with love. :P (152)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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