1779 Tasting Notes

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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
1779 tasting notes

I’m not really getting a lot of marshmallows out of this – more like bubblegum? And it feels a little thick in my mouth, although not unpleasantly. It’s minty and relaxing – just what I wanted.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ozli

Not bitter/astringent to you at that temp/time? zomg, this one killed me the first time I tried it! I think I like it (the 2nd time I made it, it was good) but I still have a hard time convincing myself to make it because of that first disastrous time – like anything oolong, whoops)…

Cavocorax

Oh sorry. I wasn’t paying attention when I did the temperature. It was more like 75 – I used the meat thermometer in the kettle to check it.

And no luck with oolong yet eh? :/

Ozli

I liked Prairie Berry – I think that was oolong? And I liked the Long Life oolong a lot. But I have to work up some bravery to go for the coconut oolong again. I JUST WANT TO LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Oolong PTSD.

Cavocorax

Past Tea Steeping Disaster? It’s a terrible, terrible thing that is. Maybe if you get K to make you a cup? Or leave it alone for a few more months?

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Thanks Josie Jade!

This might not be for everyone, but it’s insanely cinnamony. A pretty bold afternoon cup. This would be a good one once I return to work – my cubicle would smell nice too.

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80
drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
1779 tasting notes

And there goes the last of my sample. I loved it while it lasted.

CrowKettle

Hmm.. I should send you the rest.

Cavocorax

Haha. You could but it then you would be sad that it was all gone. :p I’m sure there will be an eventual reblend so I’m not in any rush.

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77

I had this earlier but want to make a note of it before I forget: this is really good! I didn’t know if I’d be crazy about the rose, bu it was really enjoyable. I wouldn’t to drink it all the time, but it will make for a nice treat.

Thanks Terri HarpLady

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68
drank Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
1779 tasting notes

Sometimes… sometimes this is all I need. <3

This was the tea that I drank every day, all day, before I discovered loose leaf.

KittyLovesTea

Sure loose leaf tea is superior to bagged BUT there is nothing like drinking the tea that made you fall in love with it as a whole. Twinings Earl Grey (original) does that for me too :)

Cavocorax

Yeah it wouldn’t surprise me if this one was a gateway tea for a lot of people. :P At work we buy it by the case, which is part of the reason I drank so much of it – convenience, and better than coffee during my breaks.

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89

I’ve had bad luck with my last two cups not working out (dumped immediately), so time to try an Oolong instead of a third black.

This is just what I needed!

First steep was 90 seconds as the package directed. It’s very creamy, buttery and has lots of spinach notes. It smells like tasty oolong and the tea itself looks barely yellow.

Second steep: 110 seconds. It’s a deep golden yellow this time around, and the creamy butter has subsided. I’m getting spinach notes still and other oolongy flavours. Very rich.

Third steep: 120 seconds. It’s almost orange yellow, and very vegetal. Very enjoyable.

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73
drank Slim and Slender by Tea Desire
1779 tasting notes

Drinking this again. Yeah it’s good. Too bad the name keeps making me think I won’t like it. I should just give it a new name/label so that I drink it more often.

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73

Roodswing came over on the weekend for a bit of a tea swap and she left me with some of this. It tastes exactly how it sounds, and I love it. Nice and simple – nuttyish vanilla goodness.

The company sadly is lacking ALL information on its website, but hopefully that will change as I’d like to look at future orders! (Yes, yes, they’re a “local” company, but Fort Langley is still a few cities over. :P

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87
drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
1779 tasting notes

Not much time to rate this but I like this. It’s warm and toasty and a touch creamy and it does somehow remind me of chocolate. I’m happy I grabbed a little pack,and it turned out great even with DavidsTea standard brewing instructions.

Do I store it with my black or white teas? :O

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Kittenna

White! Only because DT prices it as a white, haha.

Cavocorax

Ooh. I like that logic! I better not get too attached!

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82

I’m getting low on this and, as I’m making an order of Murchie’s 1894 blend for the book/tea club, I made a cup of this to see if I should re-order it.

Sadly – no. Not this time. It has some really good notes, and there is an interesting taste where the green and black mix together, but I just can’t make myself fall in love with this tea.

Maybe I’ll add some green tea to my order instead. :D The prices for 2oz are just SO GOOD.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a little girl and a devoted bf, two cats, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, fandom!, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

I keep trying to learn languages on Duolingo and failing. I’m currently failing Esperanto. :P

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