1774 Tasting Notes

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Today is a “grumpy, drag myself out of bed in a foul mood with not enough sleep along with an angry tired baby who woke me every hour or so” kinda day.

We’re roleplaying today and I was totally not into it but we ran to Tim Horton’s for an iced cap and timbits and I’m double-fisting it with my lovely kick me in the face Assam tea.

Things are looking up. Also, the baby has been asleep for nearly two hours. Win!

Ozli

That is some shitty day, dude. At least you got tea & timbits out of it!

Cavocorax

Yeah! It got a lot better!

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Tardis Sipdown! I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I’d heard that Adagio teas weren’t great, but I’m tempted to buy more!

Shmiracles

haha i actually like the adagio teas generally speaking.
weird and hard to explain, but i think i like them for their ‘normalness’
if that makes any sense.

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So, being a tea snob? Not always that great. I decided that to finish up my pack I should ‘cheat’ and add cream/sugar to this.

WOW. So I guess I should just do this with all my chocolate teas when they taste too thin. Just a dash of cream and this has plumped right up. It actually tastes like a milk chocolate orange. I’ll bump my rating up a little with the caveat that cream is essential.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Becky

Ugh, don’t you just hate that? I prefer my teas naked too, but sometimes wonder if I’m missing out. I guess I should just start trying it now and then to make sure.

Shmiracles

ya, i’m joining you too. i guess my compromise is to drink half the cup straight and then add milk to the second half. but only on weekends. and only with chocolates or pie types. you know the ones. :)

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Another sample from Valerie! Thx!

And finally, an earl grey blend that doesn’t overwhelm me with perfumy bergamot notes. Not sure what that was about but I’m happy it passed.

Smell: I know it’s blackberry, but the smell reminds me of plump juicy blueberries. It makes me want blueberry pancakes so bad.

Taste: Pretty good! Slightly bitter, but not unpleasantly so, followed by vanilla/bergamot notes, and finishing with a nice berry taste. I would probably enjoy it more with a touch of cream or sugar.

I used to think Adagio was pretty expensive, but $9 for 3oz (or 4 oz) isn’t bad at all. I just don’t want to pay $24 for a pretty fandom tin, and yet…. I do. Damn you Adagio. But a 6 oz tin? Would that be double the size of a DavidsTea tin?

Valerie

Yay, glad you liked!

Here’s what I’ve found:

a 3oz pouch of Adagio will fit comfortably in a DavidsTea tin with room to spare. Since TARDIS was actually 4oz, it filled up right to the very top (I had to leave a bit in the bag or the lid wouldn’t fit). I cut the label off the bag and taped it onto the tin so I could keep the artwork. :D

Cavocorax

Cool! I would probably do the same because I would be buying it partly (mostly) for the pretty artwork!

I like that you can earn free teas if you make a blend and it sells. Or if you tweet what you’re drinking.

Valerie

I know, that was a happy accident when I mentioned them in a tweet and got a response. :O

Isaila

Wait, Adagio does that? that’s so cool!

Shmiracles

i just received this in the mail today! along with like 5 other awesome teas I’m so fucking excited I might barf. just sayin.

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drank Mu by Great Wall Tea Company
1774 tasting notes

I pulled this one out of my decaf/rooibos tin without checking what it is. Ohai, Licorice!

This is a nice soft licorice blend. Maybe the orange is smoothing it over? It gives me that nice cooling mouthfeel that is present in most licorice teas (and which is why I swear by them when I have a sore throat), but without the added kick that DavidsTea Licorice Twist has. It also has 1/3 the ingredients,and I’m okay with that. I think I prefer this one! I used to love Stash’s Licorice Tea, and this is a pleasant upgrade.

Thanks ozli!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Ozli

Oh cool, glad you liked it!

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

Amazing! I’ve had such bad luck with teas the last day or so (with earl grey’s and variations of) that this was a relief. I love this one!!!

It had better be available in-store all year…

I drank a whole pot of this and enjoyed it with oranges, chocolate orange slices and cookies!!!

CrowKettle

I think this one is turning out to be my favourite from DT in the last little while. The tea name and description make it look like it could be year long too.

Shmiracles

i seriously love it also! (mint chocolate rooibos isn’t bad either.) i will keep this one in stock i’m sure. love love

Shmiracles

your snack time is also a twinsies snack of mine. hah

Ozli

Oh man, that sounds so good! CC is my fave tea, I can’t resist it. It’s really good as after-dinner tea…

BTW, got ZT order in yesterday so moar tea coming to yr house soon! (Mostly black/green!)

Cavocorax

I’ll have to try mint chocolate rooibos (although maybe just 10-20g because I am often disappointed with chocolate in tea – I don’t like watered down cocoa.)

And that’s awesome Ozli! :D When I get my new orders in I’ll let you know what you can pick from.

Cavocorax

And CrowKettle – I hope you’re right that this will be around! I think it’s part of the Winter Collection so I didn’t want to assume it was permanent, but… it seems like it would be amazing year round. And maybe iced?

Cavocorax

Guys!!! DavidsTea on twitter just told me that it’s only here for the winter collection:https://mobile.twitter.com/DAVIDsTEA/status/286913475899453440

Guess I better run to the mall!

CrowKettle

Booo!!!!! Buying two tins, I guess.

Shmiracles

oh no, me too!! or in my case place another order online before the seasons up.
but no. i won’t. no more orders. i’m already embarrassed by how much money i spent on tea in 2012.

Shmiracles

(squeeks is seriously a great handle name.)

Cavocorax

It might be available online all year? Isn’t that how they do it?

And thanks. I used to play Glitch, which was a super cute MMO, and I needed a cute name to match.

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My mom surprised me with a pretty little glass teapot, and a few flowering teas. This is the first one!

I chose it because I felt like an oolong over a green, and the idea of a surprise flower inside intrigued me too. Though I suppose they all have flowers eh?

It tastes like a nice mellow oolong, with grassy notes and a flowery finish. I left the tea in the whole time and drank the pot myself so by the end of it the flowery notes dominated the blend. It’s an interesting experience and I like watching the tea brew in the pot. Pretty neat.

(if you’re a tea nerrrrrrd!)

I was going to post a picture of it but then I realized I no longer have a camera app on my phone! Whoops! I upgraded it to Cyanogenmod 10 yesterday (because my Galaxy 1 hasn’t been supported for a long time now) and I guess I missed a step. I think I figured it out. Will tinker while I sip away…

Shmiracles

what a nice gift. it’s definitely the kind of thing i wouldn’t buy for myself cuz i have a fondness for black teas, but if someone gave it to me i’d relish the opportunity to excitedly taste and experience flowering teas for the first time. perfect gift for a TEA NERRRRD! high five

Ozli

Aww, wow, that’s so nifty!!

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drank Sencha House by Zen Tea
1774 tasting notes

This is such a mellow green; it’s light, floral and very grassy. I have a sudden craving for sushi. I can see why this would be a standard tea to keep around. I could easily drink an entire pot!

I’m off to drink another cup!

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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drank Raspberry Earl Grey by Shanti Tea
1774 tasting notes

Thanks ozli!

I think I’m too sensitive to bergamot right now. This one tastes like perfume a little too. I can smell the raspberry, but I’m only getting a bit in the infusion. Will rate later on.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

The walnuts are the main player in this tea. I almost forgot that this was a green tea underneath. It’s pretty tasty though.

…I’ll finish my review tomorrow.

Update: Ok so I resteeped it and am drinking this again. The nuts are really tasty and it’s lightly fruity. I’m looking forward to finishing my mini-tin of this, but when it comes to restocking it, I might prefer Mulberry Magic as my nutty tea, especially as that one is caffeine free.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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.

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