1774 Tasting Notes

Backlog: I cold-brewed it but it was too tart/bitter for me to drink unless I added in more sugar than I would prefer to drink. Too bad! Maybe I need to experiment with another sample!

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I can taste pear! Crisp, ripe pear!
Sadly I can also taste rooibos. Lots of woodsy rooibos. :| Enjoyable overall but I wouldn’t want more.

Thanks VariaTEA for letting me try it out though!

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

Here’s another one I bought today that I totally didn’t need, but… was curious about? This is actually the second steep because I gave the first to a friend, but it was still spot-on – just less sweet. I think 30g is enough though. It’ll be perfect when I’m craving something sweet!

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I had a cup of this earlier today as we sat in our icy-cold basement and I wanted to warm up a bit. ;P (Best complaints for the summer?) It was really good, considering root beer should be cold. I could taste the sasparilla and other spices – but they weren’t overwhelming.

Yes. So good. I might (might?) get a tin of this for the summer! The hype was right!

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Thanks Sil for this sample. I enjoyed it and it helped me decide to order from TTC.

I drank the last of this with Lot 306 to see if I could notice any differences, but to be honest, I didn’t. They were both so simliar and I couldn’t quit describe the differences. I think until my palette becomes better refined I’m better served buying whichever one is cheaper! :D



I didn’t think the lots had different prices unless they are in fact different teas. Ill have to pay attention next time. :)


I didn’t actually check? :p But I did now. And Lot 152 is long gone.
so I guess it’s reassuring that they’re similar if I wanted to reorder from a different lot than what I sampled!

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Sipdown! (157)
I drank 3 whole oz of this! :O Now I can open up another of my Adagio teas and rotate them through. :D

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
1774 tasting notes

I LOVE this tea. It’s so good!
I’m down to 152 teas after a few unsatisfactory sipdowns so I’m ending the night with this delight! I’ll have to cold-steep the leaves for tomorrow. :D


I hadn’t thought of cold-steeping spent leaves. Great idea!


This was my delightful tea after not-so-great teas today as well.


I wanna catch up! I have cupboard envy!


You aren’t far off given where you started

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This is the first of 9 samples I ended up with from TTC! I’m so excited. I wasn’t even sure where to start, but I’m very pleased with this one.

It smells like honey, and tastes almost like baked bread with honey and just the barest hint of cinnamon. It has a thicker mouthfeel than your average tea, and is rich with flavour.

It’s too bad I finished off my Butiki Mi Xian because I’m curious how they compare? I enjoy both blends (and am looking forward to resteeping this all evening) but can’t say what makes them different.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Citrus, Honey

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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.


Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, 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!

1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


Markham, ON

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