1693 Tasting Notes


I like this one; I do. I’m just not sure if I’d restock it or not. I ‘ll put it down as a maybe because it’s nice to have teas that aren’t just black all the time, but there are others that I prefer more.

Only two more Night Vale teas to try this weekend and my mini-goal has been met! :D

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It’s a mate! Roasty and nutty and sweet!
I’d pick Thor over the Apache Tracker any day.


A taste of Thor? ;)

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And on to the next Night Vale tea! I think I have maybe 3 left?

This is one that I know I like, and it’s not dark/mate/desert-y like I associate with this fandom. It’s light and airy and mostly peach. I like it, but don’t think I need more of it.

I should try to steep it longer next time to coax more flavour out!

2 min, 30 sec

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The first few sips of this weren’t anything special, but then it subsided and now I’m getting a creamy EG. It’s a little astringent – I should have steeped at 205F instead of 212F. Whoops. Guess I was too busy not staring at the hooded figures to brew this correctly.

It’s good. I wouldn’t restock it though.

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Sorry Carlos. You may be perfect, but your tea is not.
I’m not sure what it is? It’s strong, and chocolatey but also slightly astringent? And just… idk. Lacking.

It’s a tea that only Cecil could love.

aisling of tea

I find all of adagio’s black teas to be very astringent, and I end up steeping them at well under boiling to try and avoid it.


I’ll have to use a lower temperature next time!

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This tea is sorta a jumbled mess. Much like The Weather? Approach with Caution. (by the way, the weather has become one of the best parts of the show – used for dramatic effect with songs that are either perfectly suited or perfectly ironic to the situation at hand!)

I think I’m mostly tasting the lemongrass and the other components of the thai chai. I get coconut, ginger, lemon, and just a little tiny bit of rose that I might not have even noticed if I didn’t know to expect it. As it cools, the bright thai chai notes subside a bit and the spicier chai notes come through -cardomom & cinnamon/

I’m not generally a big fan of chai’s because I drink my tea without milk & sugar, but this one is muted and nice plain. I can see why it wouldn’t be everyone’s cuppa, but I like it!

And it’s a NV tea without any mate! They’re not all mate! #nowIKnow

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I’m on Operation: Welcome to Night Vale! Try all the teas! Figure out which ones taste like what? (Instead of a jumble of mate in my head)

So I’m enjoying this one a bit more. I only made 8 o z of tea this time and I think that helped – better to risk overleafing than under. It doesn’t taste so much like wet dog this time. It’s more earthy darkness with fiery cinnamon. It’s like wandering the streets on a foggy night and spotting the glow of red eyes in the distance.

It’s really actually good! I sear I’m getting a bit of creaminess too. Neat-o!

Whatever happened to the Feral Dogs? They were only in one episode, weren’t they? We really need updated teas for this fandom!


Haha wet dog.

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This one isn’t a bad one, but it’s not one of the best of the Night Vale teas. It’s strongish puerh , with a bit o smoky gunpowder and sludge that is probably supposed to be an assam.

I DO miss Management in Night Vale. Sure, they were evil, but NOT AS EVIL as, Strexcorp? :| I have so many feels about the latest episode. And so muh dread for the next.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
1693 tasting notes

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Oh, wow! This is a yabao I can get behind. It’s really light and sweet and foresty – like wind blowing through the pines. I drank it so fast that I’ll have to resteep it and look at it again!

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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)


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