1779 Tasting Notes

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Oooh, sipdown! (167)
I didn’t realize this was green rooibos when I decided to make it, but that’s cool. It’s midnight. Rooibos time! I don’t think I’ve had green rooibos before, but it’s interesting. This really tastes like strong coconut, and cream, and sweetness. Very decadent!

Thanks MissB!

Courtney

I’m so happy I discovered green rooibos, since red doesn’t generally work for me. This one may go in my next S&V order. :)

Fjellrev

I really like this one too!

Plunkybug

Green is def better for me than red.

TeaBrat

I wish there were more green rooibos blends out there!

Plunkybug

Me too, Tea Brat! Same for honeybush!

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drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
1779 tasting notes

I’m drinking a mason jar of this because I’m trying to sip down all my winter teas. It’s time to move on. i don’t mind snow, and I don’t mind the extreme cold because I bundle up well and don’t spend much time outside, but I’m sick of walking on ice/slush/snow covered sidewalks, and not being able to push the stroller around. J’s driving his car to York right now bc getting the stroller to the bus is just too much work unless we walk on the road and uh… that’s not safe. :P

So, let’s drink this down and welcome Spring!

Fjellrev

The slippery sidewalks are definitely the worst. I can’t imagine dealing with a stroller on top of that. My mom was in a wheelchair for a while when I was a kid due to an accident, and I remember my brother and me trying to wheel her through the snow. So hard!

TheTeaFairy

I do the mason jar treatment also when I want to do “get rid” of a bunch!
Yes that winter of ours is ridiculous, I really feel for you, having to carry the stroller. The cities should at least keep the sidewalks clean!!

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79
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
1779 tasting notes

I drank a lot of tea while TK was napping because I wanted to sit in the quiet and read a book, but it was a LOT and I was starting to feel overcaffenated. Time to throw in a rooibos!

Thanks VariaTEA! This is not an everyday tea for me, but when I’m in the mood for it, its quite nice!

I just realized I have 168 teas currently in my cupboard. I could probably drink 18 sipdowns in the next week, right? That should be possible!!! Time to clean up some little samples before they go stale!

VariaTEA

18 sipdowns is certainly manageable. I have faith in you. And I go through phases where I don’t want this tea but when I am in the mood and have a cup, I am always surprised at how much I enjoy it.

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
1779 tasting notes

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Sipdown!

Idk, what’s up with me but I’m detecting a Ceylon base in this, along with some delicious chocolate blueberry. I noticed Ceylon in another tea too so I’m wondering if that’s coincidence, or if my brain is just SUPER observant today.

ThIs is tastier than I remember. Maybe I over leafed it? Either way, that’s the end of it…

(168) – might be difficult to get to 150!

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79
drank Toronto Nights by RiverTea
1779 tasting notes

Aisling of Tea had this and it caught my eye because I ALSO live in Toronto.

What do Toronto Nights taste like?
I probably wouldn’t say they tasted like green tea with almonds and cinnamon and citrus, but apparently RiverTea thinks it does. This is a nice light tea, and the flavouring is not overly strong – I find it a nice contemplative cup for what would be my after dinner-cup if I had actually eaten already. And I wouldn’t say no to drinking more, but I’m not sure this is one I’d crave often. Maybe in the late spring, in the evenings, when I’m sitting in the backyard watching the little squirt run around in the grass… And maybe if it’s iced.

Rob Ford would not taste like this. :P

And the rest of this is being set aside for Sil!
(rating is 79 because I like the cup, but don’t see I’d crave it often. )

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML
Lala

I couldn’t even imagine what Rob Ford would taste like?!? Yuckie and ridiculous at the same time. Ha ha.

Sil

Um. No one wants to taste rob ford

Daddyselephant

Rob Ford would taste like cocaine, cheap booze, and his wife’s…Ahem, since he’s got “plenty to eat at home.”

I hate Rob Ford. Did you hear he’s being “bullied” by the gay community?

OMGsrsly

A+, Sil. :)

Daddyselephant

We asked Gabriela at RiverTea about the name when we ordered and this is what she told us: “For tourists, especially from Europe there is this vision we have about the night life in Toronto…sparkling, full of life.”

Cavocorax

Ahahaha – aisling of tea. :P
Yes, no one wants to taste that!

Fjellrev

Thanks for the slight image, Cavo, and then an extra thanks to aisling of tea for colouring in the rest of the image with TECHNICOLOUR. Good god.

Daddyselephant

I haven’t done my job unless everyone everywhere is properly horrified. bow and wanders off

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While I’m sad to see the last of this cup, I really am thankful that MissB was able to send me some. I’d never tried anything from Whispering Pines, but the samples she gave me were all very good. Too bad I am overspent on tea orders but maybe in April I’ll be able to place an order?

This is such a nice gentle and refreshing tea. Maybe I’ll turn into a sleeping bear afterwards, caffeine or no. :P

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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74
drank Boatsman by RiverTea
1779 tasting notes

Mmmm. This is very good too, but in a different way than Dolce Vita. It’s not as smack you in the face with fruit, but instead the mango and vanilla and cinnamon all coalesce together into something very relaxing and tasty. The cinnamon gives it a bit of a kick at the end of the sip to liven it up a little too.

I should try cold-steeping this!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Roswell Strange

Oh, I hadn’t thought about cold steeping this one but I really should try that too…

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drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
1779 tasting notes

Oh, this is the best way to start a Friday! It’s so freakin’ creamy and full of raspberry. Slightly tart raspberry but, wait for it, there’s NO HIBISCUS. I really love this tea.

I should probably leave this at the office but I just got it and I’m so excited and I’m not going to be surprised when at the end of the day I stuff all my new teas into my purse to stuff onto my tea shelves at home. Why do I even order tea for the office? :P Seems lik my new teas stay at home, and my small samples get smuggled into the office for sipdowns. But it works?

Anyway this tea is OMG raspberry yes.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
keychange

Not a lot of coconut, then?

Courtney

I love raspberries teas that work. Sounds awesome!

Cavocorax

I didn’t think so – it mostly added to the creaminess. (Unlike some coconut oolongs I’ve had there were JUST coconut – this is far more subtle).

Daddyselephant

This one is SO GOOD, right? I might need to make myself a cup…

TeaBrat

no hibiscus – wheee!

keychange

Shopping listed! and also, I’m glad you can taste the raspberry here-often, the coconut flavouring can be overwhelming.

VariaTEA

Yay for no hibiscus. That is one of the main reasons I plan on getting this tea.

Ubacat

Raspberry without hibiscus! I’m putting this one on my wish list.

Plunkybug

Yay for no hibby, too!

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I’m so happy ifjuly sent some of this way! I had a few sips, and then added it to my shopping list. Yes, this is a good tea. Even though it has a doofy horse on the tin. :P

It’s warm, and bready, and there’s a bit of honey, and it makes me think of bread out of the oven with a little butter and something sweet on top of it. It’s really good. Very smooth mouthfeel. Warm, comforting taste. No one has been exaggerating with these reviews. There is NO conspiracy to make you go out and buy this tea!

I want to go buy this tea. I’ll have to coordinate with Sil because $10 shipping to Canada is TOO MUCH for one tin. I was hoping they’d offer a shipping discount sale as they are wont to do from time to time.

I keep drinking amazing teas all day with multiple infusions. I’m only on tea 2 for the day – hahaha

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

oh god… so i DO want this then… you would suggest?

ifjuly

i’m really glad you like it!

Cavocorax

Sil – yes – I recommend it! Ifjuly was kind enough to send enough for 2-3 cups, so I could save a little bit for you if you want? It could be waiting for you when you get back from Miami. :)

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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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