1774 Tasting Notes

79
drank Toronto Nights by RiverTea
1774 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

aisling of tea

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. :)

aisling of tea

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.

aisling of tea

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

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86

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
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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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93
drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
1774 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).

aisling of tea

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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95

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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96

This tea is suited “For Tiger-Taming, Early Mornings, and Getting on with it.”

Yes please! I definitely need some of that – we are going to switch our drivers license over and start the process of transferring the car, and maybe get Ontario health cards too… Uugggh. I hate bureaucracy stuff. I totally need some tiger taming.

This tea helps me feel a little prepared for the day; it’s rich and dark and beautiful. OMG. I get malt, and honey and maybe even a little bit of a spice, like nutmeg or cinnamon that adds a little but of sweetness against all this malt.

Wow. It’s incredible.

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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74
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

Thanks again JustJames for sending this to me so long again. I don’t have much left but I really like it. I keep forgetting how good it is, but when i drink it I get coffee and raspberry and nuts and it’s just freaking perfect.

I did drink this after finishing my coffee because I wanted to make sure I was super awake and it did the trick. Maybe too awake. Gotta get off the tumblr now and start doing some actual work.

Hello Wednesday!

Nattie

This tea is super high on my wishlist! I will probably cave eventually and get a huge DAVIDsTEA order, and just pay the ridiculous shopping fee ): I want so many of their teas, though, I’m sure it’ll be worth it :D

Nattie

Just been back on their website and it’s even worse than I thought – they’re the ones that don’t even ship to the UK, at all! )’: England sucks when it comes to tea

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76
drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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I might be just a little chai on life. I finished this cup and am down to 164, even though I didn’t have much time to log tea today.

I did find this amazing gifset on tumblr though: http://destiel-is-my-canon.tumblr.com/post/76689869658/asdfghjkl-i-cant-justdestiel#notes Yeah….. there’s nothing going on behind those looks. Nope, nope nope.

And here’s a lovely and heartbreaking post-reichenbach Sherlock comic strip: http://asset-9.soup.io/asset/3777/0315_9fd1.jpeg

I also created my own ridic tumblr and am having fun with it. I had to start queuing stuff because I want to reblog everything. :P

OMGsrsly

Eeee!!!! That gifset is AWESOME. I had to start queuing stuff too, otherwise there’d be like 80billion reblogs one or two days a week. :)

Cavocorax

Hahahahaha. Well you’ll see that one again soon. :)

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86

Another successful sample from MissB! Well, as successful as I can get with my nose stuff up again. I wouldn’t mind being a sleeping bear myself and just skipping the rest of winter!

From what I can taste of this, this tea is a nice refreshing green with a bit of buttery vegetal notes. There’s also more to it – like pine needles. I’ll have to resteep it!

Also I’ll try the last of it later when I can fully appreciate the nuances.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Multiple infusions are a must with this one :) Especially the new version with oolong-processed wildcrafted white pine. Glad you could still enjoy it with a stuff nose! :D

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83
drank Citrus Dream by Butiki Teas
1774 tasting notes

Bedtime sipdown (166!)

This is such a great tea. So relaxing and citrusy, and I can even handle all the chamomile!

Maybe I’ll hit 150 before the end of the month after. Only if my samples fromm MissB and Aun-Juli are late, but either way I’ll probably be close, and that’s good enough for me. I’m not going to push because I have tons of new teas to try and don’t want to worry just about rotating the old out.

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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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