1774 Tasting Notes

This was the second timolino that I packed for work. I had it before without reviewing it, but strangely enough, it almost tastes better this way.

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And this is a sipdown of a tea I WILL sorely miss. But it was perfect today as I wanted to be alert for my first day at my new job! :D

I’m sorta an office manager/personal assistant at a company that does special effects for TV shows and movies. It’s amazing! And not only does it pay well, it’s everything else I want: casual, in my own boss, set my own hours, have my own personal space, am part of a small team… I get to wear turn jeans and geeky tees too! And I can possibly help with creating the effects (mostly dead bodies).

My boss told me to make my space my own so I’m bringing my kettle tomorrow, and a 10 pack of mini tins!

(and I work off my own computer so no one is checking if I pop on Steepster so, I’ll be more up to date on my logs!)

Starfevre

Sweet job.

yyz

Awesome, sounds like a fun place to work! Congrats!

Cavocorax

Thanks! It seems pretty perfect so far.
And we managed to arrange last minute daycare for our 19mo. 2014 is off to a great start!

Tuscanteal

Sounds like a great job!!!

keychange

This job sounds ideal!

Anna

This is so great.

yyz

Wow, that’s lucky in the GTA.

Cavocorax

Totally! So, I guess we won’t be moving back to BC any time soon! :O

Terri HarpLady

Yay! That’s awesome, Cavo! Congrats!

Sil

YAAAAY!!!!!

ashmanra

That sounds amazing! can you get me in on it?

OMGsrsly

Woooo!!!!! :D

caile

That sounds like a fantastic job – congratulations!!

Cavocorax

Thanks everyone. :D

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drank Citrus Dream by Butiki Teas
1774 tasting notes

I bought this on Black Friday but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. My bad.

This is really amazing. I was just sipping away at it distractedly while looking for daycares and I was just hit – whammmo! – with a burst of fresh lime. Wow. So refreshing. I can still taste the chamomile and the overall effect is quite soothing. Like floating on a cloud before sleep. Or some such nonsense.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Sil

This one makes me sleep. Lol

Fjellrev

Oh man, I wish I could find a tea that helps me sleep. This sounds like it has potential.

Sil

chamomile makes me sleepy.. i liked the taste of this one as well..my finum brew baskets just didn’t like it

OMGsrsly

Brew chamomile in paper, Sil! Or those plastic mesh tea bags you can find in some Asian markets. I pre-fill and iron mine shut for ease of use. :)

Sil

yeah, i have a metal basket that i use for chamomile heh

Anna

Wait. No. Stop. What happenes to the basket? Does it get all clogged by little dusty chamomile parts?

OMGsrsly

Pretty much, Anna. I also find that a lot of little bits get through, which is why I prefer paper filters for chamomile.

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I’m looking at placing another fandom Adagio order so I thought I would enjoy another cup of this to remind me of the blends that I enjoy. I may need to restock this one. It’s smooth and fruity and relaxing.

Sil

warn me if you do!

OMGsrsly

I really like the blueberry Tardis blend… hint, hint… :D

Cavocorax

Haha – OMGsrsly – I thought you had your own tea mule for the West Coast! :P

OMGsrsly

Yes, but she just did a HUGE Adiago order. I suppose I could see if I could tempt her into another. :)

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

And another surprise one from Janelle! This was goood, but not memorable. At least I drank it while I was messaging Shadowfall back and forth and before I knew it the cup was gone an the review wasn’t up. Hmm.

Ah well. It was pleasant, but it’s not one you can get any more… (yes it is)

Roswell Strange

Are you sure you can’t get it anymore? It’s still listed on the site, and my local store sells it still.

Cavocorax

Oh, whoops! Looks like I just made a wrong assumption there! I had a few samples that were older teas and since I’d never heard of this I thought it was old too. :p

Roswell Strange

I don’t think it’s a very popular blend from David’s (or at least not one commonly discussed), so I guess I can see why it’s forgettable. I don’t think I’ll ever personally try it just because of the raisins…

ifjuly

it’s gone? dang. the only david’s tea i still like. :(

ifjuly

oh, now i read the comments. phew.

Cavocorax

Sorry about that – I couldn’t edit it on my phone but I’m on my computer now. :D

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drank Fennel Spice by Della Terra Teas
1774 tasting notes

Sipdown – oh yeah! (152)

I’m happy Janelle was able to send me a little of this. I was curious about how it would taste, but it’s not really my thing. I’m not huge into licorice/fennel/pepper. Intersting, but I’ll pass.

So I’m happy I didn’t end up with 2 oz of it!

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drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Chocolate Cake by Tealux
1774 tasting notes

Nope. This tea does not pass Go. This tea does NOT collect $200.

It’s sorta bland and very rooibos-y. I don’t regret snagging it from BrewTEALLY sweet though. Now I know that it’s a bad one.

Angrboda

Has it in fact been sent to prison, then?

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

I missed this! I’m happy I grabbed 39g more of this the other day. Pistachio Cream was ok, but this is much better.

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This is good! I nearly thought it was a white tea due to the light flavour and the low steep temp, but… oolong it is!

It’s a very nice one too. I’m on my second steep. I like it but not for all the time. I’m not very good at describing this – it’s so mild, but sweet and fruity. I smell apricot.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 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.

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!

Ratings:
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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