1771 Tasting Notes

Hmmm. Still not crazy about this one. Maybe I over-steeped it? The base feels a bit off tonight.

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drank Spiked Eggnog by Herbal Infusions
1771 tasting notes

OK, I am actually getting a bit of eggnog this time, now that I made it properly! This is still a delicately flavored blend, but it’s still good when I’m in the mood, and I do like the creamy eggnogish mouthfeel!


What is properly for you? :)


I think I overleafed a perfect spoon and steeped 3.5 min.


Do you have the big perfect spoon or the smaller one? The big one is almost 1 tbsp… (Damn you, DavidsTea, for changing it!)


see, I never understand David’s tea’s instructions. Often, their teas call for 1.5 tsp—do they mean one and a half of their own perfect teaspoons that are huge? or, does the 1.5 refer to a single serving of their huge perfect teaspoon?


Mine is the bigger one!
And I just assumed DavidsTea means one scoop for 1.5 tsp because that makes it perfect.


The 1.5 tsp are measuring teaspoons. I’ve asked a few different people about that one. :) The old perfect spoon was 1.5 tsp, but I think they moved to the bigger one so you just need one scoop in your perfect mug…


Oh man. This is so confusing. :( I wish they would label them somewhere so people knew what “perfect” was.

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I am drinking this because I was up until 4 to watch the new Sherlock ep (the only chance I had) and now my eyes are heavy all day and I need this to help wake me up. I added milk and maple agave as a treat.

I’m rewatching the Empty Hearse right now because I missed some of the dialogue and that’s a shame because the entire episode was brilliant.

Just brilliant. I am fan-girling SO HARD!!!


It’s hard to pick up on, but one of the theories on Anderson’s wall is the Tardis one where the Doctor saved Sherlock. :D


That’s great. I’ll have to pause it there and take a closer look!


I need to rewatch it too. It was overwhelming. It’s way glitzier and Sherlock seems much different. I loved every second though!
When they announced that the next episode would be on Sunday at the end of the episode I shook my husband by his lapels and squeed with manic glee. I hope he doesn’t think I’m crazy now…


I am planning a rewatch already too – sooooo much going on! I’m already sending new episode related fics to my kindle :)


Oh, i haven’t even looked for fics yet. I didn’t expect them so quickly!


there’s a new sherlock out? now i’ll be up, lol. i was up for different reasons.


It doesn’t premier here until Jan. 19. Sob!


I… may have cheated to see it sooner. :p


i started and ended my day with a sherlock inspired tea! they go so well together! and the episode is super re-watchable.


i finally just watched the last episode from last season…i’ve been holding on to it…waaaaiting…

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Yay! Another smooth sweet cuppa EG! I think this one might have been my favourite of the 12 Days of Christmas blends from HI. (Which is surprising because I’m not a huge EG fan). It’s just really good though.

You know what else is good? S3 of Sherlock aired TODAY! I’m hoping to watch it tonight or tomorrow….


I pre-ordered the DVD, and it will (hopefully) arrive the day before we come back from our vacation. Hopefully.


I need this for my soul

Roswell Strange

It was sooooooo good!


I hope they make some of these teas available for re-order!

Also, fingers crossed Anna on the dvds! Until then, be careful on the internet! (I’m awful for accidentally getting spoiled so I just try and watch immediately to be safe)


Always looking for another variant on the infinitely wonderful Earl Grey theme! (major EG aficionado here…)

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
1771 tasting notes

I saved this one for New Years and it was worth the wait. It’s nice and apple-y and there are some spices in that are making it pop just a little. It’s good, but I don’t need to restock it.

Have a great new year!


Happy New Year Cavocorax!


Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

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Goodbye yummy black Strawberry tea!

Happy New Years Eve to everyone. :)

We are doing nothing special today, but I did watch about 4 episodes of Supernatural (hello season 5!) so I’m very happy with where the day went! We’re almost out of Christmas cookies and chips and all that junk so that’s also a bonus. Then I won’t be tempted to eat all the bad things if it’s not sitting in my cupboard, taunting me.

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Sounds like my NYE. TV and junk food. Ugh!


TV and junk food is perfect for me. :)

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drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
1771 tasting notes

So when’s the last time you guys have had this tea?

After my daughter found my old bags and ripped/dump them out all over the coffee table I started to wonder the same thing. Time to give it a try!

You know, it’s not half that bad. :P I didn’t add milk or sugar which is strange because I used to drink this before I drank looseleaf and I HAD to add stuff before. It’s strong, and malty, and maybe a little tiny bit smokey.

It’s an appropriate tea to end the year with.

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Ha ha. I keep a box of this in my cupboard all the time. I mostly use it for iced tea or for when I am experimenting with tea flavouring/blending. But every once in a while it is nice to have a cup. It is like my tea roots, where it all started.


That’s is the only tea my husband drinks! Usually it’s iced, but every now and then he’ll drink it hot.


I have the Costco sized box of this tea. My hubby’s grandmother only drinks this, so we have to keep some around for her. My hubby’s father only drinks this as well. It’s like coming back to an old friend. Lately, I have been drinking more of it because I think I’ve been looking for simplicity on the crazy Christmas haze. There’s a reason it’s still around :)

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1771 tasting notes

I finally got this one tasting the way that it should!
It’s not total amaze-balls, but it’s good! Finally! I over-leafed it and steeped it for 5 min.

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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Another cup from Sil!
I can taste the apples and cherries but not much of the caramel. The caramel is more in the smell than the flavour.

This is good, but not one I"d re-stock, mostly because it’s a green tea.

Thanks for the sample!


Haven’t seen this tea company before.. it looks like Beetlejuice & Burton to me. :D

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
1771 tasting notes

Another cup of this – it’s so good, but not as good once it’s cooled. I just brewed it then I had to try and put the bear to bed, but then she refused to stay down and my cup was ruined for naught. :P

Now she’s watching Robin Hood (yes, at 2:44 AM), while I watch Supernatural, and we’re just winding down more… It’s not a bad life. She’ll most certainly sleep in until noon.


i will miss this one most when it’s gone of the fauchon teas. the others are nice but this one’s flavours appeal most to me AND it’s not a black base heh

Terri HarpLady

Did I sample this one?


not yet…next round of the box i’m including a metric crap ton of teas for you and tastybrew

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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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