1774 Tasting Notes

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
1774 tasting notes

I should probably backlog (not bacon, Autocorrect!) the other teas I had today but for the last few hours the power has been off more than on.

It went off just as I decided I needed more tea. Yep. So I started cold new wrong a resteep of Nutmeg Cream because I just love it.

The power jumped back on an hour ago so I jumped on it immediately to make tea
That only lasted half an hour, but I’ve got this to sip on so I quite happy.

Oh this is why having an ereader with a light built in it is AMAZING. I always keep it on the lowest setting and in a pitch black room I can read perfectly. For hours. Maybe a few says straight? I don’t have to charge it very often. I started reading Alice in Wonderland to my daughter but she for bored if tha and is now watching Blues Clues on my tablet. Technology us pretty great. (She loves books, but they need pictures. I can accept that!)

Anyway, I’m happy Sil let me scoop some of this from her. I really like it. I couldn’t find an orange chocolate tea that really gelled for me – often the flavours weren’t strong enough – but this is pure win.

JustJames

yay autocorrect! doesn’t everyone like bacon?

Cavocorax

Yep, yep they do!

Damn. I wish I could edit posts On Steepster on phone. All the typos are going to make me crazy. >:(

Hope the power is back on (for good) in the morning and I can do it on computer.

OMGsrsly

Bacon maple shortbreads? :) I didn’t get an ereader with a light. I use a red-tinted lamp if I’m reading late at night, because I’m a weirdo.

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drank Royal Blend by Fortnum & Mason
1774 tasting notes

Woah. This tea is bold! It’s almost milk&sugar bold, although I’ll probably finish this first cup plain.

Ok – time to roleplay – i’ll finish this later. :P

Sil

i know nofars suggests this is a must have milk tea.

NofarS

Yes, without milk-and-sugar this tea kind of gives you a kick in the knees

Cavocorax

Thanks! The milk helps smooth it out!

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
1774 tasting notes

I let this get cold, but while it was hot it was ‘really, really’ good, and now that it’s cold it’s only just ‘really’ good.

I approve.

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So many new teas, so little time? What next?

Well, my Butiki order is in so I had better snatch one of those up. I’ve been so excited about this one.

The base makes it thick and bready, while carrots and spices swim in the backnotes. I’m not getting much vanilla frosting – just a little here and there, but I suspect I’ll taste it more once it cools. This is interesting in comparison to the awful Carrat Cake Oolong I had from DavidsTea just a few days ago, and the super good but super sweet rooibos version from DTT. As to be expected, this one tastes more natural than the others.

ETA: I added a little bit of sugar, as was suggested, and it DOES make the carrot/vanilla pop a bit more

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Mmm, yummy.

OMGsrsly

Sounds good. :)

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I drank this earlier today and quite enjoyed it! My toddler did too, which is funny because she usually just ignores my tea, but this time she walked up to my cup and kept trying to drink from it. I gave her a few sips and each time she proclaimed, “Mmmmmm!”. So adorable!

I’m hoping to get a variable temp kettle for Christmas and then drinking this one will be easier.

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And this is another sipdown. (168 – with my Butiki order!)
I don’t know what it is, but I’m not really digging something in this blend. It’s ok, but it’s making my throat scratchy. I wonder if that means I’m allergic to something in the blend? Someone mentioned that earlier – maybe JustJames? in regards to rooibos?

Terri HarpLady

I have some of this sitting here, waiting to become a latte, probably later this afternoon as a reward for all my hard work.

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So I think this was one of the ones I bought from Sil! She went out on a fancy tea shopping trip when she found out they were available locally, and lazy me just said I’d buy some off you. :P

So I’m enjoying this. It’s a nice brisk black tea, malty and not too sweet. To be honest, it’s nice, but not as knock-my-socks-off as I had hoped for, especially when compared to Bolder Breakfast, or Laoshan Black.

But that’s ok. I can’t afford to buy a tin of this and every tea out there. :) I’ll enjoy this while I can.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

I think you’d like American breakfast.

Cavocorax

Maybe? I’ll have to see if I have it. :P

Sil

you don’t…i don’t have any but i WILL be buying some in the future.

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drank Un Momento by Tealux
1774 tasting notes

This is a very tasty tea, but it’s also a trickster and I don’t approve. I don’t like my rooibos with coffee beans in them.

Sipdown (160)

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
1774 tasting notes

Sil is right. This one smells amazing! Just, so much orange! The actual tea has less orange and more chocolate, but it’s still really good.

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Thank you Sil (and Terri?) for this sample! (162)

It smells so dark and rich, and I probably shouldn’t be drinking it at 11, but I’ve got more Supernatural episodes I’d like to watch.

It’s very rich with a lot of cocoa notes and maybe some oak? It’s not as sweet as I had expected, but ti’s still very nice. It makes me think of Laoshan Black, although I couldn’t quite say what the difference is.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
tea-sipper

I could watch Supernatural 24/7. I haven’t seen seasons 4&5 yet. I’ll feel like I have no new episodes to watch except for, you know, new episodes.

Cavocorax

Did you watch them all except for 4&5?

I hate it when I’m all caught up on a new show and have to wait for new eps just like everyone else… I think I have 113 episodes to go before I run out though so I’m less worried about that with Supernatural. I’m just trying to watch what I can while I’m still unemployed – I don’t’ know when/if I’ll get a new job so I want to watch them while I still have time. (And when the toddler will allow me!)

Terri HarpLady

Tony & I started watching supernatural this weekend, of course, we’re in the middle of season 1

Cavocorax

I find that it really picks up more in Season Two, but that’s because I’m more interested in the metaplot than I am the monsters of the week.

Sil

i need to go back and start watching this again… maybe I can start on weekends when ian’s working. just blow through seasons in a day

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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!

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