1691 Tasting Notes
This is the first from the Winter Collection that I decided to sample – I didn’t want an herbal so that limited me to 2 choices.
Side note: there are duplicate entries for all these teas and it’s making crazy! (ok, enough ranting).
I’m definitely getting cake from this tea. It smells delicious but I was completely distracted by this odd oily flavour because it was so damn familiar, and then I realized that this tea has the same cake flavoring as Red Velvet Cake. This tea is very similar, except it is lighter, and fruitier with the cherry and pineapple. I like it, but it also reminds me of dirt.
I realize that isn’t a ringing endorsement. Ha. I’m resteeping this now and will update if necessary.
This is so smooth and fragrant and relaxing. I didn’t think I’d care for it because of the jasmine, but when I’m in the mood for it, I’m in the mood for it. I’m happy I got this sample from Verdant, even if I forgot about it for 6 months…
I drank a whole teapot of this over the course of the evening.
I nearly reached for Tea Spot’s Bolder Breakfast, or A&D’s Tiger Assam, but I wanted something gentler – this was it! I just love this one.
It’s Halloween! I’m pretty excited you guys, ngl. I made a little beard for my daughter so she can dress up as her dad but she doesn’t like how it tickles and won’t even let me tie it on. So her backup costume is a slightly too small monster outfit that a friend bought her last year! We’re going to take her to a nearby mall for indoor trick or treating which sounds like a good way to do it for her first time.
Also, I’m getting free candy out of this. :) What kind of parent would I be if I like a 17 month old eat tons of candY? Bwahahaha.
I am really beyond tired right now, which makes sense because it’s 2:30 AM! Whoops. I’ve been surfing and listening to music for the past hour and didn’t notice. Also, this song has been on repeat the whole time… (It’s trance so it’s meant to fade into the background but still…. hello brain?)
I just needed to jot down that this tea is actually decent. It’s better than I remember, but the thing is that I’m not that crazy about pistachio so I’m better with Mulberry Magic. That being said, when I go Friday, if they have this in a 2/$5 bag, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to grab it.
ALSO! Here’s a tangent because I’m OBSESSED ATM. Do you guys know Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half wrote a book? And that it came out already? And that it’s freaking hilarious and you should buy it? DO IT. I have the ebook and I was reading it while trying to put my daughter to sleep and it was a terrible idea because the parts that make me laugh, make me do so outloud. I can’t help myself… And the paper book is really hefty and pretty and so colorful, and it’s onlyl $~9 if you buy it online. (http://hyperboleandahalfbook.blogspot.ca/)
I’m pretty much over this tea. Too bad I have 1-2 cups left of it in my tin. :(
I’ll probably focus on finishing it up, and then I’ll have to decide what green tea to fill it back up with (fill as in 50g, not 100 – I learned my lesson!) I’m thinking North African Mint, Movie Night or Countess of Seville!
ETA: Those last 2 cups worth of tea had an “accident”. They were over a year old – I think it’s stale. #excuses
Well if I’m triyng Fruit D’Alsace, why not Boston too? I’ve got tin-loads of that one. :)
Having it back to back, I can see that these two teas are VERY similar. Fruity blacks, with the same base. I always forget about the almond in this that mellows it out. This feels more like a fall tea to me
(I don’t know what it is, but these H&S teas seem a bit flatter than I remember. :( Maybe I need to add more leaf?)
I’m on my last oz of this so I thought I’d keep working away at it. I enjoy it, although it’s not for every day. It just has that fruity stone flavour that I like.
Was this the one people would compare to Paris? Because I think Paris is more EG-like and creamier, while this is just sweet and … french?