1774 Tasting Notes
I wasn’t able to fully review this before it cooled down, but I’m happy with this. Happy that I have 50g, but not sure that I’ll miss it once it’s gone.
It’s slightly spicy, with a nice cake-y background (yet without the oily aftertaste I got from Coffee Cake and Red Velvet Cake), and the ginger is nicely pronounced. I feel like I should add sugar to this one, or steep it longer to make the flavours pop more. I want MORE spice.
This smells so rich and dark and amazing. I don’t even want to sip it – just smell it all evening. But that would be a waste, wouldn’t it? I only bought 15g of this, which might end up being 2 cups, and that probably won’t be enough, but this one was more expensive than the rest…
First sip? YES. I instantly love this much more than the Coffee Cake. It’s just BAMMM. Rich chocolate and hazelnut and sweet sweetness. I guess there’s oolong under here? Mostly I’m tasting hot liquid nutella with a tiny bit of an odd aftertaste that I can’t identify, but do not mind.
Drat. Now I wish I’d grabbed more than 15g. Suppose that’s move incentive to find high paying work. :P
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/)