1909 Tasting Notes


Uggh, it was extra hard to drag myself out of bed this morning. I rewarded myself for managing to actually get up with a cup of this. Almond pastry in a cup. It helped to make my bitter morning a little sweeter.

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Brewed this up as my last cup of the evening yesterday.
This is very smooth, and the fruit flavoring is blended really well. The red tea is hardly noticable under the fruit flavor, which makes it seem like the fruit might be overpowering, but its not at all.
I like it, but am not compleatly overwhelmed by it. Will happily have another cup if it ever comes my way again.
Thanks to Sophie and Laurent!

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drank Grand Amour by Nina's Paris
1909 tasting notes

Thanks to Sophie and Laurent for this sample!
Mmm. Its caramel tea day here, it seems.
Of course, the caramel and vanilla notes are secondary to the currant flavor, which is very nice indeed. Fruity without being too fruity. Balanced very well. I sipped this while I had a plate of fresh figs, drizzled in honey. Yum! A lovely paring.
My sample was just enough for one cup, but this is something I’ll hunt down more of in the future.


I bought this one because it was so sooooo yummy, I plan to get it for my future son-in-law as a wedding gift when he gets to the USA!

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drank Darjeeling by Twinings
1909 tasting notes

As my tea collection swells to alarming and wonderful numbers, I have decided that I must drink at least one cup of something meh every day, in an effort to get through it, and make room for more and better teas.
This is still bitter and inferior. I’ve got one bag after this cup. Sipdown later today?

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I have a million new teas that all arrived yesterday in the mail, but I decided that this would be the first one to try. Caramel and vanilla are some of my favorite flavors for anything, and I was looking forward to seeing how they would go in this blend.
Oh my. Hello, you delightful tea. This couldent have more caramel in it if it tried. But fear not, it doesnt have any sticky sweet, cloying, overpowering flavor. The assam gives it just enough smokiness to mellow out the caramel, and the vanilla mellows out the assam.
This is wonderful, and I can tell its going to become a standby. Carmel cake in a cup. Lovely, lovely! Get ye some of Caramel Vanilla Assam!


This is definitely one of my favorites! And for every reason you just stated! :-)

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What a long, stressful and exsausting day. Time for a soothing cup of tea.
This smells lovely, and is warm and cozy. Yum.
Tea and deep breathing. The way to get through just about everything.

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Hmm. I got this at Christmas time, and I drank a cup or two, and then its been abandoned on my shelves since then. Well, today I decided to give it another try.
It smells wonderful. Spot on sugar cookie. Gorgeous smell. The trouble is that the tast does not live up to the buttery, sugar rush smell of the tea. I see that lots of people double bag this, and I might give that a try next time.
I do love sweet teas, and sugar cookie sounded like such a good idea, but I’m not convinced that this is the tea to do that.

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

Another of my recent collection of Harney samples.
What struck me first about this tea was how light it was. The fruit flavorings are not heavy or in your face. Its a subtle taste of them, not a bam! Fruit Punch! kind of flavor. You can taste the fruit, but it doesnt scream at you. It actually made it a great tea to drink on this warm summer morning, sweet and light.
I like this.


Yes! I prefer my fruit to not scream at me. :D


It is excellent iced, especially if you sweeten it gently and leave it to sit in the fridge for a day or two.


you know, i just placed an order with harney and sons and i didn’t include this. or paris. dammit.


Oh no! And those are some of my favorites from Harney as well. Well, whatever you did order will be wonderful, I’m sure!

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drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

This smelled like dessert right out of the bag. Chocolate coconut cake!
Coconut is not my favorite flavor ever (though its a componant in a lot of teas I really like, now that I think about it), but theres no denying that this cup has appeal. I get more coconut than chocolate, but its not overpowering.
This may not become a favorite of mine, but it is very, very good.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

This lives up to its name. I opened up my package and was hit by a lovely armoma of roses.
This steeps up to a lovely, light and rosy tea. I really like this, its not too sweet, and doesnt seem at all like perfume. Just a lovely rosyness to it. This one was a sample I got from Harney, but I might get this one in full size, eventually.


this is lovely :)


I love blending this with Palm Court or Queen Catherine for a nice rosy change! But I love it all by itself, too.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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