1909 Tasting Notes

drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
1909 tasting notes

I’ve brought a few more teas with me to work, and this is one that I thought would be nice while I’m at my desk.
It smells exactly as I remember it, but the taste has faded for me, which makes me rather sad.
Ah well. Its still got enough peppermint sweetness to keep me sipping.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

My trouble sleeping continues, and I have a headache this morning, probably from the lack of decent rest. Bleh.
So I reached for Boston this morning, a blend of lovely flavors, including a burst of tart cranberries, which I hoped would help my headache. So far, no.
At least its Friday?

Evol Ving Ness

I still would like to try this blend. It’s on my shopping list—if I even allow myself to purchase tea again. :)

Do you have an essential oil diffusor? When I first heard of this, it sounded pretty woo-woo to me, but desperation sent me to purchase one. I find it to be a great help.


I do not, but I’ve heard great things. I might look into that this weekend, see if it helps! And I’d recommend this tea, if you ever get to try it. I love it dearly.


Do you have any essential oils? I have a few but no diffuser lol
Been thinking about leaving a few drops on an unscented candle.

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Very strange dreams about a steampunk Pride & Prejudice, which was interesting.
I brewed up this today, paying extra attention not to steep it past four and a half minutes, which created a nice balance between the maple and the bergamot. I’m still not getting much in the way of vanilla from this, but the balance is much better today.

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I am not sleeping well lately- waking up too early and tossing and turning restlessly. Bleh.
So tea has become a highly critical tool of my morning, even more than usual.
Today I didn’t want anything bitter, sharp or bright. I wanted mellow, but still enough to wake me up. Enter Golden Snail.
This is so warm, with an almost yeasty, bread taste to it. I found it to be very mellow indeed.


Aww, I’m sorry, I hope you’ll be able to get a good rest soon.


Yuck I’ve been in that spot before with the sleep. Not a good time! I hope you figure out a solution soon :)

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drank French Vanilla by Tea Cozy
1909 tasting notes

I love vanilla tea. Its one of my favorite things, a good vanilla black blend. I am constantly questing for them, and am formulating a theory that a company can be judged by the quality of its simple vanilla black blends.
This one leaves a bit to be desired. Its got vanilla flavor, but it doesn’t harmonize as I’d wish with the base. The base itself is a little bitter, which made the tail end of the sip not a creamy sigh, but a scrunched up sharpness.
This will not be the ultimate vanilla. The quest continues!

Evol Ving Ness

My favourite vanilla black is made by Capital Tea Ltd, the one in Canada not the American one. What is yours so far?

There is nothing in life as good and as lovely as a good cup of vanilla black.

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drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea Cozy
1909 tasting notes

Do you ever just sit and think about how lovely tea is, and how happy you are to drink it, and how wonderful that there is a world of tea, a history of tea, a culture of tea?
I do. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, thinking about all the tea rooms I want to visit, the tea houses I want to experience, the books about tea I want to read. I’ve been thinking about the flavors I’ve got currently, and the ones I want to try, and the just total, enveloping niceness that is a good cup of tea.
What loveliness.
I’m sipping this, which is full of sweet lavender today, and feeling happy that such a wonderful thing as tea exists in the first place, and that I get to share that vibrant culture with all of you.

Evol Ving Ness

Lovely thoughts. Thank you for sharing them.

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drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
1909 tasting notes

I had two or three cups of this last night, as I worked on organizing my books and watched the Great British Bake Off on Netflix. (That show is so wonderful! I want to move right into the tent, and sit around eating cake and drinking tea all day long.)
Its still not very memorable. I think I’m largely done with Rooibos, and am especially done with buying it myself. I shall drink any given to me, but I’ll not be brining it back.


That would be a sweet job (no pun intended) getting paid (or even volunteering) to sit around and indulge in wonderful desserts all day haha.


I am a culinary washout, but I love watching GBBO, too!

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I woke up with a headache (bleh), so I needed something a touch strong to get me up, dressed, and out the door today.
Blackbear is such a lovely tea. Its smoky without tasting like a firefighters coat, and just so, so pleasant on a cold and rainy morning.
It helped the headache, too!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
1909 tasting notes

I love weekend breakfasts. Today it is a toasted English Muffin with Lavender Honey, and a pot of Lovely Capri.
This is good on a cold morning, but its good on a summer morning as well. There is something about fig blends that just transends everything for me, so warm and rich and lovely. And the touch of lemon is brilliant, keeping things from getting too heavy!
Sundays are great.

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drank Bungalow by Steven Smith Teamaker
1909 tasting notes

I have had a virtuous morning of working out and running errands. Time for some mindless internet and tea!
So, my lovely new boss is about to get married. He is marrying a woman who runs a local honey farm. This is a bonus for the wonderful job, as he has access to free honey, and has given me jars of lovely, local, beautiful honey for lots of reasons, including he just has some around.
I love honey. I adore honey. Honey is the freaking best. And I thought I would use some of my new honey-loot in my afternoon pot of this gorgeous tea!
Bungalow is a glorious blend no matter what, but its particularly gorgeous with a drop of honey in it.

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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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