1470 Tasting Notes


Appropriately enough, the end of my alphabetic journey through Night Vale is The Weather.

I will not make the obvious joke.

This smells like thai green curry. I have such a craving now. Unless this tea is amazing, the rest will be used to make rice, because yum.

The tea is very, very good, but it tastes like green curry. So yes, it will be going into delicious rice…yum.

So that’s all the fandom blends! I feel like I’ve lost my purpose now.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

You an always go back through them? I’m happy to see you found a few that you liked. Shadowfall and I both grabbed the WTNV sampler, and she hasn’t found much she liked with hers. I still have to try most of mine, but I’m encouraged.


There are a few good ones, but overall I prefer the Scott Pilgrim set.

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I had a cup of this last night, but I have no memory of it because as soon as I sat down to enjoy it, my laptop decided to start sounding like the unmarked black helicopters seen in the skies of Night Vale.

This area is Not Good For Play. I will mourn you Vanellope.

So I made a new cup today and I rather like Steve Carlsberg (Sorry Cecil!). The grapefruit and the vanilla pair well together, but it’s more vanilla than grapefruit, which is a little disappointing…I love grapefruit.

But he is keeping me company as I fight with my old laptop to back up before she dies. Sigh.

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I am Not Feeling Well (honestly, I’ve felt sick ever since I finished the Sheriff’s Secret Police), so I’m wrapping around a big cup of this beauty. It’s soothing my stomach and helping my headache fade. Very, very nice.

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I have the feeling that this tea will be similar to the Management, but I’m really hoping not.

Sidenote, I have my window open and someone nearby is frying fish, so now I’m dying for fish and chips. Dying.

Anyway! First sip: Yup, this is a tea for the wife, as I’m not too keen on it. It doesn’t make me want to run away screaming like Management did, but it’s still not great. The roasted mate is a saving grace for this one. You can really smell tobacco as it gets near your nose, and then you can taste it as well in the aftertaste. As an ex-smoker, I find it both delicious and revolting and I want a cigarette now. Badly.

So, uh…don’t try this if you’re trying to quit. Yeah, after a few more sips, this is all I can think about. It tastes like drinking a cup of tea right after smoking a cigarette. Or improperly stored tea from a smoker’s home. Which…if the Sheriff’s Secret Police kept tea in their headquarters, this is what I imagine it would taste like. So spot on tea, but it’s not for me.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Blueberry by The Tea Haus
1470 tasting notes

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drank Blueberry by The Tea Haus
1470 tasting notes

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This one took me on a taste journey. I kept taking sip after sip, the flavor strongly reminding me of something but I didn’t know what. It was driving me crazy, so I set it down and walked away.

The flavor reminded me of a specific mouthfeel, gritty but kind of cakey, but not really. It brought up the memory of some…woman in my life making some kind of bars. Not chocolate chip cookies, but something that did have chocolate in it, and chocolate I felt was unneeded.

I read the reviews and went back to the tea after it had cooled and kept sipping. Some kind of spice dessert bar…gah! What the hell is it?

Then I read a review mentioning someone putting coconut milk in it and it was like my head exploded.

Hello Dolly squares. This tea tastes like my mother-in-law’s Hello Dolly squares in a watered down form. I need to make this into a latte with coconut milk for my wife and see if she agrees.

It reminded me of Carlos and Cecil. Is Carlos into Cecil? It was months upon months of wondering and trying to figure it out when ALL OF A SUDDEN things changed and the internet exploded over it.

So while the tea itself doesn’t make me think of Carlos, the first time I had it certainly always will.

1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I was right, this is so, so good iced.

Despite the fact that it’s February and we live in Toronto, our building is painfully hot. Painfully. So I’ve been opening all the windows and today I really just needed a light, sweet tea to soothe my dehydrated, hot self.

This tea hits the spot. Oh my goodness, it is so good. Sweet strawberry and just a hint of tangy citrus…oooh, we have some limes in the fridge, I should add them. I gave most of this cold brew to my bestie, so I’m left with a single cup of my own…but yum. What a cup. This will be a staple, come summer.

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.


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