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160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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From August Uncommon Tea

Tastes Like: pound cake, vanilla, grass, warm hay, hazelnut, leather
Feels Like: unforgettable cakes in the countryside

Intoxicating aroma that conjures velvety cake on an afternoon in the countryside. Soft, sugar-laden butter glides across the tongue to meet tiny floral vanilla seeds apparent in the bottom of the cup, and the earthy, sweet grassiness of cardamom and green tea. A modern take on Proust’s tea-soaked Madeleine.
ingredients: organic green tea, organic cardamom seed, organic cardamom pod, organic vanilla pieces, natural flavoring

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The time has come. I get to see what everyone is freaking out about when it comes to August Uncommon. I’ve already tried three but have been too lazy to write any notes until now. Since cardamom and I are BFF’s—and because I got only a sample of this—first August Uncommon tasting note it is.

Hot, the cardamom and vanilla are ultra present whilst the base is mild. Initially, the first sip won me over and I immediately thought that I should order more before it’s gone. As this started to cool, however, the vanilla/cardamom and base are swapping places, and this becomes more vegetal.

The second cup I’m enjoying right now isn’t as creamily vanilla-esque as yesterday evening’s. I’d say I added less leaf than yesterday but tried to keep the rest of the steeping parameters the same. I’ll gladly finish the sample size but no more for me. I hands down prefer DAVIDsTEA’s Cardamom French Toast.

Second night this month when I haven’t slept a single minute and involuntarily witnessed the sun rise. Brain please shut up?


this one was ok for me..not as fantastic as others..but decent


I wish more of the sample sizes were in stock, particularly Painted Desert. Would you say its chocolate note is similar to the one in Passage du Désir?

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I have the feeling Combray would have been great as a black tea. As a green, it’s too vegetal.


from what i recall, yes painted desert is similar to chocolate in passage..it’s not super spicy imo… i know omg didn’t love that one but i enjoyed it. passage is more chocolate hazenult obv.


Ok, thanks. Yeah, figured it wouldn’t be worth the 100g.

I agree that this would have worked better with a black base, like an Assam.


Ugh that happens to me sometimes. Frustrating! Hope tonight goes better for your zzzzz’s

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This was a sample that Sil gave me when we met at the Toronto Tea Festival. I know that August Uncommon has some unusual blends, but I’ve never really cottoned on to the idea of mixing green tea and vanilla, or green tea with chai spices. This has green tea, vanilla, and cardamom.

It smells lovely, I will give it that — vanilla and spice and cake. But the taste is pretty much what I was expecting: vegetal and vanilla. It was smoother than I expected, but it didn’t quite win me over.

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I decided to copy Sil today and try this tea, since she sent it to me recently. :)

It’s interesting. This is the second tea of theirs I’ve tried, and I’d call this one boozy as well. Not AS boozy as the other one, thankfully.

The vanilla is loud and clear. The green base isn’t too vegetal or marine, although it’s definitely more vegetal than marine. It’s definitely cakey. Ohh, I want to bake a cake. But I’m doing a “healthy food” challenge. So maybe no cake for me.

Anyways, this is interesting and I’m mostly enjoying this cup. I’d like it better without the flavours that are making me think it’s full of booze.

Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Sil!

160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

i think you’re just an AC drunk

Liquid Proust

Dangit… I wanted to name a tea Combray but not I cannot…


Sil I SWEAR that they remind me of booze! D: Maybe I should get out the rum…


LP, there are so many teas out there… I can’t imagine finding one-word descriptors that aren’t already used!


I was going to say…so that’s ixnay on the combray? Man someone better get that…

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Got this one to work today. Steeped for 3mins. Vanilla and cardamom come through in deliciousness. the cardamom is more subtle but adds to the vanilla and makes this tasty for me…when i steep it right haha


What temp though?


“green” :P


That’s 160F on my kettle… what is it on yours?


something like that. 160 or 165

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