1446 Tasting Notes

Nabo 2022 Advent Day 19: Italiensk Sockerkaka

I order 50g of this one with my original order to Nabo and haven’t ever sat down to make a note. I have to say, while it is tasty, I always find myself wanting something more here. More depth or complexity. I think the flavours all play well together here, and it’s quite light-bodied overall. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this tea — this is definitely a me problem. Lexa says this is reminiscent of panettone, so there’s that!

We did discover vegan panettone this year but didn’t manage to order one before they sold out. Perhaps next year!

Kelmishka

Ooh, where’d you find the vegan panettone?

Courtney

We found two brands: Dacasto and Vergani. :)

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A.C. Perch 2022 Advent Day 19: Green Organic Darjeeling

This one is smooth, as per usual with A.C. Perch. I wouldn’t say it’s anything special, but I have enjoyed drinking the teapot. The tea itself is very light-bodied, yet has the distinctive Darjeeling characteristics that I find enjoyable — some hay notes especially.

This is my first full day working from home in months and I am so grateful to be able to truly sit an enjoy a tea which I haven’t done in a long time.

Martin Bednář

I am happy to hear you could work from home! I would enjoy it sometimes as well (that dreary reports for HQ!).

LuckyMe

Being able to drink tea is my favorite perk of working from home!

Courtney

Martin it really is so lovely!

Agreed LuckyMe! I can’t really take my mask off at work, so there’s definitely no opportunities for tea!

Nattie

Like Courtney, I can’t take my mask off at work either, so no tea for me ):

derk

Happy for you, Courtney :)

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Paper & Tea 2022 Advent Day 19: Moroccan Mint

Lovely mint tea. As if the case with all P&T, a smooth cup! I’m really not a fan of mint tea and generally only drink it when I’m not feeling well. As I make my way through this teapot, it just tastes more and more like the rubber sole of a new sneaker.

Nattie

Mmmm, shoes.

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A.C. Perch 2022 Advent Day 18: Raspberry Oolong

Another bleh tea for today. My notes from last year stand for this tea. We had five teapots and all five were dumped. What a day.

Nattie

I’m sorry you had a terrible tea day. Hopefully tomorrow is better!

Cameron B.

Oh no, wishing you better tea days to come!

tea-sipper

oh my gosh! Sad sad tea day.

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drank Summer Meadow (Sommaräng) by Nabo
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Nabo 2022 Advent Day 18: Sommaräng

Rose, sigh.

Cameron B.

LOL, honestly I didn’t get a lot of rose from this, but it was just a weird combination of things for me…

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drank No. 514 Golden Earl by Paper & Tea
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Paper & Tea 2022 Advent Day 18: Golden Earl

A wonderful EG! I enjoyed P&T’s Red Earl as well as their bergamot is insanely smooth and seemingly complementary to all things. The floral notes are more mellow than others, yet the overall taste is very clean and almost crisp. We’ve been drinking these completely out of order, so although Emerald Earl was day 16 (and this is day 18), I haven’t yet tried the green base. I am quite excited to get to it. This one I would happily keep in my cupboard.

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A.C. Perch 2022 Advent Day 17: White Temple

This tea was really tasty! The tropical fruit scent was very prevalent in the dry tea, and the flavours really came through once steeped. I would say pineapple and orange with hints of mango as well. I really delightful tea and I assume one that would be very tasty chilled.

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drank Winter Rest (Vintervila) by Nabo
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Nabo 2022 Advent Day 17: Vintervila

This one is definitely clove-forward. There is a depth and complexity in the flavour as well. This one is different from most other “Christmas-blends” teas without the heavy-handed cinnamon and some orange, which I do appreciate (they all start tasting the same after a while). Although not my favourite from Nabo, I easily polished off this sample.

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Paper & Tea 2022 Advent Day 17: Green Rooibos

I’ve never had a straight green rooibos and it was about what you’d expect. Fine, but nothing special.

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A.C. Perch 2022 Advent Day 16: Black Columbia Organic

This one was smooth and went down almost too easily! The steeping temperature was only 80 C and the time was quite long at 6 minutes (though all A.C. Perch teas have long steeping times). I was surprised that this one was so delightful.

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I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug. I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted/green and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens (mango or pineapple, yum!).

Likes:
Raspberry, strawberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, blackcurrant, redcurrant, fig, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, jasmine, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

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Last updated January 2023.

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