August Uncommon Tea

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drank Jet Black by August Uncommon Tea
1333 tasting notes

I bought this tea for my sister, and I tried a few sips. The coffee flavor is very present and authentic. I don’t get much flavor from the black tea. If I concentrate, I can taste a little hazelnut. I’ve preferred the DavidsTEA coffee blends so far since those are more heavy handed with their supplementary flavors.

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Huh, I thought I’d reviewed this one before! I bought it last year thinking I’d either love it or hate it, and happily I’m in the “love it” camp. It’s fruity, floral, and robust, with a hint of smokiness at the back. It’s just a really interesting and tasty tea!

Flavors: Berries, Floral, Fruity, Smoke, Violet

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I enjoyed this one more than some of my other August samples. It took me a while to try it because when I smell the dry tea the first sniff smells amazing but if I sniff again something smells off to me. Maybe it’s a conflict between the tea base and the flavoring for me? I’m really not crazy about how the wet leaf smells after steeping the tea. There’s some fruitiness coming from the tea leaves that mixes with the perfuminess of the cardamom in a way that doesn’t appeal to me. The brewed tea smells okay to me, though. The green tea has a bit of a bite but not too bad. The vanilla and cardamom give a lovely vanilla cake batter type flavor. It was really good with a shortbread cookie. This is a maybe for reordering. I wouldn’t make an order especially for more but if I was already ordering some other stuff I might pick up at least another sample bag. I really thought August’s black teas would be the ones I liked best but so far the greens and oolongs are working better for me.

Flavors: Cake, Cardamom, Vanilla

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I just found my pile of August samples and remembered I’d only tried about half of them. When I was tasting them before they were all seeming really acidic to me and it just wasn’t doing it for me. I’m not sure if it was me or something in the flavorings they use. I was in the mood for a black tea that could handle added cream today and contemplated both Low Country and Golden Arrow. Low Country won the sniff test of the dry leaf.

I think I followed the steeping instructions on the package for the other August teas so I went with that on this one too. Package recommendations were 3.5g or about 1Tbsp of leaf for 10oz boiling water, 4-5min steep. I used one scoop of my handy August clear plastic scoop (I think it’s 1Tbsp?) and 4 minutes (I actually set a timer this time!), will probably bump it up to 5 minutes if I decide to do a second steep. Glass tea mug with glass infuser…love this thing because it doesn’t give any weird metallic flavors like some metal infusers and it doesn’t absorb flavors/smells.

The dry tea smells really sweet and caramely, a bit boozy. A little smoke but it doesn’t punch you in the face like Golden Arrow. The steeped tea doesn’t smell nearly as sweet as it did dry…it smells more boozy and smoky. Before adding cream, I can taste smoke but it isn’t super crazy strong. I don’t really get the caramel that I could smell in the dry tea. The bourbony booziness I could smell is in the flavor but it has a weird artificial bite to me. This tea doesn’t do as well with cream as I hoped. Or maybe it needs more leaf to be strong enough to hold up to the cream. With the cream I’m mostly just getting that artificial bite and an aftertaste of smoke. It’s a bit disappointing because the dry tea smelled really good. I guess what I wanted was a strong black tea with cream plus the flavor of awesome homemade butter caramels and this just isn’t it. It’s drinkable, it’s just not what I had in mind for my tea today.

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The smoke smells really strong, but the flavor is a pleasant level. It’s a little simplistic with the only flavors really being smoke and cardamom, but it’s not bad. I recently ordered myself most of AU’s flavors, but not this one, so it was a fortunate find from the tea box!

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Advent tea
This is August Uncommons version of chocolate chai and the chocolate is a bit weak. I can tell there are chiles in the mix due to a mild tingly aftertaste. Not really tasting the cinnamon, and the chocolate is unbalanced by the sharp spicy pepper. I do feel a bit warmer after drinking this cup, a fun and different addition to an advent!

Flavors: Chili, Chocolate, Spicy

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drank Biarritz by August Uncommon Tea
1155 tasting notes

what was i thinking.

haha.

it’s like kool-aid but nasty.

won’t bother ordering from august uncommon again. we don’t play nice together.

on a more positive note, chinese and spanish classes are done. i’m freeee!

Flavors: Amaretto, Anise, Artificial, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Marzipan, Medicinal, Orange, Rooibos, Sweet, Tangy

CrowKettle

This tea is everything I hate about fruit/rooibos blends. It tastes like cough syrup and is the worst.

Cameron B.

Heh heh, I remember hating this one as well…

gmathis

My tongue is curling into a knot just envisioning it. Happy end’o’smester!

Martin Bednář

Happy for your freedom! Enjoy those few days!

Evol Ving Ness

Hurray for language classes! Well done!

Lexie Aleah

This tea was a big no for me as well! haha Congrats on the language classes!

derk

Thanks, y’all. This definitely tasted like Robitussin last night :(

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Like Low Country, having tried a few sips unadorned, I decided to add some cream-top whole milk. It’s a balanced, sensual cup this way. Forward in approach. I’m pretty sensitive to rose, and August Uncommon heavily flavors their teas, so a peppery rose perfume is still the standout note after adding milk. The clove is present, softened and deep. Cocoa shells give a rich yet mild bottom touch. (Bottom touch – I’m leaving it.) The finish is rather citron. The tea itself, harsh edges rounded by the milk, gives me a muted impression that’s darkwoody-spicy-muscatel. Strong floral compounds in teas – here, rose – tend to land me all lala; this one is no exception. I have found my way into bed at nearly 11am to type this note.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrus Fruits, Clove, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Floral, Muscatel, Pepper, Perfume, Rose, Spicy, Tannin

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Trying this again. Less smokey this time! But bitter….sigh. Used 195degree water and steeped for under 3min. Perhaps 2min is the way to go? I am set on making this tea work for me.

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I love August Uncommon. They seem to be pretty divisive, but I’ve really connected with a lot of their blends. Golden Arrow is one of my absolute favorites, and I decided to restock during the Black Friday sale.

I was excited to add a pouch of this to my order as well. So confident that I was going to love this, I went straight for the 50g pouch rather than getting a sample. I wish I got a sample bag instead.

This tea just does not deliver on the promised notes. I wanted smokey vanilla custard. I just got smokey. Not getting any vanilla whatsoever. Golden Arrow is actually closer to the description of this tea. I’ll need to try out some different steeping parameters.

Evol Ving Ness

What a shame! I hope you find the workaround to this tea.

Kelmishka

What a letdown! I’d been eyeing that one.

amandastory516

Definitely a bummer, but maybe different parameters will help. That’s the good part of having purchased too much, I guess.

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drank Low Country by August Uncommon Tea
1155 tasting notes

After taking the first sip, I realize this tea will wreck even the most fortified of stomachs. So, milk.

Sweet butterscotch aroma that barely creeps into the taste which is so often the case for flavored teas. The taste is like drinking a fresh, peppery cigar with a strong black tea note. And then there’s the leather, the taste of which feels like a lead blanket draped over the body. It’s more than just wearing a leather jacket. Piled in steer hides. Lightly smoky whisky and burnt sugar remain on the palate. This tea is heavy and earthy, sultry and rich. Wet backwoods, tobacco plantations, rolling hills, tack rooms.

Flavors: Artificial, Black Pepper, Burnt Sugar, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Coconut, Coffee, Forest Floor, Irish Cream, Leather, Mineral, Scotch, Smoke, Tannin, Tea, Tobacco, Wet Wood

derk

Boiled on the stove for several minutes, then simmered with milk, it tastes just like a cappuccino. Definite coffee taste to this deal.

gmathis

Ride ’em cowboy! Sounds delicious.

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drank Eventide by August Uncommon Tea
1181 tasting notes

Sipdown! I enjoyed this one for the most part, despite being a roasted oolong. It reminded me that sometimes I need to give teas another chance with a different steeping method (western was decent but gongfu was much more fun).

Gongfu: 15 second rinse, 5-15 seconds steep times (it’s been a long time since had a gongfu session, and was with a new set, so I didn’t quite nail it).

Steep 1-2, leaves not fully expanded: these cups had a thick floral and subtle honey sweetness (not as cloying as some), infused with a slightly fruity sour tang. Reminds me most of the small soft purple plums, with a rich gold center, from our old plum tree (RIP – you were an amazing fruit tree).

Steep 3-5, new fully expanded leaves: the sweetness is slowly becoming a secondary and complimentary component to the the sour and malt notes. The vanilla aspect is now noticeably present but is a reminder that that which smells nice isn’t always “sweet” (those who’ve tasted vanilla extract know what I mean). I’m also reminded of a savoury- sweet sourdough, or a starchy banana- maybe a more savoury plantain. My fourth cup is velvety and very good – possibly enhanced by a tiny spoonful of honey I tried prior to gulping No.4 down. No. 5 has the roasted oolong note which I dub ice cream cone.

Steep 6-7, toppings for toast: the honey returns (No, I promise didn’t eat more honey)! These were nice cups, and the wet leaves went from a roasty roast wood aroma to a jam one, but unfortunately it got a bit late last night so that’s the end of that.

Across the board, the aroma is delicious – like vanilla (orchid) and heliotrope (can’t eat but smells divine), with varying levels roasted malt.

This would possibly go nicely with Cantonese style BBQ duck. It’s lovely with the Vindaloo I was eating alongside it- both have a vinegary/sour note that I’m really craving right now. The curry’s profile of roasted cinnamon, mustard seeds, cloves, and other spices really shines with the florals in general – particularly rose – but the stone fruit and vanilla notes of this tea also pair well in a pinch!

Flavors: Banana, Bread, Floral, Honey, Malt, Orchid, Plum, Roasted, Sour, Stonefruit, Tangy, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Lexie Aleah

I have yet to open my sample of this one. I’ve been tempted to SO many times though. I still have a lot more sipdowns to go before opening another tea.

CrowKettle

This is a constant battle! A small sample of oolong stretches out a long way too.

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drank Jet Black by August Uncommon Tea
1181 tasting notes

Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, November 20th: National Absurdity Day

While it’s not unheard of, there’s something odd about coffee flavoured teas (who wanted this and why). For one, All the coffee drinkers in my life dislike every single one I’ve ever showed them (this one being no exception).

The coffee beans in this are nice ones and when I got the steeping parameters right my cup tasted like a coffee cake, which is alright. Maybe. Unfortunately for this sipdown, the mate in the blend is coming through in an overly earthy way today. It tastes like dirt coffee compost. I do not love it. I want tea.

Flavors: Cake, Coffee, Dirt, Earth, Malt, Roasted Barley, Sugar

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cameron B.

I like the concept of coffee-flavored teas, but I think the only one I’ve really enjoyed is Fairytale of NY from Bird & Blend.

CrowKettle

That one sounds neat! I’m intrigued with the choice of rooibos base :)

gmathis

I have a favorite coffee tea with puerh…perfect for me, since I love the coffee smell but don’t want the coffee buzz.

Evol Ving Ness

My favourite one is Coffee Caramel by nineteen-o2. excellent, IMHO.

Evol Ving Ness

And Canadian. BC even.

teaqueen

I have a Dandelion Dark Roast blend by Teeccino that’s designed to be a caffeine-free coffee alternative, and it does taste exactly like coffee, but it steeps like a tea.

CrowKettle

Those all sound neat too (and look how many of them there are)! I’d never pass up a cup of coffee tea but… like, I don’t even enjoy tiramasu :P

Evol Ving Ness

Not everything is for everybody. There’s that.

Lexie Aleah

I second the Dandelion Dark Roast and the other ones you all mention sound intriguing!

CrowKettle

Yes, even though I don’t like coffee as much as other foods/beverages I’m slightly enticed to pick up a small amount of all the ones mentioned here if/when I buy from those companies :)

Despite being in the same province as me, the one located in Gibsons may be the hardest to access (and therefore the most intriguing). One day, in Gibsons.

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Happy National Absurdity Day! Today the prompt is to drink your strangest tea blend.

I think this tea is probably the most off-the-beaten-path tea I have, as it uses a lot of savory herbs that I personally don’t really get in my tea blends, like rosemary and thyme. A blend of black and pu’erh for the base, with juniper berries, black currant, rosemary, and thyme, the aroma of my steeped cup is spot on for a forest of cedar and pine. It’s a little tickly on the nose, but pleasant.

On the sip, I’m getting a very forward pine tree flavor, which I really like. I was a little skeptical because of the herbs used (I have memories of a tea with rosemary and sage getting very savory and hard to sip) but a gentle hand must have been used here, as they are blending with the juniper note very well to add a somewhat brisker pine note, and the lingering rosemary aftertaste makes me think of sap. There is body to the tea, but it is hard to taste any base flavors beneath the strong pine flavor; a touch of musty earth, if you really reach for it. I only started to taste a subtle black current note as the tea started to cool down, which hits the back of the throat at the end of the sip. It goes nicely with the juniper notes, and I wouldn’t mind if it was a bit stronger or popped a bit more.

I didn’t really think I’d like this one much going in, but I’m really digging the strong pine flavor. I really need more juniper-forward teas in my stash.

Flavors: Berry, Earth, Fruity, Herbaceous, Menthol, Pine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
Martin Bednář

Oh well, this sounds perfect for winter!

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Sipdown!

Now this is more like it. Usually I’m extremely disappointed in chocolate pepper teas; they’re never fiery enough, or the chocolate is off (and Silencio was just black pepper, not good chili pepper). This, however, has a decent fiery kick and tastes like Mexican chocolate minus the actual powdery texture. Although it feels like it’s crunchy.

I drank this all today, in-between the 5 hour power outage and news updates on regional flooding and landslides (In the Lower Mainland, we are effectively cut off from the rest of Canada right now; all of our main highways took some serious blows). I’m trying to imagine being in a baking hot desert that is not flooding aggressively and this tea helps.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Pepper, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Here’s to a little sunshine!

Evol Ving Ness

Gah! Thank goodness for delicious tea! Stay safe. Hopefully, this upheaval is a fleeting transient thing.

CrowKettle

Thanks! We got lovely sunshine here today but I know in the Interior it’s still not great with flooding (I’ve friends in Merritt); I hope they catch a break soon!

Evol Ving Ness

Indeed. Me too. The news is somewhat terrifying.

Leafhopper

I hope you and your friends are safe. This has been a bad year for B.C.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, November 13th: National Hug a Musician Day – Dead Can Dance

Sipdown! This tea is musty, bittersweet, and earthy in way that does feel like an old library, but it also has lots of sweet grain and nut notes. Its profile and creative vision remind me of that time I was an anthropology undergrad student, reading lots and lots of books and articles late into the evening (and early in the morning) on agrarian societies, reciprocity, liminality, snub-nosed monkeys, funerary practices, and the like. Dead Can Dance was not the only music to get my through my school work but it’s definitely the one I most associate with the smell of musty books, grains, old bones, and pottery fragments…

Here. Have a book. “Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOunrC2QQa8

Taken with milk.

Flavors: Citrus, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Grain, Licorice, Malt, Nuts, Rye, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
derk

I enjoy your associations and voice. And Dead Can Dance. Good pick for the tea.

Evol Ving Ness

I adore Dead CanDance and Leatherbound and associations. It’s 5:30 am. Thanks, neighbour’s. Not listening just now.

CrowKettle

Why are they making so much noise so unspeakably early?

From my past experience though 3:30am -5:45 a.m may possibly be the best time to listen to DCD (but maybe with some comfy headphones) :P

Evol Ving Ness

Comfy headphones, yes! (no idea where those might be currently.)

Not noise so much as whatever devices they are plugging in? Using? I have no idea what they might be—wireless / Bluetooth something or other? All their wifi etc. Command stations are set up on the adjoining wall. They are avid exercise buffs who have ALL the things—peloton,wii, video games, etc, etc. And they have a large extended family. And they keep odd hours. She stays up late doing whatever wired / wireless things she does. He comes home late—3? 5? And they argue and/or exercise in one form or another. It is the electromagnetic current that wakens me and then I hear the activity.

Evol Ving Ness

And/or he wakes early to work out. There are also two kids that get shuttled around at various times by/with friends/family. Babysitting arrangements? Shift work of babysitters? Who knows.

CrowKettle

I’ve been woken up/prevented from sleeping by the hum/whine of electrical equipment. Can’t even sleep in the same room as my cellphone or have my laptop or PC turned on in the adjacent room.

That’s a lot of tech in close proximity.

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drank Silencio by August Uncommon Tea
1181 tasting notes

Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, November 13th: National Hug a Musician Day – Tame Impala

Sipdown! I’m partially giving this tea to Neo-Psychedelia Aussie artist Tame Impala because, flavour-wise, I largely feel like I’m in surfer’s territory with this one, and the “there but not really there” coconut thing that’s going on (also, as mentioned in another note, I’m stuck in 2012 today). However, the name and concept of this tea just as easily make me think of artists I’m less familiar with – like the Red Hot Chili Peppers or an ensemble like the Buena Vista Social Club.

I reaaallly like the aroma of the loose leaf and the steeped mug. Pineapple is apparently an easy win for me and I should bump it up on the priorities list when looking for flavoured blends.

The main flavours I get out of this are fruity pineapple and tobacco flower (a secretly good combo, even with the cocoa). I liked this one much more than August Uncommon’s other tea with tobacco notes. I don’t get too much chili from it except as an element that makes the cocoa pop a bit – kind of a pleasant finish/aftertaste component.

“Apocalypse Dreams” – again, I blame the fruity pineapple, the flowery veneer, the trippy “not-coconut”, and the black pepper that really comes across as more of a texture – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQH2Kq1QXaI

Taken with milk.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut, Floral, Pepper, Pineapple, Spices, Tobacco

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
derk

“there but not really there” coconut thing and tobacco flower. You just filled in the gaps I experienced trying to make sense of this tea.

derk

Tame Impala … Now I’m listening to medicine – “Let it Happen”

CrowKettle

“Let It Happen” is definitely medicine and an all-time fav :)

I almost went with that track but it sounds “cleaner” and more consistent than the experience of drinking this tea. Also, how does the title and name of tea connect? I don’t know :P

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Sipdown!

Low Country is the one blend I repurchased when I ordered from August a second time. I dig the malty-sugary scent, although I’m glad the steeped cup has more bitter notes to cut through the sweetness. I don’t get much smoke, interestingly, and I’m not sure I’d pinpoint the flavor inspiration as bourbon if the label didn’t tell me to do so. In general, though, it’s a solid breakfast brew.

Unfortunately, I think I’ve ruined this tea for myself by drinking an over-steeped and too-strong cup while feeling sick after getting my covid booster. Now the smell (and thought!) of Low Country makes me faintly nauseated. Good thing I finished the packet this morning. So long, Low Country, and thanks for all the sips.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Malt, Tannic

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Not sure what prompted me, back in 2018, to order a plain white tea from August Uncommon Teas (a company known for blends), but I suspect that it had to do with the fact that, back at that time, all their flavored teas were in massive 100g size tins but this tea only sold for an ounce.

I first made a batch as cold brew, but it turned out super weak with my typical parameters… it just tasted like water to me, with an inkling of a citrus-hay note in the background. I increased the leaf for the next cold brew pitcher as an experiment to see if that gets some flavor out of it, and will have to see what tomorrow brings on it. I usually love cold brewed greens and whites, but maybe this one just isn’t cut out for it…

So this morning, I decided to drink it gong fu.

7g / 200ml / 185F / 20s|30s|40s|50s|60s|90s

The liquor smells wonderful. There is this effervescent and sort of vinegary-bite to the smell alone that makes me think of wine or champagne. There is an autumn leaf aroma, but somehow more golden and sweeter, like it is mixed with the scent of honeyed fruits. Unlike the cold brew, there is definitely flavor here. The main sip is filled with the flavors of honey, dates, hay, and autumn leaves, with a sort of dandelion blossom floral/pollen note at the end of the sip that lingers on the back of the tongue. There is a hint of melon there as well. The second steep brought out a fruitier flavor, tasting of dates, nectarine, and raisin, still with a strong hay/floral/pollen flavor in the close. On steep four, the flavor was starting to be less intense, but that also brought out a strong peach/nectarine note. The flavor was quite delicate by the fifth infusion, but I did a sixth just to use up the water I already had heated.

A nice aged white… at least prepared warm. Jury is still out on cold-brewing.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Champagne, Dandelion, Dates, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Hot Hay, Melon, Nectarine, Peach, Pollen, Raisins

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
gmathis

This sounds nice! I’d love to be able to catch all the nuances in white tea that folks write about, but I think my tastebuds have been dulled for life by too many years of strong black stuff!

Mastress Alita

I have found that I just can’t warm up to puerh no matter how much it is considered the “classy tea drinker’s choice,” but have really been enjoying aged white tea. Though I find it takes gong fu preparation to really get the most out of them, and I nearly never have the time for that. I tend to only have the time to western brew a big thermos to last an entire work day, or to dump tea in cold water and leave in the fridge overnight.

gmathis

Ditto. Someday when I retire, I shall learn to gong fu properly, but until then, if it won’t work in a steeping basket, it’ll just have to wait :)

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Sipdown!

It’s alright but not generally what I look for in my green oolong or natural jin xuan types. It has an almost “light roast” veggie quality that’s not quite working for me here (like bitter spinach? definitely grassy). I get more lemon verbena (don’t love verbena) than lemon proper.. maybe lemon zest, but imho, this isn’t buttery enough for full-blown “curd” (although there is some nice butter/cream notes, especially on 2nd steep).

Steep Count: 4

Third steep-: I’m reminded of a buttery water chestnut (weird, but kind of like cross a between an apple and a coconut). Somewhat lemony. Also softened spinach for sure now.

Fourth Steep @3min: coconut, butter, mellowed out grass, sweetish lemon (mostly nose/finish). Favourite cup so far.

Flavors: Apple, Butter, Coconut, Cream, Floral, Grass, Lemon Zest, Mineral, Roasted, Spinach, Tart

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Cabaret by August Uncommon Tea
52 tasting notes

I can’t really decide how I feel about this tea! I got suckered into a purchase thanks in large part to the write-up on the August Uncommon site. (AU hires some fab copywriters!) It’s probably just my pandemic-induced wanderlust exerting its influence, but the description of a gilded café in turn-of-the-century Vienna won me over. Plus, chocolate and cherry! What’s not to love!?

The thing is, I don’t really get much of the cherry flavor. Chocolate, yes, and it’s not a bad chocolate, either — it’s rich and slightly bitter. But the cherry gets a bit lost for me, other than a whiff in the dry leaf. Like many AU teas, this one has almost overwhelmingly powerful scent before steeping, to the point where it’s almost off-putting. Thankfully, the flavor is more subdued.

Hmm… as it cools, the cherry is maybe coming out a little more. But I don’t think I’d identify it as such if I didn’t know it was in there. It’s just a round fruitiness backing up the chocolate and the slightly astringent base.

I’m definitely digging it more as it cools; the flavors come together and make this a satisfying cup. I bet it would make a good nighttime dessert tea if I weren’t sensitive to late-night caffeine.

Worth a try, I’d say, though I don’t imagine I’ll repurchase.

Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Passage by August Uncommon Tea
1181 tasting notes

Sipdown!

Taken without milk – because I was curious. Still smells and tastes like hazelnut brittle and (a darker) chocolate, but the finish is kind of bitter in an alcohol way; charitably, I could call it rum.. The aftertaste is 100% hazelnut though, which is lovely. Not bad, but definitely prefer it with some kind of milk to soften out the flavouring bitters and make it into a flat but tasty Nutella.

Flavors: Alcohol, Bitter, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut, Roasted Nuts, Rum

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Passage by August Uncommon Tea
1181 tasting notes

Drinking dessert tea with milk. This doesn’t seem like a good sans milk tea (imo, cocoa can be so meh and artificial without milk), but who knows.. maybe I’m missing out.

It tastes like chocolate hazelnut (Nutella) in a cup. Sometimes the creamy milk chocolate with nuts veers into dark chocolate territory but that’s as exciting as this gets. It’s probably the least funky tea I’ve had from August Uncommon. It’s smooth and an easy drinker and I’m alright with it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Least funky in a good way or least funky in a bad way?

CrowKettle

A bit of both. Feels not as creative but works alright for me!

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks. What could really be wrong with Nutella in a cup?

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