1792 Tasting Notes
This is likely the exact same blend as in their old Raspberry Macaron packaging but I added this to the library when I initially got this anyway. The dry leaf smells ultra rosy and there is a generous smattering of pink peppercorns here and there.
It’s like drinking liquid rose petals with an ultra astringent Darjeeling base. Such a dry mouthfeel, even with milk. There is no almond in this whatsoever, so it definitely doesn’t resemble a macaron, in my opinion. As for the raspberry, I only get a tiny hint of it in the aftertaste, like a good two minutes after my last sip. Not my favourite Fauchon. I think this would have worked better with a not-so-astringent base and perhaps a more prominent almond note. Maybe not so much rose, either. That says a lot coming from a rose fan!
Hello, oatmeal I had for breakfast this morning. I like to doctor up my oatmeal with spices and brown sugar (sometimes) and this is reminiscent of those notes. More brown sugar than maple, in my opinion, although yeah, the maple is very subtle. I think I might have crushed a maple candy and sprinkled a bit on my oatmeal. The houjicha base isn’t as toasty as others I’ve had in the past. Tastes more white tea than houjicha to me.
Overall, I like this! My mug is telling me that I need to start drinking more tea again.
In spite of this being a few years old, it has upheld its flavour incredibly well. For a Ceylon, it isn’t too astringent. While the leaf smells creamier, when it comes to the flavour, this tastes more like straight up whiskey than Irish cream. And not a smoky whiskey, either. Very subtle. I’m not a fan of whiskey myself but this reminds me of the liquor-laced fillings found in holiday chocolates.
Rooibos is tricky for me since it can be a little too dry and woodsy for my taste. Here, it’s not bad. It works with the hazelnut, which I pick up more on than the blackberry, which lends a berry sweetness to the mix. It smells more blackberry-ish than it tastes. Actually, after adding the half and half especially, the scent reminds me of raspberry truffles.
My ex very kindly picked this up for me when he was on tour in Barcelona a couple years ago. This was the cutest chai shop I have ever seen, at least, according to the pictures he showed me. Looks like a quaint little shop, which as he described, as soon as you walked in, smelled very heavily of spices. Yes please!
The dry leaf is 3/4 cocoa powder and 1/4 spices and tea leaves, I’d say. Adding sugar and half and half instantly reminds me of my grandma’s hot cocoa recipe, which she makes with Fry’s cocoa, except this of course has the chai spices mixed in. I can’t taste the tea. It’s like drinking Aztec hot chocolate, except with cardamom and cloves added in with the cinnamon (and no heat, of course). This is so, so good.
Nice blueberry tea! It’s a beautiful mix of blueberry, cinnamon, and lemon, and the light-handed addition of rooibos makes it a little more desserty. It cuts the astringency of the black base and blends effortlessly with the cinnamon. It reminds me more of an oatmeal cookie speckled with blueberries than pie since it’s not a super jammy blueberry and it’s not as buttery as pie- or pastry-flavoured teas.
Lately, I’ve been drinking coffee for breakfast but this is a fabulous change. Maybe give the coffee pot a rest and start drinking more tea again! It’s no Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish (BEST. EVER.) but I’ll still happily drink this up.
Oh yeah, I finished this before Christmas. Know what I made with it? Matcha spritz cookies. The dough was so sticky from the cream cheese. They turned out alright taste-wise but were a nightmare in the cookie press. They were too sad looking to actually give to anyone, so my waistline was crying trying to finish them up. My boyfriend tried to help but he was too distracted by the lemon poppyseed thumbprint cookies and rum/brandy balls.
TMI, but I’m currently going through an annoying adjustment period switching birth control after the last one started messing with my cycle. But now, I’ve been ultra bloated (gained 8 lbs in a month!), sore, and the cycles have been whiny. I was hoping this would help me considering the name. Perfect time to try it.
I ike this more than I thought I would. I went through oolong burnout after drinking it nonstop a few years ago and thought I would never want to touch it again. This is a lovely floral oolong on its own, supported by mostly strawberry and a hint of pineapple. I don’t get any mango. Mostly strawberry for me.
Has it helped my symptoms? I’m not sure, but it’s a nice one.
I was really sad to finish my peppermint tea last month but luckily found a taster of this from last year. Another great tea to help me warm at work! I wasn’t sure how white tea and peppermint would work together but they worked marvellously together. I would have liked a little more candy cane flavour in here but it did have a pleasant kiss of peppermint bark that was about on par with the strength of the base.
I need to clean up my online cupboard and actually write about the teas I have been drinking and finishing up at work. I ripped through this pouch during our cold -35C spell a few weeks ago. It was so freezing being close to an automatic door all evening day in and day out that I could barely feel my toes. So I’d fill up my Contigo twice per shift in hopes it would help.
This was nice but not as creamy or marshmallowy as I would have liked. I think my problem is I prefer spices with milk, like a traditional chai. Green tea with spice, for me, normally means I won’t add milk, so then the spices can be a little bitter. This was heavy on the cinnamon, but to be fair, chai spices works a lot better with toasty genmaicha than, say, a sencha. The rice balances things out a little more to my liking.