1792 Tasting Notes

Sample sip down. This cup was much better than the last since I made sure not to steep it for that long. It can get super bold ultra fast. The malty cereal notes are popping through re now, and combined with light cream, it’s breakfast in a cup. Assams are truly a wonderful thing.

Bear With Me

Try the Rembeng Assam next time :)

Fjellrev

Will do!

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drank Rose by Janet's Special Teas
1792 tasting notes

Oh yes, the bin of rose tea which smelled like freshly cut roses in a flower boutique. How can I forget? It smells like BPAL’s Rose Red. Rose absolute infusion.

The rose isn’t as strong in flavour as I would have liked, however. The base is rather bold and astringent, like a strong Ceylon. It goes well with the rose but the balance isn’t quite there.

Sil

eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
1792 tasting notes

How come some teas always taste the best when you’re on your last cup of it? I swear this last cup is creamier than the last however cups I had. That is why I initially gave it a 74 because it wasn’t as creamy or flavourful as I wanted it to be. Granted, I still wish it had some sort of nutmeg aspect to truly reflect its name, but still, this last cup is noticeably better than the others. Perhaps the dust on the bottom gave this last cup a true flavour jolt?

Superb sip down, this was.

Kittenna

NOM NOM. I want some of this badly now. But it’s late and last time I drank tons of caffeinated teas before bed, my heart was racing and I couldn’t sleep ; ; #firstworldproblems

Fjellrev

Haha OMG. I luckily don’t have that problem, but I know I’d definitely be getting up all night running to the washroom.

Kittenna

I don’t usually… but insomnia sucks, and I’d rather avoid it. Brewed up some random herbals instead, haha.

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Working through another sample from Janet. The packet didn’t contain any notes or ingredients but there are clearly tons of cinnamon pieces in here, and it’s pretty much all I can taste mixed in with the green base. Maybe a hint of ginger or clove, especially the former since I’m detecting a bit of spicy heat in my mouth. It’s nice but I wouldn’t buy more.

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My my, I fared rather well this grand Black Friday. This was the only tea that I bought, but only because I stopped in to pick up some more paper tea filters. Tea was 15% off, so I smelled a few and this one was the only one that grabbed me. It’s wonderfully chocolatey with a coffee bite. I almost bought their maple tea, but oddly enough, their sample sniffing jar smelled way better than the tea in the actual bin, which smelled more bitter. Don’t know what’s up with that.

The coffee is mightily strong in flavour too. With light cream, it’s kind of like a hot Tim Hortons iced Capp but heavier on the coffee. When it comes to coffee teas, however, I still prefer Bayswater’s Chocolate Macchiato. That one has more chocolate in it. Oh man, now I want some more of that beauty.

But other than Murchie’s, the cosmetics companies were the true soul suckers. I made a Murale order since I had a $30 coupon to burn anyway, plus grabbed a couple things at Sephora. Makeup, hand cream, moisturizer, aghhhh!

Nxtdoor

It’s ok. It’s sort of exciting and it makes you feel (and look) good. You gotta fight buyer’s remorse. I’m doing it right now about this small tv I got. I guess I didn’t realize just how small it would be!

Fjellrev

Haha it’s a lot smaller than you expected, eh? What’s the size? It’s funny because I bought a 39" when I moved here in the spring and it was huge for me since I haven’t owned a TV in years, and even then, my last one was 32". Then when I went to visit my mom last month, she just bought a 50", so now coming back to this one, it seems so tiny in comparison.

Nxtdoor

Well…. I needed a small tv for one of the rooms. Our main 50" one is in the rec room downstairs but wanted a tv in the living room so I can turn it on when I’m puttering around. So I bought the smallest there was, 20" . I swear I have a computer monitor downstairs that’s larger. Now I just feel silly about it so to “fix” it, I spent even more and got myself Apple TV.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
1792 tasting notes

This one sure took me on a roller coaster ride. Every sip of my first cup was filled with warm roasted almonds and comforting spices. However, the last couple cups fell a little flat. Where did the almonds go? At least the rooibos base consistently behaved well. No woodsy base notes to be found. It makes a decent caffeine-free cup with light cream but overall I won’t bother with it again.

Steak, Brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes = a mega stuffed moi! Looking forward to trying out some more tea tonight.

Kittenna

Ooh, darn. I forgot about this one. I used to LOVE it and bought 100g, but then the love died… and I barely touch it. I think one 50g bag isn’t even open. I hope the coconut is ok :/ It’s nearly 3 years old at this point.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, let’s hope you don’t have a rancid mess on your hands. :/ How many times have I bought a larger amount of something only to get sick of it so soon. Sigh.

Kittenna

I’ve been a lot better quantity-wise lately. My biggest mistake was buying like, 8 oz. of 52teas’ Chocolate Malt Mate, or whatever it is. Yikes. I never ever drink that anymore.

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
1792 tasting notes

Sip down. This, on the other hand, may be repurchase-worthy. Trufax.

Kittenna

Just cleaned a travel mug of this and drooled.

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drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
1792 tasting notes

Backlog sip down. Not going to miss this one.

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Now that I am back home I can continue trying out these teas I picked up from Janet back in September. I love chai so this was an obvious choice. I taste mostly cinnamon and cardamom although I swear there is also a ginger note even though it isn’t listed in the ingredients. I had some with a little light cream and while the spices are coming through nicely, I cannot seem to pick up much coconut or chocolate from this. Maybe a touch of cacao, but nothing too obvious. Would I buy more? Probably not, however, I appreciate that I was able to try a sample and not have to commit to a whole pouch of this.

Chestnuts are currently baking in the oven! I’m rather excited because I actually haven’t tried them before. Now to pick out another tea to drink which would complement the warm roasted chestnuts.

OMGsrsly

Chestnuts! :D :D I love chestnuts.

Fjellrev

Yay! Do you have any favourite ways to eat them? I’m just having them plain and they’re yummy as is. I swear they smelled like bread baking in the oven! Must be due to their higher carb content.

OMGsrsly

Plain! I’ve only ever had them plain. I get bags of peeled chestnuts and just eat them as snacks. Or I roast them and have a fun evening of peeling my food. I imagine they’d be good in baking, and all the Italian shops around me carry different kinds of chestnut paste, so… yeah. Maybe I’ll find a recipe and bake something.

Terri HarpLady

I added chestnuts to brussels sprouts, which also included caramelized onions & bacon.

Kittenna

OMG chestnuts baking?! I had my mom buy some one year, but I don’t think we ever did anything with them. Did you just put (unpeeled?) chestnuts on a pan and bake for a while?

OMGsrsly

I stab them (or cut an X in the top, which is harder) and soak them in water for an hour first. A wee old couple told me that’s the best way. :D No idea if it’s true or not!

Fjellrev

I wish I soaked them after the fact. I used Martha Stewart’s recipe which is basically just slitting them across, then baking them for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. They were ridiculously hard to peel so there ended up being a lot of wastage.

OMGsrsly

I haven’t seen chestnuts in my local grocer yet. I might have to go to T&T to pick some up. Becuase of course, I’m totally craving them now!

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drank Ginger Pear (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1792 tasting notes

Whoops, I sipped this down weeks ago yet I forgot to write about it. It’s pretty good and I may end up grabbing more as my free 50 g. I know I could always get something more expensive but most of those don’t interest me anyway.

Ha ha I am writing this note using my iPad’s dictate feature. It’s pretty awesome!

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