1443 Tasting Notes

2023 sipdown no. 11

This one has that cheap syrup quality that I am not a fan of. However, happy to have been able to get a sample size at least!

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Comparison of A.C. Perch Queen’s Blend & Organic French Earl Grey (posted under both teas)
Both steeped for 3 minutes at 200 ° F

Queen’s Blend — There’s a mixed base here of Ceylon and green gunpowder. The gunpowder is noticeable, but adds another level of complexity. I’ve only had gunpowder from A.C. Perch and I know someone mentioned last year that it’s often smoky — I’ve thankfully not experienced that with their straight gunpowder or this tea. I would say the bergamot is the same in both these teas. Lexa says this one, hands down, is her favourite (though she enjoys both).

French EG — This version has just the Ceylon base. This tea comes off as “cleaner” or perhaps “crisper” with the single base tea. I actually really enjoy both of these teas and either (or both!) would be great additions to our cupboard.

A.C. Perch never fails to impress.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Comparison of A.C. Perch Queen’s Blend & Organic French Earl Grey (posted under both teas)
Both steeped for 3 minutes at 200 ° F

Queen’s Blend — There’s a mixed base here of Ceylon and green gunpowder. The gunpowder is noticeable, but adds another level of complexity. I’ve only had gunpowder from A.C. Perch and I know someone mentioned last year that it’s often smoky — I’ve thankfully not experienced that with their straight gunpowder or this tea. I would say the bergamot is the same in both these teas. Lexa says this one, hands down, is her favourite (though she enjoys both).

French EG — This version has just the Ceylon base. This tea comes off as “cleaner” or perhaps “crisper” with the single base tea. I actually really enjoy both of these teas and either (or both!) would be great additions to our cupboard.

A.C. Perch never fails to impress.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Mangoustan by Dammann Frères
1443 tasting notes

2023 sipdown no. 10

Steeped, this tea has the scent of floral apple juice. I’m really not sure how else to describe it. I find in taste, the floral comes slightly more to the front, though the apple juice-esque flavour tones it down quite a bit to where they’re almost equal. There’s a definite fruit juiciness here as well.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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2023 sipdown no. 9

I wouldn’t say this is anything special, but not bad to drink as I work on school stuff.

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I’ve now had at least six cups of this and each and every time I’ve attempted to make a note and somehow gotten sidetracked. It’s at the point I’m now just agitated about not having made a note haha! So, I made this this morning quickly before running Lexa to an appointment. I’m now sitting in the car park waiting for Lexa to come out and took this spare moment to make a note.

This tea is really smooth, with hints of creaminess and sweetness. Almost like it’s been prepared with light amounts of milk and sugar, but it hasn’t been. I’ve been really impressed with these Georgian teas and would order more for sure!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 11 OZ / 340 ML
Cameron B.

I’m sad that I didn’t take part in the group order! :(

Martin Bednář

Cameron, if you want to, I have some tea extra, so I can share with you. I am not sure which ones right now, but HMU and I will try my best doing a swap (but I think in February at earliest).

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drank Saunapolulla by TakeT
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So Martin sent this to me without realising it was smoky, but I appreciate it nonetheless!

I was prepping some teas to send out this evening and figured I could send this on to someone who enjoyed smoky teas, but thought I should at least try one cup. Well… that didn’t go well. I had no sooner poured the water in my mug to steep when the smokiest scent started wafting across the kitchen! I immediately felt nauseated. I ran to the still-steeping tea, dumped it down the sink in as fast as I could, and then soaped and rinsed my mug and infuser haha!

So sorry Martin — you were absolutely right about me and this tea, but hopefully the remaining 1-2 cups will be enjoyed by someone else!

Martin Bednář

I hope so! ANd once more sory!

Martin Bednář

*sorry — typos as I habve been writing fast and no proof-reading!

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2023 sipdown no. 3 A.C. Perch Black Columbia
2023 sipdown no. 4 A.C. Perch First Flush Darjeeling
2023 sipdown no. 5 Simpson & Vail Pomegranate, Açaí & Yumberry
2023 sipdown no. 6 A.C. Perch China Oolong
2023 sipdown no. 7 Dammann Frères Nosy Bey
2023 sipdown no. 8 A.C. Perch Organic White Christmas

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Quince is something I’m not familiar with in its fresh form, so I was excited to try this tea. The tea itself was beautifully fluffy — it immediately made me think of pussywillows.

There is a nuttiness about this tea that does remind me of walnut. There’s also a unique sweetness at the end of the sip that’s a bit difficult to describe. This is calming like chamomile, but a much nicer flavour.

I noticed the website says to mix this with black tea, so I’ll have to give that a try. Though it’s quite tasty on its own!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 11 OZ / 340 ML
gmathis

Ooh—this sounds interesting!

Courtney

It is! :)

Martin Bednář

If I had some to share gmathis, I would. I am not sure if it is not one of the teas I received an extra pouch of. Sadlz, I ordered only 25 grams for myself.

Martin Bednář

gmathis, drop me a message, I have something extra :) if you are interested to try something interesting!

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This smells so roasty it’s almost chocolate-y? How! The taste is very hojicha-like. There is the same roasty flavour in the taste, with a lightness that makes it easy to drink.

I even overstepped my most recent cup by 2.5 minutes and the taste hasn’t been impacted at all.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 11 OZ / 340 ML

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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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