1809 Tasting Notes

Sipdown 39 – 2024

Finished this at work a couple days ago and truly cannot remember a thing about it.

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Mmmmm, this is good. Not sure why I gave it a lower rating previously, but the bag that I just opened is delicious. Honey, floral yumminess.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Honey

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Sipdown 38 – 2024

Sad this is already gone. So tasty and milky. Like a creamy lilac stew. Will probably purchase again at some point.

Flavors: Cream, Lilac, Milk

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Finished off a 15g bag over the last few mornings. It’s lovely and bright, and has been a really nice tea to wake up with. It’s very forgiving for the first 5 steeps or so, but starts to get bitter quickly after that.

Flavors: Cut Grass, Flowers, Green Melons, Lilac

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Sipdown 37 – 2024

Didd not expect how reddish brown this steep would be, considering how green the dry leaf is. This smells so unique – spinachy, but also really floral (like lilac). Super umami broth. Like a veggie stew.

Flavors: Artichoke, Lilac, Mushrooms, Spinach, Umami

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This smells super roasty. Like bordering on burnt? But the burnt aroma doesn’t translate as much to the flavor. Definitely more like a traditional hojicha. Nice and toasty, slightly caramelly.

Flavors: Caramelized Sugar, Fireplace, Roasty

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Sipdown 36 – 2024

I don’t drink a ton of green tea anymore, but a few weeks ago suddenly got this urge to have some. I didn’t really have any on hand, so of course had to make a Yunomi purchase (also pre-ordered some One River Tea 2024 harvest).
This was the first on deck. It’s nice! Mostly getting roasted seaweed with a touch of cooked greens.

Flavors: Seaweed, Spinach

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drank Qimen Maofeng by Verdant Tea
1809 tasting notes

Sipdown 35 – 2024

Never quite connected with this one. It was pretty good. I found the sesame flavor unique, but I didn’t ever love it.

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Sipdown 34 – 2024
This is the 2023 harvest.
It’s really missing something. It’s flat and kind of tastes like sticks or erasers. Comparing this to the GABA I just had from Taiwan Tea Crafts makes this even more sad. That was much tastier (and slightly cheaper).

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Sipdown 33 -2024
I would absolutely repurchase this. So tasty and very forgiving/easy to steep.

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Sweet Potato

Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.


Los Angeles, CA

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