1789 Tasting Notes
Ok, this is definitely NOT Hot Chocolate, but considering it’s tea it’s remarkably close. It smells amazing brewed hot, and doesn’t turn to a bitter tepid mush when you leave it on your desk and come back to it an hour later.
It’s a little sweet, but not quite TOO sweet. It’s earthy and rich and smells so strongly of chocolate that it tricks your brian into thinking you’re drinking more chocolate than you are.
I’ll have a few more cups to decide, but I might want to grab more of this!
So I took a gamble on this and grabbed 50g, and I’m happy I did.
I don’t really believe in the health benefits, but it’s still my magical skinny tea and if I want to pretend for a minute, I will. :P (Just like it’s fun to think what you’d do with a winning lotto ticket that you know you’re not going to win on)
Anyway, this tea is very light and refreshing, yet earthy at the same time. It’s an odd combination with the fruity pineapple, guava and green mate mixing together to make it light and refreshing, and the puerh pulling it back down to earth and giving it just a little bit of weight. I really like it.
Based on the description, I assume this is the same blend that they sold at Teaopia previously.
I love this tea, even though it’s so sweet and full of trash – it smells delicious and it’s absolutely comforting. This is the tea I need for election day.
(But why are DT’s teas so artificial lately? I want flavours without all the random things… Still, that doesn’t stop me from getting 100g of this no questions asked though!)
Anyway it’s election day and I hope all you Americans are ok and able to make it to the polls safely. I can’t believe how aggressive some people are about preventing people from voting. Ugh. Just ugh.
Today is a balance of reading the news, and quickly consuming as many cute pictures of puppies/badgers and Tom Hardy as I can.
This tea totally matches my mood today – slight bitterness, with a bit of brightness peeking through. if I can ignore the astringency it’s not a bad tea, but it reminds me why I usually stay away from Darjeeling teas in general. (I’ll take any Assam or Yunnan over a Darjeeling)
Why am I bitter? Oh! Thanks for asking. :P
Turns out when I went to update my tea spreadsheet last night, I broke the sort order in my columns and now my ratings are no longer tied to the teas and it’s a huge mess and several years of data that’s just… nonsensical? I saved after I broke it so I don’t see how to get back.
But, fine. Ok. New start. I’m here. I can add my cupboard here. I can create a new spreadsheet, and why not. My tastes have adjusted over the years, along with my budget. :P (That’s the brightness poking through! :D)
I’m back! (Let’s see for how long?)
But I met up with VariaTEA, Sil, Kittenna and Christina today in Toronto, we swapped tea, caught up on what we could in a few hours, and… I miss you guys. :P
I haven’t made an actual tea order in… months, but I bought a bunch of samples from CitizenTea last month, and so far I’m pretty impressed. No, they’re not the fanciest-pantsest of tea companies out there, but it’s good quality, good prices, excellent customer service, and I love the packaging.
I brewed up three pearls, and gave it 4 minutes. The result was a nice bright brew with chocolate and honey notes, and a smooth finish. I left it unfinished for half an hour, and when I came back to polish it off, it wasn’t bitter at all either. That’s what I’m looking for.
I would definitely order more the next time they offer free shipping etc.
I tried it hot and it was not very good at all, and then I tried it iced (double-strength & poured over ice) and it was REALLY GOOD.
It’s not quite coconut ice cream like the description promises, but it’s not far from that. There’s something in the mouthfeel that makes it have more body than your usual tea. It’s naturally a little sweet, and tastes strongly of coconut.
Price of this vs. price of coconut water = this tea wins.
I approve. I like mate blends and can always go for more. And lemonade too!
It’s a little odd hot because the lemon makes me think of Neo Citron, but that’s not the tea’s fault I have this association.
Cold, it is nice and refreshing, and hopefully it’ll give me the motivation to get moving. Probably not though. It’s too hot this weekend and I’ve got new 3DS games to play and, I’m lazy.
Would I buy more? Possibly, especially since I can’t get flavoured mate from Butiki anymore. Oh, and I CAN taste the berries, but it seems nicely balanced and doesn’t take away from the lemon.