1789 Tasting Notes

drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
1789 tasting notes

Oooooooh. I love this tea but I don’t think I’d had it with brown sugar at all before! And just the slightest tiny bit of it makes it so amazing.


The lesson is that I really need to stop being such a damn tea purist. Sil and OMGsrsly keep talking about adding maple to black teas and so now I want to grab maple agave next time I’m at DAVIDsTEA. I’ve got about 6 oz of Russian Caravan that is just calling out for it!


haha i’m with you on that…i don’t add anything to 98% of my tea unless it’s a cold brew and sometimes…you really do miss out.


I, on the other hand, add sugar or maple syrup 98% of my teas. For sure all the flavoured ones. I used to feel guilty. I don’t anymore.

Terri HarpLady

I like a little maple once in awhile :)


It re-steeped fairly decently too!

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This is good, but not strong enough for me I think. I think cheesecake is just too delicate a flavour to begin wtih, but I do think it adds a little to this latte.

I think this matcha works best as a secondary matcha to mix with something else. It was amazing with both the pumpkin and Belgian chocolate so I will keep mixing it in the future to help stretch the life of those other flavours out!


What’s the flavouring level?


I think it’s just the regular. These were all the contest prizes so I didn’t have any choice but the pumpkin is distinctive! (Which I’m really happy about!)


remind me next time you’re over to try the cheesecake i have. i think i still have some robust in the cupboard…it’s delicious lol


Sounds great! :D

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Ok, this is my random oolong sample for the day! I was pretty excited to try it as I’d heard of “Big Red Robe” in other tea reviews and was curious.

I’m on my second steep and having trouble describing it. It’s orange in colour, and tastes very much like oolong. It’s roasty, and just a tad floral, with a bit of a darker vegetal aftertaste. Interesting!

The second steep is even darker and roastier. I prefer this over the first steep. It’s so sweet and roasty, dark and full, yet not like a black tea.
I think I get peach notes too!

I’ll wait until I have the second sample of this before I rate it (and by that time will have had all of them!).


I had my Big Red Robe from Silk Road today.

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I’m drinking this because I saw Ozli had it and I have no mind of my own sometimes. That and this tea is just so amazing that being reminded of it meant I needed it YESTERDAY.


I finished my sample but could go for a nice big bag of it. It’s delicious stuff.

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drank Kenyan Earl Grey by Justea
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Ok! So this was the Earl Grey I was craving this morning. :P I enjoyed my cup of Mount Grey but wanted to follow up with this just to get it right. I’m finishing up the last of my sample now (114) and it is as slightly creamy/lemon custardy as I remember. YES!

The rest is getting stuffed into a little envelope for Ozli who loves EG’s, which SHOULD go at the letter price as it’s just one flattened bag. If they say it’s too thick and charge me for a package I’ll just take it back home with me. >:|

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

hahaha learn to package!


ooooOooOoooooo >:D


Sil – I’m working on it. And if they say it’s more than a stamp, I just won’t leave until they tell me how to make it cheaper. The whole point is I just throw a stamp on it and walk away!


i actually yelled at the post office man the other day. HE took my envelopes, sealed them and then was going to charge me more because they didn’t fit through the slot. “thank you kindly but i didn’t ask you to seal those and i can shift things around so they will fit…please unseal them and if they won’t unseal, you’ll need to give me another envelope.” so there!

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So the other day I had an Earl Gray that was fresh, sweet and almost lemon custardy, and I wanted more today.

Too bad I mixed things up. It wasn’t this one – it was Justea’s Kathryne Kenyan Earl Grey. Oh. Colour me disappointed.

This IS a good tea though, and I’m not at all disappointed, but I was craving something creamier.

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drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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Oh, Ozli was totally right when she recommended adding brown sugar and a bit of milk to this. Just… wow. This made my evening! I wish I hadn’t eaten that chocolate bar earlier because this would have probably satisfied my sweet craving. Probably.

I can’t believe I’ve only got enough of this left for a cup! I’ll have to get more in November for the big sale!


Sounds yummy…

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I grabbed this one randomly from my Teavivre sample box in my quest to get a better understanding of oolongs.

I steeped it for 2 minutes at near boiling water. The result is an orange-brown liquor. The description says that sweet potatoes notes are predominant but it sore of reminds me of peach. And grape.

And… I wish I could get into this further, but everything is working against me today so I will leave this there and hope for more time with the other sample packet.

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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I’m drinking this while eating pocky sticks and the chocolate/chocolate combo is rather nice. The baby ate half my sticks though and now she’s giving me these wide blue eyes begging for more. That’s fine. I’ve got this tea. She can have the last stick.

We’re watching Hannibal (tv) and it’s pretty neat so far. Also, really gory and awful. The really cool thing about it is that my sister-in-law does a lot of the make-up/props for the show, so dead bodies, body parts, wounds etc are done by her and her co-workers. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit the shop she works in as it’s just in Toronto!




Hahaha. I’ll let you know if I’m ever alloweed to bring other people. Otherwise, pics?


I love Hannibal, the series and the movies. So jealous of your sister in law!


yes yes yes and oh…yes! we just finished watching the last episode of season one. :)


pocky!!! love it :P

Terri HarpLady

Maybe you can get her to get you on as a cadaver…wouldn’t that be fun to play a dead person? :)


hahaha – maybe? I never thought of that!
She mentioned borrowing our toddler too, although I’m not sure what for. Possibly to help with a body mold?


I’m too much of a srs baby for Hannibal 8(

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drank Love Life Tea by Harney & Sons
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Thanks Courtney for the sample! (Down to 116!)

I’m not sure if I made it wrong, or what but I’m not really getting any coconut or strawberry from this. It just tastes grassy. Almost like a grassy oolong? It has a slight strawberry smell though so I know I have the wrong tea. I’ll just have to try it again in the future!

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

I found no coconut or strawberry flavor, it just tasted like seaweed to me.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a little girl and a devoted bf, two cats, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, fandom!, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

I keep trying to learn languages on Duolingo and failing. I’m currently failing Esperanto. :P

1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


Markham, ON

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