730 Tasting Notes
I made this one this morning, knowing very well I had absolutely no time to spare, and ended up pouring it into my normal ceramic travel mug and gulping it down en route to pick up my friend for school. I had to give it a fair shot and remake it once I was home for the evening.
I am continually impressed with Della Terra’s minty black teas and this is no exception. This is very reminiscent of all their other minty blacks, especially reminding me of Shamrocks & Shenanigans, minus the little green pieces. This one has little white pieces instead haha! All in all, I’m happy I ordered the 2oz.
This tea is amazing, as per usual :) Hence why I chose it as the first tea to ever grace my new Timolino with it’s presence!
FYI: This is really more of an update on my day and recent Timolino purchase. I plan on doing an actual review under the Timolino once I’ve had a few more days to test it out.
So I caved yesterday and picked up a Timolino after over a week of really deliberating. I still think it was a bit too expensive, but in the end I wanted to be able to enjoy tea after my 8am lab finishes up at 11am since I can’t have any beforehand with the time constraints. However, I got to casually take little sips of tea from 8am right up until 2pm when I finally finished off the mug full, and I was quite happy with it. I’m still slightly nervous to try out the leakproof feature by throwing it in my bookbag with my laptop, although I see only good reviews.
Also, Mondays promise to be brutal this term. I start class at 9am and have one 1 hour break until 7:30pm. Histology began at 9am when we were reminded if we hadn’t read up to chapter 5, we were now five chapters behind. So I picked up that textbook today :| However, it all looked up when I arrived at physics at 5pm and the prof was not only very attractive but also hilarious and young. Score.
I should really be working on an assignment, but I just can’t seem to concentrate long enough to get anything worthwhile done, erg.
So instead, I made myself a cup of this tasty oolong, curled up into a nest on the couch, and I’ve been reading Star Trek fan fiction for at least the last hour. I may not be getting any school work done, but I’m also not sitting staring aimlessly at a Word document any longer. It is technically still the weekend, so I’ll try not to feel too bad about being so unproductive haha!
I’m on my second resteep of this and it’s amazing as per usual. I have 3/4 of my tin left and I’m already planning my next order since I can’t be a single day without this tea.
Also, the entire reason I wrote this post is because I wanted to share with someone that I figured out how to make a custom cursor for my Tumblr! I am quite excited about this particular accomplishment. Mwuahaha!
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This tea is yet another wonderful green from H&S. There green teas just amaze me. I’ve really been on a H&S green tea kick lately. I’ve been trying to add in other teas here and there but basically my tea menu has consisted of Bangkok, Tokyo, and Love Life.
I wasn’t sold on this one like I was Bangkok right off the bat, but I think I see a future for this one in my cupboard after all. It is deliciously light in flavour, but still clearly strawberry and coconut against a fantastic green tea base.
I also used my new thermometer for the first time on this cup. I’m definitely happy with that purchase.
Update: The second steep of this one is also just wonderful.
This was definitely the tea I was most excited about of all the new fall teas.
It does seem to be extremely similar to Mulberry Magic, save for the pistachios rather than macadamia nuts. I am enjoying this cup, though I think I actually prefer the Mulberry Magic. Perhaps it’s the addition of chamomile throwing me off?
It does seem creamy, and the mulberry leaf base is wonderful. I’ve found pistachio to be a fascinating flavour in the few teas I’ve tried with it. I’ll enjoy the rest of my sample thoroughly.
P.S. I finally picked up a thermometer while I was at David’s today. Yay!
This tea is quite nice. I’m impressed with the amount of spiciness – not the my tongue is burning type though. The black tea base isn’t overwhelming and suits the flavours well. I’m getting mostly the spiciness and clove flavour from this.
I also just took a batch of pumpkin muffins out of the oven and they are heavenly, especially alongside the tea.
I am loving my new soy matcha lattes! I have four matchas in my cupboard and they are all amazing with plain soy milk. I can’t get enough!
On our drive back from brunch I noticed all the leaves on the ground. Autumn is my second favourite season after summer, and as much as I hate to admit it, the Pumpkin Pie matcha was a good fit for this afternoon.
I had this as a soy latte this morning. I haven’t had matcha in months and months, gah! I’m also trying hard to acquire a taste for soy milk, since regular milk has been hard on my stomach the last few months :(
This matcha soy latte was a success on all fronts. This is my least favourite matcha in my cupboard, albeit still yummy, and combined with the soy milk it made for a delicious drink.
I got to enjoy this whilst lazing on the couch reading some fan fiction. This is important because I work every Saturday, and this is one of the very few I’ve taken off for my friends wedding, and also because my fiance is working today. I have the house to myself for a few hours, on a Saturday – yay!