664 Tasting Notes
A couple weeks ago, I was exploring the DAVIDs site and found out that they opened a couple stores in Southern California! Bad news: all of them are a good 2 hours away without traffic D:
But this weekend, I drove up to Cal Poly SLO for my friend’s dance show, and on our way back, my friend said that she was totally down to visit the DAVIDs in Thousand Oaks since it was along the way!
She got her iced Fab Fennell and I got my iced Honey Bee Latte! Abigail was in awe of the different tea equipment they had (especially the steeper) and she got to see the teahead side of me bc tea is my one and only
From the Marco Polo TTB!
Fab tea, however it may have lost some of its flavour… well, it is an old tea bc I’ve had this for freakin forever. The lime has gone away and now it’s all woodsy rooibos, but I sorta like the woodsy rooibos flavour!
Happy Holidays and a very merry Christmas to those who celebrate it :)
I spent Christmas eve and Christmas day with the Mouse, but it was still pretty fab. My parents and sister drove down from NorCal and I was able to surprise them last night! I wasn’t supposed to come home until around 12:30am, but they let me go early and I arrived at 11:30pm, right when we started all our Christmas traditions!
Today was a bit busier so no chance for an early release, but I was working with the best cast members ever so Christmas day was FAB.
((Disneyland did reach its capacity for about an hour and it was slightly chaotic in the booths, but hey, my cast members and I survived!!))
I wanna say I got this from TeaNTees?? I usually write who I got the tea from on the bag but it’s upstairs and I’m lazy hahah
But this is a nice cuppa! It smells exactly like it tastes (I think that’s a plus to tea bags). I’m bias with tea and very rarely do I drink bagged tea, but this one is actually pretty good! You do get some on the melon flavour, but it’s definitely not a delicate white tea. There’s a bit of weight to it. I know I know, I’m probably just prejiduce against bagged teas, but I think it’s because it’s just hard for bagged tea to develop a lighter flavour.
But still, a pretty good tea! If I were to go out and buy a bagged tea, I might reach for this one :)
I’m calling today as Sipdown Wednesday because I have absolutely NOTHING to do except clean my room. So I brought my kettle up to my room and I’m picking all my teeny teas (like 3g or less) and just drinking them all day long :)
I got this from the Marco Polo TTB! Because I’m drinking such little tea leaves, I’ve decided to use the super cute tea cup that I got from the LA Tea Festival! And I threw my Perfect Infuser from DAVIDs for easy clean-up :)
Lovely creamy yet floral perfumy aroma as it steeps!
Tastes just as it smells. I think I actually like this without any additions! Perfectly balanced and creamy earl grey. A nice creamy earl grey is hard to find. Four for you Persimmon Tea Co. You go Persimmon Tea Co.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Perfume
I forgot if this was from a tea box or if this was from a swap, but either way, I got this from Sil!
I have too much tea and I’m going to drink as much as I can bc I need to get rid of them all.
- Smells like a subtle and light black tea with more hits of coco and vanilla.
- Tastes like black tea. Nothing too special. The vanilla and chocolate aroma was lost
With milk and sugar, that helps the bitterness of the tea. Love the creaminess and I think the vanilla is coming back :)
Cries bc I’m just about to take my last final of undergrad. Beer final, here I come!
This was the first tea that I had at the LA International Tea Festival and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rosa Li! She was so passionate about her teas and I am so happy that she got backed on Kickstarter :))
While speaking with her, I found out that this was her best seller, and after my first taste, I realized why! It is so smooth, complex, yet a very well balanced tea. Slight notes of butter since it slides on the tongue, bc of the creaminess of the tea. I ended up purchasing a 3oz tin of this tea and I am SO happy I got it!
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Milk