665 Tasting Notes

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Had this tea in SF today! My mom, sister, and I had this tea and their Jasmine Pearls as a tea set. Ahhh I would highly recommend going to Asha, and if you have some time to spare, purchase tea as a tea set! Mine, they served it on a traditional tea boat with a yixing clay pot, serving pot, and a sipping cup! My mom and sister shared the Jasmine tea. They had it in a gaiwan, and the serving pot and two sipping cups.

This tea was so good! This was the first time I actually had tea gong fu style, and it was fab. Though it had that dark, earthy taste to it, it still was pretty light and smooth.
((what is this tasting note I am so sorry. I was just so impressed by the presentation of the tea and the lovely and chill atmosphere that I forgot to pay attention to the tea itself ops))


I’m home just for a week for a mini vacation! My family and I went wine tasting and shopping and all things fab. Today was our San Francisco day :))
My mom, sister, and I made it a mission to go to some sort of tea lounge and found this cute tea place called the Chai Bar (which had Steph Curry tea [my sister and dad are huge Warriors fans]) but sadly, it was closed to Presidents Day. I went to yelp, and found Asha Tea just a block or two away from our next destination! So away we went and we stayed there for a good hour or so until we decided to get lunch and finish up shopping :)

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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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

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89

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!!))

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84

backlog,
but quick ol tea from two days ago bc this tea is fab :)

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Not the biggest fan of Teavana, but I am a pretty big fan of this tea!
My friend works at Teavana and she decided to get me this tea and a super cute mug from there for Christams! I haven’t seen her in nearly 2 years, but I still love her tons

ashmanra

You know it is a deep and great friendship when you can go long periods of time without seeing each other, and then pick up like you saw each other just yesterday!

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100
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Wam bam fab tea is fab.

This tea is my baby okay.

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75

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 :)

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Wam bam another sipdown!
Got this from Shmiracles from our first? Second tea swap? Sometime last year haha. Old tea but good tea!

I know I oversteeped it by a ton bc it turned out insanely bitter that no amount of milk and sugar could fix D: Ahh that’s what I get drinking in a wee 2oz cup

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90

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 :)

https://41.media.tumblr.com/c259270736ef05e6c96257abfabc4cd5/tumblr_nz3t7aSRCP1tjj5t8o1_540.jpg

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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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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.

Straight:
- 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!

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Kyra.
22.
Tea lover.
Hospitality Management major.
Future Wine Somm, Tea Somm, and Cicerone???
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:
http://iloveyousomatcha.tumblr.com/tea

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: Love this tea. Restock if I can
79-70: Decent tea. Neither love nor hate.
69-60: I won’t be upset when it runs out. I’ll drink it but won’t restock.
59-30: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea and I’ll finish the cup.
29-10: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea. It may or may not have gone down the sink…
9-below: Let’s not even hide it. This definitely went down the drain.

I love tea.
I drink it.
I log it.
I have a good time.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

I first discovered my love for tea with jasmine teas because that’s all my mother would buy, so for the longest time, I thought that all teas were jasmine! And then in 4th grade, I watched the tea episode of Good Eats and that’s when the education started! I’d like to blame Alton Brown for starting this obsession because now I only like loose leaf tea.
It wasn’t until my second year of college that I actually expanded my tea taste buds. Special shout out to Cara McGee, Tea Queen for her Adagio Fandom blends. Because of Cara, I actually started drinking blacks, herbals and whites and pretty much everything else in between. I still have a special love for my jasmine though :)
I (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai

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