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Marco Polo TTB

Saw this in the box and had to try some! I just got a wee 3g sample :)
Dude. I’m so lost without my tea scale. Last time I remember seeing it, is when I got the Marco Polo box. Now it’s nowhere to be found? Aww I’m so sad. I’ll find it eventually? Hopefully?

But it’s almost christmastime and I’m so excited for the holidays! This one smells like wonderful pumpkin pie. I think my water may have been a bit too hot because it’s on the slight bitter side, but at least I do taste the pumpkin! I’ve been meaning to place a Butiki order, but I have SO much tea. Hopefully they’ll still be open when I lessen my tea stash? I’ve had plenty of their teas and I’ve fallen in love with so many of them, but I need to lessen my tea stash and save up before I can get more!

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What a busy day, oh my gosh!
So this morning, I decided to leave extra early because I wanted to get to class early and turns out, they weren’t opening up guest parking till 8:30, and I had to be parkside at 8:30!! So it was a huge mess of trying to get to the right place, and getting stopped by plenty of other cast members and two people from security and wow, it was a mess.
But class parkside was fantastic, and I got to play in the parks with my friends after.
Went home, showered, and got ready for initiation banquet happening at school.

I got to RKR and talked to a lot of people and they were all so nice! I met Nancy and her parents and they let me sit with them since I went alone. Dinner was PHENOMENAL. Like seriously. The meat was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth, and the roasted brussels sprouts with the onion and garlic in the risotto. Ugh. It was divine. And then you have the Chocolate Pot De Créme which was just perfect to wrap the dinner.
Initiation happened and I got my chord with the certificate and I felt smart hehe. There’s the third honor society in my college career! I think I might be in too many, but Honor Societies just make me feel good hehe. And this is the one specific to my major so I’m so happy I got invited to join.


SO YEAH. MASSIVE LIFE UPDATE.
But I decided on this tea because I wanted something like hot cocoa, but no caffeine to end the night and this rich caramel/honey roasted barley tea just sounded perfect! Just having it plain tonight. No sugar or milk and I think it actually works :)

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Note #600!!
Ahh Fili. This was one of my favourites in the Hobbit blends :)
I only have 3g of this left so I’ll save it for when I really want it!

Lovely chai/cinnamon taste to it so it reminds me of christmas hehe :) Great tea to go with milk and sugar :)

((this note is lazy, I know. It’s been a very lazy but tea filled day hehe))

Flavors: Cinnamon

Shmiracles

SIX HUNDY!!! whoooo hoo!

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And that’s the last of this tea!
A wee two grams left ahha
Lovely, but it’s time for my Hobbit teas to go. I think they’re the oldest teas I have…

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
602 tasting notes

I got this many moons ago when Laurant was handing out samples of his tea. I jumped on it because VariaTEA loved them so much. She sent me a whole lot of their zodiac blends, but this time with Laurant, I went with the greens and black teas!

This tea is so good oh my gosh. Lovely chocolate/caramel/vanilla scents when you open up the baggie, and it comes out more as it steeps. It did turn a bit bitter when I drank it straight, but I think this is a tea that needed the milk and sugar!! Ahh so so SO good. When I lessen my tea stash, I’ll definitely get my hands on some of this tea :)

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
VariaTEA

I could have shared this with you too had I known you were interested :)

jump62359

Hahha it’s all good! You gave me more than enough! I’m still trying to get through all the teas you gave me :)

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Tea & Cards TTB

Oh my gosh this smells like christmas and it tastes so good I love it so much.
I’ve been listening to Christmas music since September and AHH CHRISTMAS IS COMING.
Christmas decorations are already up in Disneyland!!! And everything is going to be up officially starting the 13th! Ahh I’m so excited for all the Holiday festivities :))

But this tea is fab and I love it so much. It tastes like lovely christmas aww ve lost my tea scale ugh :(

Cheri

What?!?! Christmas already?!?! It’s November 3.

jump62359

I’ve been celebrating Christmas since September! ahhaha

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Marco Polo TTB

Freakin boyfriend is such a creep oh my gosh (but he’s fab and it was quite funny ahhah).
So he knows that jump62359 is my everything and he decided to google that and STEEPSTER CAME UP AND HE SAW MY POST OF HAVING TO MEE IN TRAFFIC AHHAHAH
EJ if you’re reading this then hi.

But seriously though. Steepster is fab and I love it tons, but because of my busy schedule, I almost never have time for tea? Tonight is special bc I have things that need to be done and I figured this would be a great tea bc honeybush ll make sure to drink it right next time :)

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Prepared in store bc I was craving some jasmine, and apparently you get a free refill! Sooo yeah. I got my free refill today and I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE FREAKIN TRAFFIC AT 2PM AND I HAD TO PEE SO BAD AND IT WAS SO PAINFUL WOW but tea was okay. The lady who prepared it didn’t really wash the steeper out so it had the previous taste which was like chocolatey and weird and did not work with this tea at all.

carol who

Bummer! It’s annoying when we do it to ourselves but for a tea shop to not clean out the steeper is inexcusable.

Cheri

I have having to pee and hitting traffic. Hello, tea drinker here. Drive faster, people!!!

And really, that’s inexcusable to not clean out the infuser.

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
602 tasting notes

#5
I just threw a tsp of this into a mason jar and poured cold milk over it bc IT WORKS OKAY,

carol who

Don’t you wonder sometimes, what exactly are we drinking? It could be anything :p

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Marco Polo TTB

THIS BOX IS MASSIVE and there’s so many teas I’ve never had before! This is a definite first.
Nice, sweet, light aroma coming out of the package.
Definitely has that roasted genmaicha smell right when I poured the water in! Now with the matcha, what difference does the matcha make? I haven’t a clue, so that why I’m here to find out!
Hmm.. Tastes like a slightly buttery version of the generic genmaicha I’ve had. Nice, and I can definitely tell the difference between the two.

And back into the box this goes!

Flavors: Butter, Roasted, Toasted Rice

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Kyra.
20.
Tea lover.
Chef in training.
Hospitality Management major.
DCP Alumni/Participant (starting June)
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so swappable teas are listed here:
http://odetopotato.tumblr.com/tea
(last updated: 11 Apr 2014)
Likes/dislikes here:
http://odetopotato.tumblr.com/teaprofile

Tea rating guide:
100-90: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
89-80: 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 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, Queen Tea 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 drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk with the exception of chai. I like chai with just a wee dash of milk and a sprinkle of sugar! This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess. I have friends who think I have a problem with tea, but I really don’t. Everything is good in moderation.
I also have a mug buying problem and I’ve got Disney to blame for that. At least all my mugs are being put to good use!

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I’m an avid fandom blogger on tumblr we have some weird way of talking to each other and sometimes I forget that this isn’t tumblr oops

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