621 Tasting Notes

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
621 tasting notes

Aww, this one got a tad bitter! So sad since this is a sipdown :( Maybe my second steeping would be much better!!

But this is such a lovely tea and I’m loving the fact that it tastes almost like white wine :) It’s definitely super different compared to other teas that I’ve had that are flavoured with grape.

This is just a very tea-that-tastes-like-alcohol type of day! First it was the Rosé, and now it’s the white wine!! Ahh I have a bottle of Mango Moscato in the refrigerator soooo… I’ll probably have some of that tonight! It’s not tea though but.. hey, it’s good!
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Backstory:
I’m actually writing my Restaurant review right now for school and I sorta forgot about this tea :( In one of my classes, we had to sit and eat in our fine dining restaurant on campus, and because of class, I had to order a drink, appetizer, entree and dessert. Yesterday, I got the 2011 Fantinel Pinot Grigio that paired with the Rocket Salad and it was so good! I remember when I first wrote the tasting not the first time I drank this tea, I’ve never had any sort of alcohol! Because of my major, ever since I turned 21, I made sure to try all sorts of drinks to develop my palette. I’ve already developed my tea palette, but not my wines or beers palette! And because next quarter, I’m going to be the Cost Control and Beverage Manager, at the beginning of the week, I have to try all the wines we have and make sure its good to serve to the guests :)

Sil

congrats! that sounds like great news :)

jump62359

I just reread my post and wow, so many exclamation points. I think I was just extremely happy when I wrote that hahah

Sil

nothing wrong with happy :)

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Hmm.. I’m still not very impressed with Teavana tea. The only reason why I have so much is because of Starbucks :))
So happy for Starbucks rewards though! My friend told me that this was one of her favourite teas, but it was not the pricier side so she never gets it. I offered to get it for her for my next reward, and we can split it. I just wanted to try it! And so I’m drinking it today and it’s… okay? I taste so much artificial flavouring though. Or maybe it’s just the rose. I’m not the biggest fan of rose teas but Anna loves it!
Instead of splitting the tea, I think I’m just going to give her the full oz :)

Hmm.. I’m still not very impressed with Teavana tea. The only reason why I have so much is because of Starbucks :))
So happy for Starbucks rewards though! My friend told me that this was one of her favourite teas, but it was not the pricier side so she never gets it. I offered to get it for her for my next reward, and we can split it. I just wanted to try it! And so I’m drinking it today and it’s… okay? I taste so much artificial flavouring though. Or maybe it’s just the rose. I’m not the biggest fan of rose teas but Anna loves it!
Instead of splitting the tea, I think I’m just going to give her the full oz :)I won’t be getting it again, even if it’ll be free for me.

Flavors: Artificial

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Shidown!
Finished this tea from MissB!

I’m headed to work now and I haven’t been there in ages bc I’m back in school aaaand my hours has lessened by quite a lot. Closing tonight and figured I need a kick of matcha to keep me awake! Yeah, I’m only there till 10pm, but still! I’ve been pretty exhausted the past couple weeks and I sleep pretty early, so this closing shift is a bit of a change for me.

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Got this from QueenOfTarts from our swap maaaany moons ago. Agh. I’ve been so busy ever since starting at Disney and now I’m starting to drink my teas! It’s been less than a year sooo I think I’m still good :)

It still had the lovely caramel scent to it when its dry. Has that dark liquor when steeping, but as with a lot of the flavoured tea that I I’ve had, the sent has disappeared :(

It’s good, but slightly bitter! Nothing that a touch a milk couldn’t fix :) When I resteep it, probably a cooler temperature water :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I think this is the tea that I drank today?
It says “Thé Noir/Black Tea” on the package.

Ahh well. I got this from the Marco Polo TTB and it’s pretty good! I love Tea at Sea tons. I’ve had some of their samples before and they seem like a really nice tea company! This was a pretty smooth black. No bitterness whatsoever when I steeped it, even when I accidentally oversteeped it ahahhah

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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Drinking out of my new mug from Disney! Drinking out of the Disney California Adventure mug from the You Are Here Collection from Starbucks :)

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2015/01/new-co-branded-starbucksdisney-parks.html?m=1

Ahh I want all the Florida ones as well! I don’t know anyone who is currently in Florida though so that might be a bit of a problem…

But this is an okay tea? Only drinking it bc it’s caffeine free and it smelled pretty good! But as with many rooibos teas I’ve had, the flavour kinda disappears after steeping.

Sil

jealous. I REALLY want the adventureland one from california… Also trying to find someone n florida to be nice and go get my epcot and the animal kindom

jump62359

Soooooo did you want me to get you a DCA mug?? :))

Jennkay

Oh man, I just went to Disney in Orlando in December! Although, I do have too many mugs, so maybe it’s a good thing they didn’t have them yet.

Sil

oh so tempting jump…. but shipping to canada and everything would be obscene… maybe i can just use those mugs as an excuse to go out there?

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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I visited my friend today between classes to help her study and she offered to make lunch and tea! She loooooves this tea and has about 2 tins full top the top.
It’s good.
She made it a bit tart to my liking, but it was decent! I feel like it’d be much better iced though

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From the Marco Polo TTB

Oh my gosh. I’m so dumb.
So I got the Steeper and I LOVE IT TONS.
But today, I was just so off! I’ve been sick and sleepy the past couple days and I totally forgot to put the mesh bit of the steeper back in?? Like really?!? That’s the entire point of the steeper! So now I have leaves in my mug and I have to pour that mug of tea through a sieve and into another mug.
And now clean up is going to be a butt because I FREAKIN FORGOT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF THE STEEPER.

But all in all, this tea is super good! I only took 4g of it soooo I’m definitely going to put it in my to buy list once I get rid of a lot of my teas :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Teeny tiny 2g sample from the Marco Polo Tea Box!

Ahh such a lovely tea! I love looking at the leaves unravel in my Steeper :))
It tastes like hot water with slight notes of earthiness. I was kinda hoping with it to have a bit of a bolder taste.
Maybe because it’s a wee sample. Hmm I’ll need more leaves for it to get a better flavour!

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85

Backlog.
Peppemint tea.
Yeah, nothing too special about this! Just plain ol peppermint to cure the headaches I’ve been getting the past week

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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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