565 Tasting Notes


Another sipdown from shmiracles today!

Decent tea. Tastes a lot like DAVIDs Glitter & Gold.

Good but I think I left it to steep for to long so there’s a bit of a bitter aftertaste that just doesn’t work :/ I think I’m going to let this cool for a bit then down it all in one go just to avoid the bitterness

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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Going through a butt ton of sipdowns today! I’ve picked out about 7 that I have like 2g or less of so since it’s fairly early right now, I’ve just decide to spend the entire day with these teas!

This is a good tea, but the flavour isn’t… well if I liked almond flavoured teas, I know I’d like it, but almond is a bit weird. It’s all me, not the tea!Good tea, but I probably wouldn’t purchase it on my own.

Thank you tons for the sample, shmiracles!

Flavors: Almond

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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drank Tazo Chai Tea Latte by Tazo
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Had to get an oil change. Decided to go wait at the Starbucks across the street as I waited and grabbed myself this! Not the best chai ever, but TONS better than the Oprah Chai.


I haven’t tried the Oprah Chai, but I used to work across the street from a Starbucks, and used to go and get Chai Tea frappuccino with a scoop of matcha added in during my breaks, more times than I care to admit. It’s pretty good.

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drank Starry Night by Art of Tea
565 tasting notes

Ooh! A bitter cup! Left this to steep for too long, dang :/
But it smells oh so SO good. All the vanilla goodness :) And there was this weird looking tea mass? I have no idea what it was, maybe just tea rolled up into one massive node but I’ve saved it for next time :)

Thank you QueenOfTarts for sending this my way!

3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

I hate when that happens.

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Ginger tea because my tummy is being mean to me and I figured that this would help a bit.
It’s a nice ginger tea! Definitely not as spicy/ginger-y as DAVID’s Super Ginger haha. Dude that one was super peppery. I liked this one a lot! I like the pairing of the rooibos and the ginger.
Still getting used to ginger teas and I feel like these are great for when I’m a sicko on bed, or if I just have tummy problems.

Thank you MissB for sending me this tea!

Boiling 4 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this this morning and it’s… okay?
It was watered down at first, left the leaves in, and it turned sour so I don’t know.
I’ll like.. write a proper note in the future when I can actually think okay

My brain is freakin fried because that FREAKIN MIDTERM WAS BRUTAL AND I NEVER WANNA SEE IT AGAIN.
I studied so hard.
Reviewed it over the weekend and a couple days leading up to it, 5 hours straight yesterday, and 2.5 hours straight today. I thought I was confident but I took it and now I wanna cry because it was so hard. And it’s not just me, it was the entire class as well! Thought I was going to get an A, but nope. Now I feel like I deserve a C or a D. ughasdj;aksdfkl;sadf FREAKIN FINANCE.

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

If most of the class felt that way than rest assured that you are ok to feel the way you! I imagine you’ll do better than you think.. :)


Also, maybe the grades are curved?


This is just the first time I’ve ever like… It just came to a surprise, you know? Like I studied a lot and I was confident, but then there were things that I couldn’t figure out and that kinda just got my mood all blegh-y.
And he throws questions out so like I can get a 4% boost, or as much as an 8% boost. But still, dude. I’m just so nervous :/


I totally know what you mean. I had nothing lower than an A in high school but organic chemistry totally tripped me up sophomore year. But I made it through, graduated with honors, and no one has ever asked me about it since, even when applying for grad school :-). So don’t stress too much! (Easier said than done, I know)

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So I’m watching Skins and there was this song that Jal played that I LOVE so much! And I knew it was in Disney’s Fantasia 2000 and I really needed to listen to that song okay.
Rhapsody in Blue aww yiss

Also, this tea because Sil drank it a couple hours back and it was the first tea on my dash at the time, and it just sounded so good. Last time I had it, I had it with a bit of sugar and milk, but you know, I actually like it plain! As with all my other teas :)
I love coffee. I managed to get a free cup today in class cuz this girl next to me just gave it to me! They messed up on her drink and she was like “Take it. I don’t want it to go to waste!” and I was like suuure thing :)
So yes. Coffee this morning, and a coffee-like tea //side note. The train just passed by and it was honking with my music wow that was weird. ANYWAYS YES. A COFFEE-LIKE TEA TO END THE DAY! It’s really good. I’m surprised that a tea this dark and roasty toasty tasting is caffeine-free! Definitely a great tea :)

I don’t know how anyone could possibly make this tea in a strainer. Either like DAVIDs steeper, or strainer ball stuff, or a basic tea strainer. I feel like it’d be a bit of a goopy mess. I always break out my DAVIDs cutie patootie filters whenever I drink this tea but I couldn’t find them for some reason :/ so a basic finum tea filter will have to do tonight eheh :)

yes. ramblings. whenever it’s midterms/finals season (right now it’s death with midterms and papers and presentations and finals just around the corner), my tasting notes are either super short, or detailed with pointless life updates so I won’t study. Ugh my massive finance midterm is tomorrow and I’m so lost! Calculations are a pain in the butt right now :/
On the bright side, I did get a 96 on my first midterm! So if I completely bomb the one tomorrow, I should still be in the clear, right?

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Roasted Barley

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

I make this in my finum all the time lol


I love your tasting notes! Keep writing like that :)

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Oh my gosh.
This tea.
I like it!

Thank you VariaTEA for sending me a sample of this tea! It’s nice and tastes like a fluffy lemon cake :) It is lime chiffon so.. well, I taste the brightness and chiffon is a type of cake so close enough! I feel like this tea, if you turn it into cake form, is the perfect thing to eat with tea. Can I like infuse this with milk, and use the Lime Chiffon milk to make lime chiffon tea cakes? Dude. That sounds great.

Anyways, this tea is good! Nice and sweet, and it is blended quite nicely! Oohhh this is just really nice and a definite must when I order from Della Terra!

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

Yay! I am glad you liked it!! And Lime Chiffon Tea Cakes sound AMAZING!!


My parents are driving down for the weekend because my mom wants to see her sister, and I tried convincing them to bring my stand mixer!! They wouldn’t since it’s heavy and I’ll be moving out in a couple weeks so it’ll be a loooong time till I attempt those tea cutie cakes! I will do it! When? I don’t even know…


Haha better late than never though :P

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So today has been a very blech day and I really wanted something sweet and nice for dessert, so a chocolate tea it is! And my stomach has been off all day long so I need some peppermint tonight as well. It was between this and Butiki’s Peppermint Patty, but in the end, this tea won because I wanted the deep, robust rooibos :)

A big thank you to VariaTEA for sending this my way!
A great rooibos tea with peppermint and chocolate to soothe my stomach :)

Currently dying from midterms and finals prep ugh :/
Writing a paper for my Human Resources class and I decided to write it on Disney! Of course. And my Mike Wazowski mug is keeping me company :) And I’m also listening to Disney Area Music as I write my paper so… I start in about 3 weeks okay, I’m allowed to be excited!!
My roommate is gone for tonight and I’m taking advantage by playing the best music you’ll ever find on YouTube! She used to work at Carthay and would never let me play their music loop ahha

((also I just found out that I need a 90 on my final to maintain my A in my hotel class, but I can get as low as a 75 to go down to an A- what the heck))

Boiling 8 min or more 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

I am so glad you like this one given I was never going to drink it. It is always nice when tea is passed on to someone who truly appreciates it.

Good luck with all your studies btw and you definitely get to be excited about Disney. If I visit my Dad in LA, I will have to come find you when you are at Disney and we can have tea together at the happiest place on Earth :)


My friend was given like 4oz of Teavana’s earl grey in a really nice tin for her birthday and she HATED it! The next time I saw her, she told me that she just keeps that massive tin in her car, opened, in the heat, because it smells good and it makes a nice air freshener.
Like oh my gosh you should have seen my horrified face the second I saw that tin sitting on her dashboard. I didn’t believe her at first but oh boy she was serious. What a waste of tea :/

But yes, let me know if you ever come down! My program runs till the 3rd of January of next year, but I do intend to stay with them part time, so if everything works out, we could totally spend the day in Disney together! Darn. If we were in Florida, they have afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian!

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I great big ol thank you to MissB for sending this tea my way!
I believe I had the same tea, but summer harvest, a couple weeks or months ago.
I don’t think my palette is.. advanced enough to know the difference between summer and autumn harvest though

But this tea is nice! It’s very similar to the other one. Very vegetal and very green. I don’t think I’ve had that many straight green teas before, and they’re okay. It’s definitely going to get some getting used to. Tastes like liquified sweet spinach ahha but it’s totally fine since that’s how it’s supposed to taste like! Gotta work my tastebuds up to this kind of very green tea :)

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

Probably my fave green of all


I love greens! It took some time, but they’re the teas that got me into teas to start with. But I know what you mean, I feel this way about blacks. I taste a straight black and mostly just taste bitter earthyness, like brewed dirt!

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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:
(last updated: 11 Apr 2014)
Likes/dislikes here:

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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