581 Tasting Notes

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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A beautiful tea to help me soothe my tummy. And I’m drinking this tea to break in the new mug that I got!!
http://dftba.com/product/1de/QualiTea-Mug

I got that, my Augustus Waters shirt, and a This Star Won’t Go Out bracelet :) Ahh okay yes, busy busy day so I’m going to leave this note here! I’ll write a better one next time I have this tea :)

Preparation
4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

I am reading The Fault in Our Stars now and loving it. Yay for an Augustus Waters shirt :)

Cheri

I loved that book. Loved it. (And I’m loving the mug. Very cool.)

jump62359

Oh gosh. I read it when it first came out, and then a year later, attempted to reread it. I haven’t been able to finish my second reading of that book because it was just SO hard to read through my tears!
I’m totally bringing a box of tissues when I watch the movie next week. Oh gosh, that movie is going to be brutal

Cheri

That’s why I’ve decided I don’t want to see the movie in the theater. I’ll probably watch it on NetFlix or something later, but I just can’t….I prefer my sad stories in private. (Although you know the theater will be full of sobbing people.)

jump62359

Dude. I was already bawling when I saw the first trailer. And all the little scenes that they’ve released since then, I cry every time.
I told my roommate that I want to go to the theater alone because I didn’t want her seeing me cry, but I figured, heck, we’ve already seen so many season finales with each other, now we just need TFiOS to top it all off!! She’s probably the only person I’d wanna watch this movie with cuz I know she and I will be bawling three minutes into the movie ahha

mj

Ah! The fault in our stars! I LOVE that book! I’ll be out of town the weekend it comes out, so my ugly crying in public experience will have to be postponed by a week.

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80
drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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Decided to have this tea hot AND cold today!

Brewed up 9g of this in a 24oz mason jar and poured that into my water bottle, and I had like a lot of leaves left and I totally felt like I could still squeeze a bit of flavour out of them so I just took all the leaves, threw it into my Perfect Infuser, brewed it in boiling water for forever and I’m drinking it hot now!

Dude. It’s pretty good! Nice and refreshing melon flavour, though it does taste like an artificial watermelon.. but it’s still fairly nice. And I love the addition of the peppermint. Though it’s hot, it’s very refreshing.

My cold brew is sitting in the fridge right now. I’ll edit this in an hour or so. Just going to drop a couple ice cubes into it and take it with me to class :)

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80
drank African Solstice by Tea Forte
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I love love LOVE this tea!!
It has that beautiful, woodsy rooibos flavour, but it’s sweet and scrumptious and I love it oh so very much :)

I only have one more cup of this tea left so off to the sipdown pile it goes!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 4 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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50
drank Trilogy by G.T. Kombucha
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You know, I keep forgetting that Kombucha is tea!
I personally prefer the ones with chia in it cuz I sorta love the texture.
This is the first time I’ve had regular non-chia Synergy.

I saw wee specks of silver stuff at the bottom of this and shook the bottle, not expecting it to explode on me! My sister told me that the ones with chia are the ones that are slightly carbonated, but I didn’t expect the regular ones with be carbonated as well haha. But still, I managed to shake it up a bit and pour it over ice as I watch Iron Man :)

Umm.. yeah this isn’t the greatest kombucha I’ve tasted. It tastes like… GINGER. YES. PINK CARBONATED GINGER. Sister loves it though and she just left, dang. Ahh well, I’ll just finish up this glass and I’ll just drink it little by little over the week :)

carol who

Do you know if adding chia to other teas will have the mild carbonating effect?

jump62359

Naww. My sister told me that it has the carbonation because the kombucha is fermented tea. Adding chia seeds only adds a bit of a texture, no carbonation.
If you want to add chia seeds, I suggest overleafing a bit because it like sucks some of the flavour for the chia to expand and all :)

carol who

Oh well, good thought! Thanks!

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76
drank Mistie's Blend by Carytown Teas
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Another sipdown from the lovely shmiracles :)

Yep. Black tea with coco and yumminess.
Currently busy watching Iron Man 3 before I have to meet up with my friend to study sooo yeah. Lazy tasting note. Here’s my previous one that actually has notes on the flavour and things

http://steepster.com/jump62359/posts/220396

Preparation
2 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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10
drank Fujian Rain by Adagio Teas
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Last time I had this tea, it was really good.
Now it just tastes… bad? And it’s not even a really old tea as well! Dude. No.
Down the drain it goes.

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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

Preparation
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

Preparation
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.

Mandy

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
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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!

Preparation
3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I hate when that happens.

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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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Disneyland. Literally.

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