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((I’ve had so much starbucks in the past week it’s crazy))

Split a venti soy chai fraupiccino with my sister yesterday, ordered just a simple tall chai this morning.

Dude. I work at Disney okay. There are 3 Starbucks I work at and it’s cheaper on property than at a regular Starbucks so… yeah

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drank Tazo® Green Tea Latte by Tazo
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you have no idea how many iced green tea lattes I’ve had in the past week okay
this is probably my favourite way of having this drink

tall iced soy green tea latte. Unsweetened, light ice.

sherapop

That’s how I order it, too! ;-)

sherapop

Well, except that I get venti. lol

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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
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Lazy day so it’s this tea in my DT cup shaped filter tonight!
Thank you VariaTEA for sending this tea to me! I love rooibos so much, and this definitely had that woodsy smell to it. Don’t really smell the strawberries and cream so much dry, but once I poured the water in, the other non woodsy flavours came out :)
Right now it just tastes like water but SOOOON, I had a slight hint of strawberry so I’m excited for this tea!

Mmmm a very lovely tea. I can definitely taste the strawberries and cream, with a slight hint of wood coming from the rooibos!

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
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Stuck my hand into my matcha bag and pulled out Sample #3 from Red Leaf!


In other news, I was so excited for the VoluntEARing opportunity for class today (we were going to the LA Food Bank and help out), but I woke up at 7:50 and we had to be there at 8… yeah it takes about 40 minutes to get there WITHOUT traffic. So I texted my teacher and told him that I wasn’t able to make it. I was so sad!
I was in bed at around 11, but I didn’t sleep till 5am and when I was finally asleep, I was tossing and turning all night long. Last night was terrible and I wasn’t able to volunteer which made today even worse.

So a cuppa matcha to hopefully make my day better, even if it’s already halfway over

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drank Jasmin by Nina's Paris
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A lovely Jasmine tea from VariaTEA!
This lasted me through two steepings, and one for my roommate. This is a great jasmine, and not at all bitter :)

VariaTEA

I’m glad you enjoyed it. Knowing how you feel about jasmine teas, I thought you’d appreciate it.

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This tea is FANASTIC and thank you TONS to QueenOfTarts for sending it my way! I was talking to my friend via snapchat and she had peppermint tea earlier, and I decided to drink this to make her jealous hehe :)


IN OTHER NEWS I STARTED WATCHING THIS SHOW LAST WEEK.
It’s called In the Flesh and it’s fREAKIN FAB. ALL THE CHARACTERS. MUCH WOW.

But in all seriousness. I finished the series 2 finale earlier today and it was SO good .hey haven’t announced a series 3 yet so… I just want a series 3 to happen okay. This show is so so SO good.

Marzipan

Is it on Netflix?

jump62359

Unfortunately, no.
I did watch the first couple on youtube though! But don’t watch the series 1 finale on youtube (the third episode) since the sound cuts out at the end during one of the most emotional, heartwrenching scenes :’(

Marzipan

Couchtuner.me :)

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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Tried this as a teapop and it’s actually one of the more successful teapops I’ve ever made! It actually tastes like something fruity, not watered down tea haha
This smelled a bit weird as it was steeping, but when I poured it into my mug, it was good. Just a touch of agave as a sweetener!

Thank you to TraceyC for sending this to me for the tealephone!

albertocanfly

How do you go about making your teapops?? It sounds delicious!

jump62359

My past couple of teapops have been veeery watered down.
This time, I ignored the whole weighing my teas and literally scooped a heaping tablespoon into my jar (I brew tea in a mason jar bc cheapo college student hehe). I poured just enough water to cover the tea and let it steep according to the instructions (5-6 minutes). Then I just poured it over ice and topped it off with club soda! It should be plain old carbonated water, but I ran out of that a while back.
It’s good, but I’ll probably just do it every once in a while since it uses SO much tea

albertocanfly

That sounds like something my boyfriend would absolutely adore!! Thank you^.^
haha..and totally feel you on the mason jar brewing.. cheapo college students unite:P

jump62359

Of course! It definitely took me a while to play around with ratios, but I think I got it?
Dude. I’ve been making tea in a mason jar for 3 years now. It works and it’s lesser of a hassle compared to cleaning a teapot!

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
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Matcha sample #13

In a hurry but I’m in a habit of logging teas every time I drink it soo…

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drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
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Dude. I think whenever I make my matcha, I put too much milk oops.
So today I was very heavy handed with my matcha and I ACTUALLY TASTE THE MATCHA, JUST LIKE HOW IT TASTES IN STARBUCKS.
Soooo yeah. I’ll make sure to put less milk from now on because I actually like how matcha tastes heh :)

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Aww darn it. I opened the bag wrong and now there’s a hole in the ziptop!
Oh well. I’ll just clip it into place later :)

A wonderful rooibos tea. One of my favourite! And I love the chocolate because that’s what I’ve been craving for some time now and chocolaaatteeeeee

Thank you VariaTEA for sending this to me a while ago! I still have plenty to satisfy my late night chocolate cravings :)

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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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