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backlog.

Had a butt ton of this tea yesterday.
So I was so used to buying in grams. Like on the DAVIDs site, it’s like in 50g or 100g bags and stuff so I walked into DAVIDs asking for 25g of tea and the lady who was helping me, Jillian, was like.. umm How much is that in ounces? So I was like I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
So I definitely spent a LOT at DAVIDs. I took my cousin with me and we managed to get two free Perfect Infusers, and a free tin because I bought 4oz. of this tea.
Yeah. Online it says to get 100g and get a free tin, BUT THAT’S CANADA. AMERICA NEEDS 4OZ.
But seriously, No one can have too much peppermint. Pretty much the only herbal tea that I enjoy straight. Not blended with any other tea, no sweeteners whatsoever.
A wonderful peppermint tea :)

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drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
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Good matcha! Happy to have some straight, unflavoured matcha in my cupboard :) And I have one of those fancy electic whisk milk frother things now because I bought one for like $2 years ago and left at home ahha. But I have one now and it definitely made life much easier!

Definitely a nice matcha :)

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Backlog!

Oh gosh. I have so many teas to backlog from yesterday.
I finally had that massive tea day yesterday. Spent well over $100 of tea at Lupicia and DAVIDs because when else am I going to be able to do that? Ahh well, I have a butt ton of tea now, and I was able to get free tea from DAVIDs because the lady who was helping me was like super nice and ahhh I had a great day yesterday :)

So pretty much, My cousin took her driver’s test yesterday AND SHE PASSED! So we celebrated at Julie’s with breakfast and tea. I shared a pot of their Lapsang and it was actually pretty good! I’m actuallly starting to like Lapsang now. Adagio’s Lapsang is a bit.. weird. But the others that I’ve tried are nice :)

Lapsang was prepared in store. Cutest little tea place ever and I’m definitely going back :)

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Sipdown!

Oh my gosh I’m so scared to burn this tea okay. Like I always have bad luck with white teas because I’m afraid that the water would be too hot and I’d see the scorch marks on the leaves and usually when that happens, I just brush it off, but I’ve been wanting to try this tea for the longest time and I got a wonderful sample from MissB but the thing is, I’ve only got one cup of this and I really don’t wanna ruin it!
Okay. Here it goes. My kettle has been sitting for a good five minutes now so hopefully that’s enough time?
Dude. It smells so good! Not overkill on the watermelon, which is great. It smells so nice and bright and wonderful. MissB highly recommended me to sweeten it so when it’s done steeping, I’ve got some agave right next to me and I’ll just play around a bit :)

Hmm.. It tastes more like warm water with a bit of fragrance. I think my water was a bit too cool! Ahh well, looks like I’ll just have to make a purchase with Butiki sometime in the future and grab some of this :) It is a wonderful tea, but I know I definitely didn’t make it correctly on the first try. Maybe hotter and less water, or hotter water, more leaves. Gotta remember that for next time!

yyz

I’d probably go with more leaves with the cooler water, but I haven’t tried this tea before.

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From shmiracles!

Excitement is in the air because I’m seeing my friends from high school for the first time in MONTHS. AHH I AM SO EXCITED.
And with that, I accidentally brewed this for far too long and now it’s turned bitter :(
Doing whatever it takes to get a decent cuppa, but nothing’s working :/ Well, at least I have a couple cold brews in the fridge that I can drink during breakfast if I completely give up on Thor :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
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Mother is making me drink the rest of this tea so I have this and one more sachet to go!
Seriously. Whenever I’m home, my job is to drink all of my mother’s old teas so she can go out and buy more.

This tea legit smells like nice sweet green apples! Like almost as sweet as those caramel apple lollipops I’d always get a ton of during Halloween. It’s a lovely green tea, with a lovely apple flavour :)
I feel like because this tea is fairly old, its flavour isn’t that good. Aww what a shame; this is one of my favourites! It had a nice bright apple-y flavour when I had it last year, but it’s a bit musky now. No more sweet candy apple taste, but a stale apple pie?

I’ll probably throw the last sachet of this into a cold-brew to drink in the morning :)

VariaTEA

Oh no. It is always sad when teas smell amazing but age has tainted their taste. Also, I can think of worse jobs to do at home than drinking tea :P.

jump62359

Parents know I’ll eat and drink anything while I’m at home, so my job? Shred all the papers and eat all the stuff that’s about to go bad ahha. And then they take me out to sushi for dinner so it all works out :))

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drank Imperial Label by Kusmi Tea
606 tasting notes

Sipdown!

Decent tea. The licorice is a smidge weird, but it works :) Definitely not an everyday tea, but a tea that I’ll have to be craving to enjoy.

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Black tea totally isn’t the kind of tea to drink when you’re getting your teeth cleaned in an hour ahha
I got this from MissB a couple weeks ago when she was selling off some mystery packs! A decent ceylon :) I can’t say it’s my favourite, but I definitely don’t hate it. I prefer straight greens or flavored blacks, but this is good! A nice mellow tea to drink when all I’ve been doing all day was… watching Netflix ahha

Jennkay

Haha, the other day I had black tea before going to the doctor. Thankfully it didn’t increase my blood pressure by too much, but it wasn’t the best idea..

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drank Berry Kiwi Colada by Teavana
606 tasting notes

Oh my gosh. I’m watching the tea party episode of Sofia the First AND IS THAT TIM GUNN THAT I HEAR!??!?!

Okay but this tea. Gift from a friend. Cold brew and it’s good! It is a smidge sour, but drinkable :)

AND I’M GUNNA DIE BECAUSE THE TEAPOT AND TEACUP THEY USED WAS CHIP AND MRS. POTTS AWW THIS SHOW IS THE CUTEST

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Reunited with my love ♥ ♥

I accidentally made it a bit watered down this time, but it’s still good! Not as much flavour as I would like, but still a lovely tea :)


Flight back home got delayed so I arrived almost an hour after scheduled, but it’s all good since I’m finally home! Parents definitely miss me hehe. I make the home much more lively :))
I got home and took the fruits out of the fruit basked and then laid out all the tea that I brought home with me and gave some to mother. Then I went into her tea stash and looked for teas that I was able to take from her :) So now I have more teas from Lupicia and Teavana!
And mother is making me buy her tea when I go out shopping friday! SHE’S GIVING ME MONEY YEEESSSS.
Oh my gosh it’s just SO good to be back home!!

VariaTEA

Have fun at home! It sounds like it is already a pretty great experience :)

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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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