628 Tasting Notes

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Teeny Tiny TTB!!

Ahhh I got the box today and it’s such a teeny little box but ALL THE TEAS INSIDE WOW THERE’S SO MANY.
I wanna try them all but there’s a TON and I know I won’t be able to.
I’m weighing out my tea. Using the smallest teacup I have, just a wee gram of each tea just to taste it and I’m taking what I want, and replacing it with one of my own.

First tea out of the box that I tried was this! Sadly, a lot of the teas smell similar since it’s such a teeny little thing, so I couldn’t really smell this tea, but steeping it, it smells so much nicer than the spice that I was getting earlier. A nice, bright oolong, and it tastes great as well. Not too strong, not too weak. A lovely tea and one I’ll definitely keep for myself hehe :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
628 tasting notes

Oh darn. This definitely got bitter :( I was talking to my roommate about spring break shenanigans and I got distracted and BITTERNESS UGH.
But with enough tampering with sugar and water and milk and things, I have an *okay cup.
It’s in my timolino now and I’ll be heading off to my first class of the quarter soon :)

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drank Fruit Sangria by Adagio Teas
628 tasting notes

Backlog.

This was the tea that I had flying from SoCal to NorCal! Definitely forgot to log this in.
Decent tea. Definitely prefer it as a cold brew though.
Yes. People were staring at me on the plane because who even thinks of bring tea with them on a flight ahhaa

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80

Backlog!

So I flew an hour from NorCal to SoCal and I wanted to drink tea but I left my sachets with my mum back home so I figured that these little beauties would be great to drink on the plane :)
Yep. I asked for a cup of hot water and dropped these little bad boys in :)
It was actually really good! I had a great cup, but it definitely started getting bitter by the end of the cup. Not the best way to drink tea, but good enough who where I was at. I’ll be trying these sometime this week, this time actually taking time to make the right cuppa :)

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81

So many teas to log and this should be the last of them!

I’m enjoying this tea along with my Oh Canada. Both were cold brewed overnight and both were a success.
Oh Canada definitely has more of a… rustic/darker taste, while this one is so very BRIGHT.
This one works great as a hot or cold tea so I’m enjoying myself very much. It did turn a bit sour, but nothing a small pinch of sugar couldn’t fix :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
628 tasting notes

Drinking this as a cold brew, recommended by VariaTEA!

It’s good as a cold brew, but I prefer it hot.
I only have enough of this tea for one more cup so into the sipdown pile it goes!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

I am sorry you didn’t enjoy it as much as the hot brew. At least you tried it out though.

jump62359

Oh no, don’t apologize at all!
I do like it, very much :) but between hot and cold, I like a hot brew just a smidge more.
Definitely like this cold over some other cold brews I’ve had before

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Backlog.

Made this tea, threw into my Timolino with a drop or two of agave and drove 2 hours to Sonoma to visit my sister. Finally got to her apartment and started drinking my Blueberry Jam and it’s still nice and hot and beautiful! I was so happy when I weighed my tea and realized I had enough for two more cups, so the next cup would be a sipdown :(

I had my sister try this tea and she liked it! And she got mad because I never told her that it was hot and she spilled on herself ahhah. Well, I did tell her that the timolinos keep these teas freakin hot all the time! Just because it’s been sitting there for nearly 3 hours doesn’t mean that it’s gone ice cold :)

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Backlog.

Had some of this before bed last night!
A nice and bright bedtime tea :)
I loved it :) Mother had peppermint and my dad wanted to try both teas. He ended up liking both of them and loved how they were very different tastes.
I’m leaving a bit of this with my mom, along with a lot of other DAVIDs.


I bought the burgandy carry mug for my sister and they really like it! They might be placing an order online. One carry mug for each of them and I think they might be buying me tea :))

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Backlog.

Had this yesterday and prepared it the usual way I make my matcha, and my milk frother died right in the middle of making my matcha latte :( Ahh well, that’s what you get for using a $2 milk frother from IKEA bought nearly 5 years ago ahha.

But this was.. okay? I didn’t taste anything and I realized this morning that I was supposed to put 2 tsp, not my usual 1/2 tsp. When I read the back of the package, I was like.. isn’t that a bit much? But it is an “au lait mix” or whatever so maybe it’s just special ahha

Definitely going to try this with the intended amount of matcha sometime later on this week :)

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
628 tasting notes

I’ve been wanting to try this tea for the longest time because SPARKLES AHHHH

When I smelled this in store, it definitely smelled like a tea I would not enjoy. I don’t like super spicy teas? And the orange peel was a bit off-putting, but dude. Sparkles. So I just had to get it ahah.

I brewed this like SUPER quickly. Like I only brewed it for about 3 minutes, and it went straight into my Timolino with a dash of agave and I was out the door. I didn’t even have time to taste it on its own! But it ended up okay :) Sad that it was super rushed, but I managed to finish it all and enjoy my time. Definitely going to try this tea sometime this week, and this time it won’t be rushed ahha


In other news, the reason why I was rushed is because my cousins and I were almost late for the movie! It started at 4:05, and I started brewing my tea at like 3:40. 10 minutes to boil water and steep your tea really isn’t enough time. My dad literally rushed to the theater ahha. But we were sat up right at the front, but it was all good since I had my tea with me :)
Divergent is a good movie! I was kinda bitter about it because I broke my book/movie rule. This is the first time in years that I watched a movie first before reading the book. Ahh well, I have the book! I just haven’t found the time to read it :/ The quarter is starting so I’ll read as much as I can before I drown in all my tests and papers.

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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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