639 Tasting Notes

drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
639 tasting notes

Had some of this this morning as well!
I had a fill 6 hour day today. Class from 1-3, 3-5 and 5-7 so I had some of the Irish Cream Matcha with lunch, and I made some of this and put it into my timolino.
It lasted me through the first two classes and THANK YOU MATCHA FOR CAFFEINE. Dude. If I didn’t have my matcha, then I have no idea how I would have made it through today.

I had this in vanilla almond milk and I definitely like it a whole lot more than regular milk. Sooo yeah. Definitely enjoyed my matcha that sat in my timolino for hours compared to the one that I made fresh for lunch.
This is definitely going to be a routine thing for tuesdays from now on hahha

Karel

ohhhh what kind of vanilla almond milk? is it the so delicious brand?

jump62359

Generic store brand because I’m a cheapo college student :)

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Had some of this this morning. Reg milk, a sprinkle of sugar.
Dang. I choose vanilla almond milk over regular milk okay.
Soooo I think from now on, I’ll have my matcha with vanilla almond milk :))

Stephanie

I love vanilla almond milk!

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Got this tea from shmiracles and it’s so cute and adorable!
It was a wee little sachet and it smells really nice. I don’t know what’s in it, but it’s 9pm so I need my herbals this late at night.

It tastes… roasted. Like roasted rice and fruits? Oh it’s weird. It smells like a roasted Throat Coat from Traditional Medicinals.
So Throat Coat plus a smidge of spearmint? It’s an odd blend, but decent.

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Had a very citrusy tea earlier, and now it’s time for a nice black tea!
Never had a persian tea before, but I picked this up at a cutie patootie Tea place that my aunt took me to and this was the one tea that I did not recognize! For a small coffee and tea place, they had quite a lot of different teas.
My first Persian tea and it’s quite nice!

The leaves are BEAUTIFUL. Nice and long and unravels nicely. It tastes like a typical black tea, but I don’t need to sweeten it or anything. It smells nice and bright. It had a very unique smell in the canister and that’s what first drew me it. I decided to get on oz of this tea to take home and I finally got to try it today! Bright dry smell, but definitely takes the qualities of a black tea when it steeps.
I feel like this is the kind of tea that resteeps very nicely. Forgot to add water to my kettle so right now it’s steeping in like 5 oz of water hahah. Ahh well. This is definitely one of my favourite purchases! Especially since it’s from an independent coffee and tea store, and it’s a tea that I’ve never had.

11/10 would recommend :)
Definitely going to pick more of this the next time I visit!!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
639 tasting notes

DUDE THIS TEA.
It smells sooooo good from the package! What drew me in when looking at the site was the jasmine, but when I was able to smell it in store, WOW THE LEMON OKAY.
It was a bit overwhelming lemony smell, but hopefully all the other flavours come out when it’s done brewing.
Hmm.. I taste the lemon very much. Not so much the jasmine. A very refreshing cup though! I’ve never done a cold brew oolong, but there’s a first for everything! I’ll probably try it soon enough :)


I bought a whole bunch of teas a couple weeks ago and I haven’t been able to try a lot of them since I got the TTB!
Ahh well. I went ahead and tried the teas from the TTB and packed it all up and NOW I CAN TRY MY TEAS.
I put this into the TTB since I had plenty, and I haven’t even tried it yet wow. Ahh well :)

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I hope there is still some of this left when the box gets to me.

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Sipdown!

Had this tea like two months ago and I hated it so much.
BUT I USED THE REST OF MY LEAVES AND HAD IT AS A COLD BREW AND IT IS SO MUCH BETTER OKAY.
Just don’t have it hot. It’s like.. it’s too sweet and medicine-y hot, and it’s much more tame as a cold brew :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Teeny Tiny TTB!

Ohh this one smelled super nice! And tasted nice as well.
Nice chocolate at the beginning of the cup, and near the end I was starting to get the orange. Overall, a nice cuppa :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Orange Zest

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In my timolino, also in class and I’ll edit this later because CLASS IS STARTING SOON OKAY BYE.


Dude. this one is really good okay.
I love how it tastes like a cinnamon bun and tastes nice and sweet and beautiful. Definitely a sad sipdown; I want some more!

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Pretty sure vanilla almond milk is my new best friend for flavoured matchas!
I haven’t tried it with a straight matcha, but maybe monday I’ll try it out :)


My school schedule is perfect this quarter. Monday 2-4, Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 2-6, and Thursday 1-3. IT’S FREAKIN PERFECT. I’ve decided that I’ll have matcha before class every morning so I won’t fall asleep in class hehe :))

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Oh oh oh HELLO.
So I legit went to the store this morning because I wanted matcha and I had no milk, so I just got my usual fat free milk and I got vanilla almond milk as well because… Dude I was just craving that right now okay.

So I made this matcha with my vanilla almond milk and DANG THIS BRINGS OUT THE FLAVOURS SO MUCH 15/10 WOULD RECOMMEND

keychange

this is their free sample this month and I can’t wait to try it!

boychik

is this regular or distinct?

jump62359

Ahh I didn’t know this was their free sample of the month! Dude. It’s so good okay.
And I got this from MissB and she wrote “Distinctive (?)” on it so… I’m assuming it’s distinctive flavouring?
This first time I had it, I didn’t sweeten it at all, so I guess the vanilla bit of the almond milk brought the english toffee out more

boychik

thank you;-)

VariaTEA

Vanilla almond milk really helps to bring out a bunch of matcha flavors that tend to hide.

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Tea lover.
Chef in training.
Hospitality Management major.
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
(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:
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Likes/dislikes here:
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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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