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drank Apricot Amaretto by Tea Forte
560 tasting notes

Sipdown! (104)

Dude. When I had this tea way long ago, I used to hate it. Like it was just so weird? But I definitely got used to it :) Happy rid this tea from my shelf. I grew to like it, but I don’t think I’ll restock.

Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Last time I made this tea was about a week ago and I was freaking out because I didn’t want to pee during my phone interview.
Now I’m drinking it because I’m celebrating a successful week. From DCP acceptance to finally finishing that 40 page marketing plan and finishing all the presentations that I have! Oh I am so happy to be done!

Today has seriously been so busy I did not have time to drink tea! It’s just past 11 and I’m drinking my first, and probably last cup of the day.
Well, if I’m drinking just one cup, better make it a good one!

Sad to look into my pouch and see only 2 more sachets left. Ahh well, i’ll be going to the city in a couple weeks and I can replenish :)

Flavors: Honeydew

Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML


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drank African Solstice by Tea Forte
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Definitely need to get my butt to start working on my presentation because I’m only about 25% of the way there and it’s a 15 minute presentation tomorrow morning and I’m gunna freakin diiiieeeeeeeeeee

(this tea is great okay I love it a ton)

Boiling 8 min or more 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Shoot. I’ve been so caught up with working on my presentation, I forgot I had class at 6!
Well, I’ve just made myself some dinner and brewed some of this tea and poured it inmy my timolino :)
I’ll probably leave for class a bit earlier than usual so I can work on my presentation before class starts :)

and I definitely need to up the tea to water ratio. Right now it’s 3g to 12oz but.. yeah this tastes a smidge watered down. And yes yes, I know that typically it’s 3g to 8oz but I do like my teas with a 1 to 4 ratio :)

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I LOVE Tea at Sea’s teas! The two samples that they gave me are like.. really nice quality.
Tea leaves dry are rolled up so tight, and I actually brew my tea in a mason jar (because I’m a cheapo college student and it has the oz. markings already so I know how much water to put in for however much my tea weighs) and THE LEAVES JUST EXPAND SO BIG AND IT’S SO FREAKIN GORGEOUS AND I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SEE NICE AND BIG FULL LEAF TEAS IT’S SO PRETTY. I SEE THAT THE TEAS TAKE UP LIKE NO SPACE AT ALL IN THE MASON JAR, I DO WORK AND MY TIMER DINGS, AND THEN I LOOK UP AND BAM THE LEAVES HAVE EXPANDED AND ALL YOU SEE ARE THE LEAVES EVERYWHERE IT’S GREAT.

This is a sipdown, and I’m partial for it to go. Like it’s a really great quality tea, I’m just not so big on the flavour? It tastes like.. it has a hint of seaweed so I don’t know if I like it all that much. I know that I absolutely love the Black Oolong so when I finally finish off that tea sample, I’ll be quite sad.

Flavors: Seaweed

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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So I just found out that one of my good friends got accepted into some grad Philisophy program in the University of St. Andrews and I AM SO EXCITED FOR HIM!!!
Ash is off to grad school, I’m off to Disney again, I know Flo is going to a fancy schmancy college in Canada and Samira is going to Germany and I have no idea where Sher and Rey are going but AHH I LOVE MY FRIENDS AND WE’RE ALL DOING SOMETHING WITH OUR LIVES OTHER THAN SIT AROUND AND SKYPE ALL THE TIME.

I had this tea this morning! I brought it with me to class and it was great. Looove my Jasmine teas :) I actually forgot I had this since I keep a whole bunch of teabags in this fancy teabag box thing that my sister gave me. It’s cute! But it only holds teabags. I’ve got my jasmine and my friends were wondering what was smelling so good haha.
But I finished the the tea after our presentation, and I figured that there’s still flavour in the leaves so I’m just doing my best to get every bit of flavour out of this becauseee I only have two more bags of this and that’s it for my jasmine teas. Gotta make these last couple of bags last me the next 2-3 weeks because that’s the next time I can actually GO OUT AND SMELL AND BUY TEAS instead of buying it all online :))

3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

Congrats to you all! :)

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I absolutely despise cinnamonny herbal teas soooo LET’S SEE WHERE THIS GOES!
Gotta be up early and I need my herbals. Dude. I need to stop buying black teas and buy more herbal/rooibos teas because I drink a whole lot of them at night.
But I looooove my blacks!
But then again, I’m on doctor’s orders to try to cut down on my caffeine intake so.. I should get rid of my black teas.. BUT THEY’RE SO GOOD.

Okay. This tea.
It was originally rated 50 because I remember not enjoying it the last time I had it. But, I did try TeaForté’s Apple Spice whatever, which I got around the same time I got this Harney order and I hated the Apple Spice, but I tried it again not too long ago and I ended up liking it sooo let’s see if I like this one!

This is a sipdown though. A very very happy sipdown :)
Happy to get rid of it because I didn’t really like it before? But noow… I’ve got another 2 minutes to brew so I don’t even know.
1 minute left…
It smells like… cinnamon. WOW WHAT A SURPRISE.

Trying it for the first time in about 2 months and… NOPE NOPE. NOPEITY NOPE.
I’ll try to finish it was much as I can tonight?
I have an idea.
Imma throw this in the fridge and see how it tastes like iced.
It has like a weird bite to it so… maybe that bite will go away chilled?
Okay. Will edit this tasting note tomorrow when I try it cold :)

Hot: 3.5g / 12oz. / 3:30sec / boiling

0 OZ / 0 ML

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I love love LOVE this tea!!
I am so freakin stressed out with all these projects and papers due this week, and because I am a control freak, I’ve kinda made my way as group leader for my Marketing class presentation/paper thing for tomorrow.
Needless to say, Loki has always come through for me. He does have some very soothing qualities about him so thank you Loki for staying with me through these stressful times :)

I totally oversteeped this though. Not the best Loki I’ve made, but still gosh darn good

3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Oolong Goddess by Adagio Teas
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Backlog from this morning.
Brought this with me to class and brewed it in my timolino.
Really good! But since I was just sipping it as presentations were going on, I wasn’t really paying attention to the notes in the tea soooo yeah.
I think I have like one or two more sachets of this left

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drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
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I made enough of this tea for my roommate and I but then as it was brewing, it definitely started smelling weird and I’m all.. this is not how I remembered this tea when I had it last.
My old rating was an 80, and I recommended this tea. Today, I made it with no changes whatsoever and oh gosh it tastes so bad like no. It deserves like a 5 right now but.. I rated it so high before?? I looked at my other tasting note and I definitely remember writing it. I said it wasn’t as dark and rich as other oolongs that I’ve tried, but whoa nelly, is this tea is riiiichhhh.
Dude I don’t know what’s going on with this tea. I’ll probably finish a couple more sips and then it’ll probably go down the sink because it doesn’t taste the way I remembered


I know! And I definitely didn’t change the way I prepared it at all, but the entire flavour of the tea is completely different to when I first had it. It tastes like a completely different tea which is just… what!?


Dancongs can be kinda temp and time finicky I guess shrug

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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:
(last updated: 11 Apr 2014)
Likes/dislikes here:

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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