669 Tasting Notes

drank Mojito Marmalade by Tea Forte
669 tasting notes

Dude. I keep forgetting I have this tea.
I normally look at the teas that are organized in the little bucket stuff on my bookshelf, I keep forgetting that I actually have tins of teas just over to the right! Dang.
Ahh well. herbals for the night. It’s 11:30 and I’ve got stuff to do and I’ll need to be able to go to sleep tonight :)

A decent tea. Rooibos and peppermint blend. Can totally taste the citrus.
There’s a thing in this tea though that’s not necessarily working for me though. Like it’s great but… there’s an ingredient in there that just throws it off.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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This is actually a sipdown from NayLynn, but not to worry since I got more of this tea from VariaTEA!

Last time I had this, I totally messed it up because I added more peppermint. I felt like it was going to be too chocolatey? Ahh well. Just having this tea straight, no more additions!
It smells wonderfully of coco though so I kinda love it for that.
This is a nice tea! Nice and refreshing from the hints of peppermint, but it does have a bold flavour to it with the added coco. I’ve never had Marshmallow Leaf before so I don’t know how it tastes like, but this blend does work very well :)

Flavors: Chocolate

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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From shmiracles!

Brewed this and threw it into my timolino. Definitely need the mate to stay awake throughout the day haha.
A really nice blend. Love the taste of toasted mate, and I think I’m starting to love the taste of chocolate-y teas, hence the tiget eye! The chestnut rounds the tea out nicely :)

This cuppa did end up a smidge over steeped though (I followed Adagio’s steeping perameters) so.. maybe cooler water/less time when I drink this next. I’ve got about 2g left of this tea, dang. It’s really good! Def need more mate because of all the huge blocks of classes I have now.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Had this iced with my lunch this morning :)
Much much better iced than hot! Very tart, but it does have that yoghurt-y taste to it. Definitely taste the strawberries and the yoghurt :) And it did have a very opaque/metallic shimmer to it which I love! I’ve poured about half of my cold brew into my kleen kanteen to entertain myself through my 6hour day today :)

Iced 8 min or more 9 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

I had the exact same experience. This is definitely a “cold brew ONLY” tea.

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Swaps are taking over my entire life right now.
Thank you VariaTEA for including this tea in our swap!

I actually only picked this tea up from out of the package because of the name. Dude, Swaziland? Sounds way cool :)
Thank you Rachel for giving me so many rooibos teas, and actually helping me at least try to cut caffeine out of my nighttime routine haha.

Accidentally weighed out 4g of this even though I’m using my 8oz mug, Ahh well, at least I love all my rooibos like super way overleafed and oversteeped :)
It smells interesting. Like nice, sweet south african rooibos, but I definitely smell hints of flora… and cinnamon? I think it’s just my nose playing with me hahah
Okay seriously, I feel like it’s a good thing that I added too much tea for this mug. After like 5 minutes, I tasted it and it’s just leafy water. I don’t know, I’m just weird with my rooibos okay
IT’S GOOD! I like it a lot! But I’m probably going to let this steep for another like 10 minutes :)

It’s a really nice rooibos. I really like the sweetness of the rooibos, and yet there’s a bit of a punch with the fruity flavours. Yep. It’s good :)

Boiling 8 min or more 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

I was disappointed with this one. It has like 5 billion ingredients and I taste NONE of them :(. Also, flora and cinnamon is probably accurate.

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Thank you MissB for the sample :)

Dude. This tea is GREEN.
It’s like super vegetal/spinachy from the dry leaf scent, to the actual taste of the tea itself.
I don’t know if I like these super vegetal greens though. Like I totally understand that people love them, and this is how legit straight greens taste, but dude, it’s a bit much for me.
I like my straight blacks so much, but straight greens? Gimme my flavoured ones :)

I can really tell that this is a freakin amazing tea though. Nice quality, nice taste. But it’s just not for me. A WONDERFUL sample, but at least I know that my palette prefers flavoured greens, rather than straight.


Glad you tried it, at least now you know. :)

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Thank you shmiracles for sending me a butt ton of fandom blends :)

I think I’ve figured it out. The smoky blends with the Lapsang, they’re actually really good! I feel like Adagio’s Lapsang is very strong, but if you let the tea sit and let the flavour settle to the bottom, it’s not that smoky. Like I love the smokiness, but sometimes this tea is just too much for me. So yeah. This is a pretty good tea! But it is a bit strong for my taste, but I’ve found ways to make it work for me :)


ya, i agree, it’s sometimes too much. but blends tend to smooth things out. my favorite blend is the Sherlock. it’s lapsang and Oriental Spice i think. it just has a nice balance.

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Still a very nice blend. Happy to see it go for the fact that it’s one less tea in my cupboard, but I did enjoy my time with this tea very much. Thank you MissB for giving me the change to try this tea!
See previous note for the actual tasting note bit of this tea :)

So I’ve been reading a lot.
Like I just finished Allegiant, the last book in the Divergent trilogy. I finished it at around 2am this morning and.. it was okay? The story was very slow, but the ending tied the trilogy off very nicely.
Yes, tears were shed, but I loved my time with these books!
Books and tea just go hand in hand so I’m on Adagio right now trying to keep the Divergent alive in me haha. Making some Divergent blends aww yiss

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First time using my milk frother!
Definitely had a cheapo IKEA milk frother that I got years ago for like $2 but… it died a couple weeks ago.
Parents bought me the DAVIDsTEA milk frother and mailed it to me aaaand IT’S SO PRETTY OKAY.

But this is a nice matcha! But that’s like it. I can’t really taste the caramel bit of it? Maybe it’s the milk. I like using Vanilla Almond Milk with my matchas and maybe this milk is too sweet? I don’t remember trying this with good ol’ cow milk so I’ll probably do that next time :) I’m down to the bottom of my package so the next time is definitely going to be a sipdown!

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drank White Angel by Tea Desire
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Thank you MissB for sending me this sample! And she left a little note on it as well! Her favourite white. Well it does smell lovely so I’m excited to end my night with this tea :)

Mmmm this smells so good! More sweet like caramel and toffee :) I can’t quite put my finger on the exact flavour though. It’s like toffee, but has the brightness of mint (like the feeling in the mouth, not the actual flavour of mint. Does that even make sense?). Bonny, I see why this is your favourite white! It’s so nice and smooth and bright. I’m reading other notes on this and there’s coconut!? Ahh this is a great tea, and I don’t really taste the coconut, which is great because coconut isn’t really my favoutite flavour. But dude. THIS TEA IS GOOD.
I’m getting different tastes than other people. I usually underleaf my teas. Like usually it’s 3g to 8oz, but I found for my tastes, that is a bit too much for me, so it’s 2g for 8oz and it works perfect for this tea! This ratio may be underleafing for others, but it’s the perfect amount for me :)

((shout out to Flo [aka awoogah on here] for finally making a steepster account because I’ve been telling her all these stories about steepster ahha))

165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea lover.
Food and Beverage lover (food, wine, beer, TEA)
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
Future management intern, WDW Fall 2016
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: 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 teas 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, Tea Queen 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 (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai


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