560 Tasting Notes
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 :)
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 :)
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.
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 :))
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.
DO NOT LIKE.
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
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
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