590 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown! Slooowly getting through all my tea and it feels fantastic :)

Thank you to MissB for sending this tea to me! It’s a lovely flavoured matcha. I feel like todays tea was extra tasty since it was a sipdown hehe

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90

Such a fantastic tea that I love so much!
Love the gunpowder and vanilla rooibos and spearmint :)
Thank you tons to shmiracles for splitting the bag with me!

This was a sipdown of the last 5g that I had. So sad to see it go, but I’ll definitely reorder when I get my tea stash down to a reasonable amount! I keep saying that. I already know my next Adagio/DAVIDs/Nina’s/Butiki/every other tea store order out there soooooo yeah. It’s going to take a while haha

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drank White Peony by Lupicia
590 tasting notes

And another sipdown for today!
This may be my last cuppa for the day. Gotta leave at 3 and I work till 2am soooo yeah.

Good tea, but sorta done with it now. Decent white, but I’ve definitely had better :)

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73

A lovely tea, but I’m just very happy to rid this from my shelf.
Thank you tons to shmiracles for sending this my way!

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
590 tasting notes

I feel like with all my morning shifts that I had a couple weeks back, I was never able to drink tea! Since I never had time in the morning to drink it, and when I got home, it was already late in the afternoon so I couldn’t drink caffeine because I knew I wouldn’t wake up.
But now, I’ve been getting closing shifts so I can drink a cup or two before work starts, and I don’t care about caffeine since I get off at 2am and still need to stay awake to drive home!

I haven’t had this tea in a while, but it still smells oh so wonderful from the package. It definitely smells like mango. Like ripened yellow mango, which is my favourite! May be a bit too ripe, but it tastes wonderful :)

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

I’m a lazy butt and it’s almost bedtime so tea filters it is!
I just measured 2g of this into my filter and I’m just going to drink and drink until I steep all the flavour out :)
It’s a lovely tea. I seriously have no idea how to differentiate the peppermint teas I’ve had from different companies since peppermint just… tastes the same all around. I’ve only ever tasted peppermint tea or absolutely terrible peppermint tea. This is on the plain ol peppermint tea side so it’s good :)

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79

Sipdown!
Thank you Shmiracles for sending this my way!
And thank you to my roommate, Angie, for choosing my three teas of the night hehe :) I don’t have anything to do till 5pm tomorrow so I’ll just DRINK ALL THE TEA!!

I don’t remember drinking this so I’ll probably just write this note as a first time tasting of this tea :)
Lovely cinnamon-y chai scent right out of the package (and can we all agree that Karen packs her teas in the absolute cutest way?) I do smell the oolong bits coming out (and I’m just going by what steepster says okay) BUT THE CHAI. IT’S LOVELY.
I do need milk soo… I’ll see if my roommate has some?
But this is a lovely tea! Because it is a chai tea, I had to add sugar and milk to it. But it’s definitely a nice cuppa :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I got out of class early today so I decided to go to the mall to pick up my free oz of tea! But dude. Malls are dangerous. I’m not much of a shopper, but I saw an Aldo and I needed my shoe inserts. And I passed by a Crabtree & Evelyn and I knew I needed some hand lotion since work is getting my hands all dry from work aaand I sorta splurged haha.
So Aldo, Crabtree & Evelyn, and free tea from Teavana! But I did purchase a tin since it was 50% off :)

I decided to go for this tea for my free oz. I wanted a green tea, and this one sounded cool so I went with it! And I don’t have that many spinach/vegetal teas so I figured I’d go with a strong green.
This one has a very strong vegetal scent dry. Leaves are super cute and nicely rolled up hehe
Once I poured the water in, it started getting a nice vibrant green colour to it!

Oh, this is a very nice tea! Not too vegetal, which I like. I did steep it for 1min, but it wasn’t flavourful enough. So I added 30seconds and it’s good! Maybe a tad too much spinach so next time I have this, I think 1min 15sec would do the trick!

And I can tell there’s still plenty of flavour in the leaves so I can’t wait to see how well it’ll resteep :)

Flavors: Broccoli, Grass, Green, Moss, Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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A sipdown of one of my most favourite black teas! Not too bold, but not bland at all. Just the perfect balance!
Now I just have to phone my cousin so she can get me more!

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drank Aloalo by Lupicia
590 tasting notes

Had this the other day as a tea soda and unfortunately I didn’t hear my alarm go off so it was super bitter!
Dude, I just mess this one up tons.
Ahh well, I have a lot of this tea left so I’ve got time for trial and error :)

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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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