285 Tasting Notes
I seriously have eaten nothing all day.
Woke up at 9, freaked out over the DCP till 11 and I’ve been working on my presentations ever since.
Dude I NEED FOOD IN MY BELLY.
I’ve got chicken cooking on the stove and I’ll probably eat it with the rest of the gnocchi I made a while back aaaand yeah. GOOD DINNER TONIGHT. But oh gosh just so many projects to be done. Yes, I remember to keep hydrated with tea, but sometimes I forget to eat which is… actually terrible.
White peony today because I was feeling some white tea! I probably might drink the rest of my silver needle from Adagio. I think I have like 8g left of that, but I’ll just turn it into a sipdown tonight :)
Got this from my December Select box!
Yeah I’ve had these teas for a while, I just keep forgetting about my Select package because I keep that (and a couple other teas in cute packaging) on my desk, while the rest of my teas are on my bookshelf!
A nice grassy, green, oolong-y smell out of the packaging.
It does have a faint colour as it steeps. Definitely different compared to the roasted oolong in the same Select package.
Dude. I freakin love how like really nice, quality teas open up SO BIG. These unraveled leaves are GORGEOUS.
It does taste really nice though. A nice smooth oolong, but it has a bit of a grassy bite to it.
Bittersweet Sipdown (107)
I LOVE this tea. I got a sample of it from shmiracles last month and it was definitely my favourite out of all the teas! So it is a sad sipdown because I definitely want more.
Buuuut GUESS WHO JUST GOT ACCEPTED INTO THE DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM!?
You remember that interview I had on Wednesday? Yep, well I got the job :) Not a role that I necessarily wanted, but it is Disney and luckily I still get credit for it sooo DISNEY HERE I COME. I got the role as a Vacation Planner, but I definitely wanted something to do with lodging, not the parks itself, but hey. I’ll take it!
I can either choose to start in May or June. Dude I don’t even know. Both dates are terrible because I’m still in school then so… oh I’ll figure it out later. BUT YES. DISNEY.
Cold brew from last night!
Added a bit of honey and it’s good :)
It’s still.. a bit weird to me, but it’s a decent tea.
Still haven’t tried this hot yet…
I’ve been very productive tonight! Ate dinner and worked on my projects, did yoga for a half hour or so, and I’m I’m just winding down by working on my powerpoint(s) and coding my new layout becase… html is fun.
Whoopee sipdown! (108)
So this was a tea that I bought while I was in Florida. One of my favourite! A nice green with subtle hints of strawberry :)
Definitely don’t have enough for a decend cuppa though. I have like 1.5g left soooo yeah. Probably the smallest cup of tea tonight ahhaha.
Just something nice and calm after having Sherlock’s Experiment!
((and I don’t even know why, but I’m going through a One Direction craze. Their song came up on Pandora one day and I was like huh. Maybe I have this song? AND I LOOKED IN ITUNES AND I FREAKIN HAVE EVERY ALBUM, THE FREAKIN DELUXE EDITION AND I’M ALL WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN??!?!?! But yeah One Direction. I’m not a fan, but I do appreciate and enjoy their music :) I especially love the ones that Mcfly wrote for them because… reasons))
So I actually didn’t premeasure Tony Stark, I premeasured this one.
Okay just the weirdo spicy bits smelled similar! I though this had the same smell as the Lapsang used in Natasha and Tony but this one was a bit more toned down. It was actually the Pu Erh Spice that I smelled!
Well, yes. I am nervous for this blend. Tea Queen Cara blended it but… oh dang. Some of her blends are just a bit too adventurous for me.
The second I poured the water in, it started smelling like chai. But then after like 15ish seconds, the pu erh spice scent came back! Dude this blend just smells so weird.
After a couple minutes, the smell started to fade a bit.
Oh it’s weird. it’s reeeally weird. Not like Lapsang weird with how I felt with Natasha, but definitely a different class of weird. It’s not necessarily terrible, but it’s not the kind of the that I enjoy. I don’t even know what’s going on with this blend, so many different flavours in a small cup!
Hello, and welcome to Tea time with Kyra! A day where all I do is sit at the dining table and work on projects and presentations while enjoying the joy of tea. Midterm has been finished (and I know I totally aced it, too!) and fees have been paid so now iT’S TIME FOR TEA.
First up: Blueberry Jam! It’s a very very cold and rainy day here in Southern California so this tea is a must. Gotta get my fingers and toesies all warmed up! Oh what is that? Howling winds? I haven’t experienced weather like this in months!
Oh gosh what is up with this talking nonsense. Okay yes. NORMAL KYRA HERE. Pretty much it’s freakin cold and I walked to my car in the rain, parked, and then walked up the hill to take my midterm and by the time I got to the classroom, my shoes have been soaked through and my pants were wet but on the bright side, I’m sure I got at least an 85 on the midterm! I’m hoping for an A or better, but I’m sure I did not get a C.
It finally got cold and now my roommates can’t make fun of me for drinking hot tea. I LOVE THE COLD WEATHER OKAY. Well, if I were prepared for it haha. I actually didn’t bring any clothes for the cold weather with be because… it’s nearing the spring so it’ll be nice again.
BUT YES. TEA. TODAY. LOTS OF IT. I’ve got some premeasured and I’ll probably drink Tony Stark tonight. A tea I have been putting off for sooo long!
I definitely hated this tea the first time I tried it because cinnamony herbals just taste weird for me, but I’ll definitely give this another go!
So yeah, nice whiff of cinnamon and apples and sweet rooibos right when you open up the tin. The cinnamon really comes out right when I poured the water in. I really like how the sweetness of the rooibos is coming out, but other than that, it’s a bit overkill on the cinnamon. After like 2 minutes, the sweetness of the apple is coming out! It smells like a caramel apple, with apple flavoured caramel.
Ooh wow. I’m drinking it and I actually really like it! I remember hating it so much like two months ago and I haven’t had any since. But I’m preparing it the way I like my rooibos and it’s so much better than before. I love all my rooibos teas overleafed, oversteeped, and in the hottest water possible.
Definitely bumping the rating up (it was originally rated 50)
And I’m definitely laughing at the fact that there’s no apple in the flavours at the bottom wow.
This tea smells like butt from the chamomile (I kinda don’t like chamomile all that much oops) but it smells sooo much beter steeping!
The lemon comes out more, but I definitely don’t taste the rose petals.
Definitely a nice, well-rounded herbal tea.
I actually missed my midterm tonight oops. But my professor was all yeah, take it tomorrow, it’s totally fine! So that is what I’m doing :) I’ve got me some nice herbals to last me the night of studying :)
Flavors: Lemon Zest
I’m actually quite upset because I just weighed my Oh, Canada! pack and I only have 20g left and that’s WITH the packaging.
So I’m like really close to a sipdown with this tea :(
But yeah. Roommate comes home from work in a couple minutes and I want the living room to smell like maple syrup soo… yeah. Tea is GREAT :)