305 Tasting Notes
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
Everyone is having fun watching the Oscars and I’m stuck in the apartment working on my papers and presentations.
This is not okay.
I’ve legit been in the same spot for the longest time and I think I’ve finally finished that 40page paper due on tuesday and I’ve finished the presentation as well.
Now I’m working on my like 5-7 page paper plus the presentation (which I haven’t even started yet) that’s going on on Wednesday.
OH MY GOSH I AM SERIOUSLY SO BURT OUT. I WANT TO JUST SURVIVE THIS WEEK.
I’m not the absolute biggest fan of chamomile but I feel like I needed some Bruce Banner to help tame the angry beast inside me.
I’ve been listening to One Direction nonstop the past three days oh my gosh what is wrong with me
ANYWAYS, THIS TEA IS GOOD.
I freakin love how each pearl is already measured at 3g so it’s so easy to brew.
I only have one pearl left so this tea has gone into my sipdown pile!
I’m gunna do a thing today. After I finish my tea, I’m going to collect the leaves into a bowl and actually SEE how many leaves I go through every day. My roommate actually told me she was going to buy me a tiny bucket so I can put all my leaves in it ahha.
I think I might have added a bit too much water…
I only had 2g left and I put in 8oz so…
Dude. I don’t remember drinking this tea though. It might have been Valentine’s day when we were watching Rent? I think that was it?
Ahhh but I rated this an 85 before so it must be good! I just finished going out grocery shopping and I finished lunch and things, so it’s time for dessert!
Yep. This is a bit watered down aww :( Oh well. I have more dessert teas with me so I’ll have those soon :)
I’m so glad to get rid of this tea. Not because it’s terrible, but because it’s SO old! Okay well, not terribly old, but just older than all the other teas that I own.
I bought the white teas sampler pack from Adagio because I was a relatively new tea drinker when I bought this tea. Never had oolong, no whites, just started drinking rooibos and blacks. Pretty much I’ve only ever had and loved green teas.
But yes. Goodbye Silver Needle! Thank you for leaving a nice, lasting impression for my love of white teas :)
The thing that I hate about black/white blends is the fact that the white leaves are so big and light and they always rise to the top of the package, so like my Jack Frost is almost all cream and peppermint.
So now all I taste is cream and peppermint. I know snowbud has a very light and delicate flavour, but that definitely did help balance this blend out.
For some reason, I managed to spill this tea a LOT. Once from the bowl into the pot. Because that happened, I had to open the package I dropped it! So more leaves got wasted :( But I figured since I’m not going to drink the fallen leaves, I’ll just take my bucket and soak my feet this tea :) I brewed my cup, and once it finished, I threw the rest of the leaves into my bucket :)
Now my feet smell like Jack Frost ahha.
(and Jack Frost because I found a thing on youtube and posted it on tumblr and now it nearly has 250 notes like what.