590 Tasting Notes

85
drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
590 tasting notes

Prepared this as a cold brew last night! Decided to use the rest of the leaves as a hot brew this morning.

A lovely tea. Definitely love my Butterfly Jasmine, but ahh this is great :)

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78
drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
590 tasting notes

I’ve been wanting to try this tea for so long because I love love LOVE oolongs, but I’ll never purchase it from Teavana 1) because it’s definitely out of my price range, and 2) I’m not exactly the biggest fan of Teavana.

Thank you Starbucks for teaming up with Teavana so FREE TEA.
This is a lovely tea, but definitely not worth $24. Become a Starbucks member so you can get a free oz of tea! It has a nice lightly roasted, smooth taste to it. Tastes a bit like Adagio’s Ti Kuan Yin, though I do like this one a bit more.

Nice tea, but definitely not worth the price.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
JustJames

(shh…. if you get to know your local staff they MAY swap with you out of their own tea stashes, lol)…. i’m the trouble maker that wanders in with tea from paris distracting staff and customers!!! worth a try though, i’ve swapped with teavana staff. again: OUT OF PRIVATE STASHES NOT INVENTORY!!!! sometimes you have to be really clear =0/

Mandy

I’m still a little confused on the whole Starbucks Teavana thing. How do the rewards work for the free oz?

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
590 tasting notes

Red Leaf Tea – Sample #11
24 June 2014

Dry: Darker green, grassier scent.

Straight: Dark green liquor, brighter, but slightly duller froth on top. Bitter, but not overkill.

Latte: I love my lattes so much okay. The vanilla almond milk definitely helps. It took the bitterness out a bit, and added more sweet :) All in all, a lovely matcha, but I’ve definitely had better from the bunch that I received from Red Leaf.


Colour: 67
Flavour: 72
Bitterness: 72
Suggested Price: $8

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74

Drinking this iced right now and it’s actually really good! Thank you MissB for sending this to me a while ago!
I taste chamomile in this, even though I know there isn’t any. Reminds me a but of Stephen Smith’s No. 39 Fez with the minty/touch of lemon taste, but the rooibos rounds it off nicely. Doesn’t have the woodsy rooibos which I do enjoy!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Drinking an iced jasmine tea that my roommate made :)
First time drinking jasmine iced and I actually really like it!


Dude. So I dont love my roommates, as much as my previous ones, but like my two of my roommates now DRINK LOOSE LEAF. THEY REFUSE TO DRINK BAGGED TEA AND IT’S GREAT. I obviously trump them on like… the tea craziness scale, but I’m just happy that I live with people who appreciate loose leaf :)

mj

Actually the first jasmine tea I ever had was iced and I had it that way for years before ever trying it hot

jump62359

Jasmine is the first tea I’ve ever fallen in love will, since waaaay back in 4th grade! Now I’m in college and I just had it iced.
I should really try my teas both iced and hot from now on :)

mj

That sounds like double the tea to me…excellent :-).

Cheri

I cold brew jasmine quite a bit. It’s really nice that way.

Arshness

I feel you. My wife and sister both drink loose leaf with me and I have four friends who come over regularly who appreciate it too and it makes me SO HAPPY. Why do we love sharing our tea? It just makes happies in me to have people appreciate something I love so much.

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30

Eh.
Tea.
Attempted as a teapop but it just… this tea isn’t good.

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75
drank Tazo® Green Tea Latte by Tazo
590 tasting notes

Going into my second day of training at Disney today! Totally forgot that there’s no traffic on a Saturday morning so I arrived i Anaheim like an hour and a half early… But it’s okay! I decided to pass by Starbucks so I can get energy today :)

This guy made it *okay. It did get a bit bitter so it’s just an okay cuppa

VariaTEA

Yay for Disney training! That sounds so exciting :)

jump62359

It was a 7 hour day and 4 hours of it was spent at the park. We walked through all the different lands that made up California Adventure, and spent half an hour in each land talking about its history and how it linked to Walt’s life.
It was pretty much an 8 hour history lesson on Disney! It was great, but oh my gosh walking around the park in full business clothing in the 85 degree heat. I’m exhausted!

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65

I remember really liking this tea the first time I had it, but now it just tastes like… Guayusa. I’ve taken a couple sips and I think I’m done. Ahh I feel terrible! I know it’s a great tea, I have no idea what went wrong this morning.


Posting at 5:30 in the morning because I have to be at Disney by 7:30! First day of training, here I come!

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
590 tasting notes

Ahh forgot to log this in! Last tea of the night and I drank it a couple hours ago :)
Just a nice small cup of a caffeine-free tea as I was getting to know my new roommates. They already know me as a tea-crazed person and I’ve already given a couple of my jasmine teas to Angie haha.
Well, it’s nearly midnight and I have to sleep! Gotta wake up at 5 tomorrow so I can have a good breakfast and get ready for training for Disney!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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94

Still remains to be one of my favourite black teas! The liquor definitely isn’t as dark as other black teas, it does take more of a light amber colour. I love how smooth it is, and it’s not bitter at all!
Running low on this, and just one more cup and I’m done :( Ahh well, looks like I’m going to have my cousin get me some of this! Julie’s is the cutest little coffee and tea place in the entire world and they’re only in her town. Dang.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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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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