669 Tasting Notes
Finished this tea from MissB!
I’m headed to work now and I haven’t been there in ages bc I’m back in school aaaand my hours has lessened by quite a lot. Closing tonight and figured I need a kick of matcha to keep me awake! Yeah, I’m only there till 10pm, but still! I’ve been pretty exhausted the past couple weeks and I sleep pretty early, so this closing shift is a bit of a change for me.
Got this from QueenOfTarts from our swap maaaany moons ago. Agh. I’ve been so busy ever since starting at Disney and now I’m starting to drink my teas! It’s been less than a year sooo I think I’m still good :)
It still had the lovely caramel scent to it when its dry. Has that dark liquor when steeping, but as with a lot of the flavoured tea that I I’ve had, the sent has disappeared :(
It’s good, but slightly bitter! Nothing that a touch a milk couldn’t fix :) When I resteep it, probably a cooler temperature water :)
I think this is the tea that I drank today?
It says “Thé Noir/Black Tea” on the package.
Ahh well. I got this from the Marco Polo TTB and it’s pretty good! I love Tea at Sea tons. I’ve had some of their samples before and they seem like a really nice tea company! This was a pretty smooth black. No bitterness whatsoever when I steeped it, even when I accidentally oversteeped it ahahhah
Drinking out of my new mug from Disney! Drinking out of the Disney California Adventure mug from the You Are Here Collection from Starbucks :)
Ahh I want all the Florida ones as well! I don’t know anyone who is currently in Florida though so that might be a bit of a problem…
But this is an okay tea? Only drinking it bc it’s caffeine free and it smelled pretty good! But as with many rooibos teas I’ve had, the flavour kinda disappears after steeping.
From the Marco Polo TTB
Oh my gosh. I’m so dumb.
So I got the Steeper and I LOVE IT TONS.
But today, I was just so off! I’ve been sick and sleepy the past couple days and I totally forgot to put the mesh bit of the steeper back in?? Like really?!? That’s the entire point of the steeper! So now I have leaves in my mug and I have to pour that mug of tea through a sieve and into another mug.
And now clean up is going to be a butt because I FREAKIN FORGOT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF THE STEEPER.
But all in all, this tea is super good! I only took 4g of it soooo I’m definitely going to put it in my to buy list once I get rid of a lot of my teas :)
Teeny tiny 2g sample from the Marco Polo Tea Box!
Ahh such a lovely tea! I love looking at the leaves unravel in my Steeper :))
It tastes like hot water with slight notes of earthiness. I was kinda hoping with it to have a bit of a bolder taste.
Maybe because it’s a wee sample. Hmm I’ll need more leaves for it to get a better flavour!
I freakin love this thing so much you have no idea
This was one of my sister’s christmas presents to me, but I bought it because I get points hehe :)
I’ve been brewing all my teas with this thing because it’s so easy to use and so easy with cleanup! At first I was confused with the cleanup, but I just pop the mesh out, and then pop out the bottom plug thing and viola, easy peasy! Be wary though. Make sure that the rubber thingies in the plug section are on correct bc this morning, I didn’t exactly pop everything back into place and it started leaking. Boiling water all over your hands is a bad thing… and I tried fixing it, and it just got stuck.
And when you place it on the stand, make sure it’s centered because then again, leaks!
It’s super easy to use, but keep in mind that you’re working with hot liquid and if it’s not sealed correctly, that liquid can leak.
Lovely lovely LOVELY and I’ll definitely keep using this again and again! My teapot is just used for show now :)
I celebrate my sipdowns now because I have so many teas oh my gosh
But this was a free tea bc Starbucks rewards and it was pretty good! A very nice green tea :) Very vegetal and definitely something that is an acquired taste. Roommates hate it, but I actually enjoy this tea :)
I already have a reward in my account and the next time I find myself at the mall, I’ll get another tea :)