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Shidown!
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.

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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 :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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Drinking out of my new mug from Disney! Drinking out of the Disney California Adventure mug from the You Are Here Collection from Starbucks :)

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2015/01/new-co-branded-starbucksdisney-parks.html?m=1

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.

Sil

jealous. I REALLY want the adventureland one from california… Also trying to find someone n florida to be nice and go get my epcot and the animal kindom

jump62359

Soooooo did you want me to get you a DCA mug?? :))

Jennkay

Oh man, I just went to Disney in Orlando in December! Although, I do have too many mugs, so maybe it’s a good thing they didn’t have them yet.

Sil

oh so tempting jump…. but shipping to canada and everything would be obscene… maybe i can just use those mugs as an excuse to go out there?

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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I visited my friend today between classes to help her study and she offered to make lunch and tea! She loooooves this tea and has about 2 tins full top the top.
It’s good.
She made it a bit tart to my liking, but it was decent! I feel like it’d be much better iced though

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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 :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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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!

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85

Backlog.
Peppemint tea.
Yeah, nothing too special about this! Just plain ol peppermint to cure the headaches I’ve been getting the past week

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reviewed The Steeper by DAVIDsTEA
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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 :)

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MUHHAHAH SIPDOWN

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 :)

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Kyra.
22.
Tea lover.
Food and Beverage lover (food, wine, beer, TEA)
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
Future management intern, WDW Fall 2016
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:
http://iloveyousomatcha.tumblr.com/tea

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: 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 teas 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, Tea Queen 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 (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai

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