606 Tasting Notes

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drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
606 tasting notes

Is that a raisin in my tea!??! Ahhaha ahh well, anything to get the best flavours out!!

Oh, it smells very rooibos-y, but sweet and caramel-y. This reminds me a whole lot of Oh, Canada from DT! Good tea. Not so much carrot cake, but more like rooibos with a touch of cinnamon and caramel :)

Thank you VariaTEA for sending me a sample of this. It was lovely :)

I haven’t been drinking a whole lot of tea lately mainly because Disney :( But I try to drink as much as I can on my days off!!

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Tropical Hibiscus unsweetened iced tea from Panera Bread this morning!

At first it was weird, but then I kinda liked the fact that this tea is unsweetened. Like if it was sweetened, it would have been super sweet and medicine-like.
Good tea. I’ll probably try the Açaí Berry tea when I’m there next time!

Dude. Now I’m craving an Açaí Bowl now! Just looked it up, and there’s one right across the street from Panera. Welp. Looks like I’ll have to go there soon!

Mandy

I used to work at Panera, and after I was told that the Green Tea and Lemonade weren’t included I the free drinks we could have, I started drinking a lot of the Acai Berry. It’s not bad, the only bad thing is that they don’t always clean the container very well and sometimes all the built up residue turns the tea sour. I would always get so mad when I would go in to close, and des over that the tea is 9 hours old and hasn’t been cleaned all day. I don’t know if you location is as lazy and disfunctional as mine was though, haha.

jump62359

Oh wow. Well.. that’s just such a wonderful thought to have whenever I walk into a Panera…

Mandy

Seems to be true of a lot of places, it’s easier to cut corners than to do things right. But it might not be true for your Panera!

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85
drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
606 tasting notes

I cold brewed this last week and like definitely strained it out and left it in the fridge bc I didn’t have time to drink it haha
but I finished my cold brew and it was yummy, but it did get a slightly bitter taste to it as it sat in the fridge. I have two other cold brews in mason jars in the fridge. One from last week and one from last month… I really should throw the older one out ahha


Sleepy time because I’m up early tomorrow so I can go to the parks with my friends, and then work in the afternoon! Training is fairly intensive and my voice is dying :/

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
606 tasting notes

Red Leaf Tea – Sample #12
1 July 2014

Dry: Dark, yet a vibrant colour. Kinda like the colour of the face up near the 100 rating!

Straight: Not bitter, and actually quite smooth! Dark liquor colour, nice vibrant froth.

Latte: So good, and so smooth with the addition of the vanilla almond milk! Definitely one of the better matchas I’ve had. I compare everything to sample #6 cuz that was seriously the BEST matcha I’ve ever tasted, but this isn’t quite up there with it, but just a few notches down. Definitely better than a lot of the other matchas I’ve had though :)


Colour: 90
Flavour: 85
Bitterness: 82
Suggested Price: $19

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Had a bit of this guy Wednesday morning right before class :)
Nice roasty coffee-like tea on the way to Disney! Yes, because I’m doing the Disney College Program in Anaheim, we don’t have like actual classrooms sooooo we had class in one of the rooms at the Disneyland Resort hehe :) It was great! But the room may change every week sooo.. let’s hope it’s in the same place tomorrow haha

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Went to Disneyland on Sunday and my friends and I decided to get some Starbucks down Main street :)

Decided on some peach green iced tea or something and it was pretty good? A tad too sweet. Probably won’t purchase since I can make tea for cheaper on my own haha.


I’ve been so busy the past couple weeks and this was my first cup of tea since WEDNESDAY wow. VidCon was crazy (and I’m never going again… a good and a bad thing), but Disney seriously is taking over my life!

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85
drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
606 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
606 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
606 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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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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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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