581 Tasting Notes

80
drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
581 tasting notes

Dude. This definitely smells like something I would absolutely despise, but drinking it, it’s sooooo good!
Today is moveout day for everyone, and now that it’s 3pm, everyone has to be gone, but since I’m here for the summer, I’m just taking my sweet time packing everything up :) So this is such a nice refreshing drink to have as I’m packing all my stuff up, getting ready to move into a different building on tuesday! I still have time :)

I brewed this last night in the fridge. Not as good cold as it is hot, but still a wonderful tea :)

4g/14oz/11hours

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
mj

This gives me hope! I just ordered this and when I smelled it I thought i had made a huge mistake.

jump62359

It definitely is a very unique tea, with a unique flavour.
I can understand how some people don’t like this tea (like my mother), but I actually really like this one!

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70

Had this cold brewed because Sil said it was pretty good cold!
It’s decent. Still not one of my favourite teas though.
It has a weird ashy texture in my mouth so I tried to dilute it with water and milk which turned out pretty nice!
It’s definitely a unique tea, but probably something I wouldn’t repurchase.

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84

Oh my gosh wow, this is fantastic cold!
I normally don’t enjoying rooibos teas cold, but this one is different. QueenOfTarts said that she enjoyed this more cold, and I kinda have to agree with her! It’s less woodsy, more creamy chocolate.
Definitely a great tea. Great hot, but even better cold! Thank you SO much VariaTEA for sending me like 50g of this! I’m very very grateful :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Mint

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

You’re welcome :). I never liked this so I am so glad to have sent it to someone who is enjoying it.

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79
drank Melon White Tea by Lupicia
581 tasting notes

Why is it that this tea smells like tea fart but tastes like beautiful melon white tea?
Definitely prefer the Golden Honey Dew flavour over this one, it definitely is much stronger. And the white tea I feel is what makes that fart-like scent ahhah
But it tastes wonderful! Just the scent is a bit off putting.

4g/14oz/12hour cold brew


ALSO GRADES ARE POSTED AND I GOT AN A IN FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY. A FLAT OUT A.
So another A, A- and a B- comes to a 3.6 gpa which means HELLO DEAN’S LIST.
Dude I’m so happy okay. I worked so hard for these grades and now I can play at the Disney parks all summer long! I definitely feel like I deserved it :)

Also, I went to orientation for the DCP yesterday, and out of 20,000 applications, only 400 students got chosen for the Disneyland College Program. Like wow I feel special. Only 2% got accepted wow.

Flavors: Melon

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more 4 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
carol who

Awesome! You can’t do better than that! I know how you stressed over some of your classes. A big CONGRATULATIONS!

boychik

Congrats! You did great!

jump62359

Thank you all so much! I’m so incredibly happy right now :)

Roswell Strange

Super giant congrats!

yyz

Congrats! Have a great summer and enjoy it. You earned it.

Angrboda

Well done! You have definitely deserved to be proud of that. :D

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89
drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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Dude. This may actually be my new favourite summer tea! I love it so much!
A great cold brew and perfectly sweet, fruity and refreshing :)

4g/14oz/2days in the refrigerator.

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
Iced 4 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Roswell Strange

It’s a good tea pop! :)

jump62359

Oh really!? I’ve never actually had a tea pop before, but it sounds quite interesting! And this does seem like it’d make a great tea pop :)
I read on the DAVIDs site that they use sparkling water, but I’ve seen other people use club soda. Have you tried one or the other? Which do you enjoy?

Roswell Strange

I had it at the store with sparkling water.

jump62359

Okay cool, looks like I’ll be getting some sparkling water on my next grocery visit!

Cheri

I have a sample of this that I’ve been waiting for it to get hot to make.

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81

had this earlier. Definitely makes wonderful cold brew!

Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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74
drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
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This tastes really good, it just has such a weird aroma to it.
Like dry, it smells like peach-o’s!! A very summer tea :)
But as I’m drinking it, it has a really odd, rotten peach smell. The taste is good! The smell is just off putting…


In other news, I did my thing at Disney today and AHH DISNEY. I don’t have Traditions and all my introductory orientation whatever stuff till next week which is great! But I think I’m going to have to sell my VidCon ticket because it’s going to clash with training. Like I can give up regular shifts, EASY. But they probably already have my training schedule set in stone so if I don’t show up, that’s going to be a problem. Oh well, maybe next year :(

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Guava Goddess by G.T. Kombucha
581 tasting notes

Sipdown!
Ahh nicce guava goodness :) Definitely one that I’ll repurchase next time I find myself at a Fresh & Easy or Whole Foods :) But dang, I love the ones with chia seeds in it already.


ALSO SCREAMING BECAUSE I’M DONE WITH FINALS AND I START WITH DISNEY TOMORROW. Well technically today since it’s 12:21 in the morning
AHHH DISNEEEEYYYYY

Sil

Have a fantastic first day!

Cheri

Yay for finishing finals! Yay for first day at Disney!

caile

Yay! That’s great!

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100
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
581 tasting notes

I had some of this like over a week ago, and I just used the same leaves as a cold brew! It’s been sitting in the fridge and after like a week, it’s still pretty dang good :)

Flavors: Honeydew

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Unknown Samples by Various
581 tasting notes

Red Leaf Tea – Sample #10
30 May 2014, side-by-side comparison with Sample #9

Dry: Lighter than #9, almost like a Spring Meadow Green. Has a more leafy dry leaf smell compared to #9

Straight: Almost like a hunter green luquor, with a pale green froth. Not bitter :)

Latte: Ahh it was great straight, and it was just as great as a latte! Definitely finding myself reaching for this mug more than the other :)


Colour: 70
Flavour: 82
Bitterness: 80
Suggested Price: $13

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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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Disneyland. Literally.

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