674 Tasting Notes
Last week I drove back home for Thanksgiving and it was TONS of fun! Left at 3am, arrived at 10-11ish. Had our festivities. I was told we were going to leave at noon to drive back down to Southern California buuut I got woken up at 7:45 in the morning, being told to get up and get ready because we were going to San Francisco!! Ahh so exciting :) We went and had fun. I saw that there was a DAVIDs promo where you spend $30 in store and you get a free tote and I was all AWW YISS. Went to the store and the last said that you had to spend $60 and I was all…??? But apparently that was a Canadian offer and the offer here in the US was spend $35 and you get a free perfect mug! So that’s what I did because I couldn’t control myself. I ended up getting the 12 Days of Tea, an oz or two of peppermint because my sister was running low, and an ounce of this tea bc I didn’t have any tea from the fall collection.
Definitely made this weird.
I think over steeped, over leafed, and too hot water? Blegh the bitterness is real.
Definitely dowsed this tea with milk and sugar haha. The second cup should be better!
Dang. I am so lost without my tea scale…
Marco Polo TTB
Saw this in the box and had to try some! I just got a wee 3g sample :)
Dude. I’m so lost without my tea scale. Last time I remember seeing it, is when I got the Marco Polo box. Now it’s nowhere to be found? Aww I’m so sad. I’ll find it eventually? Hopefully?
But it’s almost christmastime and I’m so excited for the holidays! This one smells like wonderful pumpkin pie. I think my water may have been a bit too hot because it’s on the slight bitter side, but at least I do taste the pumpkin! I’ve been meaning to place a Butiki order, but I have SO much tea. Hopefully they’ll still be open when I lessen my tea stash? I’ve had plenty of their teas and I’ve fallen in love with so many of them, but I need to lessen my tea stash and save up before I can get more!
What a busy day, oh my gosh!
So this morning, I decided to leave extra early because I wanted to get to class early and turns out, they weren’t opening up guest parking till 8:30, and I had to be parkside at 8:30!! So it was a huge mess of trying to get to the right place, and getting stopped by plenty of other cast members and two people from security and wow, it was a mess.
But class parkside was fantastic, and I got to play in the parks with my friends after.
Went home, showered, and got ready for initiation banquet happening at school.
I got to RKR and talked to a lot of people and they were all so nice! I met Nancy and her parents and they let me sit with them since I went alone. Dinner was PHENOMENAL. Like seriously. The meat was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth, and the roasted brussels sprouts with the onion and garlic in the risotto. Ugh. It was divine. And then you have the Chocolate Pot De Créme which was just perfect to wrap the dinner.
Initiation happened and I got my chord with the certificate and I felt smart hehe. There’s the third honor society in my college career! I think I might be in too many, but Honor Societies just make me feel good hehe. And this is the one specific to my major so I’m so happy I got invited to join.
SO YEAH. MASSIVE LIFE UPDATE.
But I decided on this tea because I wanted something like hot cocoa, but no caffeine to end the night and this rich caramel/honey roasted barley tea just sounded perfect! Just having it plain tonight. No sugar or milk and I think it actually works :)
Ahh Fili. This was one of my favourites in the Hobbit blends :)
I only have 3g of this left so I’ll save it for when I really want it!
Lovely chai/cinnamon taste to it so it reminds me of christmas hehe :) Great tea to go with milk and sugar :)
((this note is lazy, I know. It’s been a very lazy but tea filled day hehe))
I got this many moons ago when Laurant was handing out samples of his tea. I jumped on it because VariaTEA loved them so much. She sent me a whole lot of their zodiac blends, but this time with Laurant, I went with the greens and black teas!
This tea is so good oh my gosh. Lovely chocolate/caramel/vanilla scents when you open up the baggie, and it comes out more as it steeps. It did turn a bit bitter when I drank it straight, but I think this is a tea that needed the milk and sugar!! Ahh so so SO good. When I lessen my tea stash, I’ll definitely get my hands on some of this tea :)
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla
Tea & Cards TTB
Oh my gosh this smells like christmas and it tastes so good I love it so much.
I’ve been listening to Christmas music since September and AHH CHRISTMAS IS COMING.
Christmas decorations are already up in Disneyland!!! And everything is going to be up officially starting the 13th! Ahh I’m so excited for all the Holiday festivities :))
But this tea is fab and I love it so much. It tastes like lovely christmas aww <33
sidenote: I’ve lost my tea scale ugh :(
Marco Polo TTB
Freakin boyfriend is such a creep oh my gosh (but he’s fab and it was quite funny ahhah).
So he knows that jump62359 is my everything and he decided to google that and STEEPSTER CAME UP AND HE SAW MY POST OF HAVING TO MEE IN TRAFFIC AHHAHAH
EJ if you’re reading this then hi.
But seriously though. Steepster is fab and I love it tons, but because of my busy schedule, I almost never have time for tea? Tonight is special bc I have things that need to be done and I figured this would be a great tea bc honeybush <33 Roommates were actually very surprised that I was drinking tea like a ‘normal person’ because I didn’t weigh my tea out since I couldn’t find my scale haha. So a couple scoops of this into a disposable filter, and I just topped it off with water.
Lovely tea, proportions are off though since I didn’t weigh it or measure the water because laziness. I have one more serving of this tea left and I’ll make sure to drink it right next time :)
Prepared in store bc I was craving some jasmine, and apparently you get a free refill! Sooo yeah. I got my free refill today and I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE FREAKIN TRAFFIC AT 2PM AND I HAD TO PEE SO BAD AND IT WAS SO PAINFUL WOW but tea was okay. The lady who prepared it didn’t really wash the steeper out so it had the previous taste which was like chocolatey and weird and did not work with this tea at all.