595 Tasting Notes
Definitely still experimenting with teapop!
I was a bit heavy-handed and I put 7g into my jar, instead of the 5g that I intended!
So 7g steeping in about 5oz boiling water. This actually smells like it’d make a good teapop! It definitely smells like.. the carbonated crystal light like strawberry/raspberry lemonade! Very sweet so I probably won’t sweeten it all that much.
It’s called Gojo POP so it better be good hehe :)
After the whole ice and carbonated water deal, this… still tastes like carbonated water.
Darn it! I don’t want to use too much tea leaves, and I don’t want to put too little water. The concept is fairly simple but I definitely need to work on the proportions of it all.
I ran into a big problem today.
It’s the “I have way too much tea and I don’t know which one to try as a teapop” problem! I smelled all my teas and figured that this would make a great teapop :)
6g brewing in about 3oz of water with a slight touch of agave.
Going to strain it over some ice in my mug and top it off with some carbonated water! Let’s see how this’ll taste :)
Teapop is a WONDERFUL concept, I just need to get my proportions right now. It currently tastes like a slightly flavoured carbonated water. I need more Mango Fruit Punch!
I’ll definitely play around with this later on. Add more leaves and more water, less sparkling water! I’ll get it right soon enough :)
Note to self: this tastes SO much better iced as compared to a cold brew!
I had this steeped in the fridge for about 9 hours (4g/14oz) and it tastes a bit medicine-y. I remember drinking it hot and it was HORRID. Like it had te weirdest thick aftertaste to it and it was gross. I dropped ice cubes and it was great! Tried it as a cold brew today, and I think the whole thing with sweetening it as it’s hot and the shock of coolness from the ice cubes brought something else to it, rather than steeping it cold.
Does that even make any sense? Ahh well, now I know :)
In other news, I’M FINALLY HOME. Spent the weekend with my cousins, and tomorrow I’ll be moving into a different building, and Friday is the start of my Program with Disney! Ahh so so SO exciting :)
And I definitely went to the store today just to pick up something from dinner and a couple bottles of club soda and carbonated water so I can make myself some teapop :) I did see seltzer water and tonic water there so I’ll probably pick up those two bottles when I finish the bottles I have. I’ll see which kind of water I like for my teapop :)
Ahh this tea. I love jasmine so much, but I still really love my butterfly jasmine much more.
Decent tea. Thank you awoogah for sending me some sachets! I’m at the Hall at church right now waiting for the kids to arrive and I just took some hot water from the coffee machine hehe :) happy that I brought my little tea to-go tin with me :)
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 :)
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.
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
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.