281 Tasting Notes
This tea was decent. I was really excited to try this tea! But I feel like it was a bit too… detox-y for me.
It tasted way too healthy for me, and I just wanted chocolate ahha.
The ginger really did come out as it was steeping! ANd that’s what sorta did it for me. Loved the smokiness from the gunpowder, and the balance of the peppermint and the citrus, but I feel like that the ginger was a bit.. off.
I would do without the addition of the ginger.
Well, this tea carries the citrus throughout everything. From the package to steeping to drinking. It’s suuuuper tart! The citrus is a bit overwhelming, and it smells like a tart lemonade as it brews. Drinking it, ahh still like sour lemonade. I had to add a whole lot of sugar to balance it out, but now it just leaves a weird aftertaste.
I love tea with lemon flavourings and squeezing lemon into my teas. But I feel like that’s just reserved for my herbals. Ahh well. Tastebuds are being weird today
We made fresh pasta in cooking yesterday and we learned about the 4 different types of pasta. I was curious where gnocchi fell into the categories and Chef Brown said it was considered a dumpling. Huh. Good to know!
Well because of yesterday, I found out how EASY it was to make fresh pasta! The dough itself is fairly simple, it’s the shaping of the pasta that’s pretty time consuming.
Because of that, here I am drinking my Indonesian Green from Tea at Sea as my potatoes boil to make gnocchi :) I’ve never made gnocchi before, but I have made fresh pasta… like five times already soo EXPERIMENTATION! And if this comes out to a success, looks like we’ll be having fresh gnocchi in like a pesto chicken sauce in my next dinner party :)
Okay, tea time!
Tea at Sea seems like such a great tea company! And their packaging is SO FREAKIN CUTE.
This tea smells like any other green tea, but I know with my experience from the black, the actual taste of it is soooo much better! I’ve got high expectations for this tea!
Oohhh it smells like a bit of a roasted tea as it steeps! It’s actually fairly light green in colour.
Nice and smooth in taste. Between this and the black, I like the black a bit more. But good nonetheless :)
Everyone is allowed to look down on me in shame because I’ve never had legit matcha before.
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GET IT and I’m like kinda sorta afraid to try it because I don’t know how it tastes but I’VE TOTALLY HAD MATCHA FLAVOURED STUFF BEFORE AND IT’S OH SO GOOD so I know I like it.
But yeah. Will buy matcha the next time I see it in the store. I know certain places have it… I just.. the nearest place is like 40 minutes away from me sooo yeah not gunna happen.
I was a bit hesitant on buying David’s because I knew I wanted a Timolino, and that’s already $30 so might as well go for the free shipping. But dude. $50 in one go? I decided to go for it and I made sure to add this chocolate into my cart! Ahh THIS IS SO GOOD. Nice and creeeeammyyyyy :) I kinda wish I bought the other chocolates as well.
I’ve had green tea chocolate before. My mom’s coworker took a visited her daughter in Japan one summer (This was like… over 5 years okay. I was in like middle school so that was like… yeah waaaay over 5 years ago!) and she brought home Green Tea Kit-Kat! DUDE THOSE WERE SO GOOD. They might actually the best kit-kats I’ve ever had aND THEY ONLY SELL THEM IN JAPAN.
So when I saw that David’s had a Matcha flavoured chocolate, I was all YES. MINE. NOW. GIVE ME.
And today, we actually made fresh pasta dough in professional cooking. Dude. I want to make Matcha pasta soon. Like making fresh dough is SO EASY OKAY. Flour, egg, a bit of seasoning. Just cut it all together and put it through the pasta roller and BAM. FRESH PASTA.
But yes. This chocolate. It’s $5 but IT IS OH SO WORTH IT.
Oh Canada, our home and native laaaandddd!!!
Ahh THIS TEA.
I was super excited to get this tea okay. Like CANADA THOUGH. I wanna visit Canada. I keep talking to Flora about Canada and she’s all CANADA’S BORING AND WE HAVE SNOW AND IT’S NEGATIVE TWELVE HERE.
And I’m just.. I’m kinda sick oh this Californian weather. I want snow. I don’t wan’t sun. Like today at 10 am, it was a perfect 75 degress, and that’s 24deg. Celsius and just… I want the cold snow okay I HAVE’T BEEN IN SNOW IN YEARS OKAY. The coldest it’s been in my winter was back in Florida when it was in the 30s and that lasted like four days. Then it rained and shot up to the 80s because FLORIDA.
BUT THIS TEA.
Dry, it’s like maple syrup-y with toffee and caramel scents. Super yummy! And it also has sprinkles and it’s really cute okay. It’s such a cute tea haha.
Steeping, it HAS A MAPLE COLOUR AAHHAH yes maple. It’s pretty. The maple scent isn’t as potent though.
Drinking, it’s not as sweet as you would have expected from smelling it dry, but it’s still a nice balance of sweet and smooth. Nice tea. Would have done with a bit more umph though.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Vanilla, Wood
So I totally own David’s now and I totally own a Timolino!!
Ahh this is part of my first ever David’s order and it’s really good! I was a bit hesitant in getting this tea, but I’ve had Lupicia’s Blueberry tea, which is just a flavoured tea so I figured that this one is like.. a deluxe version of it.
IT’S GOOD. I brought it with me to class and I didn’t let it steep for as long as I wanted it to sooo TIMOLINO TO THE RESCUE. And I brought a wee little container to keep the basket in during class. I just let it steep for a couple minutes more and yep, THIS TEA IS GOOD.
Smells very much like tart blueberries dry, and steeping it mellows out a bit.
Drinking it, it’s like blueberry pie :)
“Next Steps – Phone Interview.
Thank you for completing the Web-Based Interview and for applying to be a candidate for the Disney College Program.
Congratulations – you have been identified as a strong candidate! Your next step is to schedule a phone interview. . .”
Finished the WBI and I signed up for the phone interview on the 26th at 11am.
HELLO DISNEY, NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. PLEASE BE NICE OR I’LL FLY INTO THE SUN.
Sipdown tonight. Rooibos because I have to be up at 6am because I’m signing up for classes at 7 and I still really need to calm myself down because DISNEY.
This tea is actually starting to grow on me though. I realized that I had to overleaf and oversteep to get all the flavour I’d like.
So many teas came in the mail and I’m just sitting here working on homework, drinking them all!
This tea was from shmiracles in our most recent swap :)
Totally stood out because it smelled like chocolate and coffee and I just need to wake up! Made with toasted mate, tiger eye (which I actually have never had before) and chestnut. Nice homey ingredients. Definitely feel rustic and such :)
The mate comes out when steeping, and it actually tastes pretty decent. It sorta tastes like a slightly watered down roasted coffee.
I feel like it doesn’t taste like Coulson’s personality, but definitely something he would drink!
Disney application was sent last night, checked my email the second I woke up and “Based on the information you provided in your application, you have been selected to participate in an initial interview for a possible opportunity with the Disney College Program.” I’M DYING. I actually thought I wouldn’t get through to the Web Interview because I was so specific with my role choices. Going to do the WBI sometime after class and oh my gosh WHAT IF I DON’T GET THROUGH. It is so much more nerve-wracking. I’ve done a program once already, so to all my friends and family, it’s kinda expected that I’ll get accepted again and if I don’t, it’ll be such a huge disappointment.
Ahh okay. But let’s get on with the tea!
I was SUPER excited to get my Tea at Sea samples in the mail the other day! I definitely wasn’t going to drink it till this weekend, but I’m so scared for the DCP, I NEEDED the black tea to calm me down a bit haha.
Dry, the leaves look gorgeous! Smells like a typical, nice and smooth black tea.
Steeping, the aroma really did come out a bit more. It wasn’t as dark as some of my other black teas, but the aroma. Dang it smelled sooo nice! I poured it through my strainer and the leaves just unfolded soooo nicely. Ahh I kinda just love the concept of tea and how you just let them soak in water and BAM FLAVOUR and the leaves always look gorgeous!
I’ve left it to cool down a bit, but now it’s a drinkable temperature and WOW THIS IS GOOD. The flavour is so nice and smooth! There a bit of a punch the second it hits your tongue, and it mellows out a bit. Does that make sense? Oh I don’t even know. I just know that I like this tea hahah.
Sipdown number whatever for 2013, and now I’m down to some number in my cupboard I DON’T KNOW I’m expecting tea soon so my numbering system is kinda all over the place.
Good tea. Sad to see it go, but yeah I’ve got a whole lot of herbals to get through soooo I probably wouldn’t miss it as much oh well.
BUT LIFE UPDATES because I seem to just.. talk about life a lot.
I went to see my advisor at 5, but there was seriously a line out the door so I was like.. dude. I’ll just talk to you after class because.. yeah.
So I talk to him after class ends, and I still wait half an hour because it’s time to sign up for classes and soooo many people had questions wow. So half an hour after class ended and I finally got to ask him everything I needed to know and just I TOTALLY KEPT HIM TALKING FOR 45 MINUTES. SO yeah. We totally closed down the college and I had to wait in the lobby so he can turn the alarms on which was actually pretty cool ahha. And then he walked me to my car because I’m a wee little 20 year old (and by wee I literally mean that I’m 5’2 and I weigh like 105 pounds okay). So yeah CLOSED DOWN THE COLLEGE SOUNDS GOOD.
But during our conversation, I think he convinced me to apply for another program. Like… Oh my gosh okay. I realized that I’m definitely not graduating in 4 years because I took last quarter off to do the program. Soooo yeah. This time (if I get accepted) I’ll be working for Disney from June till January in Anaheim because that’s the only one that I can do.
And when I came home, I had dinner waiting for me on the table! My roommate actually told me to NOT make dinner because she wanted to make it tonight and I love her so much for it :)
I’ve had a massive headache for the past like 8 hours and my FoxTrot does have a whole lot of peppermint in the bottom of the bad soooo peppermint to the rescue!
And because I’m a lazy butt and I don’t want to edit THE PROGRAM. I did a 4-5 month long thing through Disney in Orlando called the Disney College Program and I had soooo much fun! I thought I was going to get units for it but I did the wrong thing so… I ended up not getting the units :( And now I’ve been convinced to do another program and I’m sending in my application soon and.. AHH DISNEY.
I’m gunna freakin scream because I sent my application in and I feel like I may have been a bit too specific about it and I’m just like oh my gosh help me please because help help help I am so nervous and i was legit just on the couch shaking when my roommate saw me and she was like Kyra what’s up with you and I was all DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM and she walked over to the kettle and turned it on and made me tea and now I am slightly calmer than usual and help me please because Disney and I am so scared that I won’t even make it to the Web interview okay like what is this help me now.