1099 Tasting Notes

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So today was my engineer ceremony woot! I am now officially an engineer (in training, but an engineer nonetheless). So a pretty exciting day, busy, but they did have some tea there, a Tazo assortment. I had a cup of this and it wasn’t too bad, my stomach was a bit yuck from waking up so early but this tea helped calm it down for the rest of the day. A standard mint taste, but you can’t really go wrong with mint in my opinion. Now I’m thinking of what tea to celebrate with now that I am home!

OMGsrsly

Woo! Congratulations! :)

MissLena

Thanks! I can’t believe my schooling is coming to an end so soon O.o lol

Sweet Canadian

Congrats! Now you have to get a real job so that you can get your hours… my husband is also an EIT, but he is still looking for that perfect permanent job that will give him the experience he needs to come a PEng.

Indigobloom

Congrats!!! did you get a pinky ring?

Terri HarpLady

That’s awesome Lena! Congrats!

MissLena

Sweet Canadian – Huzzah for engineers! I’ve so far found a job for my first permanent position :D I will for sure be able to get in the technical parts, probably the management parts after a few years as well! Pretty excited to start :)

Indigobloom – yes, I got my cute little ring, it’s really tiny haha but I like it

Terri HarpLady – Thank you! :)

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88

Yay! My water doesn’t taste weird after filtering and double boiling it lol. Hopefully the chlorine in it dissipates pretty soon. Anyways, the boyfriend requested either an oolong or white tea today, so I made us a few cups of this. I have enough left for one more round in my gong fu pot after this one. A delicious creamy tea, definitely will be getting some of the new spring tyg when it comes out! See previous notes :)

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88
drank Chai Spice by Verdant Tea
1099 tasting notes

So it snowed again haha so out comes my chai! I keep meaning to mix this with my laoshan black, but not today, my stomach is in a weird place, so no caffeine yet. But this is spicy and delicious on its own, so no loss :D i really like this blend, it’s soo cozy and yet spicy enough that I’m kind of awake. I’m also happy this tastes normal, because the tap water is full of chlorine because of spring run off and it’s pretty disgusting! Been using filtered water for everything, kind of scared to shower though because it will dry out my sensitive skin immediately. Ah well, I hope my tea continues to taste good at least lol. See previous notes on this tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I have 1 oz. of this waiting for me… can’t justify opening up the packet quite yet though, because I have way more other stuff to drink first, and it’s all nicely sealed and airtight and such. Sigh.

MissLena

I waited a little while before trying mine too! Don’t worry, lots of time to get to it :) i know what you mean about finishing other teas first, I do that too, have a cheese cake matcha unopened waiting for me to drink more of the others :(

Fjellrev

Me too. I was actually just looking at my sealed bag earlier today realizing that it’s been sitting there for weeks now.

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86

I’ve been drinking this lovely tea on and off all day. It has an excellent laoshan green taste with an added sweetness that reminds me of genmaicha. I have enough left for one cup :( I need to order some Laoshan genmaicha, the chocolate one too! See previous notes on this tea :)

Oh, and it is currently freezing rain AND snowing here. After almost all the snow melted, the weather is having a massive freak out tonight. Going to be a skating rink tomorrow..happy I do not have to drive anywhere.

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93
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I stayed up till 1:30,not ridiculously late but I am feeling the effects and also continuing stress so time to break out one of my coveted Paris sachets. I think so far this is my favorite flavored black. Anyways its in my mug also so I don’t fall asleep in class lol. Sweet fruit, vanilla creaminess, i’m even getting caramel today. Thank you tea, for keeping me sane. See previous notes :)

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79
drank Ginseng Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Lol so I was at the school till 5:30 today, went home for a bit, now have been here since 8:30. It is now almost 10.i hate labs. I have this tea to keep me going. Long night, here we come!

Kittenna

I hear ya! Good luck!

MissLena

Thanks, much appreciated! :)

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77

Oops, i haven’t logged this yet! Well I’ve had quite a few cups of this already, it id integrated into my green rooibos travel mug rotation. The flavor is very fruity, the peach and apricot are the main flavors, and the rose adds a mild floral element. I can’t taste the green rooibos as much, maybe the honeybush is hiding it, and that may also cause this tea to be a bit sweeter. At first this tasted very similar to green & fruity by davidstea, but there’s a different aftertaste, not as fresh peachy but more sweet apricot peach. It’s ok, but not a favorite.

Overall, not a bad tea, but I still prefer cactus flower for a Della terra green rooibos blend, and green & fruity by davidstea for the peach flavor. I will gladly finish my bag though :)

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84

Another tea that I am nearly at the bottom of the bag of! Haha well at least getting close to some sipdowns, I have a pile of tea coming my way in the next few weeks… :D anyways, I know it is a bit late for black tea, but I would like to be somewhat productive tonight and so far, nothing..the margaritas at dinner with the bf’s parents might be the culprit..ah well. Anyways, I’m having a cup of this to try to find some motivation. I may have to stock up on a bit more of this, but I would like to try a few more EGCs before committing to this one as my favorite. Delicious tea as always though! See previous notes :)

Oh, and I am also a bit sad tonight..we have been catsitting my boyfriend’s parents kitty for the past week and a half, and she goes home tomorrow :( she is currently cuddled up under a blanket in bed, so cute! Now I want a kitten, although I am allergic and have been having allergy pills the whole time the cat has been here..ah well, I will dream.

Sorry for the random, not very tea related review. I don’t want to do more school, so am procrastinating on here.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
1099 tasting notes

This morning I realized i’m almost out of this! I need to make a davidstea trip asap, as I love this blend and need at least 50 g or a tin of it. I even accidently steeped it for 6 minutes today, oops. Still tasty and hopefully will wake me up for the day, last 2 weeks of University! So much to do, I need energy energy energy today! See previous notes on this yummy tea :)

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77
drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1099 tasting notes

This was the last tea to grace my glass branch mug from DAVIDsTEA, it broke shortly after finishing this cup. :( well at least it was a tasty cup! I am liking guayusa so far, very fresh and veggie like, and I find it doesn’t have as noticeable of a buzz as when I drink mate, which is not a bad thing. I also like the rainforest feeling I get when I drink this. See previous notes :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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