682 Tasting Notes
Not the biggest fan of Teavana, but I am a pretty big fan of this tea!
My friend works at Teavana and she decided to get me this tea and a super cute mug from there for Christams! I haven’t seen her in nearly 2 years, but I still love her tons <33
Anyway, this tea is fab. It tastes like a black tea, and looks like a pretty dark tea as well, however, the flavours are so well balanced. It tastes like a subtle black tea! It is just an overall super nice tea to drink on a cold winter day.
((and yes, it has surprisingly been pretty cold here in Southern California! And by cold I mean 44* F which I think is 6*C. [well, that’s what Snapchat says hahaha]))
I wanna say I got this from TeaNTees?? I usually write who I got the tea from on the bag but it’s upstairs and I’m lazy hahah
But this is a nice cuppa! It smells exactly like it tastes (I think that’s a plus to tea bags). I’m bias with tea and very rarely do I drink bagged tea, but this one is actually pretty good! You do get some on the melon flavour, but it’s definitely not a delicate white tea. There’s a bit of weight to it. I know I know, I’m probably just prejiduce against bagged teas, but I think it’s because it’s just hard for bagged tea to develop a lighter flavour.
But still, a pretty good tea! If I were to go out and buy a bagged tea, I might reach for this one :)
I’m calling today as Sipdown Wednesday because I have absolutely NOTHING to do except clean my room. So I brought my kettle up to my room and I’m picking all my teeny teas (like 3g or less) and just drinking them all day long :)
I got this from the Marco Polo TTB! Because I’m drinking such little tea leaves, I’ve decided to use the super cute tea cup that I got from the LA Tea Festival! And I threw my Perfect Infuser from DAVIDs for easy clean-up :)
Lovely creamy yet floral perfumy aroma as it steeps!
Tastes just as it smells. I think I actually like this without any additions! Perfectly balanced and creamy earl grey. A nice creamy earl grey is hard to find. Four for you Persimmon Tea Co. You go Persimmon Tea Co.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Perfume
I forgot if this was from a tea box or if this was from a swap, but either way, I got this from Sil!
I have too much tea and I’m going to drink as much as I can bc I need to get rid of them all.
- Smells like a subtle and light black tea with more hits of coco and vanilla.
- Tastes like black tea. Nothing too special. The vanilla and chocolate aroma was lost
With milk and sugar, that helps the bitterness of the tea. Love the creaminess and I think the vanilla is coming back :)
Cries bc I’m just about to take my last final of undergrad. Beer final, here I come!
This was the first tea that I had at the LA International Tea Festival and I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rosa Li! She was so passionate about her teas and I am so happy that she got backed on Kickstarter :))
While speaking with her, I found out that this was her best seller, and after my first taste, I realized why! It is so smooth, complex, yet a very well balanced tea. Slight notes of butter since it slides on the tongue, bc of the creaminess of the tea. I ended up purchasing a 3oz tin of this tea and I am SO happy I got it!
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Milk
Okay so I totally went to the LA International Tea Festival today and IT WAS FANTASTIC OH MY GOSH.
I went with a couple friends who enjoyed tea, and they knew I liked tea, but I think today was the day they realized that I freakin loved tea.
Anyway, I had a TON of tea today and I want to write about all the teas that I had, but I forgot to write down the names/tasting notes for all of them D: The only one that I remember was this one.
Just a super simple sweetened canned matcha drink. Like an energy drink for matcha lovers :) It definitely can’t replace real matcha, but this is just a super easy way to drink it AND it was only a dollar each so I was okay with that (I bought 5 hehe)
I had tons of fun at the festival and my friends and I even saw a Japanese Tea Ceremony (and I saw my manager at the theater it was held in as well???).
We walked around places, I was talking to a bunch of the vendors about tea and it was so nice talking to their travels. I ALSO MET //THE// ROSA LI FROM ROSALI TEA. And freakin Alex Harney was there and I talked to him as well. SO MANY PEOPLE I NEARLY DIED.
Oh my gosh what is this, I’m losing my touch. I forgot how to brew tea DDD:
I haven’t had tea in nearly 3 months?? I’ve been moving from one place to another and all my kitchen and tea stuff has been all over the place and I lost my kettle for a while.. but I wanna get back into tea becauseeee I’M GOING TO THE LA INTERNATIONAL TEA FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND AHHH. I’m so excited! I think I might go to the two Japanese classes bc why not. But the Darjeeling class is at the same time as the Green Tea class D:
But anyway TEA THINGS. I forgot how to brew tea and forgot what my favourite way to brew this tea D: I did 4g into a wee small mug, but I think I let my water sit out for too long bc it wasn’t strong enough for me. Ahh well, a second steeping with hotter water should do the trick :)
POINTLESS LIFE UPDATES.
I got Lead in my location at Disneyland which is FAB. Don’t know if I posted that on here??
Uhh tomorrow is my last day of undergrad BC I’M FREAKIN GRADUATING THIS WEEK. Tomorrow is my last day in class, and I just have 1.5 tests to take by next week, but I might just take it early just to get it over with. I’m expecting 3 A’s and 1 B this quarter which isn’t too bad :)
Now that I’ll be done with school, all I have to worry about is work. And don’t worry, I have plans to do (hopefully) fantastic things in life, however, the programs that I want to participate in don’t start till summer of next year so I have to wait. Meanwhile, I think I might study to take the Level 1 (and 2??) Somm test next year. I’m going to buy all the wine textbooks and work my way up to being a Wine master. And possibly a Beer and Tea Master as well… I have the most fastastic urls saved on tumblr and I think that might be my diary of all things Wine/Beer/Tea Master learning stuff.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine