719 Tasting Notes
I’m terrible at logging teas…
Anyway, my boyfriend and I went to Tampa yesterday to do literally ONE thing. We had to drive an hour for something that took 20 minutes and he wanted to go home. I told him that we should swing by the Oxford Exchange to get coffee or tea to at least make our Tampa trip worth it!
We ended up spending almost 2 hours at OE, him with coffee and me with tea, and catching up with one of our best friends who lives out in the area! I had just a matcha latte but ended up taking 2oz of their Jasmine home. Surprisingly enough, the Tebella at OE only has the Jasmine Silver Needle on their tea menu, no green Jasmine! Jasmine is my absolute fave and I can never go wrong with it!
At first I was a bit skeptical of this tea in particular because the more I smell it, the more artificial it seemed. I ended up steeping it at 160* for about 5 min and all the artificial flavor that I initially smelled went away! It’s a beautiful Jasmine tea, very delicate with what you’d expect a white tea to taste like. Does have more of a flavor compared to other Jasmine White Teas I had.
Was cleaning out my cubby at work and found this stashed at the back! Def forgot that I brought some teabags with me to work. I also found a small bag od David’s Silk Dragon Jasmine in the bottom of my drawer hahaha
This tea tastes like a traditional straight green tea. Actually pretty good, it isn’t overwhelmingly grassy, but still has a great green tea flavor to it!
Sidenote: I cleaned out my desk, cubby, drawers, and past my keys to my backfill. I’ve been at the Grand for the past 3.5 years and now it’s off to go to the Boardwalk! I start at my new location tomorrow… excited, but nervous. I literally don’t know anyone over there so it’ll be nice to start fresh.
idk why but Mint tea always smells like farts to me. I think I always associate Mint tea with being sick so I’m not the biggest fan of it.
Wanted to do an herbal tea tonight since I already had my Jasmine but I don’t actually own a lot of herbals. Had this in my random teabag stash so I figured I’d give it a go!
It tastes like your traditional mint tea. Nothing pretty special about it. Just… mint.
Went to the dentist this morning bc of my messed up gum and they said it was nothing to worry about… Legit I told them that I noticed it when I all of a suddenly started drinking tea again and they said that the tea had nothing to do with it!
Recently I’ve been craving Jasmine as I relax before going to bed. Luckily the caffeine in the tea doesn’t affect me all that much! This one has been my go-to tea since it’s not necessarily my favorite, but it’s still a cup that I enjoy!
Also not sure if I mentioned this in a previous note, but my boyfriend and his team started cleaning out someone’s desk (she left to go to a different location a couple months ago so they figured she probably forgot about all her stuff and they’d be safe cleaning out her desk). They found a tin of matcha, Teavana’s double-walled glass matcha bowl, and a matcha whisk. No one knew how to use it but Alex figured I did! So he took it home as a surprise gift to me hahaha. The matcha bowl itself, I could tell just by looking at it, does a terrible job of being a matcha bowl. The bottom comes to a somewhat point and it’s narrow. It does do a pretty good job of being an oversized teacup though!
As per usual, I started brewing this cup and then forgot about it because my sister called…. even though it steeped for probably over 10 minutes, it’s still delicious!
Nice and smooth. Once I get to a manageable tea amount, this would be something that I would love to purchase!