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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!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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From the Marco Polo TTB ages ago.

Last time I drank Houjicha was maybe 5 years ago and I remember not liking it as much… yeah that didn’t change. It’s the roastiness that I don’t like?? It legit tastes like you’re eating a mouthful of tanbark, and trust me, I know how tanbark tastes like since once in elementary school I fell of a swing and landed on my face hahaha

Anyway, good tea, but not a fan. If you like a woodsy taste, then this would be your cuppa

Flavors: Bark, Wood

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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95

I remember when I first drank Jasmine I would steep it for literally a minute because I liked it super watered down. Tonight, I had it go for 3 minutes and still felt like there could be a bit more flavor to it so I threw the leaves back in…. and then accidentally forgot about them… oops.

The color is a lot more golden than I would have liked, but it’s at least not ruined! Tons of Jasmine flavor since it was steeping for maybe 6 minutes.

Sidenote: I love Disney+ and I’ve watched over 7 hours of Lizzie McGuire over the course of the past two days. Considering the fact that I worked yesterday and didn’t get home till 9…. yeah.. that’s a lot ahaha.

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drank Zomba Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
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The Saturday after my cousin arrived, she, my sister, and I made breakfast at my place. I let her chose any tea from my collection to try and I showed her this tea as well since this is one of the weirdest looking teas I own. She went with this one to have with breakfast!

Brewed a bit differently from before. Before I actually followed the directions but it came up a bit watered down. I decided to throw in a couple more pearls and made enough for my cousin and I to enjoy.

Unfortunately when I made my second cuppa (to take with me for the road), I forgot about it and it was far too bitter :( But hey, at least the first steeping was delish!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 30 sec 8 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Milk Oolong by Rosali Tea
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Cousin requested to have oolong and I asked her if she’s ever had a milk oolong. She said no so I grabbed her one from my favorite stash :)

Still just as creamy as I remember!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
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Cousin came to stay last weekend for a concert and we had quite a bit of tea. She wasn’t feeling well the day before her flight so she mentioned to my sister if we can get some tea for her! I packed them up and put them in some miniature tins and of course, I gave her my fave Jasmine of all time :)

This was one of the many teas we had during her stay!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I’m going to have to lay low on the tea drinking rn bc my teeth started hurting… I think the sudden change of basically exclusively drinking hot tea during the day shocked my body and now my teeth and gums are pretty sensitive to anything hot or super cold!

Oh well. Still planning on enjoying tea, even though it’s not as often as I would like!

This is basically my favorite jasmine ever! Super light and delicate, and I just love how it’s uniquely rolled! This one in my current collection is maybe a year or two old, but it still tastes delicious! Not quite as delicate as I remembered, but I know that’s coming from the age of it.

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84

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A tea I got from the Marco Polo TTB years ago. It was basically vacuum sealed in the bag so the quality of the tea didn’t really diminish as the years went by…

Poured the tea straight into my glass teapot and when the leaves unfurled, it looked AMAZING! And it tastes pretty great too :) Definitely getting some grassy/vegetal notes from this tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 7 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Golden Yunnan by RiverTea
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drank Jasmine Pearls by Steepster
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Got it from the Marco Polo TTB aaaaages ago. For how long I’ve had this tea, it didn’t taste old so I am very very happy :)

You know me I love my jasmine! Super fresh and super nice. More of a stronger Jasmine flavor which I quite enjoy!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Kyra.
22.
Tea lover.
Food and Beverage lover (food, wine, beer, TEA)
DCP Alumni (WDW Fall 2013 and DLR Fall 2014)
Future management intern, WDW Fall 2016
(jump62359 is my everything okay)

Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:
http://iloveyousomatcha.tumblr.com/tea

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: Love this tea. Restock if I can
79-70: Decent tea. Neither love nor hate.
69-60: I won’t be upset when it runs out. I’ll drink it but won’t restock.
59-30: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea and I’ll finish the cup.
29-10: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea. It may or may not have gone down the sink…
9-below: Let’s not even hide it. This definitely went down the drain.

I love tea.
I drink it.
I log it.
I have a good time.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

I first discovered my love for tea with jasmine teas because that’s all my mother would buy, so for the longest time, I thought that all teas were jasmine! And then in 4th grade, I watched the tea episode of Good Eats and that’s when the education started! I’d like to blame Alton Brown for starting this obsession because now I only like loose leaf tea.
It wasn’t until my second year of college that I actually expanded my tea taste buds. Special shout out to Cara McGee, Tea Queen for her Adagio Fandom blends. Because of Cara, I actually started drinking blacks, herbals and whites and pretty much everything else in between. I still have a special love for my jasmine though :)
I (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai

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