721 Tasting Notes

drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
721 tasting notes

I feel like I associate this tea with ramen because the first time I had this tea, I had ramen earlier that day.
I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
But I actually really like this tea. It’s like.. grassy and all, but it’s unique and I’m kinda warming up to it :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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80

I LIKE LESTRADE.
THIS HAS BEEN A TASTING NOTE BY KYRA.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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60

Okay this one. It smells all nutty in the tin and then the nuttiness like gets lost in brewing. It’s good but still, not my go to tea.
Aftertaste is still there and.. yeah.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95

IT’S 6:45 IN THE MORNING. I ACTUALLY HAVE TIME TO DRINK TEA BEFORE CLASS.
Drinking a breakfast tea over BREAKFAST.
Oh this is so exciting.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

oh man, good start to a day for sure.

this weekend i made two separate groups of friends watch the beginning of The Hobbit, up until Bilbo faints. it’s my fave.

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drank Earl Grey (K-Cup) by Twinings
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Okay yeah. Definitely not the biggest fan of bagged teas, or the ones in the k-cups.
They’re just much harder to manage because I’m very picky with how I like my tea.
It’s good like every once in a while, but I just can’t wait to go back to my flat so I can have my loose leaf :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey (K-Cup) by Twinings
721 tasting notes

Because I’m visiting my cousins and bringing my loose leaf teas with me is just too much a hassle. This is the tea that I found in their cupboard sooooo Twinigs it is!
I almost never buy drink bagged teas because I don’t own bagged teas, only loose leaf sooo yeah.
Oh I can taste the difference. I feel like bagged teas are more… robust. They can get bitter quickly since the tea stuff is so small. What do you even call that? It’s not leaves, it’s like super super small. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T DRINK TEA BAGS OKAY. Tea leaves are just more mellow and I like it. Easier for them to not over-steep. This since it was brewed in a Keurig thing, I can’t monitor the steep time sooo yeah.
Well. It’s good ish. I’ve had better teas.

(I’m sorry. As you can tell, I’m very anti-teabag)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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77

Busy busy BUSY day yesterday!
Just because this is the only blend that I have that mate in it, I always think that it has the most caffeine out of all the blends that I have (since coffee does things to me..)
But yes. BOFUR! He is good and he has a very mocha-y/chocolate-y taste and he is good :)
I remember the first time I drank him, I ALWAYS experiment with my teas. See if it’s good with sugar and milk and stuff and I still laugh at myself. Don’t put milk in herbal teas. Even though I’ve done that once or twice before, I know I’ll still do it becuaseee… I’m curious.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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74

So I totally wasn’t planning on drinking tea tonight because I don’t have a good collection of decaf teas and I have up be up early tomorrow buuuut I drank some hot apple cider and it was the NASTIEST THING EVER. It was way too sugary and gross. I think because I’ve been so accustomed to drinking tea, all that sugar was no good. I had like two sips then I gave up. It was gross.
HARNEY TO THE RESCUE. Jasmine is caffeinated. I don’t care. I NEED this tonight.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

Ugh, I’m running out of tea to drink.
Okay. Thorin and company. I’m not a big fan of apple pieces in my tea so when I spoon the leaves into my cup, I pick the apple pieces out and eat them :)
I loooove the smell of this blend! Kinda sad that the gunpowder overpowers the apple when it brews

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank White Symphony by Adagio Teas
721 tasting notes

I’M STILL AMAZED THAT WHITE TEA COMES OUT SO CLEAR.
Okay. This tea. The last of my white tea sample pack from Adagio.
Smells grassy from the bag. Steeping, it takes on a more grassy/slight floral aroma.
Aaaand… it tastes like grass. Not as grassy as the silver needles, but not as delicate as Snowbud.
I think Snowbud wins my vote from the 4 teas in the sample pack

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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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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