718 Tasting Notes

Kili again today :)
He definitely is my FAVOURITE in the entire The Hobbit sampler set.
This is probably going to be the first to run out and when it does, I’m definitely going to buy the bigger 3ox bag!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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69

Gandalf was really… interesting.
I wasn’t a fan of the smell since it smelled soooo strongly of Almond Extract and I’m not the biggest fan of almond extract.
Steeping, it lost a bit of the almond, and smokiness took over.
Not the best blend I’ve ever had, but it DOES seem like a very Gandalf blend.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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77

Mmmm the mocha in this blend! You can definitely smell the Mocha Nut Mate.
I’m still experimenting with this tea blend. My first cup was very bitter and the next one was flavourless.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
718 tasting notes

I’M REALLY HAPPY WITH SNOWBUD OH GOSH.
I was expecting something really grassy like the other white tea that I had but this one. It didn’t taste like grass at all. It was nice and sweet and smooth and just oh sooo niiceeeee

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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80

Fili was good!
I drank him yesterday so I forgot things.. umm.. he’s good. I approve.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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70

SMAUG. You are a funny one.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Yuuuuuum. From the aroma right out of the tin, you know this one’s going to be good!
A really nice chai blend, perfect with milk and sugar. Definitely one that I’ll be upset with when I finish it all up!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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70

You can smell the apple right out of the tin! Right out of the tin, the aroma smells sooooo good. The Apple and Sour Apple overpowers a lot of the other flavours, but it’s lost in brewing. When it brews, the smokiness of the gunpowder and the cocoa nibs take over.
Tastes pretty good with a bit of milk and sugar.

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

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60

HE’S GOOD? Ish..
Like.. It’s a nice green tea, but it had a weird aftertaste?
But still, it smells sooo good coming right out of the tin.

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

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95

People make fun of how I make tea because I like my tea very… bland? Well, I steeped this for about 2 minutes and it was the perfect amount of time for me!
The smell of this tea right out of the tin, oh it was amazing. It smells like the weeks leading up to Christmas. Not exactly Christmas though, that’s the Watson blend for you. It had such a hearty aroma out of the tin and steeping it, I felt like the Irish breakfast took over and lost a bit of the cinnamon. But adding a dash of sugar helped bring out the sweet potato and cinnamon!
**With more experimentation, I’ve decided that Bilbo Brew with just a small dash of milk and suger is amazinggg. But with milk, I had to steep it a little bit longer. Like… almost 7 minutes. I’m weird with how I like my tea okay

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 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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