121 Tasting Notes


I think I screwed up the steep time on this because it’s more bitter than I remember. The bitterness when green tea was steeped too long or when steeped in water too hot. I did a second steep and it came out slightly better but something is up. Maybe it’s my burned tongue though.

1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’m not picking up the plum flavor as much as I would like but I’m surprised how light this tea is. It’s definitely not something I’d drink early in the morning, but it makes for a nice pick me up in the afternoon.

So yesterday I went from brunette to copper red and I’m honestly loving it. Taking some time to adjust but I had strangers coming up to me saying how much they love my hair color. I take that as a good sign.

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’m going to be sad when this is gone, but then it means another trip to the mall so I can buy more! Except I think next time I’ll get the matcha genmaicha. I can’t really taste the soybean in the tea, possibly because the matcha overpowers it to me. However, I love matcha so I’m not really complaining, it just seems like a waste of soybean.

Flavors: Earth, Grass

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Hot tea for a sore throat? Yes please. I did a lot of talking today since I was at the salon for so long having my hair done, then a friend invited me to her birthday party and I felt like I should go because she lives 10 minutes away and I haven’t seen her in 3 years.

I think I steeped this for an even shorter amount of time than I normally do because it’s very light with a hint of floral. I’m enjoying this cup more than I normally do.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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I guess this tea is closest to fruit loops for me lol. I had a fruity craving after I made pad thai for dinner tonight. BTW I love Blue Apron. I think it’s stateside only but they send you fresh ingredients and recipes that are pre-portioned. My first box arrived yesterday so tonight I made my own take out and it was more delicious than actual take out.

Anyway back to work because today every time I try to study, I get distracted by looking at hair color ideas on pinterest.


What an interesting premise for a company! Seems delicious.


Yeah, it’s an interesting idea that works out for a lot of people who are married to their job and don’t have much time to shop. I commute an hour each way for school and even then I’m on campus for most of the day so when i’m home I don’t want to grocery shop. This has definitely made it easier for me to keep eating healthy.

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Still the light and floral tea I remember it being. I forgot how good MF’s teas are when you want something very simple and slightly fragrant.

Now back to studying.

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I steeped this too long so it’s stronger than normal. I don’t hate, nor do I like this tea. It’s just ok so I’ll probably continue drinking through the rest of it. The few black teas I enjoy, earl grey is one of them to get me going in the morning. It’s either earl grey or sencha tea but that’s due to nostalgia from when I was in Japan.

Perhaps it’s a good thing I brewed this too strong because I was up late last night finishing up homework so I could study for my last midterm on Monday. I own’t have much time tomorrow because I’m getting my hair trimmed and dyed. :) I am itching for a new look after finally get riding of some bad mojo from my life the past few months. I also haven’t done anything to my hair in 8 years because I had a horrible diy experience that led to a color correction and having to grow my hair out.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Ok, after a long time, I finally tried steeping this again. This time I think it was a success. It’s not overly sweet and disgusting like I last remembered it. It tastes more like your usual jasmine green tea but with a little bit of grape sweetness. It’s a lot better than before because back then it tasted like a jolly rancher to me. I’m not completely sold on this tea however because it tastes a lot like Davids jasmine green tea.

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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I can’t believe I’m still drinking this. It’s almost gone finally! Again, picking up a lot of cake and not so much ginger.
I’ve been procrastinating on doing homework. I did some earlier and then my box from Blue Apron came and I sat there, eye’s open wide, at all the produce and meat I got. Unfortunately I’m not making anything tonight since I had a rather large late lunch, but there’s tomorrow! Afterwards the mailman came and I got some fabric swatches for personal sewing projects of mine. Then I wanted more swatches so I spent the past few hours on Mood’s site ordering more. _ I swear I don’t have a problem.

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There have been a lot of sick people around me, primarily because it’s that time of the year for midterms. I felt like drinking something healthy aka grassy tasting so I steeped a pot of this. I need something to wake me up that isn’t black tea, but the toasty flavor may put me to sleep.

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I became a tea addict after I decided to make some changes to my diet and cut out soda completely.

Teas I like
I love Japanese green teas but I can be a little snobby about them. When I was in Japan I stayed in an area known for sencha, so I can be pretty picky.

Companies I enjoy
I’ve had most experience with Lupicia because they’re very close to me. I enjoy their non flavored green teas and white teas the most. Their flavored teas are good, but it’s usually a hit or miss.
DavidsTea is a bit far but when I make trips to San Francisco I usually buy a bit. I like their herbal teas the most. Their other teas never wow me and have too much flavoring for me.
I like Adagio for their fan blends – I wish more companies did this! The tea isn’t the best quality but I do enjoy my initial steeps.
I found a store near me that sells Mariage Frères. They’re expensive but I don’t think I have had a more delicious cup of tea before.

Tibits about me
I returned to school several years ago and I am finally graduating in March 2014 so I’m really excited to finally be receiving my bachelor’s. I spend my evenings when I’m not studying watching cheesy scifi movies, playing video games, watching video game streams, or stalking the internet for tea. I have an adorable old man kitty who always wants whatever I’m drinking. When I can, I like to sew and knit while I marathon BBC shows or asian dramas.


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