Life Updates & Coffee Reviews

“Why are you drinking Americano??? You might as well just drink dirt 💩” - Me, unable to understand Rythm’s coffee choices

Hello people~ Welcome to another blog post! Nothing too interesting has happened recently, and since Quarter 1 is ending, I thought a quick life update and casual coffee review best fit the vibesss.

Life Stuff
If I have to summarize my life lately with three words, they would be “✨Busy but Well✨.” My grades have been the best they have ever been (Yoga is literally my lowest grade 😩 but I feel too petty to argue for a better grade) and all my teachers seem to like me :D (I think). In addition, I have surprisingly been able to keep up Self Improvement Week changes, exercising 5 times per week and sleeping regularly at 12:30, so that’s nice.

However, so much work is concentrated into these brief time periods which proves to be kinda exhausting. I just spent almost 15 hours this weekend writing solutions for my PRIMES application. There are also so many math contests lately. MMATHS a while back, BMM this Saturday, and then AMC12 for the next two weeks 😫. DMM is the week after as well. Honestly, I kinda regret signing up for so many math contests (If you are a math captain I LOVE MATH IM LYING HERE I SWEAR) 🤡. Furthermore, USACO is coming up so I need to practice more for that too. Overall, just very very busy.

Luckily I am not too stressed out, since there are plenty of things to look forward to :D. I am planning to watch Hadestown (THESPIAN FOREVER!!!! 🎭) in Boston next Friday, and there are a bunch of holidays/half days recently which are very stress relieving. I also go to Rancatores to get ice cream with my friends quite often, so that’s always refreshing (ice cream review soon?)

Anyway, enough of my boring life, TIME FOR COFFEE! ☕ For context, the Starbucks at our town center closed due to labor shortage, so I am forced to go to Peet’s coffee instead, and their coffees are interesting…

Iced Cold Brew Oat Latte

I forgot to take picture so here's their official one, much more pretty than the actual ones tbh lol.

Rating: 2/10
Comment: The tastes do not mix at all and basically tastes like dirt with oat. Also, it’s $5.35 which is way too expensive.

Iced Vanilla Latte

Rating: 5/10
Comment: An acquaintance recommended it to me. It was okay? The coffee flavor was too strong so it was quite bitter. I wish it has more vanilla/milk flavor too. Again it’s way too expensive at $4.6 for a drink that has 70% ice.

Iced Mocha Latte

Rating: 8/10
Comment: Roasty coffee flavor with just the right sweetness, the best combo :D. Some of the bits of chocolate sauce didn’t dissolve since the drink is iced, so they were nice treats to munch on throughout the drink and added a bit of texture. Would recommend :D

Caramel Frappe
Guest Review by Hannah
Rating: 5/10
Comment: Too sweet :(

Surprise Cat review!!!!

Rating: 999999999999/10
Comment: Sometimes during our journey to Peet’s, we’d pass by this cat in the neighborhood. And it is literally the CUTEST FURR BALL. Not scared of us at all. Cuteness overflowwww ❤️😻❤️

Hot Matcha Tea Latte

  • Rating: 8/10
  • Comment: Love the Matcha flavor. Right sweetness and it has a nice creamy foam at the top as well.
  • Rating: 7.5/10
  • Comment: Pretty good! My first hot drink at Peet’s. The flavor mellows and mixes very well, and I love the matcha flavor seeping through the drink. A great drink to warm you up in the winter.

Hot Mocha

Rating: 5.5/10
Comment: The coffee didn’t incorporate with the chocolate as well like the iced one, and texture-wise the chocolate sauce bits are gone since it's hot 😭.

And that's it for today! Thanks for reading :D
What are your favorite coffee drinks 👀. Feel free to drop a comment~