1124 Tasting Notes

85

This young pu’er is really sweet! It was sweeter than expected that I accidentally poured it on myself (and prior to that stabbed myself with a pu’er pick). Besides sweet, the tea is a bit floral, kettle corn and steamed vegetables. I personally loved the sweet start of this pu’er but undecided on the vegetal final infusions, I think I need to play with times and temperatures a bit. The sweetness alone is enough to convince me I should buy a cake (and the sweet as f wrapper design)

Note – I’m referring to the 2015 Teaclub gourd, which is the same material. I’m curious how the cake may differ in taste due to tightness of pressing.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/june-white2tea-club-tea-review/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Sil

you can’t buy this one right? just available as part of the other month’s club?

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

The gourd shape is club only. He mentions there was some for sale, dunno if there’s any left. Otherwise, it is the same material as Poundcake.

Sil

oohboy. Yeah i’m just losing my mind, was looking for poundcake but didn’t see it…now i do lol

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85

Nice, super thick sheng with citrus, stone fruit, straw and steamed vegetal notes. The texture is my fav part of feeling fluffy and thick. I got 12 infusions via gaiwan. It does get pretty dry in the later infusions, so if I were to have this again I’d probably not carry it as long.

Big leaf too!

Full review and pictures on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2010-kunlu-spring-sheng-puer-from-wymm-tea-tea-review/

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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85

This travel tea tumbler is sweet! It does the job mixing matcha (as well as other tea/chocolate/protein mixes) and has a nifty pressure release valve so the unit doesn’t leak or explode in your face. I love it even as a regular tea tumbler as it’s light weight, durable non glass and it can roll around my purse without leaks or threat of air expansion.

The big problem with this travel tumbler is cleaning it (so many nooks and crannies in the froth attachment thing) and if you use it with hot milk you need to be extra careful. I use soy milk and it froths up a lot, so it goes past the safe line and will hiss out the button if you aren’t careful.

Full in depth review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/davidstea-matcha-maker-travel-tea-tumbler-review/

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95

Wowee, this green tea is GORGEOUS! You need to check out my photos Steepster readers!

Nine Lotus is delicate. It has a creamy texture yet crisp and clean. The notes are sweet grass, lemongrass, unripe crisp pear, kiwi and lemon curd. This tea is so beautiful and the leaves are almost perfect! Nine Lotus is also cultivated by Buddhist Monks, how cool is that?

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nine-lotus-green-tea-from-mandala-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec
KiwiDelight

Seems amazing all around!

Kaylee

Beautiful photos!

Garret

Nice! Thank you. I’m really happy you’ve been enjoying this one. When I was on the mountain in 2012, I was pretty sure I could taste the sweet air there. Now, not on the mountain, I taste the air in the tea and I’m really happy about that.

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95

Super tasty! Though I am biased as I love chestnut teas!

The flavor is pretty natural roasted chestnuts without being too sweet. The black base, though light and pretty close to a high oxidized oolong (which this is actually a chinese oolong fully oxidized) with roasty caramel flavor. The base goes well with the chestnut flavor. I got a really good second infusion too!

Full review at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/single-origin-teas-flavored-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Sounds amazing. I love Lupicia’s Chaud les Marrons (or whatever it’s called).

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75

This was a fun black tea – a perfect afternoon tea with a tropical twist. The dry leaf has a dainty accent of blue, yellow and red teeny flowers and flavored with passionfruit. I tasted a malty black with a tropical vibe and dry finish.

Full review at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/single-origin-teas-flavored-tea-review/

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75

This flavored oolong is all about the orange flavor! It has a navel orange kind of taste, with a bit of a woodsy toasty oolong background. The blend is fresh, sweet and clean without any tart dryness. I’m thinking Orange Blossom Oolong would be best iced or cold brew.

Full review at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/single-origin-teas-flavored-tea-review/

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75

An interesting white tea from Nepal! I liked the creamy texture and pear notes. With each infusion I got apricots and straw notes as well. I got 6 infusions before the white got too dry for my liking, but otherwise very nice!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nepal-teas-from-tete-tea-review/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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85

My favorite so far out of TETE’s line up. The black is cherry woodsy, chocolate malt and amber. It doesn’t get too rich or thick and has a clean taste. Later infusions has a nice amber incense note and honey sweetness.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nepal-teas-from-tete-tea-review/ TETE black is photogenic!

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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70

Nepal Teas yum!

I tried all three of TETE’s line up and this one I liked the least. The green is a sensitive steeper and low temp of 160f works best – 175f was bitter city! This green is vegetal asparagus sweet. Later infusions get smokey and less sweet as well as dry. Next time, I need to try this green cold brewed!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nepal-teas-from-tete-tea-review/

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet / knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 512 Teas May 2015.

To contact me for reviews, check out my blog and email me at [email protected]

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