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What?? How did I not review my favorite tea?
I just came on Steepster to just add how much I love this tea, even though I reviewed it already.. but apparently I didn’t review it.

I first came across this tea and got a measly 30g and loved it. I saved it for long crappy days I’d have at work. I saved the last scoop and drank it in the airport after dealing with stress with immigration and moving into a new country.

In my recent DT’s order I got 100g of this tea. I missed it so much.

DRY: I don’t want to go down and fetch my tin to see how it smells because I’m just going to brew more. I don’t need more, I want to savor this cup. It smells good though. Trust me.

STEEPED: smells chocolately, roastedly smell with a hint of sweet. A brown amber colour brew.

TASTE: mild chocolate – very different than the earthy thick chocolate you get in black tea blends. After that, there is a wonderful balanced mix of a roasted taste (not spicy).. the almond or the mate? Then as it goes down, it tastes sweet with a hint of raspberry.
The tea is overall light and easy to drink, but also full of flavour. There is no bitterness.

RECOMMENDATIONS: If you want something different. You want a morning/afternoon tea to get you through the day – this tea will keep you up at night from the mate. It’s not your typical chocolate black tea. It is only mildly fruity, so some fruit tea peeps might not be 100% into it. Tea lovers who dislike bitterness of black and greens would love Chocolate Rocket. If you’ve tried mate and didn’t like it, give this one a sampling.

COMMENTS: Love this tea. I felt crappy that I ran out of this tea and complained to my husband that I want to order more. This is the best mate tea I’ve had.

This tea I’ve added to my permanent collection – please keep selling it DT, as I will be buying more when I run out!

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

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

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 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.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

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

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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