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I really need to drink down this tea. Either my tastes have changed or my tin of Southern Belle is beginning to lose flavor.
To be honest, this was one of three teas I got from my first ever purchase at DavidsTEA when the loose leaf tea addiction began. Not the same batch of tea, I bought 100g at a later date – which I’m working on now.

This tea was flipping amazing back in the day. Today, eeehh it’s good but not amazingly so. The creamyness is good – yogurt in tea is yum! The peach is okay, but I’m finding the black base is being a PITA to deal with as it is strong with a funky bitter taste. Maybe it is my tastes. Anyways, I did a 200F for 3 minute steep and the base is better, but less peachy taste.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 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

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Long Beach, CA

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