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I’m still not used to the climate here in southern california. Friends and family back home are talking about the snow melting, and it was 20c here today. Of course, not used to the dryness vs. Vancouver rainyness and I’m coughing more plus allergies are starting! Boo!

ANyways, I needed my required pu’erh intake – I swear when I drink pu’erh any slight cough I have goes away. And after this cup, I have only 1 cup left of the tropical white pu’erh – that went fast! I dig the tropical flavor here – totally reflects living in this warm climate. 1.5 minute steeping was very nice!

I miss the rain and wearing my awesome daisy print rain boots. I almost wore them yesterday because I felt like it, even though theres no rain in sight and it was warm outside.

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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 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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