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WAHHGGAAH wake up! I’ve been up for 3 hours and have done nothing super constructive. Moreso zoning out on the computer. I had some mystery oolong this morning, but time to switch to something with more punch!

Apricot Guayusa! Steeped with a cinnamon stick! Arg, I have so many cinnamon sticks! Since my husband and I like to cook, people gave us lots of “Spice Sets” (mostly from Penzeys Spices, good stuff!) for wedding and christmas gifts. Not sure why, but each set came with a huge pile of cinnamon sticks. I have limited spice rack room, so I need to use these!

Very tasty! The apricot has lots of body, the guayusa is grassy creamy sweet, and the cinnamon stick adds a bit of spice. Yum! Waking up finally – now I can get some crocheting, blogging and cleaning done!

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Stephanie

Penzey’s is pretty awesome! :) That guayusa sounds fabulous

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Stephanie

Penzey’s is pretty awesome! :) That guayusa sounds fabulous

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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 and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

To contact me for reviews, check out details at OolongOwl.com/about or email me at [email protected]

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 573 Teas – August 2015.

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Long Beach, CA

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http://oolongowl.com/

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