Woot! I won this tea off the FoodNetwork blog! What really sucked was it came right before I left on vacation – so it was sitting on my table, unloved, until I got back. Well, Owly loved it, he nested in the massive amounts of tissue paper!

Overall, quite a high quality tea. Fresh green tea, big leaf with attractive orange chunks and petal curls. The flavor has a great balance of orange and grassy green tea with no tart or bitterness. The orange has a slight tang and candy flavor to it, so no sweetener needed. The green tea also had a silky texture to it.

Iced, not so great so far. It came out very grassy. I think I’ll need to play with this tea some more if I want a better iced tea, however it is a solid hot cup.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/la-fleur-d-oranger-from-le-palais-des-thes-tea-review/
+ vacation photos and new owl!

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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.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
White 2 Tea
Steep City Teas
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
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.

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


Long Beach, CA



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