Life has just been busy and crazy. So, last weekend when my husband rescued that turtle, we went to the hardware store to get a pond setup. We found out the hardware store was going out of business, so we came home with a new refridgerator and deepfreeze that were like 65% off!

This weekend we got the fridge into the house andddd I now have filtered water and ice! I’ve been slaving with brita pitchers and icecube trays. Took 24 hours to get ice, and I had to make an iced tea – how about tamarind pop! I haven’t had it in awhile!

Very tasty! Caramelly, spicey, sweet and a nice black tea base. Well, I made some bibimnaengmyeon (korean spicey cold noodles) for lunch so I only got to enjoy this ice tea at the beginning until I lost my mouth to super spicy heat.


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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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