I made this as an iced latte with boba. Freaking amazing!
I need to try it as a smoothie next time!
I made this as an iced latte with boba. Freaking amazing!
I need to try it as a smoothie next time!
Mmm, this tea is solid! I’m thinking I’m going to do another SteepCity order soon! Very impressed with their teas!
I’ve been drinking this one for 2 days while watching korean dramas.
Coconut grove is very sweet and coconutty! The taste is like big fresh, slippery slabs of coconut over top juicy sweet fruity white tea. The white tea is very flavorful and sweet. The floral is light here.
Coconut Grove gives me the impression of something sophisticated classic, with a bit of romance – but with a bit of modern hip from the coconut flavoring. If you like coconut and sweeter teas, you’ll love this one!
Full review on my blog, http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/coconut-grove-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/
sip down! In iced latte mode!
Mmm, this is good as an iced latte – really sweet and a little cake batter like. Slightly chocolatey as well.
These days, I’ve been feeling really happy when I finish off a tea – I feel asif I should reward myself by buying more tea! Muuhahahaha!
Actually a really bad sipdown. I still have a cough and it seemed to pick up today. Maybe the dry weather? I decided to put some fresh grated ginger and honey with this tea. EW. EWW. And I gotta finish it as I’m pooped from jiu jitsu and don’t wanna steep up another tea.
I really need to buy more caffeine free tea. I got maybe a couple left.
Doh, I’ve been busy with family stuff, so I’m falling behind in my tea logging. However, I’m crazy enough to write my blog posts in advance.
Watermelon xylophone blog love! http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/watermelon-xylophone-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/
My roommate that I’ve introduced to tea loves this tea now! He is a watermelon freak and considers half a large watermelon a snack. he resteeped this tea so many times after I went to bed, I’m not sure how well it turned out.
Having tried many of The Persimmon Tree’s teas – they have a couple that are more centered around the tea, with light flavoring accenting the tea – White Peach is one of them. If you enjoy a good white peony/bai my dan, this is up your alley.
Iced, however, White Peach is a monster of flavor – peachy, lightly floral and sweet. I can see this tea being a staple for me in the summer, very yummy!
full review on my blog, oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/white-peach-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review-and-promo-code/
Arggg! I love this tea, and like DavidsTea Banana Oolong – I got to the bottom of my bag of tea, steeped it up and I got a pot full of stevia!
wahhh! Really sucks as I highly recommend this tea for blueberry lovers – I loved Blueberry Jam, bought it a few times. It’s really blueberry and delicious. End of the bag? Not so much. It’s just overly sweet, funky stevia mouth sensation and a pour out. Sigh.
Mmm, I made this into bubble tea!
Double strength, poured over milk, ice and honey. I also boiled up some tapioca pearls I got from the locate asian supermarket. Super yum! Caramelly, sweet and a little coffee taste!
So happy too as I know this is way less calories than actual bubble tea! I’m just lacking a wide straw. Sigh.
I had an interesting evening last night with my roommate – the coffee drinker that makes coffee 1 to 2 parts coffee, 1 part water in a french press, steeped overnight. His coffee is so black, light doesn’t shine through the glass press. My husband tried his coffee once and almost threw up. I’ve seen this roommate drink tea sometimes – the horrible lawn clipping cheap tea bag kind.
I was drawing and he came upstairs to visit, as I think he was bored or kinda lonely. I offered him a cup of tea – but my tea collection is so vast, it was hard to narrow down what to show him. He finally suggested a chai. I decided to go with Pumpkin Chai as it’s a pretty solid chai, without being too strong.
He doctored it with honey and a splash of milk and loved it! He then wanted to try a resteeping and enjoyed it as well. It was a lot of fun, he told me stories of drinking a really strong chai in Iraq while he was in the US Military.
Finally – I have a tea buddy!
Woot Woot! /first tea log of a Steep City tea dance
Okay tea peeps, this tea is killer! Very tangy, like a sugared gummy candy, fresh, super strawberry and a little creamy. Very delicious! Mmm, I love the tangyness of this tea! Next time I want to go to town on a bag of gummies, I should really reach for this tea instead!
(psssst, there is a promo code for us Steepster folk in the discussion boards and $4.75 for 2oz of YaYa Strawberry? Very nice!)
full review on my blog: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/yaya-strawberry-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/
Sip down of buttercream – I left enough for a small pot. My stash is getting out of control and I really need to finish older teas to make space for new ones!
I have a love / hate relationship with this tea. I love the smell but I don’t like the chamomile. I do hope DT brings this tea back for others to enjoy!
However, today I’m needing that relaxing chamomile – I got a evening at home to study Korean. I should be going to jiu jitsu, but last night I armbarred someone, but when I fell to the ground to finish them off I got shinned in the head by the pair next to us. So I got a tender head today and probably should take it easy. Time to relax with some Buttercream!
I had way too much fun with this tea’s appearance! It was like being a little kid again and arranging Cheerios on a plate!
The rings were so pretty too and looked amazing up close and steeped!
Taste? Moderate level of jasmine with a bit of dryness at the end. Not much “wow” factor in flavor, but the appearance is so cool!
full blog review of me playing with my tea http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/jasmine-daughter-rings-from-natures-tea-leaf-tea-review/
Onyx has a nice light pu-erh taste – no fishyness or crazy strong robustness. The tea bag performed well here and did a good job letting out flavor and keeping all the leaves inside. Also, the tea bag held up perfectly with all the infusions – the durable physique tea bag was made for this tea!
I think this tea would be great to take to work, I’m thinking a Monday after a weekend of too much fun. Or, you are just coming back to work after a nasty cold. This tea is no fuss, reliable, easy to steep and keeps putting out flavor.
I got 5 resteeps and I could of gotten more – however, each resteep tasted the same. I was hoping for more depth or interest that I’ve gotten with other pu erhs.
Full review with pics at my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/onyx-from-physique-tea-tea-review/
This tea is dead on pineapple upside down cake. DEAD ON.
On its own, the tea tastes like yellow cake batter with that oozy brown sugar top (err.. bottom?) of an upside down cake.
Once sweetened, the pineapple flavor pops and BAM, pineapple upside down cake in a cup. Very tasty!
The downfall of this tea? Now I want to bake a pineapple upside down cake and I don’t have any pineapple.
my full review with pics at my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/pineapple-upside-down-cake-from-della-terra-teas-tea-review/
I snagged this tea to get my DavidsTea package to free shipping, I figured it was going to be “okay” as it’s just vanilla and oolong.
Totally wrong. Creamy vanilla puddling like flavor, with hint of floral and light oolong is a great combination, adding lots of interest.
Even better was I got 2 decent resteeps that held onto the creamy taste! Very surprised!
full review and photos at my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/vanilla-orchid-from-davidstea-tea-review/
400th tasting note, baby!
I got this tea on my recently davidstea order, which was mostly teaware with some teas tossed in to hit the free shipping.
Hmmm. This tea is interesting. I like coconut and mint – however I got too much apple taste for my first infusion with mint being on the back burner. Second infusion was really good and what I was expecting the tea to taste like – creamy coconut + mint – YUM!
Full review with pictures at my blog. http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/cocomint-cream-from-davidstea-tea-review/
I was worried this tea was going to be tart or sour, but turned out pretty nice. Minimal tart and no bitterness. Very good citrus flavor, I love the zip of citrus at end of sip.
I’m thinking I need to try this iced, this would be great with some lemon slices and sweetener! yum!
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/yuzu-kukicha-from-dens-tea-tea-review/
Wow, this pu’erh is very nice! I found it the least fishy unflavored pu’erh I’ve had, with some really nice honey and floral notes. This tea also resteeps very well, with 2nd and 3rd infusions that were amazing and I didn’t want to end! Later infusions became juicy with those honey notes! Honeysuckle was not bitter, even with multiple infusions.
I’m keeping this tea stocked for sure!
I did a full tea review here: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/honeysuckle-by-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review-and-promo-code/
and I also have a Promo Code posted there if you wanna give this tea a shot!
I’m really low on caffeine free tea, so I made a cup, popping in 4 lumps of rock sugar. Came out really good – sweet strawberry and a little tart rhubarb, not awful tart at all! It was like drinking pie filling! So happy I ordered more, as my husband likes this tea. Totally bumping up this rating.
I was sipping on this tea while I was working on some drawings for my tea blog, http://oolongowl.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/img_2390.jpg a little sneak peek.
I got 3 samples from Physique and Jade blend is the first one for me to try.
Overall – Jade blend is a tasty blend of strawberry, melon and cucumber with a bit of a herby bite – very good for someone who wants a cool, juicy fruity tea hot or iced. If you are looking for a slimming tea, this one tastes pretty darn good, as I felt full drinking it. I got 2 decent resteepings out of it.
The bag performs not so great – leaking out grainy sandy bits that feel really rough on the tongue when you get to the end of your cup. The grainy effect stays for a couple resteepings. I strongly recommend to steep this tea using other methods. I used an ingenuiTEA, which filtered out all the texture.
I’m finding this hard to rate here on Steepster. Taste, for me a 85. With the sandy bits, a 50 to 65.
I went pretty indepth with photos and review on my blog, so please check it out! http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/jade-blend-oolong-by-physique-tea-tea-review/
I had another run with this tea, adding a big picture review on my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/potato-pancakes-applesauce-tea-butiki-teas-tea-review/
The tea is nice, light and apple saucy! I really dig potato in this tea – soo cute!
/pinches cutie potato cube cheeks
I gotta say, Butiki teas has some really photogenic teas!
/Super Sad Owl
I had a pouch of this from my Den’s tea sampler. I decided to try it this morning and hopefully review it for my tea blog.
I guess I was a little too tired this morning, and I set the water to boil and overcooked this tea into a bitter, undrinkable pot. Of course, I used the entire pouch.
Sigh. Maybe another time, Sencha Fuka midori.
No notes yet.
I had an insomnia night, which happens rarely. I was up 5am commenting on discussion boards and studying my korean – at least it was productive! Now I’m sleepy and had to bust out this tea. Not that I’m complaining, love this stuff! The raspberry flavor is yum!
CHOCOLATE ROCKET BLASTS OFF AGAIN! http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/chocolate-rocket-from-davidstea-tea-review/
I’m a 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 http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/
I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. As a kid (and still to this day) I can guzzle an entire pot of tea at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m into white, black, oolong, pu’erh, guayusa, mate and green teas. I’m not into 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, I’ve been loving 52 Teas, Butiki Teas, Lupicia, and The Persimmon Tree.
Other stuff I’m into: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting and nail polish.
I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA
Long Beach, CA
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