1019 Tasting Notes

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this tea as a sample with my online order. Previously in store, I was shown it and smelled it and didn’t think about it.. but since I got the sample I made it for the hell of it…

.. and wow.. just wow… it’s very beautiful with the white flowers and the taste is a wonderful lemony (without the tart) and earthy oolong. I love taking this tea to work in my glass Libre travel mug to show off how pretty it is.

If you like lemony teas it’s worth a shot.

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I think the reason I love this tea is that it reminds me growing up and my mom drinking this asian diet tea (an oolong mix) with a similar smell. Then later I drank that tea and it became my staple tea for many years.

Then I bought this tea at my first visit to DAVIDstea.. and damn.. it kicked that tea I grew up on in the face! Much stronger ginger scent and earthy. Great to sip on after a meal.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Hot Damn! This tea is crazy good!

I wasn’t even planning on buying it! I sniffed it at the store and was like “hmm.. Terry’s Chocolate Orange” and decided last minute to get 30 grams to try.

Then I go to work with it in my Libre glass and do a great job in not picking out the chocolate curls and nibbing on them. The tea steeps this crazy black coffee appearance.

Drinking it, it’s a freaking Terry’s Chocolate Orange! OMG! Piles of chocolate and hint of orange with a base of earthy rich tea. It’s a wonderful combination!

With that said, I went crazy and ordered lots more to last me for awhile. Yum! <3

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I love my spicy chai teas.. and this one is the bomb! And it’s exotic with the big kitty cat on the box.

Once I steeped 2 bags for one cup, it was a spicy punch in the face! I don’t think I’d do that again!

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If you like your Chai to be spicy strong – this is it.

I’m still on a search for a Chai that can top this one on spice and power (without having to brew one at ultra strength).

Great with honey and soy creamer

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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One of my favourites at DAVIDsTea! I purchased 30grams of it to try (my usual method to buying tea) before work and it steeped into a beautiful pink in my Libre travel mug at work later that day.
It’s slightly sweet, refreshing, melony, citrusy and a little tart as you sip it down. Very lovely!

After work that day at around 2am I woke up and I really wanted more Goji Pop tea! I actually got up and made more! <3 Then I promptly drank though my 30gram stash and made an emergency trip to get more before I went on vacation. Love this tea!

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drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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The smell of this tea is amazing – Apple Pie with even the freaking crust!

Just the smell alone is freaking WOW.

Steeped… ehhhh… one time I had it taste amazing – just like how it smelled – liquid apple pie with crust. The other times I drank it it was just tart apple water. I discovered it works better with a short steeping time, like what is suggested on the label, but it is still a hit and miss.

I still love it though. And my fiance who hates tea (but loves pie) loves smelling it.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Screw Starbucks pumpkin spice latte… this tea is WAY MORE PUMPKINY TASTEY and not expensive Starbucks.

Smells amazing, like pumpkin pie and spices. Tastes great – pumpkiny and spicey. I prefer it straight hot with nothing in it, but it’s pretty amazing steeped strong as a soy latte with some honey. Hot damn, I bought a 100g tin right off the bat, and ordered more online to last me the entire year until it goes onsale again (it better! /shakes fist)

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This, so far, is the only DAVIDsTEA I wanted to return after the first taste. Then I tried it 2 more times and felt the same way. I don’t even want to regift it. It’s got that cool hit of bamboo, then tingle of pepper heat… and tart strawberries. The cool and heat and tart was just a bad combination for me.

I’ll try it iced in the summer, months away from now for me to remember this was a “bleck” reaction for me.. maybe that will go better.

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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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