908 Tasting Notes
Oh yeah, love this tea!
But geeze, I remember when I first open the bag the rooibos and petal bits separated. I mixed it well then. I opened the tea today, which was rolled up in its bag inside a tin, and the rooibos and petals separated again! Grrrr! It’s not a simple toss with a spoon kind of mix, its a go in with your fingers and break up the flowers kind of mix as the flowers create some insane tangled floral wall. I should really just put the tea straight into the tin, which would be easier to mix.
Anyways, great tea – sooo creamy! Love the rhubarb mashy cooked flavor! Here’s my blog review of this tea I did a few months back http://oolongowl.com/rhubarb-custard-from-bluebird-tea-co-tea-review/
Black Jasmine tea! with creamy? Ohhhh! The dry leaf and steeped cup smells freaking amazing, I just wanna rub it all over me as lotion!
Using the steeping instructions on the package, 212f water for 4 to 5 minutes, the tea came out bitter and dry, too much for my liking. The floral level is pretty good and a nice creamy aftertaste. Adding sugar is a must! Milk would be really good to add here too. And some scones. A nice afternoon tea!
After that, I tried this tea with 200F water for under 3 minutes – it was less bitter and dry, more to my personal tastes – the shorter steep is better if you don’t want to add milk and sugar as well as not like a bitter tea.
However, this tea is good though I think I like DavidsTea’s Black Jasmine Pearls more as I personally prefer the base there better as it is not as heavy.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/black-jasmine-cream-new-mexico-tea-company-oolong-owl-tea-review/
An impressive sip down! I had three servings left, so I just made a teapot full to have during breakfast and knitting after breakfast.
Actually came out really good – last time I drank this tea it came out meh when it usually comes out good. Nice level of spice with raisiny sweetness!
I’m busting my butt on the mystery knit along project, the new clue was released monday, and I’m 10 rows off from finishing the first clue. However, now that my tea is done, time to do some more cleaning.
Finally have a nice hot cup of tea. I’ve been busy with cleaning and errands – planning for a big Thanksgiving dinner party this weekend (yeah, celebrating canadian thanksgiving in teh US)
I also got my stripe last night at brazilian jiujitsu! Yay! Good timing, as I stopped caring about progressing, I’ve been just going to beat up people.
Yum, quite a tasty cup of tea! Tangy, blueberry flavor! (see previous note for review)
Hmmm, I drank all my DT Earl of Lemon, so I was happy to get this tea. I always have a lemon tea kicking around for sick days or lemon ice tea cravings.
This one has a good lemon flavor with a bit of floral interest, however has a tart dryness going on. Pretty good natural flavors too. Overall not bad though it could do without that dryness.
Full review with pics on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/lemon-rose-white-tea-whittard-chelsea/
Hmm.. tea brick?
Ah, this tea is old! I got after sampling it when it was released. Was that two years ago? My tin still has the old name, Oh Christmas Treat on it.
Anyways, 1 serving left! I made a mega mug size this morning of this tea.
Of course, I was so zoned out, I dumped the leaf into my mug without a filter in it. Sigh. So I had to scoop the tea out.
Yum, I feel the pu’er is mellow here, I couldn’t tell I was drinking it if I was unable to see the colour of the tea. Smells chocolate orange, taste chocolatey with a zesty orange flavor. I used to love love love this tea, but I found Butiki’s 3 Friends even better!
My husband bought an insane bbq recently – its some giant cast iron thing that uses charcoal, can smoke meat and has a trailer hitch, all weight like 150lbs. oh, and two bottle openers on it (apparently that’s important feature, I dunno).
We gave it a test run today with pork ribs, smoked away for like 5 hours. Turned out pretty good, though I liked my quinoa salad more! With it, I had some iced orange glam tea! Love this tea iced, has a nice orange flavor and super refreshing.
(see previous notes for review)
I had one of those weird “tea fanatic” experiences this morning. 2 servings of this tea, Eight Candles, left. Do I sip down, when I truly need to get my tea stash under control, or squirrel away a serving for later, cuz I like this tea.
Sigh. My stash insanity won, so sip down it is!
8 Candles came out kind of graham cracker sweet for me today. actually really sweet, since it was the bottom of the package, which was more loaded with sugary bits than usual. Pretty good and s’more like, but with caramel.
(see previous notes for review)
I thought I drank all of this, but I found 2 servings squirrelled in bottom of a tea tin in a random spot. Sigh /adds back into cupboard
I got it to sparkle today. I used DT’s perfect tea infuser in a glass mug – the tea looked like fine glitter rotating around, very pretty. I’m thinking we need more entertaining tea like this or like DellaTerra’s cinnamon crackle poprocks tea.
Anyways, I feel this tea smells better than it tastes – such strong spice cake smell, but taste is quite light. Maybe I’m wanting a chai instead. Ooooh.. sparkle chai.