996 Tasting Notes
Yay Steepster select! Was I supposed to drink these in order? This was my first one.
Fantastic colour! A vibrant buzzy green! Very fresh flavor, smooth, creamy, grassy, vegetal, buttercup floral, buttery and a bit of unami nutty. This was the tea I liked the least in the box, but was otherwise a pretty good green.
Full review of the Steepster Select Dec 2013 box on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/steepster-select-january-2014-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Slow morning. It looks like this week will be more normal since I’m not sick anymore, nor the husband. Though, the weird thing is that my husband’s work contract ended, and during his downtime, he’s farting around the house. Maybe this be a good time to teach him how to make me a good cup of tea?
I haven’t had a good Earl Grey in awhile and I found myself craving it this morning. I took a chance on some bagged earl grey on the ship and it was disgustingly bitter and flat citrus. Yum, luckily I have good earl grey at home! I like the creamy and the smooth black tea base. No flat or bitter at all! I dug up my blog review on this tea if you want to read more http://oolongowl.com/earl-grey-heaven-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/
So, on my cruise I finished off all of my 52 Teas’ Pancake Breakfast. So for todays breakfast of pancakes, I needed a desserty black to compliment.
Ehhh, Turtle Cheesecake? I wish I added sugar as their blend sweetened tastes closer to its name, but I remembered once it was too late!
Ah well, back to crocheting. I’ve been assembling all the Tea Owls I made on the cruise.
Geeze, I get sick too much, but this was expected. In Hawaii I was a little sick, but post cruise my husband is now pretty sick and he must of mutated to me. Something about being stuck on a boat with the same people for awhile.
So, I spent the day watching kdramas and eating Canadian snacks family brought over during christmas.
Might as well treat myself to some fun tea to match the crazy kdramas I’m watching (Pretty Man). Nice blueberry tangy flavor!
I had a sampling of this tea before my vacation and wrote a review on it that posted while I was somewhere in the middle of the pacific ocean. When I got back, I promptly finished the remainder of my sample.
Very nice tea! Pretty dry leaf with pink amaranth petals. Steeped up, SoHo Blend smells like hot chocolate. The flavor has a great malty black tea base with a smooth chocolate flavor. There is a hint of sweet coconut and floral adding a nice sophistication to the tea. With that said, super tasty! I could be convinced to purchase more of this tea – highly recommended for a chocolately dessert tea lover! I actually like this blend more than all the other H&S teas I’ve tried so far!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/soho-blend-from-harney/
Wait a minute, I ate macadamia nuts in like everything on the cruise (macadamia nut hummus even). This morning I wanted a fun black blend and once I almost finish my cup I remember this blend has macadamia nuts in it!
I can’t escape Hawaii! It’s a sign, I need to go back!
Ahem, anyways, nice cup this morning. Very sweet, despite not adding any sugar. See previous notes for full review of this tea, or my blog post http://oolongowl.com/sticky-toffee-black-tea-whittard-chelsea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Back from my Hawaiian cruise!
The only things I missed from home was my bunny and my tea stash, though seeing my tea stash today was overwhelming, man I have a lot of tea. Oh and I missed my variable temp kettle.
So, mint tea on the ship sucked – the one they had had hibiscus in it for some random reason giving the tea a gross grey colour. Time for some better mint tea! Love the berry, smokey gunpowder green and fresh peppermint flavor. I shoulda brought this tea with me, I didn’t bring many greens.
oh man, I gained so much weight on this cruise and it will be difficult not eating 4 meals of day, 3 of them with a dessert. Back to unpacking and chipping away at emails.
I’m sailing today! Though, I had a rough day yesterday saying good bye to my bunny Benson, as I had to leave him with the inlaws for babysitting. He’s been a terror the last few days as I think he knows if I’m packing for something. Man I wish I pack the bunny to go with me. He can go attack the salad bar at the buffet and terrorize our room steward.
However, I did pack LOTS of tea with the goal to drink all of it and buy more while in Hawaii.
Now, I’m down to last minute packing and very efficient. I even drank tea while I was straightening my hair. Though, good chance I got therma spray in my cup of GMS. Still tastes fine, I think. I need some high energy tea to keep me going today. Love the citrus flavor of this tea. Gah, now my cup is empty. Let’s go for another round! I’m on vacation after all.
Hello sweet tooth tea!
Quite a rich black tea with lots of malty, smooth flavor. The black tea base is accented with hard candy toffee flavor. I like the macadamia nuts in this blend, it’s like chestnuts, but sweet and bright. Very sweet of a blend though, like I already added a small spoon of sugar in my cup, in fact, the ingredients state “sugar” on them too.
With that said, totally a dessert tea for someone who likes sweeter teas.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/sticky-toffee-black-tea-whittard-chelsea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
I wish my Tea owls had more of a sweet tooth, I’m buried in sweets from Christmas! For some reason this year everyone gave me candy!
I think my body wants to be on that cruise ship to Hawaii right now. Yesterdays Zen Tea’s Coconut Oolong and today’s Steep City’s Coconut Grove. I wanna start the fun parts of preparing for a trip: selecting clothes and shoes and tea. But I’m stuck writing instructions for the bunny babysitter, writing cheques for bills and last minute birthday and wedding cards (uggg, it was really hard to find a good wedding card for a same sex couple, it really shouldn’t be this hard!)
Yum. Love the coconut and floral flavor of this tea. I’m actually a little low and I could use more. Maybe when I’m back from the cruise, I intend to put a major dent in my tea stash during my vacation!
(see previous notes for review or blog post http://oolongowl.com/coconut-grove-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/ )