840 Tasting Notes
Seems like I keep drinking this tea! I still have quite a bit left too, 2oz of white tea from Steep City is quite a bit of tea!
I was feeling kinda icky – sore from jiujitsu (arm pit muscles hurt!), funny stomach pains and tired out. Hoping the ginger in this will soothe everything – so far so good. Getting lots of orangey flavor in this run, must of been that big chunk of orange I found in the tea!
Now resuming to waiting for the mail guy. He has my tea order.
Very lovely bao zhong oolong! Great buttery, sweet, vegetal bean and floral notes.
I had a tealog awhile back when I had this as a sample, and it was on the astringent side – I think I was overleafing as I had no issues with astringency now.
I gotta say, bao zhong is impressive cold steeped! This will be my go to over night cold steeping tea!
Full Review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/bao-zhong-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/
Sometimes I eat like a pregnant lady, though I’m not actually preggers. Last incident a few months ago involved kimchi followed up with some peanut butter. Today is another crazy case.
Soymilk + Almond butter + peanut butter + kale + honey + cheesecake matcha + protein powder. Together, not bad. Though thinking about a kale nut butter cheesecake sounds kinda gross.
I was planning to do a blog review of this tea, but decided against it.
First off, my tea was very twiggy. The tea starts off delicate, sweet and smooth. Mid sip is floral and a really flat wine taste, ending with a bit of grape flavor and quite of bit of dryness. Also, I thought this tea would be much sweeter like icewine. I added sweetener which perked up the icewineness and reduced the flatness.
Ehh, maybe my sample was old? I dunno. Alas, rest of the sample goes to the swap box.
Droool, Blushing Geisha always makes a solid iced tea – fruity, sweet and floral! YUM! Sad thing is I can see the bottom of the bag now, I might need to order more when I get around to another Steep City order. I’m fearing that order – it will be huge.
TY to Misty Peak Teas for the sample!
Whoa, 2013? That’s pretty new! Lots of interesting complexities with this sheng – smooth, creamy, earthy, pear, apricot, persimmon, floral, savory, copper mineral, clean and woodsy.
I wasn’t a fan of the astringency that got stronger in later infusions, but I figure with some aging time it’ll even out. With that said, the astringency was very different, a textured dry sensation.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/2013-yiwu-spring-sheng-puer-from-misty-peak-teas-tea-review/
I cold steeped this overnight and forgot about it. Now, having kotobuki for dinner with Manhattan clam chowder I made tonight. Ehhh, cold steeps have less caffeine.. maybe?
The long cold steep turned out very well with this tea – the base is grassy and creamy, with lots of floral. There is an aftertaste of sweet, slightly plummy.
Say whhhhaaat? White + green tea, blended with corn, pineapple, papaya and jasmine? That sounds pretty crazy!
The result? Ehhhhh. Lots of white tea taste, savory cream corn, pineapple, peachy jasmine floral and mystery fruit flavors.
Wonders of Kashmir a very unique and weird blend – an adventure! However, this blend tastes a little too weird for me, I think it’s either the jasmine or the corn that makes this blend become too freaky. Overall, if you want something really different, do a try me sampling, or pass and try Della Terra’s A Rabbit’s Garden instead.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/wonders-of-kashmir-from-della-terra-teas-tea-review/
I decided to steep this at 175F due to the kettle being done faster, lol! It also bothered me how the steeping instructions are with boiling water with Momoko being a green. I left the bag in while I ate a pancake, so I’m not sure how long of a steeping I did. Overall, not that great. No peachy, just a touch of creamy and loads of grassy green with a little dryness.
Well, back to steeping this with boiling water.
Tragic evening. I skipped brazilian jiujitsu because I was feeling icky.. and Ronda Rousey was in class today. WHYYYYY!??!!! cry
/sips cold steeped Rabbits Garden to feel better