1033 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! I managed to blast through this package of tea mostly for iced teas.
Had a long shopping trip, mostly to Sephora to pick up my free birthday gift (super early) and a new dress for the cruise I’m going on in a few weeks. So tired out as I was walking and shopping for 5 hours. Mall music is.. terrible. Happy they played some kpop though http://youtu.be/I8ekpLae-64
Once I got home, I needed tea ASAP. I almost got tea at Starbucks and resisted as I have so much tea at home. Yum, Orange Glam is great iced, I used a mix of honey and light agave (as I ran out of honey lol). Very nice orange flavor! Now that I’m done this, I should really crack open another Steep City tea, maybe that citrus oolong.
(see previous notes for review or Oolong Owl blog review http://oolongowl.com/orange-glam-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/ )
A very neat tea! I admittedly drink more Chinese and Japanese greens, so I was excited to try this fair trade, organic Sri Lanka tea out.
I didn’t get the leather notes others described, but I got some fantastic lychee and floral flavors!
Especially in the resteep, the lychee flavor tasted like all the milk out of a lychee was extracted into this tea. This tea is backed up with a stern grassy flavor that add some strength, as well as some bitterness to this tea.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/idulgashinna-ceylon-green-tea-single-origin-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Oh yeah! I needed a treat this morning. Yesterday’s interview was almost 2 hours long and was just questions. I admittedly was eyeing if I could install a zojirushi in my cubical if I got this job. I had to bomb home, grab my jiujitsu gear and bolt to class. I then passed out after all that.
I did 1/2t of this matcha with a 1/2 scoop of Caramel Matchaccino, mixed with soy milk. AMAZING! I didn’t need sugar, and since this pumpkin pie matcha is really spiced, the spices were not as strong and rounded out with the caramel.
Yum, healthy matcha and caffeine! Better than treating myself iwth that pumpkin pie fudge I made.
800th tasting note!
I’m surprised how much tea I got out of this bag, I have 1 more serving left after this! This cup is pretty good, iwth a creamy feel of the guayusa and sweet apricot, I added some german rock sugar and a cinnamon stick. OMG, I have so many cinnamon sticks from last year’s xmas and wedding gifts.
I haven’t been drinking as much guayusa and mate these days. I’ve been watching my caffeine since I feel overloaded on some days. Though today is busy so I felt open to have a cup. I got a job interview that I’m iffy on – the commute was worse than I thought it was when I applied, but I’m trying it out to the interview today to see how it is. Sigh.
This tea was quite nice – great notes of cocoa, caramel and smoke as promised. The smoke seemed a cross between grilly food and toast, without being over the top. Actually, quite a light black, yet rich in flavor.
I got 4 good steepings, and I did a long one as my fifth. That fifth one had some really neat woody notes that was very nice.
This was only a sample, but I could see myself getting more of this tea to play with some more.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/jin-pin-black-tea-yezi-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Very excited with this post as I used my new DSLR camera. Though uggg.. I really need like a prime or macro lens as the tea was a little fussy to photo.
This is me scrambling to get this review done before the justea crowd funder finishes! It’s finishing up today!!!! I was planning to do this earlier this week, but my computer got bricked!
I finally got most of my computer running.. though when writing this review, I realized I lost all my fonts. Sigh @ clean install reformats.
On to the tea – this tea is great! I enjoyed it much more than just the base. The bergamont got rid of some of the dryness in this tea.
Very much no frills in this blend: no blue cornflowers and lumps of orange peel – just good quality berg oil and tea.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/kathryne-earl-grey-black-tea-justea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
btw, the colour of this tea is gorgeous!
Sipdown, whoa I’ve had this tea for awhile, and it’s from a trade. I made it cold steeped, came out a mellow blancha green flavor. Not much in the sesame and caramel, though could be also since it’s an old tea sample.
My computer is mostly back, I’ve been spending the morning installing programs and ad ons with still more work to do.
It appears that my computer got the almost worst case senario and I have to reformat. Luckily, my husband is copying all my files off so I don’t lose those. At least my computer will run better after this!
So, this tea for breakfast! Turned out very well, lots of pumpkiny flavor that even the roommates can smell. I got one serving left after this, hopefully I can make it count.
Well, I managed to brick my poor computer. Heres to hoping my software engineer husband can fix it and recover my data. The main PO is losing my resume template! Perk is I get to play on my husband’s new laptop until my computer is fixed (yay google for saving all my passwords and bookmarks!)
Once my computer died, I gave up and made some matcha – this one, blended with some ice and milk. YUM! Pistachio! Very tasty and peppy.