844 Tasting Notes
To sum up this tea: If gorgeous was a taste, this tea would be it!
Full Review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/yunnan-white-jasmine-from-verdant-tea-tea-review/
LOL, okay okay, I’ll write more. This tea is good and the silkyness is just wow! I love floral teas and Yunnan White Jasmine was just pure art. If I had more, I wouldn’t drink my other white jasmines! Wahh!
As someone who sells stuff on etsy, holidays drive me crazy. Mother’s Day being the current one. I get hit with last minute emails of orders for me to crochet stuff and have it shipped to arrive on time. Majority of the time the people are SOL as I have to make the item. Then there’s the small percentage of buyers that bail at the last minute on a last minute order. Ick! Which caught me last night.
I decided with Butterbeer for a treat of a tea I haven’t had in awhile, something with a nerd reference to make me smile, plus black tea wake up after late night crocheting. I really got a good rootbeer flavor here with a hint of spice, yum!
(see previous tasting notes for review)
This tea is turning into my “too tired to understand steeping loose leaf” standby. It’s fruity strawberry candy like tea that peps me up!
I should really get this in loose form though. I oversteeped this tea this morning by leaving the bag in – the black base got a little dry, but still decent!
Sip down! (by my roommate)
Successfully converted roommate to teas – mostly jasmine greens, roasted mate, pu’er and blacks. Another win for Team Tea!
Go Team Tea!
EDIT: Oh boy, I think he got tea drunk. At first it was “Wow, there’s something happening to my head” to “Woooo I love tea!’
Now picture it being said by a 6’4” 220lb guy waving around a small mug dancing around.
600th tasting note. Also, 90 Oolong Owl blog entries! Crazy!
After some detective work, I was able to figure out what type of tuocha is this is as there is no english on the packaging. That and I was searching ebay for sheng tuochas and came across the brand! I got this tuocha from Meeka at our Steepster meet!
First few infusions are a mix of a sweet on the teeth chrysanthemum (why do I always need to google to spell that?) with the ripe pu’er earth.
Later infusions the floral gets sweeter over the pu’er. Pretty nice!
Last weekend I posted a blog entry of me trying my first tuocha, before I figured out what type it was! http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/oolong-owls-first-tuocha/
Sexy sexy chai! The combination of the romantic, soothing floral and spice in this is totally fab!
What impressed me the most in this blend was the lavender. Steep City just added enough to give you a nice smooth talking calming effect without making the blend tasting like soap (or lotion, whatever one would associate lavender with).
Full review on my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/sexy-chai-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/
WAHHGGAAH wake up! I’ve been up for 3 hours and have done nothing super constructive. Moreso zoning out on the computer. I had some mystery oolong this morning, but time to switch to something with more punch!
Apricot Guayusa! Steeped with a cinnamon stick! Arg, I have so many cinnamon sticks! Since my husband and I like to cook, people gave us lots of “Spice Sets” (mostly from Penzeys Spices, good stuff!) for wedding and christmas gifts. Not sure why, but each set came with a huge pile of cinnamon sticks. I have limited spice rack room, so I need to use these!
Very tasty! The apricot has lots of body, the guayusa is grassy creamy sweet, and the cinnamon stick adds a bit of spice. Yum! Waking up finally – now I can get some crocheting, blogging and cleaning done!
I received a sample of this tea from ToiToi at our Steepster meetup! TY!
I prepared this iced. Actually, this is a herbal I would of passed on as I prefer berry herbals, but the flavor is pretty nice and strong. It’s got a lot of hibiscus in it so it’s really red! However, sweetened I got lots of pineapple flavor with an orange flavor. The aftertaste is a really nice tropical + mandarin orange. Yum! This would be really good with fresh orange slices added to the iced tea!
Once I’m done my tea, I will tiger balm myself. Elbow sore from brazilian jiujitsu.
Sip down? WAHHHHH!
Okay, that bike ride I did earlier killed my legs. It feels like I’m walking with noodle legs! I wanted something sweet, but decided on some gaiwan time while I cleaned the kitchen (but secretly waiting for the mailman who has my tea order).
Yum, very clean, light vegetal and buttery! I’ll have to buy more! The dredges of this tea was very fuzzy! Fuzzy dragon feelers! /hug
Phatty cake! What a great pu’er! The highlights of this tea is it is easy to drink, full flavored, bold with notes of earth, chocolate, wild mushroom, spice, raisin, sweet, smoke, and mineral, all developing and changing with further infusions.
I should really buy this cake, I made another order recently for some stuff on sale and pass on the cake. Next order then! I had a really good experience with Mandala teas so I’ll be ordering again for sure!
To read my full review aka Oolong Owl’s pu’er tea drunk party time, check out the blog entry http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/mandala-phatty-cake-from-mandala-tea-tea-review/