908 Tasting Notes
Oolong Week at Oolong Owl!
Mandala’s Milk Oolong? A M A Z I N G
The smell of this tea is like caramel candy! Taste? thick caramel, buttery peas, vanilla buttercream and the perfect sweetness. In later infusions, there is some sunny floral and fresh grassy notes. In the final infusions, mango notes. Love it!
The leaves expand to crazy huge sizes too! Impressive quality tea!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl, http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/milk-oolong-tea-from-mandala-tea-tea-review/
Owl Photobomb Crew?
My husband is trapped waiting for his parents at the airport so no brazilian jiujitsu workout tonight.
I just made a lovely batch of red bean buns – I ate 2, and 10 more are just sitting there, calling to me. EAT ALL THE CARBS! Sad is no jiujitsu, so no burning off all those tasty buns.
I’m having some iced earl of lemon with honey. Very light grassy base, yet nice tangy lemon. Please forget about the buns. Then when husband gets home, he’ll eat all the sweets. Curse his “eat everything in sight and lose weight” metabolism!
Always a favorite! Oolong and Pu’er? Yeah!
But yeah, I purely love this as it tastes like a childhood favorite tea, but spiked with ginger and citrus. My MIL loves this tea too, and this isn’t the type of tea she usually likes!
Anyways, chilling out, sipping some The Skinny, doing laundry and hopefully working on amigurumi blog stuff.
Gosh, this tea is soo pretty! I feel pretty just drinking it! The leaves start out silver tipped, then bloom through fall colours and finally into a reddy tinge. The tea itsself is a lovely reddy orange brown!
Taste? Very balanced between honeysuckle floral and maple earthy. It’s not too floral or earthy, so this would be a good starter oolong. I’d love to serve this to guests!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/taiwan-oriental-beauty-from-teavivre-tea-review/
Despite me doing “oolong week” at Oolong owl, I can’t drink oolongs at night – so how about banana dulce (aka Banana Coconut)?
I selected this one for the chamomile, hoping to kill off my headache. I’m kicking back, sipping tea and playing on my new Nintendo 3DS – yeah Fire Emblem! I steeped this for 7 minutes, with a vanilla bean pod for extra creamy. Very nice, slightly sweet, banana flavor!
OMG – I was eating Trader Joe’s “Go Bananas” which are frozen, chocolate covered banana slices – I need that in tea form! I was trying to find chocolate to add to this tea, but alas, I used it all recently.
Purple Oolong? I like the colour purple! Lol, just the excuse to want to get this tea!
I found this oolong very different. It steeps up very dark reddy purple. It smells like bitter coffee. The taste? Smokey ash, cedar, malt, amber, cinnamon, and caramel. Later infusions the tea got chocolately!
99% OP Oolong resteeps very well, I was following the package for 3 minute steeps, and I got up to 8 runs with not bitter or dryness. I’m scared to try this in a gaiwan, it would be CRAZY NEVER ENDING OOLONG CHAOS!
This is an oolong for you black and pu’er drinkers that love a solid earthy cup without grassy or floral oolong fluff. However, I am a grassy floral oolong lover, I did enjoy this tea for the unique flavor notes.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/99-oxidized-purple-oolong-from-art-of-tea-tea-review/
EDIT: it’s also Oolong Week at my blog. Yeah, it started late, busy with memorial day and all.
Uggg, today was crazy. I did an 8 hours brazilian jiujitsu seminar. It was very painful, hot and tiring. I was pacing myself with lots of breaks and water, but it ended with feeling really busted up and overloaded with information.
Finally got home, painfully foam rollered myself and had tea.
I love this tea mixed with a little peppermint – really adds extra oomph and relaxing. The sweetness in DT’s Creme Brulee is great! Great conclusion to a day!
Hoping I don’t wake up in total DOMS agony tomorrow.
I saw my jiujitsu instructor has a video making a honeydew melon and frozen banana smoothie. http://youtu.be/G2SVlAmdMRk I went ultra lazy mode and put the melon in the blender instead of juicing. I also added some bavarian cream matcha – you know, for some extra creamy and caffeine.
Very good! The melon was soft, the banana added nice sweetness and the matcha grassy/creamy added lots of ooomph!
Hmmm, I’ll post my tealog under this – or maybe I should create a 2013 tea?
I dunno. I just drink the tea, take weird photos and write the review.
Lovely spinach, cucumber, melon, creamy, sweet, fruity, refreshing and lychee notes!
I tried this tea both gaiwan and glass brewing – the gaiwan went better for me as in the glass. However, I can see this dragonwell being really great to enjoy in one’s tumbler all day!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/mrs-lis-shi-feng-dragonwell-green-from-verdant-tea-tea-review/
This tea is very tasty! It has a lovely floral level, fresh juicy white tea base and a tasty sweet fruity finish. If you love floral whites, this is a must try! I very much enjoyed it!
However, the only thing I didn’t like about this tea was I couldn’t ID the fruity as pomegranate, tastes maybe more like a hibiscus, without any tart. The fruityness does go well with the floral and white tea base though.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/pomegranate-magnolia-white-tea-from-upton-tea-imports-tea-review/
Lots of pictures of my pomegranate tree in bloom!