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drank French Toast by 52teas
933 tasting notes

Yum! Very tasty! I love the combination of the earthy black base, cinnamon, maple flavors with buttery pastry finish. With sweetener, the maple flavor pops more!

I like this blend more than Pancake breakfast!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/french-toast-black-tea-from-52-teas-tea-review/

Moonfired french toast?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

OMG!!! Your blog post is soooo cute!!! I love the owl!

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85

Have a very large cup of this tea. I would of made a pot, but I was too lazy to go upstairs to find my tea pot.

Very savory smooth caramel for this round, with some candy sweet orange. Sipped away with breakfast and Animal Crossing. There was a sailor seagull passed out on the beach. Apparently, he was trying to sail to Canada.

Anyways, time to finish this massive cup and start my day!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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95

Back loggin’

NEW ANIMAL CROSSING OMG!
Yeah, spent a few hours playing and made a pot of Coconut Grove to sip on. Very nice, I love the white tea base and the floral coconutty this.
Then, I had to quickly chug the rest of the tea, so I could make it to the brazilian jiujitsu event, Metamoris II, which was okay – annnnd back home and playing animal crossing!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Son was up all night with AC :) I think he re-set the clock so the stores would be open past midnight.

Awkward Soul

hahaha, I used to do that with the Gamecube version. I’d also load my bank account to get max interest, and forward the clock to get my interest payout, over years. I’m taking it slow though, animal crossing veteran here.

Shmiracles

ya man, i would do all kinda of things like move the clock forward months and years for presents!! and i also think i secretly liked all the cleanup work i had to do. and ESPECIALLY liked all the townsfolk missing me and being fake angry at me for disappearing. i would giggle pretty hard.

Awkward Soul

LOL, when I’d do that, I secretly wished for a lawn mower item. Didn’t one game have a ghost at night and he’ll pull weeds for you if you did something for him?

Or lol, one game you’d wake up with crazy bedhead and need to go to the salon to get rid of it. I’d do it sometimes just to get the crazy hair.

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95
drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
933 tasting notes

MUUUHAAHAHAHHA!

I dragged my husband all over Torrance for tea blog related business. First was tracking down a certain tea item that I had a coupon for, to feature on the blog. But also, there is a Lupicia in that mall too. I didn’t get any teas from Lupicia, but I swiped a sample cup of iced tea. Once home, I needed a full tumbler full.

YUM DURIAN TEA! Though, once I’m done this tumbler, I’m going to have to baking soda scrub it and my gravity steeper to get all the durian essence out of it.

Preparation
Iced

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100
drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
933 tasting notes

Uhhhhh Whoops! I left this to cold steep.. umm.. maybe 4 days ago? At least, a week at most. The tumbler got shuffled to the back of the fridge somehow and I completely forgot about it until today when I was wondering where my tumbler went.

Tastes somewhat okay, it’s not bitter but is kind of flat. I can pick out the nice floral and cherry, but no coconut.

Preparation
Iced

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90

I’ve been thinking about this tea for days. Every time I open my tin that has all my black Della Terra teas, I can smell this tea.

Sooo good! Had a small pot of this tea with some caramel waffle cookies, and they paired amazing together!
The yellow cakey flavor with pineapple is super yummy!

Only a couple days till Animal Crossing for the Nintendo 3DS!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95

Wow, this tea is yummy! It is the first rhubarb tea I’ve had that isn’t tart crazy hibiscus flavor!

Rhubarb + Custard is very creamy – like drinking piles of milky custard ontop of cooked smushy rhubarb. That custard taste is just dreamy and amazingly vegan as well!

I’m not into red rooibos and found the rooibos flavor fairly masked, only peaking as a little aftertaste with the stevia, once the thick creamy aftertaste is gone.

Very tasty! I’d reorder this again!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/rhubarb-custard-from-bluebird-tea-co-tea-review/
annoyingly, I couldn’t find the amigurumi bird penguin thing I used on the last Bluebird Tea Co review. I need to make more owls, but these days I’ve been fighting knee injury and annoying headaches (shhh and Nintendo 3DS playing)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I cooked with rhubarb for the first time last weekend. its good stuff!

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85

I share a bit of this tea with my roommate, who’s health has been not so great and had chemo this morning. The nurses have been telling him to drink more tea too! I’ve been giving him some of my older teas, and trying to plan an order too.

See my previous notes / blog entry for review of this tea – he steeped it for like 30 minutes because that’s how he rolls! My roommate was very impressed with the flavor and “it has the perfect amount of lavender”.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Rie

Haha, what a charismatic tea name!

Cavocorax

Woah. 30 minutes! :O If he can survive tea like that, then I think it bodes well for his future! #fingerscrossed (Chemo sucks – I’m sorry).

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90

Sipdown!

I made this iced, with slices of lemon, frozen strawberries and I threw in some chia seeds for texture. Very very tasty, strawberry tangy tastic!

Not sure if I’ll get more of this tea, but I will be doing another Steep City order, but I’m just so piled up with teas at the moment.

Preparation
Iced

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85

I was very excited for the new Persimmon Tree teas to come out (and try!) and Butterscotch looked the coolest of the new line up!

The white tea base is nice, adding lightness to the butterscotch buttery smokey flavor. The tea has a nice, savory end with a bit of spice. Sweetened, Butterscotch becomes more like liquid candy!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/butterscotch-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/

Tea weapon?

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Aww, the twig was meant for Owlbear.

Awkward Soul

I was already snapping photos with Owlbear, then I found the stick in the tin – it turned out well!

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Bio

I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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