912 Tasting Notes
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!
I forgot I owned this tea! I’m noticing teas on the right side of my bookcase, in the DavidsTea tins get shuffled to the back and forgotten.
I’m drinking a huge mug of this tea while I’m working on my 100th blog post! WOOOO http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/100th-oolong-owl-post/
I love the creamy, floral and grassy flavors of this oolong! Mmmm floral pudding oolong tea! Very yummy!
Siiiip down, latte mode.
So, I saw Ronda Rousey at brazilian jiujitsu last night! I couldn’t say hi though, but I was 3 meters away from her! Totally busted my butt so I don’t seem like my usual arm flailing self, which was great as I beat up a couple blue belt guys who out stripe me.
With that said, woke up tired and required black tea – sip down! I love brazil nuts in this tea, needs to be more tea like it! But yeah, I don’t see myself buying more of this tea. Out of the flavored blacks from DT, Buttered Rum is my fav.
(see previous notes for review)
I love this tea! I’m sipping this, with a sore tummy, after each sip going “ugggbblllelecccggg” with tummy pains. Really good tea though – nice sweet white and coconut with a lovely floral! This tea and Blushing Geisha, are my ultimate favs from Steep City so far!
I’ve been eating so many of the strawberries I got from the strawberry festival, that I think my body has had enough. Doesn’t help I ate lunch today and yesterday of just only huge amounts of strawberry. And all my snacks were strawberries.
Time to admit defeat and freeze the rest of the strawberries.
Very delicate, fresh, peachy pear, sweet, honey and floral notes! Organic Silver Needle also made a really nice cold steep!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/organic-silver-needle-white-tea-from-teavivre-tea-review/
features Owly wearing his owl scouts sash.
Phew, spents a chunk of the day dealing with crochet commissions. I get some interesting buyers for my cutesy, big eyed crochet amigurumi dolls. Today was a violent neon pink giant squid for someone’s office.
Though, weirdest I’ve had was squids, to be thrown at each other at a LARP and foxes, in various colours, to match each person’s furry costume. Never a dull moment!
Tea time! Wow, this came out nice and spicy! The apple pops right at first sip and is lightly sweet! yum!
See previous notes for review.