1063 Tasting Notes
Sip down! Made my entire sample pack iced in my Takeya ice tea maker thing.
I haven’t had this tea in a long time, but for some reason I had another sample kicking around.
I used honey to sweeten, and find the tea quite peachy brisk. Floral can do some weird things sometimes, and mixing with passion fruit and black tea (and green for that matter) everything came out peachy, with a sharp fruity floral end of sip. Pretty good iced!
Back to working on my new shawl! It’s the Mystery Knit along that started today! Annoyingly, I think people got up at 5am to start when the pattern was released, and some are already done the first clue. Pretty neat idea, I have no idea how this shawl is going ot come out. However, I did just have to deal with the worst yarn tangle of the year https://twitter.com/awkwardsoul/status/385112481103761409
What, I’m still sick? I was feeling okay over the weekend, as long as I had water or tea with me and I didn’t get dehydrated.
I went to jiujitsu and did fine, and I wake up today in total throat sinus meltdown.
With that said, another pu’er day! My shu pu’er yixing pot is getting lots of use these days!
As always, a fine pu’er with some interesting sweet notes. I’m eating some caramel mousse greek yogurt (so good!) which pairs amazingly with the tea.
If he was alive today, it’s Helio Gracie’s 100th birthday (one of the founders of brazilian jiujitsu) and grandfather to my instructors at my school. It’s going to be 100 minutes of sparring tonight, and I really want to go, so I need to be in good health. More pu’er!
sip down, yay!
Feeling less sick this morning, but more congested. I figure more pu’er will solve this! Pretty light, easy to drink pu’er, though not that interesting either. I was noticing how little tea is in this bag.
After this cup, off to do errands then the LA tea festival!
Oh, here’s my tea and owl themed manicure design I’m sporting
Wish I did a neater job, but still looks nifty!
and my Oolong Owl business cards.. that printed pink as my printer ran out of blue ink https://twitter.com/awkwardsoul/status/383750566632902656
(see previous notes for review)
Die cold, die!
Pu’er also does amazing things for when i have anything wrong with my throat. I can chain guzzle lemon honey and green tea, but pu’er does the trick in loosening slimey throat items, stopping coughs and clearing my voice.
This was one of my first straight pu’erhs and sadly now I’ve had better ones, but this one is pretty good for its juicy and honey notes.
After this, I’m going to make some firey sujebi soup. I will burn the cold out of me!
Finally I got around to trying this tea! Uggg, my “haven’t opened pile” is scary right now. I consolidated all the boxes to make it less scary looking, but that didn’t change the amount of tea I haven’t opened yet.
Anyways, I haven’t tried the black tea version of BBCCD and was super pumped it and this green tea version were blended! I snagged the green tea one as I do love my green tea.
Very tasty! I love the candy blueberry jammy taste with the creamy and tang flavors. The green tea is noticable and gets into a boxing match at end of sip with the blueberry. The blueberry wins as it’s there for the aftertaste, tasting like I ate a blueberry pastry. Adding sweetener smooths out the blend more to more blueberry flavor. I quite like this tea and I could be convinced to buy again, but most likely I’ll snag the black tea one to try first.
Ugg totally sick right now with some headache death cold, so hopefully my blog entry (and this) makes any sense. http://oolongowl.com/blueberry-cream-cheese-danish-green-tea-52-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
I’ll be at the LA Tea Festival tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll be feeling better!
Sip down! Taking a tea break from dealing with my finished lace shawl photos. This tea isn’t bad iced, though it does taste quite artificial and candy like. I feel weird as sometimes I do like candy tasting tea (ie, Lupicias Champagne Rose or Momoko), but this tastes like pixie stick powdery.
Shawl pics! phew, that was a lot of lace knitting crazyness and beading!
Yum, thai chai! I do like coconut, spices and bold tea!
The Persimmon Tree’s Thai Chai is not bad – straight up it is coconutty as first, then it gets quite lemon grassy, mixed with some chai spice, with more lemon grass finish.
However, Thai Chai made with some coconut milk, oh man, very good! The spices cut through the creamy coconut milk making a nice rich drink. Lemon grass toned down, adding some zest and interest to the blend. When I drink this tea again – latte all the way!
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/thai-chai-persimmon-tree-oolong-owl-tea-review/
mmmm Mystery Oolong. All I know this was a milk oolong – it came vacuumed sealed in 5g packets for free with my yixing turtle.
The tea looked great – big curled up leaves that opened into giant leaves stemmed with 2 or 3 leaves together. However, the flavor was really grassy, a little bitter and very little milk. Wasn’t really sweet or floral either.
I’ve been spoiled by Mandala Tea’s Milk Oolong! The entire time I was wishing I was drinking that!
Been really busy productive today: shipped out some amigurumi commissions, blocked my lace shawl I finished knitting this weekend and applied for my first american job! fingers crossed!
Yum, I topped this off with some caramel matchaccino to save on sugar and it worked! I got the lemony cream taste, with a caramel side and thicker texture. Uggg, I drank this 7 hours ago and I can feel that I need more tea! Gah, been busy!