1136 Tasting Notes

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I made a strong cup of this tea with lunch, a sort of post workout reward. Dang, I love the peachy orange with that humming ginger! So refreshing! I really needed refreshing, my muscles are killing me! I’ve decided to step up my working out, so I’m doing Rushfit again in the mornings.

Steep City teas – you’re gonna kill my wallet. I’m saving up for another order. I wanna try the orange glam, purple peach, citrus sunshine oolong, and maybe Pom Pom, mint chocolate and a rooibos. Wahhh!

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

We are waiting! :) So happy you are enjoying our tea so much.

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Sip down sample!

I was eating some thin mint girl scout cookies and decided I should have a minty tea. Weird, but I miss the Canadian girl guide cookies. Yeah, theres like 2 kinds, but I dunno.. these american ones don’t taste as good and not as sweet. Made my husband go crazy as I eat Korean rice cake sweets, and those aren’t really sweet! Ehhhh, maybe I just miss Canada. Man, I need those “Dad’s Cookies” in that yellow bag. Too bad shipping to Canada sucks, I’d trade for cookies! I’ll have to wait until family or friends visit from Canada again.

Anyways, I did this tea as a latte, unsweetened cuz I’m too lazy to do anymore. Pretty good – much better as a latte!

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

they changed the recipe for the non minty Cdn Girl Guide cookies, to make them healthier. Not nearly as good these days :(

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70

annnd sip down!

1oz sample didn’t last long – I guess it doesn’t help that it’s a heavy fruit tea. I got 3 cups out of this, 2 of them iced – this being the last iced.

I tossed in some fresh blackberries in my iced tumbler along with lemon slices! I’m hoping I’ll find a really good fruit only tea out there so I can load up for iced teas all summer.

Preparation
Iced
OMGsrsly

If you like grapefruit, the pink grapefruit tea at theteaguy is really nice. The hibiscus lends a tartness that makes the flavour believable.

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

hmm, that sounds interesting. Next time I’m in Canada I gotta order from a bunch of Canadian tea sellers.

OMGsrsly

It’s sold at Steam Teahouse in Vancouver if you ever visit. :) It’s a tiny tea alcove, but the owner is so enthusiastic about his teas!

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95

DROOOL
Having a nice strong cup of Coconut Grove. So coconutty with a delicious white tea base with a hint of rose. The tea tastes so snuggly for me this morning, if that makes sense.

I’m rating bumping this tea because I want to drink this all the time as it has become my favorite coconut tea so far!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

looking forward to trying it myself!

Stephanie

I love coconut and white tea…must try this!

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95

I felt like treating myself before jiu jitsu tonight with this tea. There’s some white belts testing out and will be in class – so I’m not the runty newer blue belt anymore and I can beat them up.. errr teach them new skills.

Anyways, I planned to pour King Of Fruits over ice but my crazy IngenuiTEA decided to jam so I couldn’t pour, so this got oversteeped a minute until I got it unjammed (and burnt fingers). It’s on the bitter side, I was panicking a bit as it’s a 45 second steep, but some sweetener helped out a bit.

Mmmmm durian!

Preparation
Iced

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95

Ginger Zinger is a refreshing zing of ginger, bit of smooth sweet orange with an after taste of juicy juicy peach. The white Pai Mu Tan base is juicy, slightly sweet and a teeny bit floral. The peach flavor in this tea is addictive! And the orange is really good, like squeezed orange juice – I guess it is to be expected with a Florida based tea company.

Very very good tea! One of those teas I had a cup and immediately made another cup right after. Thought about it all evening. Next day, had another cup.

Probably one of my more weirder tea blog reviews and pictures so far:
The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ginger-zinger-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/

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

That sounds very intriguing!

Terri HarpLady

Love the ginger crab! The crochet crab is adorable!

TastyBrew

Yum. That’s going on the shopping list!

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95

I’m having one of those mornings that I’m so tired, I’m not sure what country I’m in, and I can barely operate a kettle. Calls for.. bagged tea! And good Lupicia stuff!

drooool, sooo good! Love the tangy strawberry. This tea is totally waking me up!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

That kind of describes my whole week!

Marcel Duchamp

This tea always sounds so good.

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70

This hibiscusy fruit tea has an good strawberry flavor. Very tart tea! Iced, the raspberry and blackberry flavors come out nicely! However, I found this tea kinda flat despite all the fruityness going on.
Overall, this tea was pretty good iced and sweetened with lemon to cure the flatness and have the berry flavors pop!

Full review at my blog, Oolong Owl: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/lady-hannah-from-nm-tea-co-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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85

sip down!

This was good and totally a wintery tea. I like the light spice and creamyness. I made this as a nice latte for a post workout treat.

Good chance I’ll snag this again around the fall season. I got a Della Terra order coming – I can’t waiiiiit!

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85

I really need to drink down this tea. Either my tastes have changed or my tin of Southern Belle is beginning to lose flavor.
To be honest, this was one of three teas I got from my first ever purchase at DavidsTEA when the loose leaf tea addiction began. Not the same batch of tea, I bought 100g at a later date – which I’m working on now.

This tea was flipping amazing back in the day. Today, eeehh it’s good but not amazingly so. The creamyness is good – yogurt in tea is yum! The peach is okay, but I’m finding the black base is being a PITA to deal with as it is strong with a funky bitter taste. Maybe it is my tastes. Anyways, I did a 200F for 3 minute steep and the base is better, but less peachy taste.

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

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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 am also a crochet and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

To contact me for reviews, check out details at OolongOwl.com/about or email me at [email protected]

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.

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

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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