1129 Tasting Notes

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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90

Yeahh! I found out I won a Della Terra Tea giveaway on Facebook! I recently did an order of teas I haven’t tried, so I requested some more of this tea.

I can now safely drink all my Pineapple Upside Down Cake sample! MUUUHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! A little late in the evening for black tea, but whatever! Whhheeeeeee!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Ze_Teamaker

ahaha, ALL OF THE CAFFEINE!!!!!

gmathis

Yay for a little bit of serendipity!

Fjellrev

Congrats!

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75

The final sample I received from Physique teas, TY!

I dig the Gaba Oolong base here – very good flavor that resteeped well! The berry fruityness was on the light side which sadly did not stay in future infusions. I noticed the same herby bite that was in their other blend, Jade – which I quite like.

I like Jade blend more for the more unique fruity flavor, though Orchid had a better base.

and POW! The tea bag exploded! Sigh. You’ll probably want to remove this tea from its bag too.

Full review and pics at my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/orchid-blend-from-physique-teas-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Sil

Lol the tea bag exploded??!!!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

yeah, I peeped in my small tea pot and there was a hole with leaves bursting out! Their tea bags felt durable, so not sure what happened. Unless the tea was trying to escape and burst into dance http://youtu.be/39YUXIKrOFk “I’m too sexy for my tea bag, yeh!” Ohh no, tea hyper (not from orchid blend though)!

Ze_Teamaker

Michel Bay teabag…

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85

Trying out my sample of this tea in my new tea pot, yeah! Ehhh, might be too small of a tea pot, 5oz, but whatever! I threw in some rock sugar with my cup.

Very creamy and fleshy coconut taste with a bit of spice of crust! The rooibos is played up very well with the flavoring.

I really need to get some more caffeine free teas…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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35

I do not like this tea. I purely bought it as it was onsale and it had a nice tin.

It tastes very red rooibos strong and the orange tastes like fake powdered koolaid or tang.

However, tonight I just wants lots of cheap iced tea. I steeped up 2 bags, poured over ice and smashed an entire orange in there. Now it tastes better, like real orange, but the rooibos is still way too strong.

Preparation
Iced
Fjellrev

Blech, that’s too bad.

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70

Sample, thanks to Kasumi no Chajin! TY!

Soo thirsty, but I got really distracted watching korean dramas and browsing red bean pancake recipes. Decided to give this sample a go – Iced because I wanted something.. iced. So, I steeped this over ice and orange slices. No sugar.

Pretty good flavor. It’s tangy and tart with some mellow chamomile. I don’t pick up the mint, but bit of a herb taste. Probably my orange slice is messing with flavor a bit, but is a good, unsweetened iced tea. I don’t think i’d order this, but hey – was good to try!

Preparation
Iced

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90

I’m enjoying this tea while snacking on salted okra chips! MMmmm! I’m enjoying the marshmallowy ricey tea with the salted sticky tooth’d okra! All this while watching more korean dramas, this time Flower Boy Next Door!

Nooo, my tealogs today are making sound like a preggers lady! I’m not! Just slightly crazy today from lack of tea.

Mercuryhime

Okra chips?! Whaaa??!! That sounds awesome! Where do you get them?

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I got them from the grocery store, Sprouts! they look like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWIlkyH22UE/TycX_T7pMCI/AAAAAAAAGiY/YFcrdlGDY-k/s640/3325175687_99d9497c09.jpg
they are really crunchy like chips and salty, but as you chew they get kinda sticky on your teeth.

Mercuryhime

oooh, looks and sounds amazing! Gotta try and find some of these. I love trying new foods! Which explains why I have so much dang tea since I want to try all of them….

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Yeah. For some reason I had a craving for minty black tea. And wasabi almonds. I’m drinking this tea sample and eating wasabi almonds at the same time. It’s pretty awful, but both items on their own are good.

I think I could of wait and had each item separately, but I’ve been without tea today until 3:30pm – OMG! I needed tea now!

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

Stat! get this woman some tea! lol

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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 / knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

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 512 Teas May 2015.

To contact me for reviews, check out my blog and email me at [email protected]

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Long Beach, CA

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