1111 Tasting Notes

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Iced latte mode!

Banana Cheesecake genmaicha is better as a latte, IMO, but still tastes a little like artificial funky banana to me. However, this is still decent tasting and I pick up the cheesecakeyness.

I hammered through my crochet work this morning, completing a turtle amigurumi pattern
http://awkwardsoul.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/turt-the-turtle-amigurumi-crochet-pattern/
I’m hoping it does well – my crochet sales go towards tea!

Preparation
Iced
MissLena

Eeee I love turtles :D soo cute!

gmathis

Seconding the love for the turtles. Those are precious.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Omg, those are adorable! ♥

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90

Sad Oolong Owl sip down!

The last of my bag of Maple Pecan. I probably should order more, but I still have a pile of Butiki teas I haven’t tried from my last order because I’ve been getting more tea than time to blog about.

The fun part of this tea is the bottom of my bag was so much nuts! Here’s a pic I posted on my Oolong Owl facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532022313494745&set=a.517063994990577.124981.516160198414290&type=1&theater

Of course, this is the best freaking cup of Maple Pecan Oolong – so nutty and sweet maple taste! Maybe if I don’t finish my cup, it’ll magically refill its self. Sigh.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

i love soooooo much this one ! I am so impatient to receive my first Butiki order !!!! love you pic too

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100

I discovered a few lumps of rock sugar makes this tea super yummy – the coconut pops out really well with the cherry flavoring, finishing off with some rosy floral!

Yum! I need more white blends in my life!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

I drank this tea all day, using only 2teaspoons! I got 5 good steepings and I got tired and switched to a white tea.

I played with steepings a bit – I did my steepings in this order: 30seconds, 45, 55, 75 and 4 minutes. Lol, the 4 minute steeping was for the roommate who wanted it strong! Pretty good! my favorite steepings were the 2-4 – they were consistently pretty good.

I was sipping away, crocheting a new pattern I’m creating. I had a cough this morning and pu’erh always gets rid of my cough and clears my throat! I really need to buy some teaware – but theres more earrings and tea I want to buy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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85

I got this tea from a giveaway by Kally Tea!

First of all – during my email exchange with Kally Tea, they mentioned they experimented with 1 minutes steeps with this tea. I tried it out and love it at the 1 minute mark!

Very interesting tea – the pu’erh is nice and earthy without any fishyness, with a background of tropical flavoring. This tea is very good with sweetener – rock sugar is good, but honey really jived well with the tropical flavoring! I’m thinking I need to try this tea with coconut milk sometime!

Only thing that was sad for me was the resteep wasn’t tropical tasting.

full blog review with pics: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/tropical-puerh-from-kally-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Veronica

Love the review you did on your blog!

Terri HarpLady

Confession: I’ve lurked on your blog a little, & it’s cute!

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90
drank Momoko by Lupicia
1111 tasting notes

I don’t know how I’m drinking more tea – I had dim sum with my family in memory of my grandmother in law. She loved eating this dim sum’s place chicken feet. Gawd, I wish chicken feet were boneless, I hate the work involved with eating them! With dim sum, I drank probably an entire pot and a 1/4 of tea. I think I went to the bathroom 4 times after that.

After the last bathroom trip I’m ready for more tea! Mmm, this tea is so creamy! I still wish I got more peach flavor! I’m halfway through my box of momoko!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

:S Chicken feet, those are one thing I have not tried, and I’m not entirely certain I could…

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

It’s kinda like eating the skin off a sauce coated steamed chicken. Depending where you go, the flavor is good, but too much slipping around, bits falling off and mess to eat with those wide chinese restaurant chop sticks.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never eaten chicken feet, but I have used them in chicken stock. They give it a nice yellow color & loads of collagen. A older Jewish lady told me that “it’s not chicken stock if you don’t include the feet.”

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95

This tea is so addictive! I’m getting a little savory graham crust taste with this cup for some reason. The coconut and juicy sweet white bai mu dan is still present.

I need to do another SteepCity order soon, though I’m wondering if I should get some tea ware instead. Argg, need a bigger tea budget, lol!

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

So glad I ordered some of this!

david

That makes us so happy! We are glad you are enjoying our tea. It’s one of our favorite blends.

Sil

silly coconut lovers! However, the generally positive reviews on steepster so far, prompted me to pick up a few teas tonight while my friend in the US is still willing to bring things up to canada for me.

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85

Sip down! I also did a brainless pour from my tea pot, missing my cup completely, pouring right on my lap. At least the tea wasn’t really hot.

Felt like trying this tea at 185F instead of the lower recommended temperature.
It came out really malty and chocolately, but with a weird, dry aftertaste. I kinda like it like this for the flavor. Alas, good bye White Chocolate. If I can sip down a few more Della Terras, I probably will do another order.

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

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95

Today’s breakfast tea! Very deliciously chocolate and coffee taste to wake me up!
Geeze, I really need to drink down my matcha faster!

Ze_Teamaker

TIRAMISU TEA IS A THING!?!?!?!??! I MUST GET SOME SOON!!!!

Indigobloom

omg want…

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90

This tea is on the Last Chance DavidsTEA page! Nooo! I have nice memories of drinking this tea with my dad on christmas! Sucks to discontinue a tea, but I do like Strawberry Rhubarb combos, so I’ll search for other similar teas.

I did a blog review with pics – http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/strawberry-rhubarb-crumble-from-davidstea-tea-review/ another Owly pic!

Kasumi no Chajin

doubly sucks to have a tea that you have good memories associated with discontinued…:(

Ze_Teamaker

Awe, I liked that one. WHY MUST THE GOOD BE DISCONTINUED!?!?

Sil

Butiki will have strawberry rhubarb tea this year!! :)

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I can kinda see why as they discontinued as they have another Strawberry Rhubarb tea. Still sucks to discontinue it though.

Kittenna

The first time I had this, it smelled divine and tasted like water. And then I figured out how to brew it. MMMMMMM. If it was on sale, I’d totally pick up another 50g, but as it stands, it’s too expensive and I have too much tea anyhow (and I still have maybe 20-30g of it left anyways).

Sil

Kittenna…and um i have 6?8? ounces of stacy’s coming my way feb or march as well…. so um yeah.

Kittenna

Yes, that too. Although this one tastes like crumble…. which is amazing.

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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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