1037 Tasting Notes

I wasn’t a fan of this one, even though it has lots of white and dark chocolate chips in it! I think it was the red rooibos. Sometimes red rooibos just doesn’t work for me as it reminds me of those smelly red woodchips used in gardens. The wateryness of the rooibos also didn’t help.

Anyways, this one is really chocolatey and rooibosy – I think others who enjoy rooibos would dig this, but it wasn’t for me. I’m going to put the rest of this tea in the Here’s Hoping Travelling TeaBox3 so I hope it finds a nice home.

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I was able to try this one at the World Tea Expo and it was pretty good. Sipped at home, just as good! This green blend has pomegranate and raspberry flavor which goes together very nicely. A little tart from the pomegranate and rosehip. The green is buttery, grassy and vegetal.

I could see this being killer as an iced tea!

Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Fashionista Tea reviews! This one is a black with rose, lavender and orange peel.

Really smooth, malty with rose, lavender and pastry notes. The lavender is quite good here. Often lavender tastes like soap to me, but it is on the light side, almost adding a creamyness here. The orange pops at the end, adding a fresh flavor.

Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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From Here’s Hoping Teabox 3. I have friends who are crazy addicted to Minecraft, but so far I’ve avoided the game. Sipping this to just say I have tried a minecraft fandom blend!

Very interesting combination of gunpowder, hojicha and kukicha. Its got lots of green tea complexity going on with grassy brightness, spring leafy, bit of smoke and hint of roast.

Already on my 3rd cup from the teabox, and I just picked it up a few hours ago!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

I can’t really get into the whole sandbox game idea. The only thing I like to do in Minecraft is raise the animals. :P Cute little blocky cows and sheep!

Cheri

I have avoided this one because I would probably get addicted and I really don’t need that right now. I’ve got too many other things going on.

Cavocorax

Haha That’s an awesome tea.
And I can do the sandbox thing but I need to make up a good narrative to make it interesting! The best was when my husband I took turns playing and he’d surprise me with a farm, or start building skull statues that I would run into unexpectedly! Once he stopped though, I got bored…

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drank Lemon Rose Bud by Fusion Teas
1037 tasting notes

From the here’s hoping teabox 3! The lemon here is very nice. With the ginger it kind of tastes like lemon grass too. Might of been the luck of the teas spoon, but not much oolong flavor. After taste has a some rose adding a nice feminine touch.
Btw, writing this on my new phone to test it out.

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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reviewed Robot Tea Infuser by Kikkerland
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reviewed Robot Tea Infuser by Kikkerland
1037 tasting notes

This robot tea infuser is super cute to use. It can sit in your tea cup and steep your loose leaf. It kinda looks like the robot is in a hot tub or peeing in your cup! So much fun! However, as a functional tea infuser, not so much.

The tea made from this infuser was very noticably weaker in taste. The design is not roomy enough to let the tea leaves expand, making a weak cup compared to a more functional basket infuser (ie, Finium basket / DavidsTea Perfect Tea infuser). The little arms on the robot make it hard to cover your mug to maintain water temperature while steeping.

The holes on this infuser are kind of big, letting little bits escape. With that said, I wouldn’t use this with finer teas, like a CTC Black, rooibos, and many herbals, unless you want to drink leaf.

A really fun infuser, but probably best to put on display with your tea ware for fun. Maybe a gag gift for a fellow tea drinker, but not functional at all for making good tea.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/kikkerland-robot-tea-infuser-oolong-owl-teaware-review/

gmathis

His identical robo-twin is sitting right beside me! (Mother’s Day from my son that’s more fun to look at than to use, but I smile every time I see him!)

Awkward Soul

ROBOT TEA ARMY ATTACK! pewpew!

gmathis

They’re too cute to do much damage…he doesn’t even scare the cat!

Cavocorax

I’ve got this one too! I don’t use it though just because it’s small and looks hard to clean.

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drank Magicienne by Nina's Paris
1037 tasting notes

Yum, I quite liked this tea – probably as I love tropical blends and pina coladas! It’s a delicate vegetal green tea with smooth coconut. Magicienne has a fresh juicy pineapple finish with a hint of tang. The pineapple is quite flavorful and works well with the buttery green tea. I wish I had more, I’d love to try this iced!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl – featuring a Magician in Training Tea Owl! http://oolongowl.com/magicienne-tea-ninas-paris-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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I haven’t had this tea inawhile – I forgot how yummy this one is! Its creamy, chestnutty, roasty, and a little sweet. A perfect cup while I work on my knitting. I think I’ll be keeping this in permastock!

If you didn’t catch the blog review, http://oolongowl.com/sweet-roasted-chestnuts-black-tea-from-creha-tea-via-yunomi-us-tea-review/

Cameron B.

Sounds delicious! Looking at their selection, this is one of those retailers that I wish would offer smaller packages or a sampler. A lot of these flavors sound amazing but I’m not likely to pay upward of $12 to try them. :(

lolainred

mmmm… that sounds amazing!

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95

An awesome 2014 pu’er! Starts off very smooth and milky. After a few infusions there are pear notes, steamed leaf, charred earth, vegetal and sweet. A little astringency is present in the later steepings. In addition, 46 & 2 has lots of party time pu’er pump to it! I love the smoothness, the flavor notes and the wild tea ride it took me on!

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2014-white2tea-462-raw-puer-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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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

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http://oolongowl.com/

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