1126 Tasting Notes

75

Sip down!
Not bad of a last cup and pretty caramelly tasting. I only had 4 mulberries left and promptly burnt my fingers fishing them out of my steeper to snack on.

Geeze, with all these teas I’m polishing off, my cupboard count is going down – I’m used to the count going up! I really need to order more teas, heheheheheheheeeeeeeee!

Kittenna

What a terrible problem to have! :P Needing more teas… ahahahaha.

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80

Because I’m slightly crazy, or too creative. I decided to sweeten my blueberry matcha latte with blueberry jam.

Chunky, but delicious! Super Super blueberry taste!

I totally needed it too – it’s my rabbit’s birthday today. He’s 1 year old, and very angry about wearing his birthday hat that I made this morning, that it was crazy to get a picture of him wearing it. See picture: http://bunnyjiujitsu.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/img_2828.jpg

ashmanra

GAH! THAT IS TOO ADORABLE!

Terri HarpLady

Heheheh! That is awesome, you just totally made me day!
The best part is that with all the cuteness, you can really see how pissed off he is.
Thank you for sharing!

Sil

haha awesome :) love the pic!

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80

Jasmine Blossom is really pretty with all the amazing pale yellow flowers. Of course, this tea taste super floral – if you love floral, this is the tea for you!

I dig this tea, but I think I’ll mix it with other teas, unless I’m in a floral mood.

Full review on my blog, oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/jasmine-blossom-from-natures-tea-leaf-tea-review/

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85

Siiiiiip down!
yeah!

Of course, the best cup from this tea! Peachy, floral tang, but also a little savory veg in flavor there too. Oh well, it was a good sample and I’ll stick to my Silver Leaf “lovers cup” instead.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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65

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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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]

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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