1140 Tasting Notes

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!

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Stat! get this woman some tea! lol

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This tea is a light, fruit strawberry tea hot. I get a teeny bit of starfruit flavor. Sweetened and iced, the strawberry and papaya pops more – reminding me of candy!

However, I was hoping for more tangy flavor and stronger starfruit flavor. The white base was flat, losing the full potential of this tea.

My full review (with lots of pics) on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/starfruit-strawberry-from-esp-emporium-tea-review/

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another sip down!

And out of lazyness, I did a 1.5 minute steep which turned out very nice! Lots of floral and a bit of fruity over the pu’erh.

Looks like I’ll do a resteep to put in a travel mug for my trek to the post office

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Mmmm, love this tea!

Did a blog entry on it, http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/flowery-pineapple-oolong-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/

I’m spending the day working on crochet stuff and watching more Boys Over Flowers. That show is total soap opera like and addicting! Perfect to watch tea to!


Nice! are you watching the Japanese version?

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I’m watching the Korean one. I’m working my way through a big list of Kdramas.


ah. I think that’s what I watched to. but my supplier ran dry. What others do you have? I’m hoping to youtube it!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I’ve been watching them on dramafever.com. The ads suck, but they got a good collection.

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Sip down!

Yes! Must sip down more teas! Oddly, my last small pot wasn’t very minty – just an little echo of mint end of sip.
You will be missed, mocha mint mate!

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Mmmm pancake tea!

I’ve noticed I’ve been having this tea every time I make pancakes. This morning I did a full review with pics.. with pancakes! Whoo! pancakes!

Blog Entry: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/pancake-breakfast-from-52-teas-tea-review/

My husband has been requesting french toast now instead of pancakes. I bet there’s a french toast tea out there somewhere, at least there better be!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Welllp, that made me decide to make pancakes pretty effectively! :)


Dang it, there just had to be a picture of the pancakes, with butter and syrup, no less.


I had waffles yesterday morning, and they are gluten free so end up tasting almost just like pancakes. If only I had some of this tea to go with it lol

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Sip Down!

This tea was a hit and miss for me. Sometimes it was not bad, other times the flavoring fell flat for me.

I sipped a small pot of this tea while I sewed up the loose end of my Star Blanket of Boring I crocheted. Then I drank the cold leftovers while I wrote up my blog entry on my crafty blog http://awkwardsoul.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/blanket-achievement-unlocked/

This last pot was meh. I got a bit of cherry taste, wishing there was more. I preferred this tea mixed with a little flavored matcha.

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I did this last night and again today with good results

1 part loose chamomile
1 part loose peppermint
2 parts DavidsTea Creme Brulee

The result is a creamy, relaxing, caramelly, slightly minty tea!
And again, I’m chilling out, crocheting a blanket, watching Boys Over Flowers. Occasionally squealing “OPPA!” to my confused husband.


I’ve managed to get my roommates to watch Boys Over Flowers with me! It’s a bit of a weekend tradition now. If only I could get them into tea as well

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I freaking almost waited a year for this tea and it is finally back!

I could drown happily in this cup of pretty, buttery, floral, fruity and sweet sencha! The only thing I didn’t like about this tea was the resteeping, which was too astringent for my tastes.

full tea review with pretty pictures on my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/sakura-sencha-from-dens-tea-tea-review/ (no owl photobombings this time)

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I got mine in today too, did a little happy dance that this tea is finally in my life. It’s just perfection!

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This tea is delicious! I don’t drink alcohol, so I didn’t get most of the champagne elements – Actually, I dunno if I ever had champagne, I might of, but since I don’t like booze, it wasn’t memorable.

However, Champagne Rose is a really nice strawberry tangy candy tea. I will most likely buy more of this tea!

Full review on my blog: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/champagne-rose-from-lupicia-tea-review/

Happy Valentines Day!

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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.


Long Beach, CA



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