1217 Tasting Notes
I’m still not used to the climate here in southern california. Friends and family back home are talking about the snow melting, and it was 20c here today. Of course, not used to the dryness vs. Vancouver rainyness and I’m coughing more plus allergies are starting! Boo!
ANyways, I needed my required pu’erh intake – I swear when I drink pu’erh any slight cough I have goes away. And after this cup, I have only 1 cup left of the tropical white pu’erh – that went fast! I dig the tropical flavor here – totally reflects living in this warm climate. 1.5 minute steeping was very nice!
I miss the rain and wearing my awesome daisy print rain boots. I almost wore them yesterday because I felt like it, even though theres no rain in sight and it was warm outside.
Tea peeps? This tea is FREAKING BEAUTIFUL!
This is a new tea for me, and from what I was told from the tea seller, yunomi.us, this is a very traditional japanese flavor. Ehh! A Challenge! An Adventure! Lets go!
Dry leaf, these pretty blossoms smells like pickles. Oh boy! Most likely they smell like this since they are salt pickled cherry blossoms.
The taste? I get a cute kiss of a sweet cherry taste that is floral. The sakura tea’s flavor flutters softly towards a more savory flavor that’s a little salty. The more I sip away, the more stronger and floral this tea gets.
Full review with lots of gorgeous pictures on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/sakura-tea-from-yunomi-us-tea-review/
Yes, Zen Tea’s Coconut Oolong – we are together again! I could not resist adding you to my cart.
I dig the floral and the sweet coconuttyness in this tea! The oolong here is fantastic as well! YUM!
And I drank my entire pot really fast while I was working on my crochet blog and pattern sales.
Wanna see? OWL CROCHET CUTENESS
The Snowy Owl is a photo bomber and the Green Owl likes tea!
I mindlessly sipped away at this tea this morning while I worked on my crochet pattern stuff.
Last night I was so tired after brazilian jiu jitsu, but I needed to buy soymilk after class. I saw chocolate soy was onsale and I bought that instead of buying the usual stuff – now I’m stuck with chocolate milk for everything!
I wanted a pancake for breakfast and it was made with chocolate soy – I figured Eight Candles would match. I almost had S’mores, but I have more of Eight Candles. It was a very caramel, marshmallowy chocolate morning!
I have some leftover of this tea from a tea trade – I let my roommate try some of this tea. He’s the one who drink coffee thats insanely strong, and also best friend of my husband, this friend has been having a rough time with his health, despite being not even 30 yet.
Anyways, he was steeping it up, and I went upstairs to my office to work on tomorrow’s tea review. He aim’d me and said, “that is the best tea i’ve evar had”
(yes, our household instant messages each other, despite we could probably walk or yell across the house).
He was really happy, and loved the resteep! I think he wants to go to Teavana and get some more! I’m gonna make him cookies after dinner.
I made this as a breakfast smoothie this morning. I’m too lazy to make oatmeal or eggs.
So, raspberry white matcha, some frozen raspberries, soymilk and soy protein. The raspberry flavoring is really strong!
I’ve been loving this pic http://cheezburger.com/7168217856
though, relating it to tea caffeine instead.
Been having a long day. My husband got in a minor car accident yesterday (just cosmetic car damage) and dealing with that – plus he got like 2 hours notice he has to do a 3 hour drive to help out his friend, who’s quite sick. I was almost done my review, but I had to stop and start making food for his drive, as well as treats for his friend.
Finally, onto Tropical Mango! This tea is best iced! It has that “classic iced tea” flavor, but with juicy mango. Much better than store bought mango iced tea!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/tropical-mango-from-teajo-tea-review/
You need to try this tea cold steeped. I didn’t think it would turn out, as I thought the coconut wouldn’t come through very well. I was totally wrong. 3.5 hours in the fridge turned this tea sweet, coconutty, refreshing with lots of levels of dimension from the white tea. Also creamy. Better than coconut water!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/coconut-creme-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/
p.s. tea leaves look great on my head.