1210 Tasting Notes

95

I really really wanted to have a cup of this tea – but I finished my first package and my second one remained unopened. Took lots of talking with myself to open it – I mean, I should drink it! That’s why I bought it!

Anyways, I went on a nice easy bike ride and then came home and baked cookies. White chocolate chip, strawberry cranberry, macadamia nut cookies. Uggg. Totally ate back the calories of that bike ride. Probably 2 two bike rides. Sigh.

Well, time to chase down those cookies with this tasty tea so I don’t eat more cookies!

/sip

OOoooohhh sooo smooth peanut buttery good! Man I love peanut butter right now. Maybe I should make peanut butter cookies next time. ARRRGGGG!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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80

This tea smells amazing!

Though, has an interesting mix of ingredients. It’s a fruit only herbal containing lots of various fruity bits, but also with cardamon, cinnamon and egg sugar drops.

Hot without sweetener, this tea is INSANELY TART! I thought my face was going to suck into itself. Sweetened, the tartness is improved, but pretty tart still.

Iced is where this tea is at (with LOTS of sugar) – Loads of strawberry flavor, hint of spice adding interest. A little creamyness. Not flat tasting at all and quite tasty.

Not a bad tea, but it needs lots of sugar. I don’t mind a bit of tart, but this is pretty crazy super tart! I’d buy this again, but I’m a little worried I’ll just be adding too much sugar.

Full review on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/strawberry-blizzard-from-georgia-tea-co-tea-review/

Preparation
Iced
Kittenna

Insanely tart = hibiscus?

Oolong Owl

super hibiscus!

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80

I decided to sip down my sample!

I drank 3 steepings – all light, buttery and vegetal. Now I’m full of caffeine, like I feel my eyes are huge but almost tired. I wanted a nice oolong before dinner, maybe this was a little too much before dinner!

Well, hopefully I’ll do another couple steepings tomorrow morning. Very tempted to have them right now, but I’ll be going crazier than normal at jiu jitsu tonight!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Kittenna

I love your new(?) icon!!!! Just noticed it in the forums and had to say :D

Oolong Owl

the green background one or the pink cup one? I’m trying to change the pink cup one to be my steepster one, but it’s not working or taking forever to switch over.

Kittenna

Pink cup!! Maybe it just changed for me due to browser refreshing or something. It’s adorable :)

Oolong Owl

yay, it finally switched for me! TY! I coloured it yesterday after having it sitting around not fully coloured for a month.

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90

I bought 2oz of this tea, I figured it be good!

I was totally right! I’ve had Lemon Chiffon before, which is amazing, and this one has that lemon drop yummyness, but also with a little bit of bitter lime flavor thrown in. Very creamy of a tea. No funky rooibos taste. The dry leaf smell of this tea is out of this world!

I figured I will try to have this or Lemon Chiffon always in stock. I really need to snag some Lime Chiffon too!

Full review on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/lemon-lime-cream-tart-from-della-terra-teas-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
1210 tasting notes

Having this tea for breakfast! Very juicy!

I forgot how good this black is – maybe as I’ve had a couple unflavored blacks after this tea, and now having this one. I think it either set the bar or this black just is the one my tastebuds dig. I love the sweetness and lychee notes and lack of bitterness!

Looking back at the info on this tea – Nooo it’s attack of the leaf hoppers! Sadly, those are bugs, not bunnies!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100

Something that is just so comforting tasting with this tea – really tastes like teas I drank as a kid, but better!

I gave 100g tin to my MIL awhile back – yesterday she told me that she really loves this tea! Though, she dislikes orange in teas, but this one is the only one she likes.

So tired from Rushfit, I think my arms are falling off from all those rows! I steeped up some Skinny with my late lunch and felt energized again, yay!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I got this one in a sample pack- it was pretty good!

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70

I snagged this tea as part of the last iheartteas sale on etsy! WHoooooo! Is this one discontinued?

This is really good cold steeped! Really bright raspberry flavor! Overnight was a bit much though, it got a little too strong of a white tea taste/ going bitter verses last night deliciousness. Hot or iced? I don’t like as much – the raspberry tastes not as good – too much like raspberry juice powder in a way, but coldsteep the flavor is much better!

Uggg, really dragging my butt today to do my RushFit for the morning. I’m working out so much, but I need to drop all that winter weight! Plus that rich dinner last night, and I snacked on a few polvoron filipino shortbread cookies over the weekend (very good with tea btw)

I was thinking of skipping it, but I HORRIBLY rigged it on my HabitRPG to make doing Rushfit count or I lose lots of HP (or do it and gain lots of EXP and Gold!) https://habitrpg.com

Argg, must work out! Once I finish this cup, I’m gonna do it! Noo, I’m out! /cry

Preparation
Iced
Starfevre

OMG, I NEED to play this game.

Shmiracles

oh hah i’m using Neufit! which is kinda like the same. you get XP and loot and stuff like in a video game. uh oh now i have even ANOTHER think to log my exercise in :(

Oolong Owl

I’m gonna check out Neufit, blah, well, I’m on the list to get the invite.

HabitRPG is pretty cool for also applying it to other stuff other than fitness. I got stuff like “Do laundry” and “clean office” on my list. I’m hoping they get the phone app out soon!

Shmiracles

(if you want an immediate invite feel free to message me your email address. i’d invite you personally but i used up all my invites already.)

Shmiracles

hi! i have a friend that should invite you soon if she hasn’t done so already :)

Oolong Owl

got it! thank you, lol neufit looks pretty fun, reminds me of world of warcraft a bit! Also reminding me I should get a fitbit

Shmiracles

i freakin love my fitbit. i will willingly be late to work if i forget it at home because i feel totally naked without it.

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75
drank Good Morning by Lupicia
1210 tasting notes

Way too rich of a dinner party last night!
My husband made an Emeril recipe that involved duck rolled with bacon, avocado and pistachios. Then a Julia Child french onion soup and my custard caramel pudding. Spent the evening all dragging around from overly rich food.

Woke up and having another “not awake” morning and went for the good bagged tea. No idea how long I left the bag in for – tastes okay though. I’ve discovered if I put a tea on a very visible spot on my shelf, i’ll drink more of it! This one is there, next to a few others I’m trying to work through.

Preparation
Boiling

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95

I cold steeped Ginger Zinger for around 2 to 3 hours. While I was making tonight’s dessert for a dinner party, http://youtu.be/N6JZx86OyXM (Custard Pudding, or I call it Leche Flan) I was sipping away at my cold tea.

Ginger Zinger is pretty good cold steeped – actually tastes pretty close to how it tastes hot, but now cold! Orange and peach is there and ginger is humming about. Very good, I think i prefer this tea hot, but cold steeped as even more refreshing!

Preparation
Iced
david

Woot glad you liked it!

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65

I’ve noticed with both white teas I’ve purchased from ESP Emp. that the bai mu dan base is kinda stale and flat. It’s not like the juicy, delicate, lush, and slightly floral like other white tea blends I’ve had with other online tea sellers. Or I’m just spoiled.

The fruit combination was nice and sweetener helps pull out the pear flavor. Pear is nice in tea! I need to find more pear blends!

Full review and pics on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/organic-mango-pear-deluxe-from-esp-emporium-tea-review/

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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.

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Seattle, WA USA

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http://oolongowl.com/

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