1213 Tasting Notes

95

DROOOL
Having a nice strong cup of Coconut Grove. So coconutty with a delicious white tea base with a hint of rose. The tea tastes so snuggly for me this morning, if that makes sense.

I’m rating bumping this tea because I want to drink this all the time as it has become my favorite coconut tea so far!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

looking forward to trying it myself!

Stephanie

I love coconut and white tea…must try this!

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95
drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
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I felt like treating myself before jiu jitsu tonight with this tea. There’s some white belts testing out and will be in class – so I’m not the runty newer blue belt anymore and I can beat them up.. errr teach them new skills.

Anyways, I planned to pour King Of Fruits over ice but my crazy IngenuiTEA decided to jam so I couldn’t pour, so this got oversteeped a minute until I got it unjammed (and burnt fingers). It’s on the bitter side, I was panicking a bit as it’s a 45 second steep, but some sweetener helped out a bit.

Mmmmm durian!

Preparation
Iced

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95

Ginger Zinger is a refreshing zing of ginger, bit of smooth sweet orange with an after taste of juicy juicy peach. The white Pai Mu Tan base is juicy, slightly sweet and a teeny bit floral. The peach flavor in this tea is addictive! And the orange is really good, like squeezed orange juice – I guess it is to be expected with a Florida based tea company.

Very very good tea! One of those teas I had a cup and immediately made another cup right after. Thought about it all evening. Next day, had another cup.

Probably one of my more weirder tea blog reviews and pictures so far:
The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ginger-zinger-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

That sounds very intriguing!

Terri HarpLady

Love the ginger crab! The crochet crab is adorable!

TastyBrew

Yum. That’s going on the shopping list!

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95
drank Champagne Rosé by Lupicia
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I’m having one of those mornings that I’m so tired, I’m not sure what country I’m in, and I can barely operate a kettle. Calls for.. bagged tea! And good Lupicia stuff!

drooool, sooo good! Love the tangy strawberry. This tea is totally waking me up!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

That kind of describes my whole week!

Marcel Duchamp

This tea always sounds so good.

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70

This hibiscusy fruit tea has an good strawberry flavor. Very tart tea! Iced, the raspberry and blackberry flavors come out nicely! However, I found this tea kinda flat despite all the fruityness going on.
Overall, this tea was pretty good iced and sweetened with lemon to cure the flatness and have the berry flavors pop!

Full review at my blog, Oolong Owl: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/lady-hannah-from-nm-tea-co-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
1213 tasting notes

sip down!

This was good and totally a wintery tea. I like the light spice and creamyness. I made this as a nice latte for a post workout treat.

Good chance I’ll snag this again around the fall season. I got a Della Terra order coming – I can’t waiiiiit!

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85
drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
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I really need to drink down this tea. Either my tastes have changed or my tin of Southern Belle is beginning to lose flavor.
To be honest, this was one of three teas I got from my first ever purchase at DavidsTEA when the loose leaf tea addiction began. Not the same batch of tea, I bought 100g at a later date – which I’m working on now.

This tea was flipping amazing back in the day. Today, eeehh it’s good but not amazingly so. The creamyness is good – yogurt in tea is yum! The peach is okay, but I’m finding the black base is being a PITA to deal with as it is strong with a funky bitter taste. Maybe it is my tastes. Anyways, I did a 200F for 3 minute steep and the base is better, but less peachy taste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

Yeahh! I found out I won a Della Terra Tea giveaway on Facebook! I recently did an order of teas I haven’t tried, so I requested some more of this tea.

I can now safely drink all my Pineapple Upside Down Cake sample! MUUUHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! A little late in the evening for black tea, but whatever! Whhheeeeeee!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Ze_Teamaker

ahaha, ALL OF THE CAFFEINE!!!!!

gmathis

Yay for a little bit of serendipity!

Fjellrev

Congrats!

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75

The final sample I received from Physique teas, TY!

I dig the Gaba Oolong base here – very good flavor that resteeped well! The berry fruityness was on the light side which sadly did not stay in future infusions. I noticed the same herby bite that was in their other blend, Jade – which I quite like.

I like Jade blend more for the more unique fruity flavor, though Orchid had a better base.

and POW! The tea bag exploded! Sigh. You’ll probably want to remove this tea from its bag too.

Full review and pics at my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/orchid-blend-from-physique-teas-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Sil

Lol the tea bag exploded??!!!

Oolong Owl

yeah, I peeped in my small tea pot and there was a hole with leaves bursting out! Their tea bags felt durable, so not sure what happened. Unless the tea was trying to escape and burst into dance http://youtu.be/39YUXIKrOFk “I’m too sexy for my tea bag, yeh!” Ohh no, tea hyper (not from orchid blend though)!

Ze_Teamaker

Michel Bay teabag…

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85
drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
1213 tasting notes

Trying out my sample of this tea in my new tea pot, yeah! Ehhh, might be too small of a tea pot, 5oz, but whatever! I threw in some rock sugar with my cup.

Very creamy and fleshy coconut taste with a bit of spice of crust! The rooibos is played up very well with the flavoring.

I really need to get some more caffeine free teas…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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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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