1202 Tasting Notes
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)
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!
I decided to go nuts with the breadmaker pound cake and totally messed it up. Probably a good idea to follow recipes for breadmakers, not toss in extra liquids. I got a nice undercooked lump of pound cake. I tossed it in the oven and it over baked. Figures.
At least I have good melon tea to wash it down.
Darn it, another tasty sip down! Why can’t my sip downs suck so I don’t feel bad that I don’t have any of that tea left!
I was too lazy to rinse out my teapot, which had leftover Vanilla Orchid (davidstea) and poured in the Apricot Cheesecake. Yum! yum! So cheesecakey tart with a little apricot!
Ah well, going back to messing around with the breadmaker.
This tea is TASTY! TASTYTASTYTASTY!
First off – The Persimmon Tree did a few name changes, so this tea is now Banana Coconut. mmm, coconut!
What I found while reviewing this tea is the magic is in the steep time. I first did the rooibos steep time – which produces a stronger chamomile taste with a banana aftertaste.
I then discovered that The Persimmon Tree has this tea listed as 5 to 7 minutes, the herbal steep time. I made another cup at 6 minutes and WHOA! It’s just a little woody chamomile, finishing off with strong creamy sweet caramelly banana flavors. This tea also make an amazing latte – it’s like having that cup of warm milk before bed but much more relaxing from the chamomile with a tasty banana brown sugar treat.
See the full review on my blog, Oolong Owl here: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/banana-coconut-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/
I also have a promo code posted there!
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!
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
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/