1182 Tasting Notes

90

This tea is on the Last Chance DavidsTEA page! Nooo! I have nice memories of drinking this tea with my dad on christmas! Sucks to discontinue a tea, but I do like Strawberry Rhubarb combos, so I’ll search for other similar teas.

I did a blog review with pics – http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/strawberry-rhubarb-crumble-from-davidstea-tea-review/ another Owly pic!

Kasumi no Chajin

doubly sucks to have a tea that you have good memories associated with discontinued…:(

Ze_Teamaker

Awe, I liked that one. WHY MUST THE GOOD BE DISCONTINUED!?!?

Sil

Butiki will have strawberry rhubarb tea this year!! :)

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I can kinda see why as they discontinued as they have another Strawberry Rhubarb tea. Still sucks to discontinue it though.

Kittenna

The first time I had this, it smelled divine and tasted like water. And then I figured out how to brew it. MMMMMMM. If it was on sale, I’d totally pick up another 50g, but as it stands, it’s too expensive and I have too much tea anyhow (and I still have maybe 20-30g of it left anyways).

Sil

Kittenna…and um i have 6?8? ounces of stacy’s coming my way feb or march as well…. so um yeah.

Kittenna

Yes, that too. Although this one tastes like crumble…. which is amazing.

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75

I had a late night where I couldn’t sleep – so I stayed up watching Coffee Prince. Yeah, don’t watch a funny show when everyone else is asleep, I had to hold back laughing.

Woke up and I felt just run over and too lazy to make decent tea. Yay tea bags! I just tossed this in some 200f water and slouched over my art desk to stare try and stay awake. I had Mr. Owly to keep my company. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=529215080442135&set=a.517063994990577.124981.516160198414290&type=1&theater
I’ve been too lazy to change his kimono, but I think I will when spring officially arrives.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Lynxiebrat

I like the kimono :) and of course your Mr.Owl

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

The kimono is a scarf wrapped around him, with a ribbon. I got Mr. Owly at YVR airport – he’s a Northern spotted owl replica.

Mercuryhime

Coffee Prince is awesome!

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85

Sipdown! I’m totally on a roll here for sipping down and finishing off teas!
Muhahahahaaaaaa!

This was a good cup, after I drank it my husband asked why I smelled like caramel and if he could have some. It was the tea! (he didn’t want any once he found out it was tea)

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95

Oh man, this tea is super yummy! It’s totally not eggnog season right now, but I was saving to try this tea for the perfect day, and I totally regret not trying it sooner!

The eggnog flavor is perfect, I like it more than my non-dairy options for eggnog. I wanna try steeping it with a cinnamon stick sometime as I do like a spicy eggnog.

Full review and pics at my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/creamy-eggnog-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/

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90

sip down! Goodbye Choco Cinnamon and its cute little chocolate stars. Last cup is so so as I got mostly dredges and not many chocolate stars.

I’ve been sipping down quite a bit lately, I should do a new tea order! haha!

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80

I watched way too much Korean dramas yesterday – I got hooked on the show “Faith” and I think I watched 4 or 5 episodes. Since I vegged out the entire day, I feel drained today.

This tea kinda is like a green tea, with a little lotus seed and walnuts steeped up. I would love a bit more nutty flavor, but this tea is nice as a twist to regular green tea. If you like nutty teas and want something a little different, give this one a try!

Full review and pics at my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/lotus-nut-green-tea-from-natures-tea-leaf-tea-review/

Kasumi no Chajin

I liked the way this smelled more then tasted. have you tried Persimmon Tree’s Lotus green yet?

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

not yet, I was actually going to get that tea last time, but it didn’t make the cut. It’s on the list though!

Kasumi no Chajin

I’ll include the rest of my sample in our trade then when you are ready.

Claire

Your cup and saucer in your blog posts are so cute! Where did you get them, if I can ask?

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I bought them both at Daiso, a japanese dollar store chain. I love their dishes!

Claire

Awesome, thanks Awkward Soul! :) I think we have a Daiso pretty close by.

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85

Sip down!

I didn’t know I had like 2teaspoons left! So much for my hot cup of apple pie latte with whipped cream, I just made this as a regular cup of tea!
Booo! might have to buy this one again!

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85

I made this as an iced latte with boba. Freaking amazing!

I need to try it as a smoothie next time!

Preparation
Iced

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95

Mmm, this tea is solid! I’m thinking I’m going to do another SteepCity order soon! Very impressed with their teas!
I’ve been drinking this one for 2 days while watching korean dramas.

Coconut grove is very sweet and coconutty! The taste is like big fresh, slippery slabs of coconut over top juicy sweet fruity white tea. The white tea is very flavorful and sweet. The floral is light here.

Coconut Grove gives me the impression of something sophisticated classic, with a bit of romance – but with a bit of modern hip from the coconut flavoring. If you like coconut and sweeter teas, you’ll love this one!

Full review on my blog, http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/coconut-grove-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/

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

I was kind of on the fence, but you’ve convinced me to order this! Coconut and rose just sounds soooo good

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

make sure to use the promocode from the discussion forum! I’m trying to narrow down what to do for my next order.

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80

sip down! In iced latte mode!

Mmm, this is good as an iced latte – really sweet and a little cake batter like. Slightly chocolatey as well.

These days, I’ve been feeling really happy when I finish off a tea – I feel asif I should reward myself by buying more tea! Muuhahahaha!

Preparation
Iced
Ze_Teamaker

Can’t argue with that logic…..(X^D)

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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.

Location

Long Beach, CA

Website

http://oolongowl.com/

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