1217 Tasting Notes



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!

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This sounds even better than Davids Dolce and Banana. So yum!

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drank Gold Rush by DAVIDsTEA
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Sip down!
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!


What a terrible problem to have! :P Needing more teas… ahahahaha.

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drank Blueberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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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



Terri HarpLady

Heheheh! That is awesome, you just totally made me day!
The best part is that with all the cuteness, you can really see how pissed off he is.
Thank you for sharing!


haha awesome :) love the pic!

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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/

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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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Siiiiiip down!

Of course, the best cup from this tea! Peachy, floral tang, but also a little savory veg in flavor there too. Oh well, it was a good sample and I’ll stick to my Silver Leaf “lovers cup” instead.

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Iced latte mode!

Banana Cheesecake genmaicha is better as a latte, IMO, but still tastes a little like artificial funky banana to me. However, this is still decent tasting and I pick up the cheesecakeyness.

I hammered through my crochet work this morning, completing a turtle amigurumi pattern
I’m hoping it does well – my crochet sales go towards tea!


Eeee I love turtles :D soo cute!


Seconding the love for the turtles. Those are precious.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Omg, those are adorable! ♥

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Sad Oolong Owl sip down!

The last of my bag of Maple Pecan. I probably should order more, but I still have a pile of Butiki teas I haven’t tried from my last order because I’ve been getting more tea than time to blog about.

The fun part of this tea is the bottom of my bag was so much nuts! Here’s a pic I posted on my Oolong Owl facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532022313494745&set=a.517063994990577.124981.516160198414290&type=1&theater

Of course, this is the best freaking cup of Maple Pecan Oolong – so nutty and sweet maple taste! Maybe if I don’t finish my cup, it’ll magically refill its self. Sigh.

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i love soooooo much this one ! I am so impatient to receive my first Butiki order !!!! love you pic too

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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I discovered a few lumps of rock sugar makes this tea super yummy – the coconut pops out really well with the cherry flavoring, finishing off with some rosy floral!

Yum! I need more white blends in my life!

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I drank this tea all day, using only 2teaspoons! I got 5 good steepings and I got tired and switched to a white tea.

I played with steepings a bit – I did my steepings in this order: 30seconds, 45, 55, 75 and 4 minutes. Lol, the 4 minute steeping was for the roommate who wanted it strong! Pretty good! my favorite steepings were the 2-4 – they were consistently pretty good.

I was sipping away, crocheting a new pattern I’m creating. I had a cough this morning and pu’erh always gets rid of my cough and clears my throat! I really need to buy some teaware – but theres more earrings and tea I want to buy!

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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.


Seattle, WA USA



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