1222 Tasting Notes


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!

200 °F / 93 °C

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I got this tea from a giveaway by Kally Tea!

First of all – during my email exchange with Kally Tea, they mentioned they experimented with 1 minutes steeps with this tea. I tried it out and love it at the 1 minute mark!

Very interesting tea – the pu’erh is nice and earthy without any fishyness, with a background of tropical flavoring. This tea is very good with sweetener – rock sugar is good, but honey really jived well with the tropical flavoring! I’m thinking I need to try this tea with coconut milk sometime!

Only thing that was sad for me was the resteep wasn’t tropical tasting.

full blog review with pics: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/tropical-puerh-from-kally-tea-tea-review/

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Love the review you did on your blog!

Terri HarpLady

Confession: I’ve lurked on your blog a little, & it’s cute!

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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I don’t know how I’m drinking more tea – I had dim sum with my family in memory of my grandmother in law. She loved eating this dim sum’s place chicken feet. Gawd, I wish chicken feet were boneless, I hate the work involved with eating them! With dim sum, I drank probably an entire pot and a 1/4 of tea. I think I went to the bathroom 4 times after that.

After the last bathroom trip I’m ready for more tea! Mmm, this tea is so creamy! I still wish I got more peach flavor! I’m halfway through my box of momoko!

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:S Chicken feet, those are one thing I have not tried, and I’m not entirely certain I could…

Oolong Owl

It’s kinda like eating the skin off a sauce coated steamed chicken. Depending where you go, the flavor is good, but too much slipping around, bits falling off and mess to eat with those wide chinese restaurant chop sticks.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never eaten chicken feet, but I have used them in chicken stock. They give it a nice yellow color & loads of collagen. A older Jewish lady told me that “it’s not chicken stock if you don’t include the feet.”

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This tea is so addictive! I’m getting a little savory graham crust taste with this cup for some reason. The coconut and juicy sweet white bai mu dan is still present.

I need to do another SteepCity order soon, though I’m wondering if I should get some tea ware instead. Argg, need a bigger tea budget, lol!

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So glad I ordered some of this!


That makes us so happy! We are glad you are enjoying our tea. It’s one of our favorite blends.


silly coconut lovers! However, the generally positive reviews on steepster so far, prompted me to pick up a few teas tonight while my friend in the US is still willing to bring things up to canada for me.

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Sip down! I also did a brainless pour from my tea pot, missing my cup completely, pouring right on my lap. At least the tea wasn’t really hot.

Felt like trying this tea at 185F instead of the lower recommended temperature.
It came out really malty and chocolately, but with a weird, dry aftertaste. I kinda like it like this for the flavor. Alas, good bye White Chocolate. If I can sip down a few more Della Terras, I probably will do another order.

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drank Tiramisu Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Today’s breakfast tea! Very deliciously chocolate and coffee taste to wake me up!
Geeze, I really need to drink down my matcha faster!




omg want…

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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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