1179 Tasting Notes


There’s barely any oolong in this, seems like mostly chunks of apple, pineapple and strawberry. Though, I can handle that if it tastes okay and I chalk it up as more of a fruity herbal. This tea has a long ingredients list and has many fruit items that sound nice, like rhubarb, vanilla, peach, rose, tangerine and grapefruit (all flavorings)

This tea is heavy, 1.5 teaspoons is 10 grams of tea. Steeped up and it’s watery with not much flavor, like this is the 2nd or 3rd infusion. What I do get is a slight bubble gum strawberry and rose floral flavor. I even used a higher temp and longer steep time and nope – BOOOOO!

I guess the rest of my 2oz will go to the ice tea pitcher along with a bunch of hibiscus. At least that way it’ll have more flavor.

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I love the concept of this tea – s’more tea with spices? Ohhh yeah!

This chai is moderately spicey with plenty of cardamon, ginger and clove. The entire blend has a sweet marshmallow essence, with a bit of chocolate. It is like the chai is the focus, with the bonus of smores! I could see this one being great as a latte. Personally, I don’t like cardamon too much, I wish had nutmeg instead (says the weirdo who shaves on too much nutmeg on her hot chocolates and tea lattes)

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Yum, I liked this one. I does need more chocolate, but one could never had too much chocolate right? I love the creamy icing flavor, roasty and cake notes. I also got a decent second infusion that lets you sample the oolong base more.

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and hey, how about that kickstarter?

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This is an awesome oriental beauty oolong – it’s pretty sweet, with tasty honey, peachy, nutty, malt, brown sugar, and caramel notes. I got 11 infusions out of this oolong, with one messed up long one in the middle. This tea can take a beating! However, later infusions it does get moderately dry.

My only beef is my sample leaf looked pretty smashed up. Otherwise the taste was pretty good.

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So creamy! Can I have this tea instead of whipped cream on a cake? Thinking about it, Golden Orchid is a potentially awesome Valentines day tea – lots of creamy and sweet notes. There are toasted asian milk bread, chocolate and malt too! Very smooth and thick texture, with some dryness 3 infusions later. Yep, this tea can resteep very well and keep the vanilla flavor – huge edge over other tea blends!

Full review at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/whispering-pines-teas-golden-orchid-tea-tea-review/

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The best tea out of this month’s Simple Loose Leaf Tea Club Coop!

This oolong is from wild grown tea trees. The flavor is actually quite different – it’s green oolong, but not as delicate as one. The flavor starts tulips, wheatgrass and creamy sweet. With further infusions, the tea gets less grassy and more savory – with a sesame and wheat cracker kind of flavor, which is quite different and fun.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/february-simple-loose-leaf-tea-coop-club/ Dimetrodon in disguise!

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Oh man this one sounds really interesting and really yummy.

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This was the least favorite of mine out of the Teatoxy teas. To me, the best flavor was a short steep – 3 minutes, with sugar, iced. The flavor is quite hibiscus tart, with minty and lemon flavor with a mysterious savory element going on.

The longer infusion (for more benefits stated on the package) the hops comes out adding a savory bitter flavor, with the extended time making the mint taste steamy and grassy, over a lot more tart. Really tart! If you enjoy beer and hops teas, you might like this one, otherwise you might be like me and want less hops flavor as possible.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/teatoxy-detox-tea/ Such colourful tea and pretty dry leaf!


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This tea looks really cool – you need to see it! big flat ribbons of green, weird curly pink things and pretty blue flowers!

The flavor is similar if you have had Bluechai (butteryfly pea flower) before. It has herby, bamboo, celery, vegetal note with a lemongrass finish. This is a neat herbal for something that isn’t the usual floral or mint. Plus, this tea steeps up BLUE! Very blue!

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/teatoxy-detox-tea/ Such colourful tea and pretty dry leaf!

carol who

Sounds so pretty!


I’m going to have to try the blue tea at some point, just because the colour is so amazing. :)

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This was my favorite out of the 3 Teatoxy teas! This one has the concept of morning down for me – it had a comfort feel to it with the combination of fruity and mint, like a lozenge on a cold morning walk to school.

Teatoxy morning has a lemon, hibiscus floral, rosehip tart flavor with a finish of soothing mint and lemon. I enjoy this tea iced and sweetened, but the tart level on its own is drinkable.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/teatoxy-detox-tea/ Such colourful tea and pretty dry leaf!


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I snagged this sample online from the seller for cheap. I followed the instructions, boiling it for 2 minutes, 1T sugar, adding milk, stirring and reheat, strain and serve. It didn’t work out well. I wish I could of just steeped this stuff normally as boiling tea on the stove for a busy person just goes badly. Of course, the tea boiled over that few moments I was gone grabbing my mug in the dining room. I used a small sauce pan used for making sauces – even has little pouring nooks. Of course, the tea poured mostly on the counter, and missed the strainer in my mug so I got chunks. User failure for sure in preparation.

The result? Bitter, burnt tasting chai. The spice level is nice, sort of dark chocolately, but bitter oversteeped CTC black and where ever the burnt taste came from, bleh!


Oh, I adore those sauce pans with pouring nooks! It sounds like they’re more for aesthetics than for function, though. bummer.
I am a constant ‘boil over’ type person (I get so easily distracted…).

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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.

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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.


Long Beach, CA



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