California Tea House

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Looking for a tasty puer blend? This one is up there. Not as good as Lupicia’s puer blend, but this Marmalade Puerh blend is better than Adagios and many others I’ve tried.

It is zesty, tangy citrus, just like a rindy marmalade, candied orange notes, hint of sweet licorice, with an earthy background of puer. The puer isn’t funky and the licorice is really subtle.

However, this is provided you steeped it well – this tea is fussy to brew. It weighs a lot, and if you overleaf you will get something too licorice and sludgy. Best is 6 grams, 10oz water, 3 minutes. No rinse.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/marmalade-puerh-california-tea-house-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 6 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Smooth and refreshing. Just enough vegal to let me know it’s tea. Love it!

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Wow I don’the usually get impressed by Rooibos blends but this tea is delicious

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A friend at work turned me on to Monkey Paw and I miss it every time I try something else. This is my tea!
I love that it’s organic too

Jim

Did you order from them offline?? I placed an order with them but they never sent me a shipping conformation nor did they respond to my e-mail, so i’m a little worried. How long did it take for your tea to arrive?? Thanks — Jim

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Hands down the best Silver Needle I’ve ever tasted.

Jim

Did you order from them offline?? I placed an order with them but they never sent me a shipping conformation nor did they respond to my e-mail, so i’m a little worried. How long did it take for your tea to arrive?? Thanks — Jim

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100

Another super specimen from California Tea House. I’ve been waiting for this Silver Needle to be in stock and finally got a 4oz bag. I’ll be back for more.

Jim

Did you order from them offline?? I placed an order with them but they never sent me a shipping conformation nor did they respond to my e-mail, so i’m a little worried. How long did it take for your tea to arrive?? Thanks — Jim

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I guess I like monkeys because I’m wild for this tea! This is the first time I’ve heard of it too. Probably the best green tea I’ve ever had and I’ve had a few.

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This reminds me of a Silver Needle that I paid 10x this price for from American Tea Room. I wonder…

Jim

Did you order from them offline?? I placed an order with them but they never sent me a shipping conformation nor did they respond to my e-mail, so i’m a little worried. How long did it take for your tea to arrive?? Thanks — Jim

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Yummy! I just recently heard of this company and this is the first tea of theirs I’ve tried. For someone who usually doesn’t go for green tea, this one is so smooth and easy on my stomach compared to others I’ve had. My new favorite green.

Jim

Did you order from them offline?? I placed an order with them but they never sent me a shipping conformation nor did they respond to my e-mail, so i’m a little worried. How long did it take for your tea to arrive?? Thanks — Jim

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This sample i got from ifjuly loong time ago. I dunno why i didnt try it.

Today I decided to run side by side with Golden Monkey by H&S

This tea is lovely. Sweet, flavorful and simply nice. Rich with sweet potatoes and malt but not heavy.
H&S version is heartier, maltier and earthier. its very rich cup but today I think it was too rich for me. And earth flavor distracted me for some reason. some peppery notes emerged as it cooled at the end of the sip.
i resteeped both teas [email protected] Meh. Didnt care for either. Kinda flat and boring.

Im glad i finally tasted both, long overdue.
Thank you ifjuly for the awesome samples you sent me. Still havent finished your endless box ;-)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The best way I can put it is full flavored while being the smoothest, gentlest white I believe I’ve had. I really like the fact that it’s organic as well.

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Wow. Probably the best Matcha I’ve had and I’ve had a few. My only complaint is it wasn’t easy to find. I’m happy I know where you are now!

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Another one of my favorite teas. I keep exploring other greens then coming back to White Monkey Paw (Bai Mao Hou). I like to see if there’s any greens that I could possibly like more, but White Monkey Paw has a smoothness that seems to be innate and just not duplicated by other green prep methods. I’ve had the White Monkey at Adagio which was excellent as well, but I’m not sure if it’s the original source or what, but the White Monkey Paw from California Tea House is by far my favorite.

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Pass the Stash

I love waking up my dog by placing a bit of food in front of her nose. Watching her nose twitch and then her surprised happy face when she finally wakes up to eat is is just so adorable. Someone should make a human alarm like this. Waking up would be so much easier if someone stuck pancakes under my nose every morning:P

This tea smells, looks , and tastes like a white tea. The melon flavor is really light— I would definitely say that it is honeydew. I’m not detecting any yogurt flavoring but it is a tad creamy.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
Angrboda

My father once, on a family trip, woke my uncle up by dangling a piece of freshly fried bacon under his nose, (Said uncle loves bacon) and as soon as he was awake stuffed it in his mouth. My uncle says it’s the weirdest way he’s ever been woken up in his life. Pleasant, but weird. :)

albertocanfly

hahaha, oh my goodness! That is absolutely amazing!!! :D I bet you he was a happy camper for the rest of the day!

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I like teas that stand out from the crowd, but not just if they are different. They have to be different with a VERY pleasing twist. This is a malty, hearty black tea that I can drink every day.

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