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Zomg, so busy right now with last minute christmas shopping and entertaining out of town guests, with more pouring in soon.
I was able to squeak out a review of Citrus Sunshine Oolong, yay!
Check it out on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/citrus-sunshine-oolong-steep-city-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
It was really nice to finally have some of this oolong blend, since I bougth it awhile back and didn’t open it until now. I quite like this one, the citrus is really nice, it’s not too tart and the ginger, though doesn’t have a ginger taste, adds some warmth to this tea. Only con is this tea doesn’t resteep that well since most of the flavor is from the fruity chunks.
It is interesting to watch “cold” weather and rain grind my city (Long Beach California) to a halt, especially since I’m from Vancouver Canada, which is technically a rainforest and rains all the time. Yesterday’s busy plans got all messed up as one event I went to barely anyone attended due to rain. Another thing cancelled as it was raining and outdoors. Then other plans cancelled. Here’s to today being better, it’s “cold” 14c (LOL) but not raining at least.
Nutty love for breakfast with an english muffin sandwich! Mmmm, love this tea, it came out caramelly nice and nutty today. Yum, a great start to a “cold” day! See previous notes or my blog post for a full review http://oolongowl.com/nutty-love-black-tea-steep-city-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
This was another tea included in BrewTEAlly Sweet sale box.
I don’t really have too much to say about this other than. OMG is it good. Warm chocolaty comforting. Perfect on this cold evening.
(Not allowed to buy any more teas, but will keep eyes open for a swap opportunity to get more…)
Whoa, I am surprised how good this tea is! I bought it mostly for “yay nutty tea!” + “yay Steep City tea has good tea”
This blend is very fragrant desserty black tea with lots of walnuts and almonds that smells like nut bark candy.
Steeped up, whoa, Nutty Love indeed! This tea has a great malty black tea base, loaded with brown sugar, syrup and honey sweetness, nuttyness with a hint of rose. This tea tastes like baklava, without all the stickyness (or over the top sweet).
Very delicious! I went back and steeped up a second cup!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nutty-love-black-tea-steep-city-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
It’s Black Tea Week at Oolong Owl!
Sil sent me a sample of this.
I don’t really care for it.
Back from the cruise! I packed just enough teas with only 2 servings leftover. With me drinking a small selection of mostly unflavored teas, coming home to my tea stash was overwhelming. What should I drink! So much tea!
Well, I went with Moroccan Berry Mint since the pretty tin is visible and at the front. Mmmm mint with a berry twist! I was missing a mint tea – I even had to drink a bagged one on the ship that tasted like paper. I got so bloated from eating so much food on the ship. I ate way too much! I wish the cruise was longer as I might of spazzed less to try everything. Next time!
I’m pretty sure I gained some weight and I’ll get my butt kicked in jiujitsu tonight.
(see previous notes for review of this tea)
Sipdown! I managed to blast through this package of tea mostly for iced teas.
Had a long shopping trip, mostly to Sephora to pick up my free birthday gift (super early) and a new dress for the cruise I’m going on in a few weeks. So tired out as I was walking and shopping for 5 hours. Mall music is.. terrible. Happy they played some kpop though http://youtu.be/I8ekpLae-64
Once I got home, I needed tea ASAP. I almost got tea at Starbucks and resisted as I have so much tea at home. Yum, Orange Glam is great iced, I used a mix of honey and light agave (as I ran out of honey lol). Very nice orange flavor! Now that I’m done this, I should really crack open another Steep City tea, maybe that citrus oolong.
(see previous notes for review or Oolong Owl blog review http://oolongowl.com/orange-glam-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/ )
Very candy-like. The flavours are extremely sweet.
It’s ok, I suppose, but I’m more excited about other teas in my cupboard.
Thanks, Sil. :)
OMG exploding! SOOO MUCH FOOD for Canadian Thanksgiving extravaganza. I’m so happy my friends put so much effort (and food) to celebrate it here in the US. Feels like better timing for me than American Thanksgiving.
The food: 26lb smoked turkey, muffings (stuffing made in muffin tins, roasted potatoes, gravy, pomegranate jelly, creamed spinach, amazing asparagus big coucous salad, a whole roasted pork loin, macaroni and cheese made with an entire giant brick of cheese, blue cheese stuff bacon wrapped dates, homemade bread, pumpkin pie spiced fudge and nanaimo bars. So much food for 9 people, though a couple of my husband’s friends ate like 2 full plates of food.
After eating all that, then cleaning up, I curled up with a big tumbler of Blushing Geisha iced and Pokemon X. It was really refreshing and a nice tea to end the day with.
See previous notes or my Oolong Owl post http://oolongowl.com/blushing-geisha-from-steep-city-teas/ for review of this tea.
I’ve grown to love this one less than when i first picked it up. Which totally means suprise for kittenna! mwahahahahah it’s not bad, but it’s just not for me anymore.
My husband bought an insane bbq recently – its some giant cast iron thing that uses charcoal, can smoke meat and has a trailer hitch, all weight like 150lbs. oh, and two bottle openers on it (apparently that’s important feature, I dunno).
We gave it a test run today with pork ribs, smoked away for like 5 hours. Turned out pretty good, though I liked my quinoa salad more! With it, I had some iced orange glam tea! Love this tea iced, has a nice orange flavor and super refreshing.
(see previous notes for review)
This is a pretty decent tea. I made it hot first and it was all right (I can definitely taste the fun fruits; I’m not good at telling mango and papaya apart in tea form, but I can definitely tell one or both of them was there!). I made the rest of my sample iced with a bit of rock sugar, and it was also good. Good, but not great. It wasn’t very strong and I steeped the tea for a while, so perhaps these fruits just don’t have as potent a flavor when made into tea as other fruits.
(Sample from silentrequiem. Thanks!)
This is a fun chai for me this morning. I like the intensity of the spices, but there is almost too much going on here for me. It’s pleasant with a bit of honey! Glad to try it but not something I’d purchase on my own. Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet! :D
This mornings tea + honey.
Sweet, chocolately, berry like and tasty. Bottom of the cup is very chocolately!
OMG, so tired! I think I’m just going to knit the day away and drink tea.
Silentrequiem gave me a sample of this (Thanks!) and noted that it was a little weak, so I steeped this for quite a while (10-11 minutes) and added a bit of rock sugar. What an interesting flavor… It does smell and taste like autumn, but there is no apple flavor (from the name, I would have expected apple pieces in it). The orange flavor is strong and the taste isn’t bad (although it smells better than it tastes). I feel like this could taste better if blended with something… Maybe something with apples? :) It did taste a bit syrupy, but that may have been from my steeping it for so long.
This isn’t anything special. It smells lovely but the taste is pretty bland. Even a bit of sugar didn’t bring out the flavors in this rooibos tea. I will finish the batch but won’t be reordering this one.
Finished off my sample of this from a long time ago. I think I enjoyed it more the first time, but my tastebuds have changed a lot since then. Now it’s a little too maple syrupy, but I still enjoyed it. On to the next sample…
YUM! This tea reminds me of those fruit and nut Cadbury chocolate bars without the nuts. The pairing of chocolate and fruityness is tasty!
This tea is quite creamy and milk chocolately throughout most of the sip. Steep City put a generous amount of chocolate chips in this blend! End of sip you get some honey like berry flavors. With sweetener, I can pick up the berry flavor has raspberry in it.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/09/16/choco-honeyberry-tea-steep-city-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/
This is a really nice iced tea.
2:1 ratio of tea to sugar.
8 tsps of tea; 4 tsps of rock sugar in my 32 oz Mist Iced Tea Jug from DAVIDsTEA.
It’s not overly sweet and the fruits all blend together. If I concentrate, I can tease apart the different flavors (mango, papaya, and citrus) but they work really well. Papaya is definitely the strongest and easiest to detect flavor but the mango and citrus are definitely there.
Refreshing. I don’t think I’d like this hot very much, but iced, it is definitely a winner.
Gahhh so hot outside! It has been pretty tolerable weather here in Long Beach – lots of nice breezes so the sun doesn’t feel so hot. However today and yesterday were kind of awful and hot. Waiting outside for the bus to go out to the DMV sucked! Ugggg. I really want some pu’er, but I cannot survive something with boiling water and a zillion infusions. With that said, I made a good green tea blend that could be iced.
Good stuff! Orange glam is a solid orange green tea – nice fresh green tea base with the orange tasting a mix of natural orange and candy like tang.
The tea has no bitterness or tart!
I can’t decide whether I like this tea hot or iced – both were good, however I much preferred it sweetened to bring out the orange flavor more. Though, iced really hit the spot today with this sticky weather.
Full review at my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/08/27/orange-glam-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/
Been drinking this over the past few days….nice thing about cold brews is its a good way to finish up larger quantities of teas you don’t love!
I prefer to do a full proper review right away, but I just could not resist giving this tea a sample. Steep City was really cool to let me have a sample. I was torn between buying this or the Citrus Sunrise oolong, but I went with the oolong as I figure I’d prefer it more.
Anyways, I made a big bottle iced to take to dinner at the in laws. I watched my husband eat 3 plates of pasta, rolls, 4 muffin sized quiches and a giant slice of pie. He’s a slim guy, so he looks preggers with all that food in him! I ate barely half of that, but I also had lots of tea in me. Now I can’t sleep. So I’m awake, back logging about this tea and buying yarn on flash sale. Yay for late night, not totally thought out spending!
Moroccan Berry Mint. First impressions – very fresh, great balance of mint. Very berry with a nice bite of citrus. The green tea seems light but the smokey gunpowder comes though. Quite a bit going on, with the combination of flavors tasting great! The mint was nicely refreshing, making my meal less heavy feeling. However, I found this tea slightly similar to their Agua di Jamaica but with mint but less (huge) berries.
I have a pitcher of this one in the frige so I can drink it cold brew over the next few days…this is basically a sip down once I get through the pitcher so yay for that. As a cold brew, this is much preferred. Nt sure if ill reorder since I didn’t love the crap out of it, but I wouldn’t turn it down. :)