1258 Tasting Notes

I did at least 5 to 7 steepings earlier today with this tea. I decided to finish it off by adding the leaves into my tea tumbler (t free) add a bit of hot water, waited a minute, then topped with ice.

Pretty good! I didn’t add any sugar and the pu’er is light and ends on a sweet note, perfect cold. Hopefully this unclogs up all the excess pizza I ate for lunch. Ugg.

Preparation
Iced

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Ty to Meeka for a sample of this from our Steepster meetup!

No steeping instructions, and Silk Road has this tea out of stock so there was no info there! Whatev’s, I can deal with it. 200F, quick steeps via gaiwan. However,my constant trips to the gaiwan is driving my roommates a little annoyed, as they are scrambling around trying to get ready for their LARP trip this weekend.

No fishyness or bitterness, earthy flavor ending with a little sweetness. Early infusions has a dark chocolate note mid sip. What I find interesting is how this tea can be super black in colour, but with taste with a good level of flavor and not blasting pu’er strong!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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90

Gah, just one serving left after this one! Where’d all the tea go?

Candy tea, yay! Spent most the day sewing on owl feet and working on the tea blog. Now making artichokes for dinner, which I can’t stand. I hate preparing them and while I find they taste good, I dislike the effort required to eat them. Also a pain as it’s 31c / 90F outside, so the house is hot and hanging out next the artichokes boiling away sucks. Having Yaya Strawberry iced to keep cool.

Preparation
Iced
OMGsrsly

I only ever make big artichokes when I’m craving garlic butter. There are teensy artichokes available locally, but I’ve never tried cooking with them. They’re soft, and I think you can eat the whole thing.

Oolong Owl

I always wanted to try those little artichokes – I only seen them once at a local farmers market and they were very expensive! Like $4 each expensive.

OMGsrsly

Oh, wow. They’re rather cheap here. I’ll have to get some the next time I see them, just to see what they’re like!

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95

Soooo good! So melony!
Looks like I have 1 large cup left after this. Once I polish off a few more of my older Butiki teas, I’m gonna order more! Muuuhahahahah!

My pattern sales did really well last month, which is my tea fund, so mostly me restricting ordering is due to mass amount of tea i have.

Chelle

I love this one too! You need more of this for summer.

Oolong Owl

hahhah, I do! It’s really fun combining it with Watermelon Xylophone.

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85

TY to ToiToi for a sample of this tea! Was nice to meet you at our Steepster meet!

OMG YUM! I ran this tea through my gaiwan and wow! It’s light and floral. The floral has this sunny citrus side to it, as well as a bit of sweetness. Second infusion the fruityness is mellowing out and I’m enjoying the wave of floral. The teeny yellow flowery Xs look very cute too!

Hmm, I may have to acquire more of this tea, or at least try another osmanthus oolong. Shoot, I’m supposed to be making dinner!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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95
drank Strawberry Oolong by Butiki Teas
1258 tasting notes

Yumyumyum! I haven’t had this tea for awhile! I forgot how cute this tea is with the teeny pink flower buds!

I’ve been working on crocheting teeny owl feet with a 2.5mm crochet hook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=650489098299755&set=a.650489094966422.1073741828.632946396720692&type=1&theater for 2 owls I have already made.. missing feet and 2 more I have planned. I’m on my 3rd infusion and very yum still, despite the strawberry flavor faded.

I’m gonna finish this cup and give my hands a rest from crocheting tiny things and start cleaning rabbit turf. Oh boy..

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

White pu’er stuffed in an orange? Sign me up!

This thing is a mess! After unwrapping it, the skin of the orange was thin and brittle, flaking all over the place. You are supposed to steep the tea without the peel, but that is a tricky when the thing is falling apart!

Taste? White tea, floral with some orange notes. The flavor became very crisp and delicate at the end.

Full review and pictures of the experience on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/white-puerh-mandarin-orange-from-new-mexico-tea-co-tea-review-and-experience/

At the end, I was wondering what else they can stuff pu’er in to..

Anyone wanna split an order of melon pu’er? Need like 60 of us, lol! http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Melon-Tuocha-Pu-erh-Tea/dp/B0002H8OUE

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C
Sil

wow that’s both huge and beautiful lol

Oolong Owl

17 pounds of tea, I probably couldn’t finish that in my lifetime.

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90

What the heck? Sip down? I didn’t know I only had one serving left.
/sad owl

now I need to do a Della Terra order soon, as I only got a little Lemon Chiffon left after this.

Anyways, I got hit in the nose in jiujitsu. I’m okay, though my nose just feels weird, not in pain or bruised. I’m consoling myself with this tasty creamy tea, iced, with sweet lemons. The other good thing was I got the guy back, he didn’t expect some girl to shoulder lock him, muhhahahaha!

Preparation
Iced
Uniquity

Reading your tasting notes reassures me that Ju Jitsu is not for me – though it sounds awesome!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

lol! Way to go get that guy! :-)

Oolong Owl

Yeah, you gotta be a “scrappy” type to practice BJJ. Not many women in it too.

Uniquity

I bruise and scar so easily, I would look like a fight club member after one go.

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85
drank Liquid Jade by Art of Tea
1258 tasting notes

Odd. Not many tealogs for this tea? This one won an award!

A summary of this tea could be “An Earl Grey white/green tea blend” however there’s much more going on, as there’s a bit of floral and sweetness from the white. Grassy, vegetal, and crisp flavors from the green, with a slight hit of bergamont. A very nice tea for peeps who love a light, citrus green!

Full Review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/liquid-jade-from-art-of-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75

WHOOOOOPS! I put this tea in for coldsteeping Saturday night. It’s now Monday afternoon. I totally forgot about it, and my tea got shuffled to the back of the fridge behind the potato salad and milk.

This is pretty good cold steeped – the oolong base is really different and the herby bite is strong. I was expecting this tea to come out weak, as I only used one bag for 16oz of cold steep, though maybe steeping for extra long helped. I should really get some gaba oolong on its own.

Preparation
Iced

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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.

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