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