1235 Tasting Notes


Mmmm pancake tea!

I’ve noticed I’ve been having this tea every time I make pancakes. This morning I did a full review with pics.. with pancakes! Whoo! pancakes!

Blog Entry: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/pancake-breakfast-from-52-teas-tea-review/

My husband has been requesting french toast now instead of pancakes. I bet there’s a french toast tea out there somewhere, at least there better be!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Welllp, that made me decide to make pancakes pretty effectively! :)


Dang it, there just had to be a picture of the pancakes, with butter and syrup, no less.


I had waffles yesterday morning, and they are gluten free so end up tasting almost just like pancakes. If only I had some of this tea to go with it lol

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Sip Down!

This tea was a hit and miss for me. Sometimes it was not bad, other times the flavoring fell flat for me.

I sipped a small pot of this tea while I sewed up the loose end of my Star Blanket of Boring I crocheted. Then I drank the cold leftovers while I wrote up my blog entry on my crafty blog http://awkwardsoul.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/blanket-achievement-unlocked/

This last pot was meh. I got a bit of cherry taste, wishing there was more. I preferred this tea mixed with a little flavored matcha.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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I did this last night and again today with good results

1 part loose chamomile
1 part loose peppermint
2 parts DavidsTea Creme Brulee

The result is a creamy, relaxing, caramelly, slightly minty tea!
And again, I’m chilling out, crocheting a blanket, watching Boys Over Flowers. Occasionally squealing “OPPA!” to my confused husband.


I’ve managed to get my roommates to watch Boys Over Flowers with me! It’s a bit of a weekend tradition now. If only I could get them into tea as well

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drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
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I freaking almost waited a year for this tea and it is finally back!

I could drown happily in this cup of pretty, buttery, floral, fruity and sweet sencha! The only thing I didn’t like about this tea was the resteeping, which was too astringent for my tastes.

full tea review with pretty pictures on my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/sakura-sencha-from-dens-tea-tea-review/ (no owl photobombings this time)

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

I got mine in today too, did a little happy dance that this tea is finally in my life. It’s just perfection!

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drank Champagne Rosé by Lupicia
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This tea is delicious! I don’t drink alcohol, so I didn’t get most of the champagne elements – Actually, I dunno if I ever had champagne, I might of, but since I don’t like booze, it wasn’t memorable.

However, Champagne Rose is a really nice strawberry tangy candy tea. I will most likely buy more of this tea!

Full review on my blog: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/champagne-rose-from-lupicia-tea-review/

Happy Valentines Day!

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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What, I only have enough for a sip down? Boooooo!

Oh well – Valentines Day Read My Lips Latte.. for one as I don’t have enough for more!

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drank Melon White Tea by Lupicia
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I decided to go nuts with the breadmaker pound cake and totally messed it up. Probably a good idea to follow recipes for breadmakers, not toss in extra liquids. I got a nice undercooked lump of pound cake. I tossed it in the oven and it over baked. Figures.

At least I have good melon tea to wash it down.

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Siipp down!

Darn it, another tasty sip down! Why can’t my sip downs suck so I don’t feel bad that I don’t have any of that tea left!

I was too lazy to rinse out my teapot, which had leftover Vanilla Orchid (davidstea) and poured in the Apricot Cheesecake. Yum! yum! So cheesecakey tart with a little apricot!

Ah well, going back to messing around with the breadmaker.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

This will be a sad sip down for me when the time comes.

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First off – The Persimmon Tree did a few name changes, so this tea is now Banana Coconut. mmm, coconut!

What I found while reviewing this tea is the magic is in the steep time. I first did the rooibos steep time – which produces a stronger chamomile taste with a banana aftertaste.

I then discovered that The Persimmon Tree has this tea listed as 5 to 7 minutes, the herbal steep time. I made another cup at 6 minutes and WHOA! It’s just a little woody chamomile, finishing off with strong creamy sweet caramelly banana flavors. This tea also make an amazing latte – it’s like having that cup of warm milk before bed but much more relaxing from the chamomile with a tasty banana brown sugar treat.

See the full review on my blog, Oolong Owl here: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/banana-coconut-from-the-persimmon-tree-tea-review/
I also have a promo code posted there!

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

This sounds even better than Davids Dolce and Banana. So yum!

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drank Gold Rush by DAVIDsTEA
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Sip down!
Not bad of a last cup and pretty caramelly tasting. I only had 4 mulberries left and promptly burnt my fingers fishing them out of my steeper to snack on.

Geeze, with all these teas I’m polishing off, my cupboard count is going down – I’m used to the count going up! I really need to order more teas, heheheheheheheeeeeeeee!


What a terrible problem to have! :P Needing more teas… ahahahaha.

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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.


Seattle, WA USA



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