1231 Tasting Notes
Iced latte mode!
Banana Cheesecake genmaicha is better as a latte, IMO, but still tastes a little like artificial funky banana to me. However, this is still decent tasting and I pick up the cheesecakeyness.
I hammered through my crochet work this morning, completing a turtle amigurumi pattern
I’m hoping it does well – my crochet sales go towards tea!
Sad Oolong Owl sip down!
The last of my bag of Maple Pecan. I probably should order more, but I still have a pile of Butiki teas I haven’t tried from my last order because I’ve been getting more tea than time to blog about.
The fun part of this tea is the bottom of my bag was so much nuts! Here’s a pic I posted on my Oolong Owl facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532022313494745&set=a.517063994990577.124981.516160198414290&type=1&theater
Of course, this is the best freaking cup of Maple Pecan Oolong – so nutty and sweet maple taste! Maybe if I don’t finish my cup, it’ll magically refill its self. Sigh.
I drank this tea all day, using only 2teaspoons! I got 5 good steepings and I got tired and switched to a white tea.
I played with steepings a bit – I did my steepings in this order: 30seconds, 45, 55, 75 and 4 minutes. Lol, the 4 minute steeping was for the roommate who wanted it strong! Pretty good! my favorite steepings were the 2-4 – they were consistently pretty good.
I was sipping away, crocheting a new pattern I’m creating. I had a cough this morning and pu’erh always gets rid of my cough and clears my throat! I really need to buy some teaware – but theres more earrings and tea I want to buy!
I got this tea from a giveaway by Kally Tea!
First of all – during my email exchange with Kally Tea, they mentioned they experimented with 1 minutes steeps with this tea. I tried it out and love it at the 1 minute mark!
Very interesting tea – the pu’erh is nice and earthy without any fishyness, with a background of tropical flavoring. This tea is very good with sweetener – rock sugar is good, but honey really jived well with the tropical flavoring! I’m thinking I need to try this tea with coconut milk sometime!
Only thing that was sad for me was the resteep wasn’t tropical tasting.
full blog review with pics: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/tropical-puerh-from-kally-tea-tea-review/
I don’t know how I’m drinking more tea – I had dim sum with my family in memory of my grandmother in law. She loved eating this dim sum’s place chicken feet. Gawd, I wish chicken feet were boneless, I hate the work involved with eating them! With dim sum, I drank probably an entire pot and a 1/4 of tea. I think I went to the bathroom 4 times after that.
After the last bathroom trip I’m ready for more tea! Mmm, this tea is so creamy! I still wish I got more peach flavor! I’m halfway through my box of momoko!
This tea is so addictive! I’m getting a little savory graham crust taste with this cup for some reason. The coconut and juicy sweet white bai mu dan is still present.
I need to do another SteepCity order soon, though I’m wondering if I should get some tea ware instead. Argg, need a bigger tea budget, lol!
Sip down! I also did a brainless pour from my tea pot, missing my cup completely, pouring right on my lap. At least the tea wasn’t really hot.
Felt like trying this tea at 185F instead of the lower recommended temperature.
It came out really malty and chocolately, but with a weird, dry aftertaste. I kinda like it like this for the flavor. Alas, good bye White Chocolate. If I can sip down a few more Della Terras, I probably will do another order.
This tea is on the Last Chance DavidsTEA page! Nooo! I have nice memories of drinking this tea with my dad on christmas! Sucks to discontinue a tea, but I do like Strawberry Rhubarb combos, so I’ll search for other similar teas.
I did a blog review with pics – http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/strawberry-rhubarb-crumble-from-davidstea-tea-review/ another Owly pic!