Oolong Owl at the 2015 Los Angeles International Tea Festival!

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I was at the 2015 Los Angeles International Tea Festival on Saturday, December 5th! Like previous years, the festival was held at the Japanese American National Museum. Unlike previous years, the tea festival was held in December. Last year’s 2014 Los Angeles International Tea Festival was held in August in the blistering heat. Having a tea festival in the LA “winter” was a better call as last year it was a lot of sugary iced tea samples. If you are curious of my visit for the previous years – 2013 Los Angeles International Tea Festival | 2014 Los Angeles International Tea … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s Hooty Tea Travels – Park City Utah October 2015

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I recently got back from Utah. My Mother-in-law, Grandmother-in-law and I went up to Park City Utah for a week and stayed at my GIN’s timeshare in a mountain resort just below the ski lifts. Park City is the location for the Sundance Film Festival, 2 ski resorts, and was major locations of the 2002 Winter Olympics. However, I was in Park City in October, in between the major tourist seasons so there wasn’t much going on besides a whole lot of construction/repair and seasonal residents coming back for ski season. You can see all the grassy ski hills! Park City … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s Hooty Tea Travels – Alaska Cruise September 2015 – Part 2 of 2

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 – Oolong Owl’s Alaska Cruise Part 1! – Day 7 Whittier and Anchorage Our cruise finished in Whittier. Before I left the ship I had my last cruise meals – first the first breakfast, breakfast buffet. I like getting a cup of tea at 6am before the breakfast crowd. I had to pack my luggage the night before, in which I packed my tea tumblers so I didn’t have anything to steep my last package of tea with. I made due steeping a TGY oolong with this insane method – 1. One mug that I steeped the tea in. 2. I used a fork to … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s Hooty Tea Travels – Alaska Cruise September 2015 – Part 1 of 2

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I recently came back from a cruise to Alaska! I’ve cruised a couple times before, all with Princess Cruises. I wanted to do Alaska as they start/end at Vancouver and I’ve heard from many people that it is one of the most beautiful scenic cruises. I wanted to also go to Vancouver, as I’m originally from Vancouver and I can visit family and friends. To see more of my time in Vancouver and tea haul, check out my Vancouver 2015 Hooty Tea Travel post. We started in Vancouver and sailed north. I had 3 sea days, 2 of which were scenic … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s Hooty Tea Travels – Vancouver Featuring Chinese Tea Shop

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I’ve recently came back from a trip to Vancouver as well as an Alaskan cruise. I’m originally from Vancouver and I haven’t been back there since I moved to California in 2012, so I was very excited to be back home! I had 3 days in Vancouver so I had just a short time to see friends and family, load my suitcase with Canadian treats I cannot find in the USA, cram multiple rounds of Tim Hortons and poutine in me, and enjoy the awesome high US dollar shopping. My first stop – DAVIDsTea! I had a list and the Fall Collection just came out! I … Continue reading, hoot!