Ginger Zinger is a white tea blend featuring ginger root, orange peel and peach pieces. This tea comes from Steep City Teas. I was eyeing Steep City Tea’s white teas. I sometimes pass over ginger blends, as in my mind I classify them as “If you tried one, you’ve tried them all” kinda deal. /the audience throws troll hate mail! No no no, I do like ginger, don’t get me wrong! Ehh, maybe I was traumatized by crappy bagged ginger tea. Anyways, I read the ingredients of this Ginger Zinger.. PEACH?! Hmm. Ehh, I’ll try it, I don’t have any fruity ginger … Continue reading, hoot!
Lady Hannah is a herbal berry tea blend from New Mexico Tea Company (NM Tea Co). Lady Hannah features apple, hibiscus, rosehip, pineapple, papaya, bramble berries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. First off – with my recent order with NMTea Co I purchased two 1 oz pouches of tea. They both came UNLABELED. NOOOO! Annoyingly, both teas were fruity herbals, but I was just able to tell them apart as one was more cherry whereas Lady Hannah is more berry. I labelled it myself after I figured out what tea was what. I’d be REALLY FFFING PISSED if I ordered a bunch … Continue reading, hoot!
Orchid Blend is a berry flavored gaba oolong from Physique Tea, an online seller of bagged slimming and detox teas. Orchid Blend appears to be more of a woman’s tea, as it includes dong quai, the “female gingseng. It also has hibiscus flowers, lotus leaf, garcina and rosehips. Lots of tea bits that help with PMS, digestion, and stress! DRY LEAF: Mmm, smells like tasty sweet fruit with a slight zesty herbal smell! I love the smell of this tea! STEEPED: Strong herb smell that is quite pleasant. Weird deep brown colour tea. The tea gets lighter and lighter brown each … Continue reading, hoot!
Starfruit/Strawberry is a unique fruity white tea blend from ESP Emporium, an online tea seller. Okay – ESP Emporium – your shipping price SUCKS! At the time of this blog post, it’s $7.95 (unless you spend $45, then it’s free). I purchased my tea over a sale weekend, and they sent it First Class USPS with tracking. Come on, shipping 4 oz of tea probably costed $3-$4! My tea came with a coupon code at least! ESP Emporium has a big selection of fruity teas Anyways, onto the tea – STARFRUIT TEA???? YES! I’ve never seen starfruit tea! I love starfruit, it was my … Continue reading, hoot!
Flowery Pineapple Oolong is a Wen Shan Bao Zhong oolong flavored with freeze dried pineapple. This tea comes from Butiki Teas. This tea is delicious and one of my favorites. With Butiki Tea orders, you can request samples – and this was one of the first samples I got. I held onto my sample for awhile, waiting for the right time to try it. Then after I tried it.. YUM! So I ordered more. Samples FTW! DRY LEAF: Chunky presentation here with the large lumps of oolong and bulky pineapple bits. Very nice! STEEPED: As I poured the tea from my … Continue reading, hoot!
Pancake Breakfast is a black tea blend that tastes like pancakes! This tea comes from 52 Teas, an online tea sellers that releases a limited edition blend each week. 52 Teas does some really CRAZY FUN blends – lots of cheesecake and nerd-inspired teas. I buy quite a bit from 52 Teas – however, this is the first time I’ve reviewed their tea here on Oolong Owl. I haven’t bought anything recently, so most of my stash is of 52 Teas you tea peeps won’t be able to buy, unless it gets reblended. Also, teas sell out pretty quick – so … Continue reading, hoot!
Sakura Sencha is a seasonal fruity green tea from Den’s Tea, a japanese green tea seller. This tea is SEASONAL and available for a limited time in the early spring. Seriously, I heard about this tea mid spring or so last year and I waited almost a year for it to be released again so I could buy it. DRY LEAF: SOOOO PRETTY! I love the little pink flower buds! The tea leaves are so thin and deep green! Sakura Sencha smells like luscious cherries! STEEPED: Very beautiful steep with the pink flower buds and tree looking things floating on the top! Grassy green … Continue reading, hoot!
Champagne Rose is a black tea flavored with strawberries. This tea comes from Lupicia. Happy Valentines Day! Okay, I have to admit – I don’t drink alcohol. I drink like maybe 2 or 3 times a year, and only if it’s free at a party or something. I was/am a total nerd and during university, spending my time playing video games, knitting and drinking tea instead of doing the bar scene. When I’m having a nice dinner at home, my husband and I reach for the sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider. Well, mostly him. I would have a little bit then switch … Continue reading, hoot!
Banana Coconut is a caffeine free herbal/rooibos blend of chamomile, coconut and banana. This tea comes from The Persimmon Tree, a great online loose leaf tea seller. (FYI, this tea was previously called Banana Dulce and went through a recent name change, hence why my tin has the old name on it. It is still the same blend!) I need more caffeine free teas in my life. Unfortunately, I’m not huge on rooibos or chamomile – which is often used for caffeine free blends. Regardless, I still order teas with rooibos or chamomile as I’ll try about anything and I don’t want … Continue reading, hoot!
Jasmine Blossom is a herbal tea of naturally dried jasmine buds. This tea comes from Nature’s Tea Leaf. DRY LEAF: Dried flower smell – wooo creative! I mean, if you ever dried flowers, it smells floral, but also kind of flat. Bleh, hopefully I’m making sense here. Very nice looking tea here – all mostly intact flower buds! So pretty! I made a bouquet! However… what is this?????!!!!!! It was the only one in my bag of tea. I’m guessing it was a dredge or something. Kinda looks like my tea owl munched on my teas and hurled a flowery owl … Continue reading, hoot!