Nutty Love is a black tea blend that contains walnuts, almond, rose petals and apple. This interesting nutty blend is made by Steep City Teas, a Florida based online tea seller. Welcome to Oolong Owl’s Black Tea Week! I’ll be reviewing only black teas this week. I seriously need to drink black tea this week – with US Thanksgiving this week, there is lots of cleaning and cooking to be done. Plus, I need to caffeine boost from black teas to prepare me for Black Friday shopping. I’ve already planned out my tea purchases, have you? How about some black tea? Today … Continue reading, hoot!
Rhubarb and Cream Black Tea is a loose leaf black tea blend from Whittard of Chelsea. Where has the love for rhubarb gone? Maybe I’m from the wrong generation or in the wrong area of the US. My deep freeze is FULL of rhubarb. My husband went crazy last year with the lack of rhubarb pies because during off season we couldn’t find frozen rhubarb. This year every time we saw good looking fresh rhubarb we bought it and stashed it in the freezer. Oddly, every time I’m hauling large bags bursting with rhubarb I’ll get asked “what is that?” “How do … Continue reading, hoot!
Candy Corn Tea is a black tea blend flavored to taste like halloween candy corn. This unique blend is made by 52 Teas / Zoomdweebies, online seller of loose leaf teas. Oooooh a candy corn tea! NICE! This tea idea was posted on Steepster and I totally supported it. I do like candy corn, especially if it is slightly soft in texture. Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays. Sadly, I’m not doing anything for this halloween as I got a vacation coming up I was planning on buying some candy corn to accent the photos in this review, but I crocheted one … Continue reading, hoot!
Jin Pin Black tea is a Chinese black tea from Nanhu Mountain. This rich, “gold personality” tea is sold by Yezi Tea, an online seller of Chinese teas. Folks, Yezi Tea! They got a nice lineup of unflavored Chinese teas, with some really interesting looking black teas. The have great prices, sample sizes, and even a Super Sample Promotion that you get 3 free samples and only have to pay for shipping! Also regular orders also get 3 free samples! Very cool! The shipping was super fast on these samples too, I was quite impressed. In Oolong Owl Blog news – I have a … Continue reading, hoot!
Kathryne Earl Grey is a handmade earl grey blend from justea, a Vancouver Canada based tea company supporting fair trade efforts for Kenyan Tea Farmers. This special earl grey is made with fair trade, hand processed Kenyan black tea and cold-pressed organic Mediterranean bergamot oil. justea crowd funding campaign ends TODAY (October 18th 2013)! Check it out justea‘s site if you haven’t yet! Their campaign is basically this: I’ve been meaning to get this review out sooner, but I had some unexpected computer issues causing me to ugggg… the horrible “R” word.. (reformat! wahh!!!) The Tea Owls have been helping me today with handing me … Continue reading, hoot!
Black Jasmine Cream is a black and green tea blend with jasmine flowers and vanilla flavoring. This tea is from New Mexico Tea Company. Black Jasmine! I’ve noticed once in awhile people asking around Steepster for Jasmine Black teas. It’s a tea combination that seems uncommon to find. The first black jasmine I’ve tried was Jasmine Black Pearls from DAVIDsTea, which was really good. New Mexico Tea Company is another place to find a Black Jasmine tea, which I managed to get my Owl claws on it! Dry Leaf Black Jasmine Cream smells like a jasmine lovers dream! Lots of … Continue reading, hoot!
Kenyan Black Tea is a fair trade, hand processed tea by Kenyan farmers, which is directly sold by JusTea, a Vancouver Canada based tea company. First off, a cheer from Oolong Owl for a Vancouver based tea company – My hometown! Second, JusTea has just started a crowd funding campaign. Here is the model they are aiming for: You can access the campaign by visiting the JusTea site or via JusTea’s Facebook page. Let’s check out the tea! Our Great Horned Owl is going to help with the review! Dry Leaf The Kenyan Black Tea has a light scent woodsy scent … Continue reading, hoot!
Choco-Honeyberry is a black and blend that has rooibos, honeybush, honey pollen, chocolate pieces, marigolds, and safflowers. This unique blend is made by Steep City Teas. When Steep City Teas came out with Choco-Honeyberry I was intrigued. This blend is very unique with the use of honey pollen, chocolate and berry flavors. Bee pollen tea. I had a weird experience with bee pollen tea. I was at a chinese restaurant and I was sick. I was served a cup of tea that had a big fat bee floating in the middle. Actually tasted pretty sweet and interesting but was scary to … Continue reading, hoot!
Caramel Vanilla Assam is a black tea blend with Taiwanese Assam. This tea is by Butiki Teas, an Oolong Owl favorite tea seller. I have heard so many good things about Butiki Teas black teas, especially their Taiwanese Assam. Caramel Vanilla Assam is also highly rated on Steepster, currently riding the first page of the best rated teas of the community. I had to snag this tea with my last, giant, Butiki Teas order. Dry Leaf: I tried scooping out the tea and WOW LOOK IT THE SIZE OF THE LEAF! This is something I expect with a good oolong … Continue reading, hoot!
Sweet Roasted Chestnuts Flavored Black Tea is a Japanese black tea with chestnut flavoring. This tea is a Creha Tea that I purchased from Yunomi.us. I’m sure when we think of Japanese teas we think of green teas. It’s really cool to see a Japanese tea seller like Yunomi.us carry some Japanese blacks teas as well as oolongs. It is really neat to taste the difference of these teas compared to the typical teas that are more commonly from Africa, China or Taiwan. If you wanna know what I mean, check out my review of a Japanese Pu’er. Sweet Roasted … Continue reading, hoot!