Tropical Mango is an assam black tea blend flavored with mango and orange peel. This whole leaf tea blend is from TeaJo. I received a sample of this tea from TeaJo, hearing about it over Steepster. Very generous sample – 10 cups! Love it! DRY LEAF: Vibrant fruity mango smell. Almost reminds me of apricots too. Nice presentation with the whole leaf black, mango lumps and teeny reddy orange petals. STEEPED: Lightly natural mango scented. Yum! Kinda creamy of a mango smell too! I steeped this tea as per instructions on the package – 212 for 3 minutes. Though I usually use a gravity … Continue reading, hoot!
The Perfect Pear is a black tea and pear blend from Della Terra Teas. Mmmm…. pear tea! I snagged this sample for free with my last Della Terra teas order. They have some really fantastic sales! 25 to 30% off, free shipping or free samples! Totally stalk their Facebook page to stay in the loop for their sales! This the a sample size from Della Terra – so I can get a couple cups of tea out of it. All their other sizes have steeping instructions, so I checked the website and wrote them on the back of my package. Really handy … Continue reading, hoot!
Three Friends is a black tea with orange, chocolate and marshmallow flavoring. This tea is from Butiki Teas. Okay, I am slightly biased here. I love Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. I’m homesick for Canada and my family, so the smell and taste of chocolate oranges bring me back to spending time with my Dad. He always gave me a chocolate orange for Christmas. The first time I got one, I was insistent I break it myself – but I was a pretty weak of a kid. Heck, despite all my brazilian jiu jitsu, my upper body strength is kinda crap. Dad … Continue reading, hoot!
Hello my amazing tea peeps! Nina’s Paris is a french tea brand that is about to launch in US and Canada. Check out their Facebook page and Twitter! Their America’s website is http://ninasteastore.com/ Anyways, I got a handful of samples from them – yum! I got Marie Antoinette, Mon Secret and Nina’s Japon as samples. I decided to do sample all of these teas and some quick review. I wish I had more than one serving of each so I can do a full review with sweeteners or as lattes! Marie Antoinette is a black tea blend with rose petals and apple flavoring. Dry leaf, … Continue reading, hoot!
Earl Grey Heaven is a creamy earl grey black. This tea is from The Persimmon Tree! Okay, I discovered this tea got a rename from Earl Grey Creme to Earl Grey Heaven. With that said, the packaging on my tea is the old name. My dad LOVES earl grey teas since Captain Picard ordered it. As a kid we’d sit on the floor (we had couches, but preferred sitting on the floor for TV time) sipping crappy bagged oversteeped earl grey that tasted more bergamont, paper and bitterness. Despite having a loose leaf crazy daughter, Dad still uses the bagged tea variety. … 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!
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!
Brazillionaire is a black tea that features brazil nuts and raisins. This tea comes from DavidsTEA. I’ve been on more of a white and green tea kick. A couple month ago, my tea stash was mostly blacks and I started getting tired of all the black tea. I need variety! There is just so many black tea blends out there and I wish tea companies would experiment more with other teas! Anyways, I figured I should drink more black teas so I don’t get sick of all the white and greens I’ve been drinking. How about a pot of Brazillionaire? DRY LEAF: … Continue reading, hoot!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a black tea blend that tastes just like the name. This tea blend comes from Della Terra Teas, an online loose leaf tea seller. FYI – Della Terra has AMAZING and creative black tea blends. They do other teas, but the bulk of their lineup is black teas. Their chocolate teas are very chocolately and their marshmallow teas are extremely well done! Della Terra also has lots of good sales – for last black friday, in my opinion, had the best deal going out of all the online tea sellers. (I’m a tea nerd, I write … Continue reading, hoot!
Fantasy is a black tea that features caramel, honey and fruit. I got this tea from Lupicia, off the 2012/2013 Happy bag! This is the first time for me to try this tea – first impressions, ya! DRY LEAF: Amazing fruity scent that is mouth watering good. Not actually sure what fruit really, probably a mix of fruit. There is a bit of a smokey caramel smell that kinda reminds me of coffee. STEEPED: Nice classic black tea colour. Smells slightly sweet and black tea like. I steeped Fantasy with boiling water for 2.5 minutes, as per package instructions. TASTE: Standard … Continue reading, hoot!