A Quarter to Tea – Tea Review

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Today’s tea review are teas from A Quarter to Tea, an online etsy shop. Admittedly, I got a soft spot for etsy sellers, since I am one myself as I sell crochet critters and patterns. I have four A Quarter to Tea teas and I’ll be reviewing two today, and the other two soon. For today’s review I selected fall themed teas. Little Orange Tea Owl is here in a pretty simple Halloween costume. Apple Almond Spice Cake Black Tea This black tea blend is a limited edition! The dry leaf is organic nilgiri black tea, hojicha, chicory, clover and chunky almonds, shattered cinnamon sticks … Continue reading, hoot!

Tie Guan Yin Black Tea from Sanne Tea – Tea Review

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Hmmm, a Tie Guan Yin Black Tea? That sounds pretty different, sign this owl up! This tea is experimental and processed in smaller batches, made by a second generation tea master. This black tea is from Sanne Tea, online seller of farm to cup Taiwanese Teas. My sample is from September 2014. I like the information listed on the sample, especially the oxidation and roasting level. Dry Leaf Tie Guan Yin Black tea’s leaf looks like matte black ribbons with the odd brown or gold tip. The leaf has a sweet honey scent. Steeping Instructions I didn’t completely follow the steeping instructions on the sample. … Continue reading, hoot!

No. 03 Classic Chinese Black Tea from Joseph Wesley Black Tea – Tea Review

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Everything I tried from Joseph Wesley Black tea has been excellent, I can’t recommend them enough if you are a black tea lover. A couple good tea friends have told me No. 03 Classic Chinese black tea is a really good one from Joseph Wesley. When I ordered the Qimen, I sneaked in a tin of Classic Chinese black tea. Of course with Joseph Wesley, their teas have an awesome modern design that I love. Enclosed leaflet with the tea. Dry Leaf Classic Chinese Black features delicate and wiry black tea leaf with the rare golden tip. The dry leaf is … Continue reading, hoot!

Bitaco Colombian Black Tea – Tea Review

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Bitaco is a tea seller I came across at the World Tea Expo 2015. What is interesting about Bitaco is that their teas are grown in Colombia! Awhile back I reviewed Bitaco’s Green tea line up.  Awesomely, they also have black teas! Similar to the green tea review, let’s drink the unflavored black before getting into the blends. All three teas I used 3 grams of tea and steeped it in boiling water for 3 minutes, western style brewing. Bitaco Colombian Black tea Tasting The dry leaf is long and wirey, similar to green, but a dark rich colour. The leaf … Continue reading, hoot!

Mango Ice Cream Black Tea from 52 Teas – Tea Review

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Today’s tea review is a tea I got from the recent 52 Teas Kickstarter – Mango Ice Cream Black tea! This tea has been blended by the new 52 Teas under Anne/Liberteas! I couldn’t resist a mango tea! This is a reblend from the original 52 Teas recipe but with a new black tea base. Dry Leaf Mmmm, Mango Ice Cream Black tea has lots of sweet mango scent. The leaf has nice big lumps of mango too! Steeping Instructions I used an in-mug tea infuser – steeping the black tea for 3 minutes with boiling water. For iced, I … Continue reading, hoot!

August 2015 Simple Loose Leaf – Tea Review

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Tea of the month club time! Today is for the August 2015 Simple Loose Leaf club! Simple Loose Leaf box info – Simple Loose Leaf is a monthly Co-op tea box that sends 4 to 6 loose leaf tea samples (1/4oz size) – you get a wide assortment of different teas such as straight teas, blends and herbals. With being in the Tea Co-op, you get a membership ID. If you enjoy and want more tea that you’ve sampled, you can purchase it from the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop for 50% off. For your first box, you can enter OolongOwl for a 50% off your … Continue reading, hoot!

Limited Edition Qimen from Joseph Wesley Black Tea – Tea Review

When Qimen came out it perked my interest. Then a bunch of my tea friends told me Qimen is amazing and they were buying more as it was a limited edition tea. Then I caved and bought 2 packages – recently ran into some bad tea luck on stuff selling out on me before I could buy it (I shake my fist at white2tea’s bang dong hong!) so I decided I wasn’t going to take any chances. It wasn’t hard to cave in for a purchase at Joseph Wesley Black tea – I love everything I’ve tried so far. The packaging on … Continue reading, hoot!

July 2015 Simple Loose Leaf – Tea Review

July 2015 Simple Loose Leaf tea club time! Simple Loose Leaf box info – Simple Loose Leaf is a monthly Co-op tea box that sends 4 to 6 loose leaf tea samples (1/4oz size) – you get a wide assortment of different teas such as straight teas, blends and herbals. With being in the Tea Co-op, you get a membership ID. If you enjoy and want more tea that you’ve sampled, you can purchase it from the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop for 50% off. For your first box, you can enter OolongOwl for a 50% off your first Simple Loose Leaf’s Tea co-op box! In … Continue reading, hoot!

Summus Tea Cold Brew Bottle with Black and Oolong Teas – Tea Review

I purchased this cold brew tea set, along with extra teas from Summus Tea during the World Tea Expo 2015. I had to have it – the tea samples were delicious and the glass bottles were so pretty! Summus Tea sells fine, hand picked, organic Taiwanese teas. Admittedly, I saw a few bottle designs at World Tea Expo, but this one was special. Summus had COLOUR CHANGING BOTTLES! OMG OMG! Summus had a few designs, a tiger, butterflies and this one which I picked: tree with leaves and birds. Out of the box, the design is white and so cute. Apparently, it was designed by … Continue reading, hoot!

June 2015 Simple Loose Leaf – Tea Review

Time for the June Simple Loose Leaf box! Simple Loose Leaf box info – Simple Loose Leaf is a monthly Co-op tea box that sends 4 to 6 loose leaf tea samples (1/4oz size) – you get a wide assortment of different teas such as straight teas, blends and herbals. With being in the Tea Co-op, you get a membership ID. If you enjoy and want more tea that you’ve sampled, you can purchase it from the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop for 50% off. For your first box, you can enter OolongOwl for a 50% off your first Simple Loose Leaf’s Tea co-op box! For … Continue reading, hoot!