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!
Looking for a monthly tea box that you can try and discover different tea brands? Amoda Tea’s Monthly box would be the perfect fit! Amoda Tea features a new tea brand each month. They also feature tea brands that are high quality and ethically sourced, with blends that are free of artificial flavors and sugars. Besides the monthly box subscription, you can also separately purchase teas that have been featured in previous monthly boxes, as well as tasting sets from the Amoda Tea Shop. Their website is really pretty too! This month Amoda Tea has paired up with Nepali Tea Traders with 25% … Continue reading, hoot!
Yes, January is here, and with that, all my Tea of the Month tea boxes roll in! First tea sub that arrived – Simple Loose Leaf! The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Co-op Club gets you 4 to 6 loose leaf tea samples (1/4oz size) of different teas including straight teas, blends and herbals. Being in the Tea Co-op gives you a membership ID which gives you 50% off their Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop. You can enter the coupon code OolongOwl for a 50% off your first Simple Loose Leaf’s Tea co-op box! This month – Genmaicha, Black Pu’erh, Assam Earl Grey, Brazilian Toasted Mate, and Chai Green. I’ll … Continue reading, hoot!
Let’s check out some of Plum Deluxe teas today! In particular, Reading Nook and Mindful Morning from their signature blend collection. Plum Deluxe has a grounding, mindful, savor life vibe to their shop and. They also do seasonal tea blends. I was surprised to see all the purple themed packaging with my Plum Deluxe teas – I love the color purple and all the purple made me smile. (Looks like the label was wrong on Reading Nook) The steeping instructions for both teas are to steep with boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Both teas needed to be stirred in … Continue reading, hoot!
It’s August! For me August means as busy month as I will be overwhelmed with pomegranates from my tree and my tea hating husband’s birthday! Also, with a new month I get another Simple Loose Leaf Selection Tea Club box! I got to say, Simple Loose Leaf has great timing on shipments as I tend to get my box on the first or second business day of the month! If you are new to Simple Loose Leaf, Each month you get to choose from a selection of 5 teas. You may also select the option of sampling all 5 teas, or … Continue reading, hoot!
One of the first booths I encountered at the World Tea Expo 2014 was Zen Tea Traders, who were super nice. Zen Tea Traders has some interesting blends, as well as some solid classic unflavored teas. Today I have Earl Grey Tahitian Blend and Peachy Peony. The teas I’m sampling came in tea bags, but Zen Tea Traders sells the tea in loose leaf. We also have a guest Oolong Owl assistant – Amigurumi Critter Fox! Tasting of Zen Tea Traders’ Earl Grey Tahitian Blend Earl Grey Tahitian Blend dry leaf has a bergamont zesty goodness scent and interestingly I can also smell a sweet creamy finish. The steeping instructions … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s review is Ocean of Tea’s Earl Grey Premium. Ocean of Tea is an online loose leaf tea seller. I really felt like Earl Grey today. I made a batch of lemon curd for my mother in law but also made myself an extra jar. My lemon curd has been in my fridge for awhile. So, I made some scones to have with my lemon curd. Scones and lemon curd? I need some black tea, an Earl Grey, to go with these tasty treats! Dry Leaf The dry leaf of Earl Grey Premium is super fragrant bergamont, wowee! Like fresh grated … 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!
Liquid Jade is an organic green and white blend with bergamont. This award winning blend is from Art of Tea. When I saw this tea in Art of Tea‘s lineup I was intrigued. I do love “fresh” teas that add some relief to this dry, hot California weather. Let’s give this tea a try! DRY LEAF: Liquid Jade, from the package, smells lightly of bergamont. Yum! The tea leaves are a mix of varying shades of green and brown. STEEPED: After 3 minutes of steeping at 175F I had a classic golden cup of tea that smells fresh, grassy, citrusy and a little … 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!