A tea friend of got his February 2017 White2Tea Club box early and I thought he was trolling when he told me what were the teas that month. GREEN TEA?????? From 2016 with preorders for 2017? This month – Long Jing Green tea and 200X Traditional Storage Qing Bing. Long Jing Soooooo… green tea. I am really out of practice on how to green tea. I just don’t drink the stuff other than torture sessions with various bad or good matchas. I have been finding the more I get into young puer, the less green tea appeals to me. I can … Continue reading, hoot!
Teaful is a new tea experience that curates a box of teas with a theme of exploration of tea producing region. They list what teas are in each chapter, so there are no surprises for what you get. I got the Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 box, but there is another box that comes with teaware. Unboxing of Teaful’s Taste of Taiwan Chapter 1 Teaful has some slick and modern packaging! Inside is the four teas in individual boxed cubbies. In each box is the tea foil or vacuum sealed, depending on the tea. The first box is Taste of Taiwan … Continue reading, hoot!
This years New Years Resolution is to be injury free. I want to finally compete in weightlifting, I just have to not get injured or be sick for a long enough stretch! Matcha is my go to for preworkout, along with other weightlifter concoctions. I spotted The Tea Spot’s Matcha Fitness Set and thought this would be a fun tea thing to try to get me pumped back to lifting again after being out after surgery. Matcha Fitness Set Specs Steep & Go Brew bottle – 20oz/ BPA Free/ built in and removable filter with sports cap. Multiple color options. Dishwasher safe. … Continue reading, hoot!
Grey’s Teas is an online UK seller of loose leaf teas. They got quite a large selection, mostly unflavored teas, and have a few uncommon teas like GABA oolongs and teas from Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea. Today’s review is Grey’s Teas China Green Tea with Magnolia, aka Yulan Huacha. You don’t see Magnolia teas that often, and most of the time they are oolong. I enjoy floral teas and I like Magnolia a bit more than Jasmine as it is something a bit different. Dry Leaf Admittedly this sample has taken a beating. I got it in California, it got … Continue reading, hoot!
Pique Tea Crystals is an interesting new organic tea product – it is tea that has been brewed, then crystallized. Pique is packaged in individual servings, making for a convenient tea on the go, all you need is a vessel and water. Steeping Instructions I followed the instructions, which was 1 packet, to 8oz/1cup/250ml of hot water. They didn’t specify water temperature so I figured I would just use these instant tea packets as if I was in the wild, so around 200F water. I already failed with instructions and with the first attempt I added the Pique Tea Crystals to a … Continue reading, hoot!
I was buying some teapots off Den’s Tea and this Tencha Kuki Houjicha Green tea was impluse purchased. Out of all the green teas, I like houjicha – it’s got that roasty richer flavor I like, plus easy brewing. This Houjicha sounded quite different as it is roasted tencha stems. (Tencha is the tea material to make Matcha). I haven’t ordered of Den’s Tea in years. They are a great SoCal Japanese tea seller, I’ve seen them a few times at local tea festivals and their teas sometimes at local stores when I was in California. If you are looking … Continue reading, hoot!
More matcha, what else is new here at Oolong Owl? I got so much matcha here, but I end up drinking it at least 4 times a week so at least I’m getting through it all. Today’s review is from My Matcha Life. They sell on their site, but also on Amazon. I know you guys love Amazon for tea since you can use those amazon gift cards. My Matcha Life has a few different matchas, this one is the Tea Lover’s Organic Ceremonial Matcha, but they also have a culinary and a latte grade matcha. On the My Matcha … Continue reading, hoot!
It certainly feels weird for me to review just a single matcha and not 20 of them at once, as the last 4 matcha reviews I’ve done all are huge comparison ones. Today’s review is a matcha from an online seller based in Nevada, First Harvest Tea. At this time, they just have a single matcha for sale, the Organic Ceremonial Matcha, and a free matcha recipe ebook. First Harvest Organic Ceremonial Matcha is also available on Amazon! This matcha is from Shizuoka, Japan. It is Certified Organic by the JAS-JONA & USDA. Matcha Powder and Preparation The matcha powder is a light … Continue reading, hoot!
I’ve been working through all the green teas I need to review. Today’s review is a pair of green teas from Tea Adventure! This online seller is based in China. I got some green tea from them, but they also carry a nice range of black and oolongs that impressed me. They also carry some yellow and pu’er tea. I quite like how Tea Adventure also lists other names for the tea and origin. Both greens, Green Needle and Fushou Green, I steeped in a gaiwan with a 1 gram to 30ml ratio, 175F (80c) water temperature, starting with a 30 … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s reviews are of a collection of green teas from Tea From Vietnam. They currently have three different green teas in their collection! Let’s drink them all! I quite like the label art on all the Tea From Vietnam packages, every tea has different artwork. Steeping Instructions For all the greens I used 4 grams to 120ml gaiwan (1 gram to 30ml ratio), using 175F water temperature. I did not do a rinse and started with a 30 second steep. Fish Hook Green Tea – Tea From Vietnam The leaf are delicate tight curls of tea with a sweet bread scent. Fresh marine and … Continue reading, hoot!