99% Oxidized Purple Oolong is a unique oolong from Sumatra, Indonesia. This tea is sold by Art of Tea. *Oolong Week!* I’ll be reviewing Oolong teas all this week. Yeah, I started late, it was a holiday weekend! I am really interested in this tea. I’ve heard mostly about oolongs from Taiwan, but not Indonesia. However, the biggest selling point is it is a “purple” oolong. Purple is my favorite colour! Purple Owl here also loves purple! DRY LEAF: 99% Oxidized Purple Oolong has a gentle smokey scent. The appearance is quite interesting – it has that tightly bunched oolong look, but with a deep … Continue reading, hoot!
Bao Zhong is a twisted pouchong oolong tea from The Persimmon Tree. Mmmm, Bao Zhong, I love this oolong! It is also used often as a base in all my favorite oolong blends that feature creamy or fruity flavors. Oh yeah! I had to give The Persimmon Tree‘s Bao Zhong a try! DRY LEAF: Mmm, delicious smelling dry leaf! It smells sweet, buttery and a little floral. Nice big leaves too! STEEPED: I steeped Bao Zhong as per instructions on the tin – 190F for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, I had a golden yellow/green cup of tea that smells buttery! TASTE: A very delicate tea! Bao Zhong has … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s tea review is the lovely Coconut Oolong from ZenTeaLife.com! I got this tea as a free sample awhile back and drank it all! It was soooo good! When I was making a ZenTeaLife.com order, Coconut Oolong was a no brainer addition to my shopping cart. DRY LEAF: Very creamy coconut smell! The leaves are quite large, and a wonderful rich green colour, oooh yum! STEEPED: I did a 190F steep for 3 minutes. Lovely dark gold cup of tea here! Uggg and I filled my cup too high! I was stuck sipping my tea cup off the kitchen counter until it was safe for me to … Continue reading, hoot!
Design a Tea is an online tea seller that lets you create your own tea blend from various teas and a list of flavorings. You also have a choice between your tea being in bagged form or loose leaf. For bases, you can choose between black, oolong, green, and rooibos. Flavorings? You can choose 2. Here’s the list: Almond, Amaretto, Anise, Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Caramel, Cinnamon, Chai, Cherry, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cider, Coconut, Cranberry, Ginger, Hazelnut, Honey, Irish Creme, Lemon, Mango, Maple, Mocha, Nutmeg, Orange, Passion Fruit, Peach, Pear, Pecan, Peppermint, Pina Colada, Pineapple, Plum, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Rum, Spice, … Continue reading, hoot!
Shui Jin Gui Wuyi Oolong is an oolong from Wuji Mountains, picked in the fall season of 2011. This tea is from Verdant Tea, an online tea seller. Verdant has some unique teas teas – mostly unflavored but some seasonal blends as well. All high quality. Verdant Teas are very high rated on Steepster, you’ll see at least 4 or 5 on the highest rated teas first page. So, I’ve been meaning to do a Verdant Tea order for a long time. #1 on my wish list for last christmas/birthday was Verdant’s Tea of the Month, which no one got me, … Continue reading, hoot!
Orange Brulee is an oolong blend featuring caramel and creme flavoring with orange. This tea is from Della Terra Teas, an online tea seller of very interesting tea blends. You know, they need to do more oolong blends. Before I purchased this tea I was looking over my oolong collection – all floral with a hint of a fruit. I decided to try this one as the caramel elements in this tea sounded unique to me! DRY LEAF: The oolong tea is in large, but tight dry blobs accented with orange peels and cute squares of caramel. Love this pic! <3 … Continue reading, hoot!
Orchid Blend is a berry flavored gaba oolong from Physique Tea, an online seller of bagged slimming and detox teas. Orchid Blend appears to be more of a woman’s tea, as it includes dong quai, the “female gingseng. It also has hibiscus flowers, lotus leaf, garcina and rosehips. Lots of tea bits that help with PMS, digestion, and stress! DRY LEAF: Mmm, smells like tasty sweet fruit with a slight zesty herbal smell! I love the smell of this tea! STEEPED: Strong herb smell that is quite pleasant. Weird deep brown colour tea. The tea gets lighter and lighter brown each … Continue reading, hoot!
Flowery Pineapple Oolong is a Wen Shan Bao Zhong oolong flavored with freeze dried pineapple. This tea comes from Butiki Teas. This tea is delicious and one of my favorites. With Butiki Tea orders, you can request samples – and this was one of the first samples I got. I held onto my sample for awhile, waiting for the right time to try it. Then after I tried it.. YUM! So I ordered more. Samples FTW! DRY LEAF: Chunky presentation here with the large lumps of oolong and bulky pineapple bits. Very nice! STEEPED: As I poured the tea from my … Continue reading, hoot!
Vanilla Orchid is a huang jin gui oolong flavored with vanilla. This tea is from DavidsTEA, an online loose leaf tea seller. What a morning! I have so many teas to try. I have a “try me” tupperware full of tea with more on the way. I recently did another DavidsTEA review, but the blue packaging and promise of creamy tea screamed at me to try it. I tried to talk myself out of it – I have a couple fun fruity blends and pu-erhs waiting, but no – Vanilla Orchid won. DRY LEAF: Tight lumps of dark green oolong. … Continue reading, hoot!
Jade Blend is an silky oolong tea with melon, strawberry and cucumber flavors. I received this tea from Physique Tea, an online seller of bagged slimming teas. This is 1 of 3 teas I got from Physique, Jade Blend I was looking forward to the most as I don’t see many melon cucumber teas out there. I really dig melon teas! Packaging was very nice ^_^ Hey USPS and UPS – see that, my tea is FRAGILE! Too many times I’ve had them throw my tea packages around. Literally! I’ve had tea packages tossed over the fence or smashed through my mail … Continue reading, hoot!