Sous Vide Tea – Precision Tea Steeping

I love my Sous Vide circulator. I have the Anova One and I don’t know how I cooked without it. A sous vide circulator heats water to your desired food temperature, and you cook your food (vacuum packed normally) in the water. Being able to cook something with precise temperature makes for amazing food as it will never be over cooked or dried out. My perfect steaks, chicken breast, pork chops and ribs are the envy of my dinner guests. If you don’t know about sous vide, I suggest checking out Chef Steps for more information. Anyways, I have wondered what tea would … Continue reading, hoot!

Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker: Oolong Owl review!

Noooo! My A/C died and it’s still hot here in Southern California! Thankfully, my new Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker arrived the night before! I have been eyeing the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker for awhile. What interested me for the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker was the long, large tea filter, which I thought gave plenty of room for the tea to expand as well as no need to completely fill the pitcher with hot water. I also wanted a non-glass pitcher, as my household is crazy. I purchased this snazzy iced tea maker off … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl Tea Experiment: The Ice Steeping Method

First of all, this is the first post of! I’m happy to of made the move to my own domain and webspace! posted an interesting method of steeping tea – Ice Steeping. The idea of this tea steeping method is for the tea leaves to steep away as the ice melts. I do plenty of iced teas (hot tea chilled) and cold steeping (tea steeped in cold water in the fridge) but steeping just with ice is a new idea to me! Ice Steeping apparently works best with spring harvested teas, like gyokuro. I got some fantastic gyokuro, Kurihara … Continue reading, hoot!