2022 December Old Ways Tea Club feat. Fo Shou
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
23h ago
I was very excited to see 2022 December Old Ways Tea Club has multiple Fo Shou teas! For this month – Cousin’s Fo Shou, Friend’s Fo Shou, and 2022 Tongmu Old Tree Charcoal Roast Black. Old Ways Tea read my mind as I’ve been craving the big honking leaves of Fo Shou (aka, Buddha Hand) and I’m always up for more hongcha. Cousin’s Fo Shou For both Fo Shous, I used a 90ml tea vessel, so a very strong 1g to 12ml ratio or so. Cousin’s Fo Shou leaves are fragrant, like a bag of juicy fat raisins. First, Second, and Third Infusion: Cousin’s Fo Shou starts off sweet juicy dark raisins, and that tast ..read more
Visit website
2022 Winter Diva High Mountain Oolong from Floating Leaves Tea
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
2w ago
For the past couple of seasons, I’ve seen Floating Leaves tea come out with the Diva High Mountain. I keep meaning to try it, so I snagged the latest 2022 Winter Diva High Mountain oolong during their anniversary sale. This Qing Xin cultivar oolong was grown at 1500 meters at Smangus village in Northern Taiwan. Diva High Mountain Oolong is a more traditional style, so it is not as green as other high mountain oolongs. Leaf and Steeping Method Opening the package of oolong releases an explosion of scent. The leaves have a heavy floral scent of orchids and butter. When I place the tea leaves in ..read more
Visit website
2022 August White2tea Club feat. Yellow Tea and 2007 Mengsong
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
1M ago
For the 2022 August White2tea Club, we got a yellow tea and a 2007 sheng puer. Both of these teas would have been good to drink in the summer, but here I am drinking them in December. Chuan Huang from 2022 August White2tea Club Chuan Huang is a club commissioned Sichuan yellow tea. Yellow tea is uncommon and I can’t find in my posts if there were other yellow teas that appeared in the White2tea Club. The dry leaf of Chuan Huang has a spring buttercup floral and grass scent. But in a hot gaiwan, this tea smells of nutty marzipan. To brew gongfu style yellow tea, I used 1 gram of tea per 20ml ..read more
Visit website
2022 Night Shift Shou Puer from Crimson Lotus Tea
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
1M ago
Crimson Lotus Tea’s 2022 Night Shift is a shou puer blended to be mysteriously dark and creamy tea. The wrapper features Aztec style artwork by Seattle artist Jose Rodriguez III. Leaf and Steeping Method The leaf has earthy and hot dirt in a muddy summer scent. As usual, I went gongfu style with 1 gram of leaf per 15ml ratio, 2 rinses, steeped with boiling water. After the rinses, the tea shifted to an almond nutty scent. Tasting of 2022 Night Shift Shou Puer from Crimson Lotus Tea First, Second, and Third Infusion: Night Shift is a silky textured tea with a buttery lip. Flavorwise, Night Sh ..read more
Visit website
2022 October Old Ways Tea Club feat. Tea Master’s Set
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
1M ago
The theme of 2022 October Old Ways Tea Club is Tea Master’s Set, an educational tasting of teas throughout its development. It seems the 2021 October Old Ways Tea club box was also an educational box. Maocha from 2022 October Old Ways Tea Club This Mao Cha has huge long leaves with plenty of sticks. For me to make a 8g serving, I removed almost 2g of sticks. I didn’t separate the different leaves, but you could for further experimentation. The scent of the tea is strongly fruity stone fruit. The early infusions are sweet and mellow. Even as raw maocha, the tea has a thick creamy texture and ..read more
Visit website
Organic Black Tea Bags from Young Mountain Tea
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
2M ago
Today I have some more Young Mountain Tea. I’ve encountered them often at my local tea festivals and enjoyed the quality of their tea. A while back, I reviewed their Kumaon White, which is an excellent white tea that I have squirreled away to age. I also have some of their black teas in my stash. Young Mountain Tea has come out with a line of organic tea bags for easy drinking. I dislike the waste of teabags, however, Young Mountain Tea packages everything in cardboard and the packets and teabag are made out of biodegradable sugarcane. I’m trying their black teas today, so let’s get drinking ..read more
Visit website
2022 Peak Vulture Shou Puer from White2tea
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
2M ago
White2tea occasionally comes out with some limited stock puer cakes at a marked-down price. Snoozefest is one that shows up every year on Black Fridays, but in March of 2022, a limited edition ripe cake landed – 2022 Peak Vulture. Very cool wrapper! I am tempted to colour it in when I’ve finished a cake. I purchased extra cakes, leaving one next to my kettle. Any time I felt like shou and didn’t want to dig around my disaster of a full shou pumidor, I’d drink Peak Vulture. Leaf and Steeping Method The leaf smells a bit funky but chocolatey. As usual, I used 1 gram of leaf per 15ml of vessel ..read more
Visit website
2022 Future Sailor Mengsong Purple-White Tea from Bitterleaf Teas
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
3M ago
The tea for today is 2022 Future Sailor Mengsong Purple-White tea. Everything about this tea is a good combo of Mengsong region, Zijuan purple leaf varietal, and white tea. I’m a sucker for Bitterleaf Teas white teas and could not resist sample buying a whole cake. Leaf and Steeping Method The leaves have a peppery scent and are what I associate with other purple leaf teas. I use my white tea steeping method of 1 gram of leaf per 20ml of vessel size and a ballsy boiling water temperature. After a steep, Future Sailor smells of sweet floral carnations. Tasting of Bitterleaf Teas’ 2022 Future ..read more
Visit website
Paromi Matcha with Turmeric, Ginger & Cinnamon
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
3M ago
Lately, the Seattle area has been horrid with all the smoke, which makes tea tasting difficult. It is not too smokey today, so I jumped on serious tea drinking. Today’s tea is Paromi Matcha with turmeric, ginger & cinnamon. The ingredients are simple – organic matcha (from Kyushu, Japan), organic turmeric, organic ginger, and organic cinnamon. I made Paromi Matcha with almond milk – this matcha commands to be in a latte. I used 1 teaspoon (worked out to 3 grams) in around 8oz of milk. The second ingredient is turmeric and the colour of the matcha is not altered too much. Tasting of Par ..read more
Visit website
2022 August Old Ways Tea Club feat. 2022 Taiping Houkui
Oolong Owl
by Oolong Owl
4M ago
It is time for the 2022 August Old Ways Tea Club! Finally, we have the much anticipated fresh Taiping Houkui. In addition, Jin Qian and Bai Rui Xiang White Winter Daphne 2022 Taiping Houkui from the 2022 August Old Ways Tea Club Right away, I dived into the fresh green tea. I always love Taiping Houkui as the leaves are fun, especially the high quality ones as they are massive. The leaves smell like toasted white bread and fresh grass. As much as I use a glass teapot or a thermos, I went with a nice glass and stacked the leaves like I’m serving breadsticks. I used 3 grams of leaf in around ..read more
Visit website

Follow Oolong Owl on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR