Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mei Dong Ren Long. Fang Hong Pong Day. Oh, and Podcast 11.

Podcast 11: Da Hong Pu-erh and Pearl Jam

What: Imperial Pearl Oolong (THE Mountain Tea Co.)
How much: $3.80 per oz
What kind: Black Oolong
Taste: Like a very light Keemun poured over some dank ass Creme Brule
Repeat Drinkability: 6/10 (Ever had a Coffee Sour?)
Manliness: 7/10 (Like chugging motor oil after a couple steeps)

What: Formosa Oriental Beauty Cake (THE Mountain Tea Co.)
How much: $5.26 per oz
What kind: Oolong
Taste: More earthy, less woody than Da Hong Pao. This is the tea equivalent of brandy (smooth).
Repeat Drinkability: 8/10 (Dusty from it being in cake form, but extremely Pao-like. A+++, would drink again)
Manliness: 9/10 (Sean Connery might ask this tea for tips)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Podcast 10: Arnie bogies and Stash hits par for the most boring tea review ever.

What: Arnold Palmer  (Arizona)
How much: $1.05  (Mobile Gas Station)
Taste: Like a lemon party in my mouth
Repeat Drinkability: 5/10 (Higher when it's hot outside, lower when it's colder. In Wisconsin, that means it's gonna be lower, generally)
Manliness:  7/10  (Because, golf.)

What: White Christmas (Stash)
How much: $0.14 / bag (Amazon)
Taste: Lemon hookah water... not necessarily in a bad way
Repeat Drinkability: 4/10 (you ever try water like the picture below?)
Manliness: 5/10 (we're going to cite the same picture)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Podcast 9: Winter Is Coming (and so is Teavana)

Podcast 9: Winter Is Coming (and so is Teavana)

What: Rooibos Peach Bloom (Teavana)
How much: No idea but probably as much as your gold teeth. Could not find this shit on their wobsite to save our lives. Probably renamed it and sell it as something else.
What kind: Rooibos - Peach
Taste: Like peach faygo tea
Repeat Drinkability: 7/10 (rating to be re-enacted below)

DukeOEarl: Who loves peach soda?
Tea_Pain: Tea_Pain loves peach soda.
DukeOEarl: Is it true?
Tea_Pain: MMHMMMMM. I do I doIdoIdoIdo-oo
Manliness: 3/10 (Air-humping a Cosmo magazine turned to a picture of Zac Efron)

One of these days we mean to get a full Teavana sponsorship, but they're probably too cheap to send us a healthy sampling of their teas.