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I’ve almost hit 10,000 words on NaNoWriMo and the 3rd day isn’t even over… I’ve decided I need to cut myself off and cool down with some tea reviews! I also can’t sleep, and writing about tea is pretty soothing.

I think this is the tea I meant to order when I got their Jasmin Mandarin last time. Not, you know, exactly—but I thought the Jasmin Mandarin had actual mandarin orange in it and was hoping for a light citrusy green. Sadly it’s just a jasmine tea (which I ended up giving to my mom!) but this is essentially what I was looking for. It’s an oolong not a green tea, but that’s even better! I love oolongs.

In the bag this smells SUPER overpowering, and fake. But I trust Lupicia, and brewed it’s very light. Japanese Tangerines are sweet but also a bit bitter, like marmalade, and that transfers over to the tea. It’s very lightly citrusy, with some floral qualities from the oolong downplaying the “bite.” It’s one of the most refreshing blends I have ever had, and I bet this would be perfect for a hot summer day. It’s good all year round though, since I associate clementines and similar fruits (like tangerine!) with Christmas. I think this would make a really good brine for a nice holiday chicken actually! Mmm, maybe with some cloves.

(Also, is it just me or do the tangerine bits/candies in the photo look like gummy bears?)

Nik

It’s not just you, they totally look like gummy bears! Being very sensitive to bitterness, I’m a bit worried that it wouldn’t be downplayed enough by the floral influence, but jasmine+something orangey is a hard combination to resist. Adding to my shopping list. :D

Mercuryhime

Sounds yummy!

Mercuryhime

Also, wow! 10,000 words in three days!

Angrboda

Wow, you’re doing crazy well!

Azzrian

They TOTALLY look like gummie bears! I think that every time I visit the lupicia site. LOL

Fjellrev

w00t congrats on hitting 10000. :D

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Nik

It’s not just you, they totally look like gummy bears! Being very sensitive to bitterness, I’m a bit worried that it wouldn’t be downplayed enough by the floral influence, but jasmine+something orangey is a hard combination to resist. Adding to my shopping list. :D

Mercuryhime

Sounds yummy!

Mercuryhime

Also, wow! 10,000 words in three days!

Angrboda

Wow, you’re doing crazy well!

Azzrian

They TOTALLY look like gummie bears! I think that every time I visit the lupicia site. LOL

Fjellrev

w00t congrats on hitting 10000. :D

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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