62 Tasting Notes

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I think the company’s description of this tea is correct, and it is absolutely delicious! I love black teas with notes of cacao, and this one definitely has that.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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84

I really love this tea, even though the puerh flavor is somewhat overpowered by the black tea flavors. I found that, contrary to pretty much every kind of tea I have had, this one actually tastes better the longer you steep it. I discovered this on one of my busy, scatterbrained days when I left my tea steeping and completely forgot to remove the infuser after the customary 5 minutes I usually allot for black teas. It had been steeping 15-20 minutes and I thought “Oh no, it’s ruined. It is going to taste so bitter!” To my great surprise and delight, however, that was not the case! In fact it tasted so much more rounded, rich, thick, and bold, and silky. I loved it. So now that is how I regularly brew this tea: steeping anywhere from 15 to even 25 minutes. (Yes, it’s practically lukewarm by the time it’s ready, but it tastes so good I don’t care.)

My friend from Colorado gave me this tea and told me that she had employed a longer steeping time as well. She said she and her mother would even let the tea steep while they headed off to the gym, and then they would enjoy it when they got back!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Carol by Lupicia
62 tasting notes

This tea is pretty good. It doesn’t strike me as amazing, but it’s different.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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63
drank Piccolo by Lupicia
62 tasting notes

Sweet and perhaps a little bit too artificial in taste, but otherwise okay. Not my favorite.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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81

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93

The great thing about this tea is that they use real bits of fruit instead of just using berry flavoring. The result is that you are treated to an amazingly genuine, delicious, rich, berry-filled delight that is slightly sweet and slightly tangy! And the aroma is enough to make one’s mouth water. Oh so good! (Too bad it’s not organic though!)

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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93

The ginger gives this Puerh a nice bit of warmth and zest. It’s an uplifting beverage for overall good health, and a nice way to aid digestion after a meal. Very, very good!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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81

This is a very merry and mellow white tea. The coconut adds a hint of buttery flavor which is nice, although I don’t taste the pineapple quite as much.

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94

This black tea is very unique and delicious! The lichee fruit flavor comes through beautifully without overpowering the lovely taste of the tea.

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93

I love many different black teas, but this one is just superb. It is rich and robust, yet mellow; strong, yet wonderfully smooth. I absolutely adore it. However, I do wish it was certified organic!

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis

I have been enjoying and obsessing over tea since my college days, when a good cup got me through a long night of studying. Later on, tea helped keep me energized and hydrated for my long runs when I was marathon training. I was (and still am) a complete health nut, and researched all of teas’ wonderful benefits and to this day value the beverage not only for its outstanding flavors but for its antioxidant and health-giving properties.

After a torturous nine-month hiatus from tea while I was pregnant (I tried not to drink too much because of the caffeine) I am back to enjoying it without guilt once again! Although I’m nursing my son so I still have to limit my intake (Bummer! Guess my days of downing 4 cups of gunpowder green tea in the morning are long gone…) I’m just savoring the 1-2 cups per day I do allot myself. Now tea has once again come to the rescue at this time in my life, granting me moments of peace and pleasure and helping me keep my sanity after many long sleepless nights with the baby. Oh thank God for tea.

Favorites: Yunnan, Kenyan, and Assam black teas, White Peony (Bai Mu Dan), Pu-erh, and Milk Oolong.

I really need to try other kinds of tea, and not just stick like glue to my favorites! However, it can be hard with a limited budget, and I tend to buy my favorites repeatedly instead of trying something new because I honestly just love what I have!

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