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drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
255 tasting notes

This is a really delicious tea and the “rum raisin” comes through in a nice strong yet sweet brew. I believe this tea is very close to Bread Pudding from The NecessiTeas and will try to figure out some direct comparisons. Indeed, the teas might be identical.

I love these flavored blacks that go strong on the flavor and don’t wimp out. This flavor is one that I am predisposed to like a lot (have you ever had a really great rum raisin ice cream??) and Lupicia brings it!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Yay! This note makes me happy… because I really love the bread pudding tea from NecessiTeas, but based on my poor experience with them, I’d rather not order from them again. It encourages me to find something that may be similar! And from a company I … need to place an order with anyways…

Doulton

LiberTeas, I would be very interested to hear the response from your palate. I cannot guarantee that the teas are identical but the similarities are so very strong. I’ll be looking for your review with eager anticipation.

Lupicia has quite speedy delivery service and I’ve ordered from them twice. I think that they sell only in 50g units which are a good sampling point but not so great if you want to stock a pound of a tea!

Their tins are pretty but I prefer the “S bags” which are about $2.00 cheaper than the same amount of tea in a tin.
LiberTEAS

I will no doubt cave in and order from them soon. I will definitely be sure to add this one to my list when I do so. There are a couple of teas I want to try from them as well… plus, I need to replenish my Earl Grey.

Meghann M

Do the bags from Lupicia reseal? Always been curious about that. Not that I don’t have my own containers.

LiberTEAS

Meghann – no. I just put the tea in one of my tins. :)

Doulton

I either use my own containers OR use a paper clip—two large paper clips on either side of the bag work well especially if I plan to consume the tea fairly quickly.

__Morgana__

Cool, great find. Wish there was a reasonable facsimile of Coco La Ven.

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LiberTEAS

Yay! This note makes me happy… because I really love the bread pudding tea from NecessiTeas, but based on my poor experience with them, I’d rather not order from them again. It encourages me to find something that may be similar! And from a company I … need to place an order with anyways…

Doulton

LiberTeas, I would be very interested to hear the response from your palate. I cannot guarantee that the teas are identical but the similarities are so very strong. I’ll be looking for your review with eager anticipation.

Lupicia has quite speedy delivery service and I’ve ordered from them twice. I think that they sell only in 50g units which are a good sampling point but not so great if you want to stock a pound of a tea!

Their tins are pretty but I prefer the “S bags” which are about $2.00 cheaper than the same amount of tea in a tin.
LiberTEAS

I will no doubt cave in and order from them soon. I will definitely be sure to add this one to my list when I do so. There are a couple of teas I want to try from them as well… plus, I need to replenish my Earl Grey.

Meghann M

Do the bags from Lupicia reseal? Always been curious about that. Not that I don’t have my own containers.

LiberTEAS

Meghann – no. I just put the tea in one of my tins. :)

Doulton

I either use my own containers OR use a paper clip—two large paper clips on either side of the bag work well especially if I plan to consume the tea fairly quickly.

__Morgana__

Cool, great find. Wish there was a reasonable facsimile of Coco La Ven.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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