385 Tasting Notes

90
drank Momo by Lupicia
385 tasting notes

At long last, I get to try this. White peaches are one of my favourite fruits, and this tea smells so much like them. Great scent of peach in both leaves and brew. The flavour is sweet, and a bit juicy, certainly tastes like white peaches.

Worth my trip out of town for some yesterday.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

Yay! That’s a good one!

Lariel

It seems kinda low rated, but I like it. White peaches win all!

Stephanie

Yay you got your momo :D

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87

I thought this would be good out camping during a full moon, so I’m of course having it on a sunny day at home. It smells so herbal… there is mint, and lemongrass. There is something else that comes out in the brew, maybe the elderberries. Flavour— mmm, lemongrass, then there is some mint (spearmint, I think), there are some hints of smoky/ toasted marshmallow. Mostly it is just nicely herbal.

Flavors: Lemongrass, Marshmallow, Mint, Toasty

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88
drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
385 tasting notes

I got to try this one at the store. (The tea name is French, and I like it.)

Scent- nutty, cocoa. Flavour- creamy, chocolate, a nice nuttiness. Kinda reminds of Nutella, but a chestnut version. It also reminds me of this really good chestnut/chocolate torte I made in a baking class. Very good, and much better on the hot side.

Flavors: Chestnut, Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Nutty

Ost

Mm that sounds so good! Didn’t even know they had this tea. I’ll have to get it next time I order or go to the store. :O

Stephanie

Ooooh I want to try this one some day :D

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87

I’d like to thank the folks at Teavivre for choosing this tea for me.

This smells a bit floral. The flavour is mild, sweet, and somewhat green tasting. Another tea I like, but need to experiment with some more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84

This is the first time I ever tried a tea like this, so I’m not sure if I made it correctly. It smells both like leaves and earth, and light and herby. The flavour is smooth, and mild, but seems like it could have been richer if I brewed it a little longer.

Overall, good. Thanks to Teavivre for letting me try this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Orange Chocolat by Lupicia
385 tasting notes

This is another I tried in the store. It smells like orange chocolates in the tin, and in the brew. Though when I had the sample, the flavour got way more orange. There was some chocolate, but it was really mild. Alright, but not what I was hoping for.

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrusy, Orange

Cameron B.

You should try Three Friends from Butiki if you’re looking for chocolate orange. :D

Lariel

Is that one also vegan marshmallow?

Cameron B.

Yes, the chocolate chips and flavoring are both vegan.

Lariel

Yum! If anyone wants to send me a sample, I accept.

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95

I’ve liked the strawberry teas of theirs I’ve tried, and I’ve liked the chocolate teas. So I was glad to try them both together. This tea smells awesome… like these strawberry chocolate candies I get from the Japanese market. There is a nice, creamy chocolatey flavour, which pairs really well with the sweet berry.

Wish I could try their other flavoured puer, but this one is really good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Caramel Chai Rooibos by Teavana
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Because I passed by a store today, I decided to stop and try this. I know it’s caramel, but the sample I had was really sweeter than I’d like. Of the spices, I seem to get more ginger than anything else. The flavour would make a good cookie though.

Flavors: Ginger, Sugar, Sweet

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90
drank Yume by Lupicia
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This is my favourite of the teas I tried at the Lupicia store today. There is a nice floral and berry scent. That is also what I get in the flavour, with some notes of creamy vanilla. While I really liked this tea, I feel it would be more suited for the Spring months.

Flavors: Berry, Creamy, Rose, Vanilla

Tealizzy

That’s definitely a good one! Glad you got to make it to the store! :)

Cheri

I’m glad you finally made it to the store! I hope you had a wonderful time.

Lariel

It was so fun. Hope to go again before the move.

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83
drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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I was able to visit a store again! :) The clerk was very nice. She made me a sample of this tea. This is French for ‘Fruit Tea’, which is a really good name. This is certainly a fruity too. Scent- I get mostly lychee, and some strawberry. Flavour- It is sweet, with strong notes of lychee, the strawberry and peach flavours are more subtle.

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee, Peach, Strawberry, Sweet

Cameron B.

Definitely not French. I looked it up, turns out it’s Spanish.

Lariel

It looks so French though.

Cameron B.

French would be “Thé aux Fruits” or “Thé de Fruits” or something similar. I’m not fluent. :P

Lariel

Ah.Knowing bits of both languages can be confusing sometimes.

TeaBrat

The staff at Lupicia is usually friendly and not at all obnoxious!

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Rooibos/ Honeybush, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh (Shou), Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Exploring- Sheng Pu’erh, White Tea, Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha
Fruity Flavours- Lychee, Muscat, White Peach, Fig, Apple

Ratings-
unrated: still unsure
69 and below: meh
70- 74: it’s okay
75- 80: like
81- 84: really like
85- 88: it’s fantastic
89 and above: my favourite

Location

Beach, California

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