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drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
517 tasting notes

Had a rather caffeinated black this morning so some green bancha should be a nice mild way to start the afternoon. I got tea bags of theses in the happy bag. First whiff was very scary for me. I detected pineapple and then a strong scent of the dreaded cherry cough syrup. Eek! Well, let’s be brave and try it anyhow…

The liquor is a bright green which leads me to suspect matcha. The taste confirms it. I get a bit of herbal quality from the flowers and a nice mix of fruits. Pineapple and papaya? Not sure. Tea base is a bit grassy. Bancha is not really my favorite but the flavor is pleasant if vague. no cough syrup taste! :)

Also, I’m sure the tea is pretty to look at but it’s hard to appreciate through the bag. :(

Overall, I don’t like this too much but it’s pleasant enough that I wouldn’t feel bad trying to foist this on someone else. Maybe it’s just not my thing.

Kittenna

Oh crap. I can’t stand cherry cough syrup, smell or taste. Hopefully I can’t taste it either.

Mercuryhime

I noticed a slight after taste when I finished the cup. I hope you find it undetectedable though! Also, I don’t like cherry flavored anything because it reminds me of cough syrup. Cherry is forever ruined. :( except blowpops and Swedish fish. : D

Kashyap

one of the many reasons I can’t abide flavored teas….the lack of accountability with the flavorings, natural or synthetic, and the belief that poor tea can be danced up with exotic names and equally pretend flavorings

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Kittenna

Oh crap. I can’t stand cherry cough syrup, smell or taste. Hopefully I can’t taste it either.

Mercuryhime

I noticed a slight after taste when I finished the cup. I hope you find it undetectedable though! Also, I don’t like cherry flavored anything because it reminds me of cough syrup. Cherry is forever ruined. :( except blowpops and Swedish fish. : D

Kashyap

one of the many reasons I can’t abide flavored teas….the lack of accountability with the flavorings, natural or synthetic, and the belief that poor tea can be danced up with exotic names and equally pretend flavorings

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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