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drank Carol by Lupicia
955 tasting notes

The very first time I tried this, it was strawberry delicious, but I havent been able to reproduce that first cup. Hmm.
Its not bad, but not quite what I remember.
I ordered myself some Lupicia tea, including Yume, which is one I love, with a simalar flavor profile. I’ll be trying Carol and Yume back to back sometime soon.

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Why is waking up so hard? My bed is an oasis of softness and warmth, and its very hard to remove myself from its embrace.
Tea is often the only motivator to get out of bed.
I’ve noticed that I reach for this faster than just about everything on a Thursday morning, my fastest and earliest day of the week. Probably because its bagged, so brewes up with minimal supervision, and sips very nicely.


I hear you on how difficult it is to get out of bed. I feel I should be paid for it.


Keychange, I could not agree more.

Terri HarpLady

Being self-employed makes it even harder…yawn…


My flannel sheets have triple the gravitational pull of Earth-grav at 6:00 a.m.


I hate how the bed feels especially comfy right before you have to get up, like if you wake up 10-20 minutes before your alarm goes off, and you just want to lie there and enjoy that softness and warmth whilst being awake.


Its just not fair. Fjellrv, and then when you go back to bed, its never quite as comfortable, and I have a hard time getting to sleep. How unfair.


Exactly! Seriously, what’s with that.

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drank Boléro by Mariage Frères
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Huh. I can honestly say I’ve never had a tea like this one before.
Fruity, lush, and mellow. You do get the peach and apricot, which is amazing. It tastes like some fancy drink with a little umbrella in it.
Now, I must admit to not being the worlds biggest fan of peaches, but I have enjoyed this so much.
Thank you to JustJames for providing this impressive tea.

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Got a sachet of this in the mail, with the newsletter, so decided it would be one of the mornings cups.
Still buttery and mellow and nice.

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Another gift from my sister, a sample of this.
Hmm. I was expecting something…. I dont know. More butterscotchy? I’m not quite sure why I thought that.
I can taste the buttery flavor in this, but not any of the rum. Still, its enjoyable. Its one of those teas that you were glad you were given, rather than bought. This little bit has satisfied me on it.
Thanks, sis!

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First to review this, eh? Well, tall-ho!
First observation is that, when hot water first hit the tea bag, the water turned purple! It has turned, upon further steeping, into a rich magenta color. Woah.
I cannot say that I get any rose flavor out of this at all. I get a tart sweetness, which could be the infamous hibiscus (never before has a flower had so polarizing an effect as it does here on Steepster). I cant say I’ve had enough hibiscus to really form a strong opinion, but I’m dissapointed in this.
I was expecting something more… English. The idea of a decaf rose tea was very appealing, but all in all I’m glad this was just a sample.

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Ah, a desert tea was in order today, and this was just the ticket. Minty, with a creamy base. Very nice.
I have just about a cup of this left, after this small pot of tea. I’ll restock again when the holidays roll around again.

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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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Short steep- a lot of tea in my strainer baskets, and still this tastes more like coconut than anything else to me. Hmmmm.

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I figured I have more than enough tea, and some incoming (eep), so I should sip down some.
You really do get what is advertised, here. The cherry and chocolate are noticable, and pleasant. Still, it doesnt stir my soul, so I’m not heartbroken that its my final cup of this.
Many thanks to my sister, who is the giver of this.

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(Sherlock was amazing! I love Mary, as it turns out. Now I cant wait for episode three!)
I love Tower of London. The fruit is almost a savory fruit, and the touch of honey to the flavor is magnificent.
I’ve paired it, this morning, with an english muffin with clover honey on it. Delicious. Highly reccomended.


This tea would go well with anything honey flavored. To me, it’s kind of a punchy tea, and the contrast sounds delicious.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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