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drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
535 tasting notes

I got to sample this thanks to Amy oh! :) I somehow decided to try this first. I have an idea. We need a campaign against crappy tea bags. This is an example of what tea bags should be like. It smells wonderful, it is easy to use, and the leaf is great quality. It smells sweet, fruity, tart, and almost like a relaxing spring afternoon to me. The oolong looks perfect. I don’t think I’d be able to resist buying this if I had smelled it in the store. I’m now addicted to smelling the pouch this came in. drool face It reminds me of a Japanese plum gum I used to purchase. I’m going to do multiple steepings of this one just to see how the flavor holds up.
1st sip? ahhhhh. Total spa tea. It is very sweet and the plum comes through nicely. I have to admit that I love this tea. I think I love more teas than ones I hate. This has some really lovely undertones. It has a very vanilla base flavor coming through that I’m really enjoying. The plum itself is not too tart (I think some companies would have added hibiscus..which would have ruined it). Knowing such amazing teas out there is going to kill my budget! :p Overall I thought this was really nice. It has a slight floral-ness to it that is quite relaxing. Oh! This is also my first tea from Lupicia! Congrats Lupicia for being another temptation on my list! wink

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

There’s a Lupicia store in San Francisco – it is very dangerous! I’m glad you liked this one. You get a free sample every month with their newsletter. I thought I tried this before but perhaps I was wrong…

Tamm

:p I’m starting to think any stores with tea that you can sample or smell are dangerous. I think I’ve heard of their newsletter, but I’ve never signed up for it.

LiberTEAS

I think that it is probably a very good thing that I do not live close to a Lupicia… I already live close to Steven Smith … and that’s difficult enough for me!

Tamm

I am still wishing that we had more places in my state. I went to one local tea shop recently and they were very rude! :( I was really bummed out by the attitudes. Surprisingly enough I think we have more coffee places than tea. (both are a no-no for more than 1/2 the population)

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TeaBrat

There’s a Lupicia store in San Francisco – it is very dangerous! I’m glad you liked this one. You get a free sample every month with their newsletter. I thought I tried this before but perhaps I was wrong…

Tamm

:p I’m starting to think any stores with tea that you can sample or smell are dangerous. I think I’ve heard of their newsletter, but I’ve never signed up for it.

LiberTEAS

I think that it is probably a very good thing that I do not live close to a Lupicia… I already live close to Steven Smith … and that’s difficult enough for me!

Tamm

I am still wishing that we had more places in my state. I went to one local tea shop recently and they were very rude! :( I was really bummed out by the attitudes. Surprisingly enough I think we have more coffee places than tea. (both are a no-no for more than 1/2 the population)

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