2307 Tasting Notes

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Tea of the mid-morning here. I am fond of these darker oolongs but I usually drink them in the wintertime, However, today it’s foggy here as usual in the summertime. This tea is roasty and cozy, see previous notes for more details.

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Backlogging: this was a sipdown from yesterday, just kept drinking it until it was gone. I find this tea is better when it steeps for around 5 minutes or so, letting all of the flavors really meld. It was good but probably won’t be a repurchase for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Tea of the morning here. Perhaps this isn’t one to drink early in the morning – but then again why not? :)

It’s nice with a touch of brown sugar and some soymilk!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Elderflower & Chamomile by Lupicia
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This came in the Lupicia grab bag. I like chamomile okay but I’ve never had elderflower before. The tea seemed to be very vegetal like corn husks or something, I also found it slightly bitter. Wouldn’t drink this for the taste of it, really but it did seem to be nice and relaxing. Also I was interested about the health benefits of elderflower after I did some research on it, evidently it’s good for allergies.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
2307 tasting notes

Just a note that I cold brewed this yesterday and I’m having some of it this afternoon – it’s pretty good that way!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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Meh, I know I had tried this one before and I think I liked it better the first time around but now I just think it’s more on the icky side – way too artificial tasting and definitely not in a good way. It also seems kind of drying and tart. I’ll have to try cold brewing it to see if I like it better that way. Or maybe it just needs less steeping time…

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Hmm, I don’t know how they do it because this tea really does taste like a cookie. It reminds me of the Danish butter cookies we used to have around Christmas time. I wish the black tea base was a little stronger here, it seems light to me. I might try steeping this a little longer next time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

Have you had brioche from American tea room? I’d love to know if they’re comparable while being different “baked goods”

TeaBrat

No, I have not – sorry

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drank Piccolo by Lupicia
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I like rooibos teas more than I used to but not too thrilled with this in particular. It’s too sweet, and otherwise I can’t really taste any berry anything in here. Agree with the reviews that claim it tastes like cough syrup. I wondered if this would be better as a latte… it is indeed more palatable with soymilk added so I guess I will be drinking the rest of it this way. Not a favorite for sure.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
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Tea #3 of the day from the Lupicia grab bag, I’d better stop with caffeine for a while before my head explodes.

I’ve never had this particular green before. Reading over the rest of the reviews I can’t understand some of the really bad ratings because it seems ok to me. My one complaint is the bancha base seems like it got a little on the bitter side (and I did not use boiling water). Might need to try this as a cold brew to see what happens, or I might try giving this a little less steeping time. I am getting pineapple and mango but the flavors are kind of light. Compared to some of Lupicia’s artifical tasting gummy bear teas I don’t really see this as a problem…

I liked this okay but probably wouldn’t buy anymore. Will let everyone know how the cold steep experiment goes. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Another tea that came from the Lupicia grab bag…

I’m afraid I’m not such a big fan of this. The muscat is way too sweet and artificial and the jasmine is yucky. It does smell exactly like Juicy fruit gum. Maybe this would be better as an iced tea but I don’t really like it hot.

I still have 9 bags left if anyone wants to swap for it. If you read the reviews a lot of people seemed to like it. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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