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drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
2179 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon here. I can’t believe I’ve never logged this one before because it seems like I’ve had it a bunch of times already before I bought this latest batch.

I am really liking this! It’s buttery, slightly vegetal with a light peach and floral quality. Sometimes Lupicia teas can be a bit artificial in flavor but this particular blend is quite lovely. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re into flavored oolongs…. I steeped mine for around 4 minutes only because I forgot about it. :)

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Just a note that I brewed some of this up in my Teavana glass tumbler and poured it over ice this afternoon. The weather here is gorgeous and it’s perfect iced tea weather! This makes for quite a lovely glass of iced tea. Eat your heart out, Snapple…

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Brrrr. It’s in the 30s and raining here. Iced tea will have to wait. Never heard of Princeton before. Is it an estate?


Not to my knowledge; I think it’s just a marketing term. lol

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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I went to Lupicia yesterday with a friend of mine and this is the only tea I ended up buying (shocking!)

I’ve had this one before and I remember liking it. I brewed some up this morning and then had it over ice. Unfortunately I think the ice diluted the flavor too much so I will have to try cold brewing it sometime.

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I always end up walking out of Lupicia with at least 2 or 3 teas – that store is dangerous!


I know, I was amazed at my self restraint. :)

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drank Li Shan by Harney & Sons
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I ended up cold brewing this last night and it is really delicious this way, definitely brought out some very intense floral notes and some buttery ones. Great for a sunny day like we are having!

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drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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I had a lovely dinner tonight with my friend S. at this vegan restaurant Millennium. We definitely had a bit of a splurge but it was fun and well worth it for a special occasion. I had a shaved asparagus, avocado and bitter greens salad with a smoked tempeh entree. We shared the apple cake for dessert and I was so full but not overwhelming so because the food was really healthy.

Anyway I have written about this tea quite a few times but it’s still one of my favorite rooibos blends. I really enjoy rooibos in the evening and this was great with soymilk and a touch of teavana’s rock sugar which I got as a gift last year from my brother.

It was such a delightful day and now I am really to doze off happily in slumber land…

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Backlogging. I had some of this at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on Saturday, where I spent Earth Day with my charming guy. I don’t often go for straight up peppermint as it can be too strong for me and can give me heartburn. I appreciated the mint blend here along with the lemon balm, it made for a nice refreshing after lunch tisane. Republic of Tea often disappoints me but I rather liked this. I also appreciate the fact that it’s organic. May need to pick some of this up at the grocery store…

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Tea of the morning here. I can’t believe I have never written a proper tasting note on this but I also don’t have a lot of time this morning. I hope to update this soon.

I brewed this in a tea infuser mug and it has such delightful vegetal notes with a creamy quality. I would like to short steep this someday when I have more time to appreciate it. Overall a very flavorful dragonwell, I would probably purchase this again. Now that summertime is coming I hope to drink some more of my green teas.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Tea of the afternoon here — it’s a bummer that Rare Tea Republic is no longer in business but I can get Mist Valley teas elsewhere. This is a beautiful reddish-brown cuppa that is extra tasty with about 1/2 tsp of turbinado sugar.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Just a note that I tried cold brewing this overnight and it’s pretty good that way. The banana flavor is a bit more subtle than when I drink it brewed with hot water but it was a good experiment. :)

Iced 8 min or more

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Tea of the afternoon here; very vegetal with corn notes. The package says it’s green tea but this is most definitely an oolong. The leaves have unfurled quite nicely. See previous notes for more info. :)

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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