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drank Afternoon Tea by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

My review of this will not be that great because I’m stuffy and sleepy and doing my best to ignore the fact that there is still white stuff all over the ground outside. Thankfully not the 10 inches from yesterday, but still.

This is a very nice tea. I can taste the Darjeeling but it is mellowed out by the Assam so it isn’t full on Darjeeling with the sometimes sharp edges. The Assam doesn’t taste overly powerful (perhaps due to the short steep time) which makes this a solid but not overpowering tea, very nice for relaxing. Not very cardboard-y or bake-y or very bright, this is a nice, down to earth tea that is definitely good for afternoon. It’s not stout or aggressive enough to be a good morning tea but I’m not holding that against it since it isn’t supposed to be.

The tea doesn’t overly wow me just because it is nice, gentle and mellow. But it’s got a very pretty taste that makes it very easy and nice to drink. I don’t necessarily find afternoon type teas all that memorable but this one might be the exception. I think it I were a big fan of afternoon teas, this one would need a place in my pantry.
4.7g/12oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
fcmonroe

This inspires me to make this the next tin I open up. I have a small tin of this that I have yet to try.

Jillian

I think this isn’t a kind of tea that’s supposed to wow you, all things considered. ;)

Ricky

Agreed, this is a great afternoon tea. I’m hesitant about darjeeling, but this makes the cut.

Auggy

fcmonroe, Hopefully you’ll like it – it’s quite tasty!

Jillian, I’m pretty sure you’re right! For a mild afternoon tea, this is something that’s really quite pretty.

Ricky, agreed. Sometimes Darjeelings (especially not good ones) can add icky bitterness. This one just gets the prettiness so I’m a fan!

CHAroma

Very well said, and I like your comments on the nuances of Darjeeling and Assam.

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fcmonroe

This inspires me to make this the next tin I open up. I have a small tin of this that I have yet to try.

Jillian

I think this isn’t a kind of tea that’s supposed to wow you, all things considered. ;)

Ricky

Agreed, this is a great afternoon tea. I’m hesitant about darjeeling, but this makes the cut.

Auggy

fcmonroe, Hopefully you’ll like it – it’s quite tasty!

Jillian, I’m pretty sure you’re right! For a mild afternoon tea, this is something that’s really quite pretty.

Ricky, agreed. Sometimes Darjeelings (especially not good ones) can add icky bitterness. This one just gets the prettiness so I’m a fan!

CHAroma

Very well said, and I like your comments on the nuances of Darjeeling and Assam.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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