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drank Decaf Muscat by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

Decaf huh? Not a big decaf drinker but I had a strong tasting dinner and then (stupidly) used mouthwash so my third steep of oolong was… horrid and flat and gross. The leaves still smell good so I’m going to hold on to them for a bit but I want more tea so I’m giving this one a shot. Something that will hopefully compete with the remaining mouthwash-ness going on.

This tea smells awesome. Like the Muscat gummies I’d always get at the Japanese grocery store before they went bye-bye (the grocery store, not the gummies – Amazon has them, see: http://bit.ly/cZPFVs ). Best. Gummies. Ever. Even the tea brewed up smells like muscat gummy. Warmed muscat gummy. Mmm. I could just smell this all day. Juicy, sweet and muscat-y. Seriously, 100 for the smell.

Okay, the taste is milder than the smell (not hard – the smell is awesomely strong) but very true to the smell. The first taste is soft muscat gummy, then warm black tea with a light sweetness and then it finishes with a poof of muscat. I’m still dealing with a little mouthwash taste so I’m not getting all the nuances but I don’t care. This tastes of muscat gummy but without the teeth-hurting sugar levels and plus a nice tea base.

I really like this tea but my taste buds are a little strangled by stupid mouthwash so I’m not getting all the details that might be there. So this rating is tentative. I don’t think it will go down at all but there is a good chance it will go up.

Muscat gummy = ♥

Second steep @ 5:00. A slightly lighter version of the first steep. The muscat still smells wonderfully gummy-y and the taste of muscat sweetness surrounds the tea. I’d be interested in seeing the difference between this and the full octane version (if there is one).
4.7g/12oz

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Now I want to go and pick up some of those gummies. They are so deliciousssss!

Auggy

Best. Gummies. Ever.

takgoti

Muscat is a funny word. And I might need to buy some gummies sometime.

sophistre

…these gummies are so going on my shopping list…

fcmonroe

There is a “full octane” version of this tea. I have yet to try it, but I’m looking forward to it. I have the bags, but I’m pretty sure it comes in a loose form as well.

I buy the gummies at World Market. They are to die for! And the peach ones are really good as well. I can’t eat mine right now because they would pull off my temporary crown…..Maybe I could just chew on one side? It would be worth the trouble.

Auggy

takgoti, I think it should technically be muscadine since I think muscat is a grape family but muscadine is the actual grape? But my first real introduction with the smell/taste was in Japan where it is muscat (muscat gum is yummy, too) so it is stuck in my head as muscat.

sophistre, Best. Gummies. Ever. Did I say that already? Because really. BEST.

fcmonroe, ah yes, the peach are my hubby’s favorite. The strawberry are good, too! And back to tea… any idea what process they use to decaffeinate? Isn’t one way supposed to change the taste less? So maybe there isn’t a huge difference between the two versions… but I’d still like to see!

takgoti

I learn so many damn things from this site and the people on it.

sophistre

I may have actually ordered some from Amazon this morning. >.>

Auggy

<— is jealous

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Ricky

Now I want to go and pick up some of those gummies. They are so deliciousssss!

Auggy

Best. Gummies. Ever.

takgoti

Muscat is a funny word. And I might need to buy some gummies sometime.

sophistre

…these gummies are so going on my shopping list…

fcmonroe

There is a “full octane” version of this tea. I have yet to try it, but I’m looking forward to it. I have the bags, but I’m pretty sure it comes in a loose form as well.

I buy the gummies at World Market. They are to die for! And the peach ones are really good as well. I can’t eat mine right now because they would pull off my temporary crown…..Maybe I could just chew on one side? It would be worth the trouble.

Auggy

takgoti, I think it should technically be muscadine since I think muscat is a grape family but muscadine is the actual grape? But my first real introduction with the smell/taste was in Japan where it is muscat (muscat gum is yummy, too) so it is stuck in my head as muscat.

sophistre, Best. Gummies. Ever. Did I say that already? Because really. BEST.

fcmonroe, ah yes, the peach are my hubby’s favorite. The strawberry are good, too! And back to tea… any idea what process they use to decaffeinate? Isn’t one way supposed to change the taste less? So maybe there isn’t a huge difference between the two versions… but I’d still like to see!

takgoti

I learn so many damn things from this site and the people on it.

sophistre

I may have actually ordered some from Amazon this morning. >.>

Auggy

<— is jealous

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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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