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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

I was pretty excited to see this as the freebie teabag from Lupicia this month. I love trying random tea flavors like this and I loved Adagio’s version until I met Samovar’s Yunnan Golden Buds which was an awesome buttered sweet potato flavor in an unflavored tea. So yeah, I love sweet potatoes and have no issues with it in tea-form. But anyway, on to this sweet potato tea.

Wowza. The teabag smells strong. Like sweet potato casserole fresh out of the oven, including marshmallows and whiskey. (Because everyone uses Jack Daniels in their sweet potato casserole, right?) After brewing, the smell calms down a bit on the whiskey bit (I’m guessing that smell was from the flavoring?) and ends up more sweet potato casserole with a hint of marshmallow.

No additives. The taste isn’t as strong as the smell would indicate but the aftertaste is, tasting just like I’ve had a bite of sweet potato casserole. It’s… kinda weird. The taste of the tea is sort of… starchy sweet but not sugary sweet, more like buttery sweet but it isn’t quite buttery. There’s a tea taste there but it’s not all that complex. It’s pretty much sweet potato casserole, especially on the aftertaste.

Which is really kind of neat… for about half of a cup. Then it’s just too much. Even though I liked the taste and it gets full points for flavor accuracy, I was pretty ready to pour out the last few sips of the cup instead of drink them. Tasty or not, I was done with it.

And that leads me to the issue of how to rate it. I think the flavor is done very well. There’s just something about it that I can’t take for all that long. I think I’ll leave this unrated.
1 teabag/6oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
amandajo

I think I know where you’re coming from on this one. There’s only so much sweet potato casserole one can eat, as it becomes too rich after so many bites. I can see how a tea that is spot on in flavor would have the same quality.

Cofftea

I completely agree w/ your last paragraph. Going to do my tasting note now.

Auggy

amandajo, I think you pegged it there. I love sweet potato casserole but my portions have to be small or I won’t finish it. I think with this tea, half a cup is a good portion.

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amandajo

I think I know where you’re coming from on this one. There’s only so much sweet potato casserole one can eat, as it becomes too rich after so many bites. I can see how a tea that is spot on in flavor would have the same quality.

Cofftea

I completely agree w/ your last paragraph. Going to do my tasting note now.

Auggy

amandajo, I think you pegged it there. I love sweet potato casserole but my portions have to be small or I won’t finish it. I think with this tea, half a cup is a good portion.

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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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