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drank Sweet Autumn Tea by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

I have decided to attempt to wade through the superslow loading that is Steepster. Why? Well, I miss having a tea-centric spot with friendly tea-folk. (And it’s really nice to check out what I rated a tea on Steepster from my phone when I’m at the grocery store.)

This one is one of the lovely freebie Lupicia teabags that they send out with their newsletters. The smell is amazing and pretty different. The newsletter description says chestnut, pumpkin and sweet potato. I think the smell is mostly pumpkin/potato with a slight sweetness under chestnut. After a few sniffs I can pick up the underlying rooibos scent. It’s kind of whacky smelling but I am intrigued.

The liquor smells more of chestnuts – warm, roasty, nutty, comforting. There is a small note of gourd-y sweetness that I think I’m picking up, too, particularly in the back end. The rooibos scent is there but it pairs nicely with the chestnut so I’m not icked out by it.

The taste is nicely mild. As with the smell, the rooibos pairs nicely with the chestnut. There is a little dryness to the end that, for some reason, I attribute to the rooibos but works with the chestnut. But it’s all quite pleasant. Slurping brings out the sweet potato/pumpkin notes (which to me have always seemed virtually the same) and it blends seamlessly into the chestnut.

All in all, I actually like this. Very fitting for the season and delicately done, I think. I could more see getting this for my fall-loving SIL thank I could for getting it for myself, though, simply because I’m more of a summer girl.

(Second steep: the dryness at the end of the sip is gone, the flavor is a bit milder and the texture is smoother. The chestnut doesn’t seem quite as distinctive, or perhaps the sweet potato/pumpkin is just a little more obvious as the flavor seems sweeter. Honestly, if I wanted a good fall cup? This would be it.)

gmathis

Good to see you back! This sounds tasty.

Auggy

Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be able to be around a bit more and reconnect with folks!

Angrboda

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!! Also, while it’s still not the fastest loading site in the world, I believe they did something to it a while ago which helped with the speed issues. I saw a remarkable difference on my end definitely. Not perfect by any means, but definitely better.

CHAroma

I notice some days are worse than others. Most of the time, it seems to load pretty well for me. Hopefully, it continues to improve. And welcome back, Auggy!

Auggy

Ang and CHAroma, I think ya’ll are right. There are still some slow moments it seems but overall the loading seems happier. Yay!

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gmathis

Good to see you back! This sounds tasty.

Auggy

Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be able to be around a bit more and reconnect with folks!

Angrboda

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!! Also, while it’s still not the fastest loading site in the world, I believe they did something to it a while ago which helped with the speed issues. I saw a remarkable difference on my end definitely. Not perfect by any means, but definitely better.

CHAroma

I notice some days are worse than others. Most of the time, it seems to load pretty well for me. Hopefully, it continues to improve. And welcome back, Auggy!

Auggy

Ang and CHAroma, I think ya’ll are right. There are still some slow moments it seems but overall the loading seems happier. Yay!

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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!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


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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