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Had a sample of this. Very lovely! Nothing like any pu-erh I have ever tried.
Chocolate, Sandalwood, Orange, Deep, Complex flavors!
I absolutely want to add this to my perm stash!
Another tea I got “free” by paying shipping only on this and many other items.
Ya know … this was darn good!
I was expecting that typical hibiscus TART – nope – masterfully blended with the sweet berries for the perfect balance. I may have to make this a stash iced tea for summer!
Oops actually this was a Fab.com purchase not the free just pay shipping place.
Its pretty good. I got this pretty much free along with some other Honest Teas from a site that offered 10 off my first order. I ended up with four of these teas and some other really cool items for 5 bucks shipping.
Anyway all that aside … its good. I like having some iced teas ready to go in the fridge that I didn’t have to steep already bottled and ready to go.
What I REALLY love about this tea is that OPUS is on the label!
I had no idea until it arrived today.
If you have no idea who this is you will have to read up on it here:
Just so you know my personal love for this character – well he along with his cohort Bill the cat, is nicely and forever tattooed on my tuckis!
Oh the good ol days of careless abandon!
So not only is this tea good but every time I have it – it will bring back fond memories for me – and I don’t have to try to strain to see my own behind! :)
Well … here I am about to try my first steep of this tea – thanks to Chado for getting me to rescue it from my cabinet! I often set aside by “better” teas as if I am afraid I may never get my hands on them again – which could be true in some cases!
The last two days have been a couple days of exploring a lot of my sequestered teas!
This tea smells sweet, floral, vegetal … still in the cup.
Oh please please cool some!
I have tried to stop myself from gulping my tea too hot, as I miss out on a lot of the flavor!
My cup literally almost runith over … I should have grabbed a larger cup.
I can’t even blow on it to cool it.
Hearing the old heinz ketchup commercial jingle in my head (dating myself)…
Oh noes … its bitter… :( What did I do wrong???
Steep time and temp were spot on and I used a scale to measure the leaves.
Let it cool some more … just wait ….
Twangy bitter ish.
This can’t be!!!!
I am going to just NOT be too happy having to dump this … going to try a re-steep – something is not right.
Would you believe I am about to make steep 7 !?!?!?!
Upping the rating … steepsters … on my FIFTH steep and still as good as the first!
This is an absolutely delicious breakfast tea! I am so glad that it was asked for in a trade because I had not even had time to open a few of my Lupicia teas yet! This is so delicious!
Or is it delicioso? LOL
Regardless, once again Lupicia delivers a solid tea!
Sweet but not too sweet, bold base but not over whelming to the flavor.
I am looking forward to this waking me up in a cozy way! :)
Backlog by several hours.
I am raising the rating – this is a good coconut tea. Lovely base pouchong.
Lasted many steepings and kept me sane during stress.
Golden Moon Coconut Pouchong + Lupicia Momo Oolong Super Grade …
Steeped the Coconut leaves three times – steeped the Momo four times yet both still had a nice aroma … so why not put them all in one pot and go for it!
Very nice combo and you know I think that it has brought the peach back to life fusing with the coconut quite lovely.
I never would have thought to combine peach and coconut but I like it very much!
Just juicy as juicy can get! The aroma is stronger than the flavor but you know what … I find that of most all teas.
Its a fresh ripe juicy peach off the tree before it is processed into a million sugary corn syrup added items for the store shelves!
The rose is just a very gentle backdrop.
Just amazing. Love it!
I am going to try this chilled and maybe also with sugar both in the hot and cold brew later because yeah well I do happen to also like those sugary items on the store shelves.
Lupicia always has amazing tea.
So fresh, ripe, juicy, NATURAL, love it!
Daughter liked it straight, I actually prefer it with a little sprinkling of sugar.
Been a busy crazy day and this was just what I needed!
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Unfortunately I have only a sample of this.
So is it red? Is it white? Is it black? LOL the label says Red. The description says fermented white. I really do NOT care. Its amazing – that is all I need to know right now. Sure I will do some research at some point and learn what to call this tea, if it is red, or white, or who’s on first….but for now I am going to immerse myself in the simple pleasure of drinking it. Its divine. There is a jasmine aroma, or is it orange blossom water as another steepster suggested? Well I have orange blossom water and orange blossom water is a bit more orange, this is more floral and distinctly jasmine to me, when compared to my jasmine essential oil. I am on the second steep – just as delightful as the first – and plan to have this tea all evening long. I may set it aside for a bit and try something else in between but who knows – this is really speaking to me right now.
Yes there is a bit of a twang of slight bitterness in this tea, tangy like.
I have a strong feeling that tangerine is going to come out more in steep three.
Don’t ask me why I just have that feeling.
There is a subtle nutty flavor playing around in there somewhere.
The flavor left behind on the palate is almost metallic – in a way.
Have you ever eaten a nut, any kind really that has a skin, maybe some skin stayed on the nut after shelling it or maybe you are eating peanuts with skins on them. Do you know that tangy flavor from the nut skins? That is the flavor I am speaking of.
A bit drying on the back of the throat.
Yet a very very juicy tea! When you sip it not only does the tea quench you but its as if the tea makes your mouth water too. Its hard to explain and just has to be experienced.
Really enjoy this tea. Will put on my shopping list.
GAD I am starting to love floral teas!
GAD I never use the term GAD!
Empty cup … off to steep again! :)
This is nummy. Thank you Krystaleyn for the sample! This may be my favorite DavidsTea thus far. I have put the second half of my cup in the fridge to try it cold and I am sure it is going to be awesome.
Gurman’s Got back to my email!!! They have added Pepper Mango back into its selections online! WOOT WOOT
Funny – I just recreated it here at home but theirs is better of course.
I am not totally unhappy with my creation HOWEVER I am all over this to order asap!
This is funny Indigobloom … I like this one! HAHA a bit of an inside joke but not really – it seems so far I have not liked anything too much that she has sent me other than one that came in second to a like tea. Now she does not care for this one and I do. At least we know she and I won’t duke it out over teas if the end of all teas comes and we are in the same store buying them out!
Okay that went way off track. Actually I am supposed to be doing a work related thing right now so I need to make this quicker!
Okay so its not the most complex tea ever and it does not taste AS good as it smells – OH MY it smells GOOD like chocolate cake batter!
But it is good.
I bet if I added sugar and creamer this would KILL!
I can’t tonight – blood sugars already on the edge after a big dinner.
Anyway I like it. It could be better but you know what its one of my favorite DavidsTeas thus far!
It even tastes a little sparkly!
This is a strange one. Its like this cross between a wonderful smell very similar yet again (second time I have tried a tea that smells like this today) of Strawberry Zabagilone, and yet there is this icky smell lofting in the background (rotted fruit?) . I can also smell the creamy flavor in there. I want to like this as I pick up on many good flavors but yet something is off with this tea.
I think as others have said – they just tried to do far too many things with it. Perhaps there are blend masters who can in fact go all out like this but I am not thinking Tealish hit the mark here.
Its just weird!
And you know what – I am getting a peppery flavor too which actually I kind of like but it does not make up for a serious LACK of flavor in the tea overall.
Sometimes I get a slight hint of something yummy then I take another sip and its dishwater – not that I have actually drank dish water, but ugh this one is getting dumped just because it is freaking me out.
<3 Love to Indigobloom for sharing this with me regardless.
Mmmmmm Yummy! This is JUST what I needed!
Sweet, Buttery, Nutty, Vegetal.
Strange – it gets a little bitter as it cools – gotta drink it HOT!
I may have over steeped this a little too though – I forgot to set my timer in all the chaos of the storms. I was trying to just average it.
Still this is a nice one. I would probably add it to my wish list if I knew where it was from.
Thank you Indigobloom – this was a winner!
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I like my iced wines to be a bit sweeter and stronger. However if you don’t then you may like this one. No astringency, no bitterness, there is that sparky feeling in the mouth like other ice wines I have had. Just not quite enough of a punch for me :)
Thank you Indigobloom for ANOTHER sample! :)
Indigobloom thank you again for another sample! (I may never get to all of them lol)
This one is MEH to me. Now I am thinking MAYBE this is an older batch? The ONLY reason I think this is due to the label. I think the labels are different now. Either way I don’t get ANY flavor out of it I mean really NONE.
Hummm it smelled REALLY good across the room when steeping – then I went over to the cup and lifted the lid and sniffed – NO SMELL? what the ???
This tea has be totally bewildered.
Something is amiss.
I think my tea was hit by the whammy fairy.
It totally zeroed out any and all flavor.
It wasn’t me I am sure (yeah right)
SIGH…. oh well closer to a different tea now WOOT!
Thank you Indigobloom for sending this to me!
Very pretty display in the dry state.
Nonpearlis remind me of being a kid because my great great grandmother used to let me nibble on these often!
Smell is cider like or Chai like more toward the cider or chrismas wasselish.
Smells like a clove orange!
Also VERY sugary smelling.
It tastes nice.
Today it is cool and rainy even though it started out VERY sunny it turned really fall like in the weather – we live in kansas so this can happen quickly without notice.
So here I am sitting with the windows open letting the air flow in – nice cool breeze – sipping what seems to me to be a fall/winter/holiday like treat.