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149 Tasting Notes

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drank Afternoon Tea by Lupicia
149 tasting notes

Another freebie from Lupicia.

This was a teabag, so I had no idea what kind of tea is was, other than “black,” but when I tasted it, I immediately knew there had to be some Darjeeling involved. Glad to see this vindicated!

This tea has an almost sweet aftertaste, kind of like honey. It’s bold and would go great with milk. I’d drink this for breakfast.

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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I actually really liked this one. Smelled and tasted like peaches, was able to resteep. Compared to the other flavored whites I’ve tried, this is one of the better ones.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
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So the first time I had this, I wasn’t impressed, but I know a lot more about making loose tea now, so it’s improved with every subsequent cup.

I’d say you need at least 1 heaping teaspoon per 8-10 ounces to really get a solid sweet caramel flavor. The caramel is sweet but not cloyingly so, making this a nice treat at the end of a day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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This was a tough one! It smells amazingly peachy in the bag, but it took me a long time to figure out how to brew this, since the ginger comes out a ton when steeped sometimes.

I’d really advise trusting the blender’s recommendation on this one: no more than 2 minutes, tops. Tea brews up to a reddish brown color, tastes like fruity ginger. I’m not sure if I’d order this again, but once you manage to pin down how you like this to taste, it’s smooth and pleasant.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
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Having a cup of this before I give a friend the rest of my sample. Though not because I didn’t like it – I just want to share!

I feel like this is a really balanced tea. I love lemon, and would happily drink teas that make my mouth pucker up, but this is mildly tart citrus flavor with a sweet and smooth aftertaste. You can still tell it’s a green tea, which I appreciate. Very easy to drink.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Zen by Tazo
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Being on the run constantly this week, I naturally forgot my tea mug at home this morning, so to Starbucks I went.

Honestly I picked Zen out today just because I definitely needed that word in my life right now. I’ve had it before and think it’s decent.

It’s not a very strong green tea taste. Without looking at the ingredients I could tell that there was spearmint and lemon verbena in this. The actual tea is very background, so it’s more of a lemony mint taste on a light green taste. A good cup if you want something refreshing and calm.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry by Lupicia
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Got teabag as a freebie last time I bought something at Lupicia.

A good black tea that smells like strawberry, but tastes more like regular black tea with a hint of strawberry. Second steeping yielded similar results

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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The tea leaves themselves are really fruity in the bag. Brewed, it tastes like pomegranate and apricot and the smell really tones down. So far, one of my favorites of Meg’s Teen Wolf blends, though I still might prefer Snark Nerdy to Me over this.

I don’t usually sweeten my tea, but just a dot of honey on the bottom of the cup makes this amazing.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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Like most of Adagio’s other holiday teas, this smells amazing as it steeps. I’m not sure what the flavor is, though. It’s not bad – no strange aftertaste, no weird chemical taste. I’d say it’s a little nutty and a bit chocolate-y -which, ha, would make you think I should be rating this higher. Alas, this is a decent cup, but I’m not rushing to get more.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
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This is by no means a bad tea, but I wish it had more of a kick to it. Perhaps a bigger ginger flavor. As it is, this is a decent cup of tea with some spice to it. Smells stronger than it tastes, a bit of ginger on the aftertaste. I do like that the black tea base isn’t bitter.

As always, I drank it straight.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I’ve just recently discovered the world of loose tea and am really enjoying myself. I’m still in SAMPLE EVERYTHING mode, and likely always will be.

I love green teas, chai, and citrus flavors. I don’t mind hibiscus. I will drink a bitter green tea, but won’t drink bitter black tea. I’m working on figuring out which black teas work for me.

I tend to drink my tea without milk or sugar.

I’m using Steepster’s Cupboard function to actually reflect my current tea stock, otherwise I’d never be able to remember what I already have.

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