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392 Tasting Notes

81

I’m pretty sure this is the tea I have but not positive. I’ll check when I get home tonight. Anyway this tea was pretty yummy. It smells kind of like apple juice which I found odd, but it tastes like roobios. If you don’t like roobios this is not your tea but I happen to quite enjoy it. I had a cup of this while watching Fringe last night!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank English Caramel by Lupicia
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I got this as a free sample with my Lupicia order and I brought it to work with me today. I was looking over the tasting notes for this tea and I see I had a very similar experience to Morgana. I too wish I could try it under more controlled conditions because it was good but not as strong as I like.

Anyway this tea smells like those caramels that are little squares that are sometimes used for baking (that is probably a terrible description – haha – sufficient to say it smells caramely). It actually smells (and tastes) a lot like caramel tea from adagio which I love!

So like I said it was a little on the weak side. It tastes like a weaker version of caramel tea by adagio but with milk already in it. It certainly served it’s purpose as an afternoon pick-me-up. And this tea make me look forward to trying my other Lupicia teas!!!

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5 min, 0 sec

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88

This tea screams mint, both in scent and flavor. It tingles like mint, feels like mint and tastes like it too. I am throughly enjoying it because I love mint!!! I think this has spearmint in it which I normally don’t like, but I don’t mind it when it is combined with peppermint like in this tea. Also heres to hoping that Lupicia’s newsletter is correct and mint cools you down because it hit a high of 90 today and is supposed to do the same tomorrow – yay NJ – haha

Caitlin

Nevermind no spearmint, just peppermint. Explains why I love it! Also I forgot to rate it whoops.

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88

So I have been really lax in logging tea lately with the start of school and all. I have been drinking way more then I log, but my order from Lupicia came today so I have to log my new teas as I try them!!! I totally caved on purchasing a bunch of teas from Lupicia to get the newsletter and samples everyone month and then a little more to get free shipping – haha.

Anyway this is my first Matcha experience. When I first smelled this tea I was reminded of two things – one was green tea ice cream and the other has completely slipped my mind. I will update this later if I think of it. Anyway the package says to add milk and then microwave but I am low on milk and decided to make it with water (and my beloved electric kettle instead). So I whisked in about 8oz of hot water.

My first impression was that the tea was okay, but as it cooled it got awesomer and awesomer. I love the slight vegetatal (okay I tried spelling this word about 8 times and I am failing :( )bitterness (I like when you can tell green tea is GREEN tea) so anyway I like the bitterness mixed with the sweetness of the caramel flavor.

At the end of my cup it got a bit powdery so I mixed in some cold milk and that was awesome too. I think this would be really great as an iced tea made with milk and I will at some point try it with hot milk too.

This tea is most definitely a winner. I look forward to the rest of my pouch :)

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drank Peach Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
392 tasting notes

Had a cup of this prepared at work today. It helped me get through some very tedious data entry. Thank you tea!

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85

Made another pot of this for today cause my bf drank all of the rest of my first pot – lol. He apparently really likes iced mint green tea.

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85

I made a pot of this iced tonight. For some reason I never thought to ice this, but then today I was like how delicious would the minty goodness of this tea be cold! And I was right it is so yummy cold, the mint flavor really shines through! Uber refreshing!

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec

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82

Had this as an after work pick me up = yum :) I thought I logged this before but I can’t tell now – hmm???

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

When you click the Add Tasting Note button in gray it’ll say “last logged on” if you’ve logged it before… but of course even if you did, the old date is erased.

Caitlin

Yeah that wasn’t there and there is no little button that says see 1 more under my tasting note on the tea page. I could have sworn I logged this tea – I must be going crazy – haha

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No biggy, glad ya liked it though. :-)

Cofftea

Well we already knew that. LOL Just kidding. Check your tea log. Could you have just not written a tasting note?

Caitlin

Rachel – I did like it – thanks! and Cofftea – haha – I looked there too I was just wrong I guess – oh well!

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74

I had this this morning before I was off to work with a balance bar. For some reason that pairing went nicely together. It was an excellent way to start off the day!

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87

I was craving something sweet after dinner last night and I bounced around between like 10 different teas but finally landed on this one and I was glad I did!

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I am a typical college student, an Evolutionary Anthropology major. I spend most of my time hanging out with my boyfriend and friends, playing TF2 and popcap games, reading, and of course drinking tea.

I first started drinking tea every morning when I was a freshman in high school. I have recently discovered the joys of loose leaf, and I absolutely adore trying new teas (especially ones that sound like desserts)…Although I will always have my old favorite: big bold breakfast teas and my new favorite: wonderfully flavorful rooiboses.

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