Luhse TeaEdit Company
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I ordered a bunch of samples from Luhse a while back, because I’d long been curious about the company and their tea. Their branding is fairly unique – I like the 20s, prohibition theme, and the use of characters to give their teas a backstory. It’s definitely different! The samples contain enough tea for 2-3 cups, depending on leaf type, and are packaged in square foli-lined pouches with a brown, Kraft paper exterior. They’re not resealable, but as they’re so tiny that’s not really a problem.
Getting Lei’d is a green blend with pineapple flavouring. I love pineapple, so I pretty much had to give this one a try. The tea leaves are a fairly uniform dark green, folded and flat, but fairly small. I’d say Sencha, as an educated guess. There are blue cornflower and red safflower petals scattered throughout, which gives this blend a really pretty appearance, and one or two chunks of freeze-dried pineapple. The scent is beautifully tropical, with strong notes of pineapple. I have high hopes for this one!
As per the recommended parameters, I used 1 tsp of leaf and gave it 2 minutes in water cooled to around 175 degrees. The resulting liquor is a medium yellow-green, and the scent is faintly tropical. Unfortunately, faint is probably the operative word as far as this tea is concerned. The pineapple flavouring is just about discernible, but sadly nowhere near as strong as I’d like. Saying that, I can taste it throughout the sip, and it’s obvious what it is, so they’re both points in its favour. I can also taste the green tea base, which is a touch floral and a touch grassy – it suits the image of the Lei in that respect! There’s no bitterness or astringency here, which are also favourable points. I’m just left feeling that I’d like a lot more punchiness, and I’m a little underwhelmed by this one as a whole. This is a pleasant tea, and while I wouldn’t turn down the occasional cup, it’s not one I’d look to repurchase in quantity.
A really nice cream Earl Grey. Sweet, and I like how the creamy notes meld with the fruity tones of the bergamot. The aroma is a bit softer than I would expect from an Earl Grey type tea, but once it brews the fragrance emerges … and so does the flavor.
The vanilla is a little stronger than the bergamot, which mellows out the sometimes sharp citrus. A really tasty tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/21/dorian-grey-tea-from-luhse-tea/
As a test I decided to treat this like a matcha powder prior to experimenting with it. So…straight-up…here goes!
It has Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger, Cloves, Fennel, Black Pepper, and Nutmeg – your Chai flavors, basically, into a fine powder…hence why I was thinking MATCHA.
But there is a Chai recipe on the back of this awesome pouch of wonder…
1/4 tsp of this spiced powder with 1 tea black tea 1 T of honey and 8-ounces of milk. I might try that at some point but I have additional plans for it…black tea and this ‘powder of wonder’.
As for it being straight-up…
It looks like a dark brown yet murky black tea. It smells just like it should with those ingredients that are listed. It tastes like them too. Just when I can start picking out some of the ingredients individually they start to morph into the others.
You might think this is strange but this is pretty awesome just by it’s self!
This is a wonderful addition to any tea lovers cabinet and I can certainly see it being very versatile!
Technically I am backlogging this! I started yesterday and today BOTH with multiple cups of this one! For me, I enjoy the ‘double shot’ better as I love stronger teas. This was a bit lighter than I thought it would be but by doubling the amount is sure helped the strength out.
It’s more subtle on those Earl Grey notes but with the addition of Vanilla it smooths it out nicely. The vanilla isn’t over powering in flavor but does make it creamy and pleasant and a nice change for a flavored EG.
This is a nice comfortTEA. I like it a lot and am looking forward to enjoying many more cups.
I just couldn’t resist the name of this one! And the description is just as fitting!
Sure…this tastes tropical…but a bit more gentle than most…but still true and fresh! Pineapple, Mango, and Papaya – the perfect THREESOME – is just dandy! Playful and a powerful yet relaxing trio of flavors.
The flavors also seem to melt in your mouth and mesh well, too. As well as being nice and even throughout the sip! Very nice!