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drank Getting Lei'd by Luhse Tea
1230 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Roswell Strange

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for shipping?

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85
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
4833 tasting notes

Backlog:

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/

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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!

Terri HarpLady

I bet it would be awesome in a almond milk & frozen banana smoothie too! Another tea to put on my list…

Alphakitty

I have a similar chai powder (with rose) that is so handy! It’s great for smoothies, baking, and making chai on the stove.

MsWhatsit

Mmmmm chai. I’m on a chai kick today so this sounds especially good right now.

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

Today is a sad day.

I have officially logged this as a SIP DOWN.

I love this one! Upping rating…don’t know what you ‘got’ till it’s gone…sigh…

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

I had 2 cups of this – this morning. I’m getting very low. I’m dreading the day I run out.

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

Good Stuff! Had 3 cups so far today…see previous notes…

Kasumi no Chajin

Adore the name of this tea!

Joshua Smith

Same as Kasumi, I got a kick out of the name.

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

Cup 3 and 4 today – it was nice – smooth vanilla hit the spot today more than usual.

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

Not sure what happened to this note from before but wanted to log it…started my day with 3 cups and it was grand. I will be hitting the bottom of this too-soon if this keeps up! :)

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging this gem, as well, I will have this one again tomorrow…so…I’m keeping it handy. See previous notes for a lengthier review :)

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92
drank Dorian Grey by Luhse Tea
6770 tasting notes

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.

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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.

YUM!

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!

KeenTeaThyme

Love the name! :)

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Best tea name evar!!!

Azzrian

HAHAHAHAA!

DaisyChubb

ah I love eet!

K S

I think I’m blushing. lol

katgolik

LOVE the name..

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