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Tea #48 from HHTTB2
This cup brews up the brightest spring green I’ve ever seen. (It is almost exactly this: http://bit.ly/1aDM5S5 color.) So it looks a little weird and out of place in my blue snowman mug. But whatever.
Genmaicha is like ye old standby tea in our house. When neither Fiance nor I know what we feel like drinking? Genmaicha. That said, we usually have a bit of it floating around. (As an aside, I’ve been cooking with it lately too. Makes an excellent soba noodle broth. Nom.) And genmai + matcha has been my more recent go-to in those situations. So I’m always excited to try some more!
There’s no bitterness in my cup, and the flavor is warming, roasty, and flavorful, but I wish there was more sweet, grassy green veggie flavor in here. I think the matcha flavor comes through better in Den’s version. American Tea Room makes a pretty solid Genmaimatcha, too. This one misses some of the brothy notes I get from those too.
If you go to genmaicha for primarily the roasty rice notes, though, this is definitely a cup to consider.
Finally got around to cold brewing this one to have with lunch, and boy was it delicious! Lots of juicy grapefruit, no bitterness or astringency from the green tea. Super happy to have this one to drink with lunches since I have made a sizeable dent in my supply of teas to cold brew.
I can never tell how a green tea will come out when cold steeped… maybe it has more to do with the quality of the base leaf, unlike black tea where a poor base can be masked by a cold steep. Sometimes greens are bitter and overdone, but not this one. Yum!
lol, this one is fun. deep, sweet dessert grapes, reminiscent of the ones i used to shove in the freezer and suck the syrup out of when i was a kid. very grape, but not candy. perfect to finish up a ridiculously long day before i take on another.
there is a great element to this blend…. there’s a hint of stem to it!
sorry…. not my best review. too tired.
thanks to ifjuly for this one!
A sample of this came in the Lupicia newsletter today. I’ve been wanting to stop by Lupicia and pick up some of their holiday tea, so I thought I might as well check this out to see if I want to pick some up. It’s pretty good. It definitely delivers on the caramel and the rum. The rum is pretty strong….almost like I’m drinking a hot drink spiked with real rum! Nice and cozy for a cold winter night!
Tea #41 from HHTTB2
The berry and honey flavors are definitely strong enough in here to cover the base rooibos flavor. It’s sweet and jammy, and it definitely has a thickish honey feeling on the tongue.
And while the primary woodchip rooibos flavor isn’t really present, unfortunately, it does seem like the more medicinal flavors in the rooibos are bleeding through and pairing with the berry to make something that is definitely reminiscent of cough medicine. I’m not 100% on which is the worse flavor yet.
Something a little less sweet for my second pot of tea this morning. Funny, that a tea called “cookie” is the one I reach for as less sweet.
No coffee flavor today, which is good. Mellow and nice.
I could not resist this tin the last time I was in Lupicia. It was so pretty. Lupicia has the prettiest specialty tins.
I dearly love a strawberry and vanilla tea. I dont really associate it with Christmas, however. But all of Lupicias holiday flavors are diffrent then what I am used to. Less spice, more fruit. Interesting.
This smells lovely,remining me very much of my beloved Yume. It brews up very nice, a soft and dreamy cup of strawberrys and vanilla cream.
Maybe not a traditional western Christmas tea, but very tasty.
This teabag smells divine. Bright and fresh grapefruit with a slight perfume finish.
It tastes sharp, sour and generally has a fresh grapefruit tang. Milder than the scent but pleasant and again somewhat perfumed and dry. The green tea is light and sweet with a little astringency to match the grapefruit.
I wasn’t expecting a lot from this tea but it is very tasty. Would make a nice morning tea addition. Thank you QueenOfTarts for this sample.
Way too sweet, I was expecting to taste more of the jasmine and white wine. This tastes more like bubble gum to me. Maybe I’ll try brewing it differently but this tea is pretty nasty to me.
One of my favorite green teas to drink. It’s very relaxing and a little sweet. Try cold brewing it to make iced tea, it’s even better. I don’t taste the peach, but it’s still a pleasant tea to try.
Tea #32 from HHTTB2
I find that lychee leans too delicate a flavor to really pair with a base like this, and tend to prefer it in oolongs and greens. While this still isn’t my favorite lychee tea, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this.
I was a little wary of the Keemun base paired with this, but I didn’t get any smoke flavor from it. And the flavor, too, was more balanced than the steeped aroma let on, and actually became more and more fruity as the tea cooled. The lychee flavor is very good. Juicy, sweet, floral, with just the right amount of fruity citrus. The aftertaste definitely leans on the floral side of things, though.
Smells like real peaches!
Yum! GREAT aroma.
This months Lupicia freebie in the newsletter. I like to brew them up the same day that I get them, if possible, as otherwise they tend to sit in my sample bowl, until I have one of my drink-all-the-samples manias.
This is nice! It smells amazingly like one of those chewy caramels, and a faint chaser of rum is in the taste. I might hunt down a bit of this in future, as I like to have a sweet noncaffinated tea on hand.
1 tbsp for 300 ml
This tea has a vaugly coffee smell to it, but, at least for this steeping, I dont taste any of it. It tastes like a butter cookie. Nice!
So much to get done today. Bleh. Well, at least I have tea.