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More butterscotch than caramel, but still delicious!
I like the little pyramid sachets the tea comes in. I’m very impressed with Lupicia’s flavoured rooibos blends. I’m planning on purchasing a few varieties when I next go to the states and take advantage of the cheaper American shipping.
The rum/butterscotch make it very creamy, sweet, hints of vanilla. It goes really well with the sweet rooibos.
Flavors: Alcohol, Butterscotch, Custard, Rooibos, Rum, Sweet, Vanilla
I had no idea what to expect for this one, but I assumed it was a black/caffeinated tea. I’m glad it was rooibos, though, because the rooibos makes it nice and sweet.
Strong fruity flavours, distinctly fresh mango juice and apricot. There might be some other stonefruits, but the mango is most notable. The base is sweet and there are not tart/sour notes in this at all. Lupicia did a fruity herbal blend well. M little pyramid bag was in for 6 minutes and did not oversteep, but was very flavourful. I will be ordering these when I order from Lupicia, as this is the best mango flavoured tea I’ve ever had.
Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Mango, Rooibos, Stonefruits, Sweet
I like the ginger + lemony herb combo. I should keep this around for when I’m sick. It actually tastes like there is lemon zest in the tea, so the lemon myrtle must be very fresh. The ginger could be spicier/stronger, but it is enjoyable anyway. Simple, soothing, and completely caffeine free.
Flavors: Citrusy, Ginger, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Rooibos, Sweet
This is a very tasty black tea. There is a nice balance between the chocolate flavors and the berry flavors. It does not come off as tasting artificial at all. It is good.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper withi 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 minutes.
Flavors: Berry, Chocolate
There is definitely a note of bittersweet chocolate to this tea. It would be more to my tastes if it was more sweet and less like bittersweet choclate. There id definitely a chocolate note. I amnot really sure what type of chocolate they add to this. Still it is fairly tasty. As I recall last time I ordered from Lupica they were out of this and I had wanted to try it. Got it yesterday in what was my second or third order with Lupica. I like their teas so I will order again.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for three minutes.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate
Not much info on this tea besides it being a 7 colored leaf green. I got this in the Hawaii collection set from Lupicia in Honolulu.
Admittedly, this tea is old. The leaf is pretty with a mix of cornflowers, red flowers, rose petals, and yellow curly things. Steeping, it smells like licorice. The flavor is a big mix of floral, sharp grassy sencha, sugary candy, and mystery fruit. Papaya?
This one is so good I had two cups to start my Monday at work. It brews up a beautiful dark brown, almost black. The scent and the flavour are so toasty and just delicious. I just love this one.
We picked up some when we visited California this last summer, then we got back and I ended up ordering four more packages. I just can’t be without this one. I love it cold brewed and hot. There is just no downside to this tea (well, barley).
I should have drunk this yesterday, on actual Lunar New Year! Whoops. I forgot. I will have to drink it today instead.
I am a sucker for the Lupicia holiday/decorated tins. They are just so beautiful, so prettily decorated. I have so many now, and have not managed to think of anything to do with them, once I’m finished with the tea. Hmm, I’ll think of something.
This is a black blend with grape flavoring. I am usually a fan of Lupicia’s fruit flavors, but this blend is a touch bitter today. It may be my steeping thats caused this, so I’m not ready to despair over this yet. I’ll give it more trys.
Happy Lunar New Year!
AROMA: I actually found the smell of Mimosa to be quite unpleasant and off putting. I want to try and describe the smell, but it’s quite unique. Think bitter floral; not smooth or flowery like usual floral scents, but an acrid sort of floral scent. When the cup has cooled, and I mean really cooled, like cold cooled, it’s smells much pleasanter, taking on an orange, citric smell.
FLAVOUR: Not being one to let something like a little aroma put me off, I delved into tasting Mimosa. This tea takes on a light citrus flavor with a floral backdrop, almost like a dandylion flavour. It’s quite a unique taste. I wouldn’t say it was nice, nor is it terrible, I’ve definitely had worse.
FINAL THOUGHTS: You’ll be able to tell, this wasn’t a great tea for me. I found the lack of stimulating or exciting flavours to be a total disappointment, despite the teas uniqueness. However, if you do want to Mimosa for yourself it’s available as both teabags and loose leaf from Lupicia. If you tried Mimosa let me know your thoughts, I’d love to know how to got on!
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A bit weird on the palette, light bitter aftertaste that lingers in the throat for awhile. I have been fond of bitter green teas and this one takes the spot. First time having this, my first impression was yuck, what is this tea even made out of. As I continued to drink it having needed to finish the can I grew to enjoy it. Strong blends of teas are my favourite kind. Personally I wouldn’t recommend this tea to anyone cause the bitterness like medicine may shun them away.
Flavors: Bark, Bitter, Cardboard, Grass
This is my absolute favorite tea in the world. So of course, you can only purchase it in-person at Tokyo Disney. It is a perfect light fruity blend that still has a strong nutty rooibus flavor. Just wish I could get more of it!
It is very similar to Lupicia’s Jardin Sauvage (http://steepster.com/teas/lupicia/5489-jardin-sauvage) but has pineapple instead of mango.
Flavors: Fruity, Rooibos
Finally got to do a Lupicia order! My 1st tea order in a year! Still being out of a job, I havn’t been able to buy tea much…(Plus my Mom thinks I have a ridiculous amount as it is, even with giving my cousin a couple of boxes chock full of tea. Though thinking I should probably do another culling soon.) But anyways, due to lack of room and not much money this will probably be my only order this year…Cries
I wasn’t planning on getting a happy bag, but I saw that Lupicia was listing what teas were in the bag (Kind of sad that I couldn’t get the $50 bag but oh well.) and that it included Cookie, and a few that I wanted to try, I decided to go ahead and get it, and add a few more to the list. This was a Happy Bag one.
It’s quiet and unassuming, I am sort of enjoying drinking this tea but I can’t say that I am particularly inspired by it. In fact another steepster mentioned that it was just above ‘Meh’ and I think that sums it up perfectly. Debating whether or not to give it up to my cousin, but I think I will. Hopefully she will enjoy it more then me.
This is a really nice basic Assam. There are no surprises here—it’s malty and sweet and strong, and that’s about it—but sometimes that’s just what’s needed. Like today, when I’m gearing up for my first day at a new job and it’s 15F outside. Not sure of the tea situation at the new office, so I’m bringing myself a huge thermos of this in hopes that it helps me stay awake—so not an early riser. This came in my 2016 Happy Bag, and while there are plenty of other comparable Assams out there it’s certainly something I might consider restocking in a future Lupicia order.
Nasty grape medicine flavor plus grassy sencha? No thanks. I’ve never had a grape tea I didn’t find truly disgusting (including some from Lupicia), so I didn’t have high hopes for this one when I found out it would be included in Lupicia’s 2016 Happy Bags. Still, I figured I might as well give it a try. But nope, it’s just as gross as I thought. Free to a good home!
I have tried this, Lupicia number 8508 from Lupicia France, under the name Belle Journée.
And it´s such an interesting idea, a green tea with rooibos. It was a sample, so worth risking, I was quite unsure if I was going to like it, but indeed it works and it´s oddly refreshing.
I am usually not a fan of grapefruit flavours, and it´s noticeable here, though the peach is more prevalent. I will probably not buy it because of the grapefruit, I might tire of it, but it´s certainly interesting on its own.
Brewed the way Lupicia insists, boiling water 2 minutes, it works (have given up doubting them on how to brew their teas).