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Thank you so much Tealizzy for this bonus sample!
I love fruity green oolongs, and apparently Lupicia is very good at them! I am drinking this hot this morning and lightly sweetened, but I bet it would be killer over ice too. Deeeeelicious and lightly floral.
This is my first tasting note from the mechanics waiting room, too, LOL. I have about an hour till my new tires will be installed so I’m chilling with a book and some nice tea :)
This tea surprised me!
I was expecting a decent cup of bergamot-flavoured tea, so imagine the shock when I opened the sachet and was greeted by a strong peachy note instead. I adjusted my expectation according, looking forward to a cup of peachy tea as I brewed the tea bag. But there came another wave of shock when I drank the brewed tea – it’s SMOKY!! Very fruity too, but definitely it’s neither bergamot nor peach. I looked up Lupicia’s website and learnt that it’s LONGAN! I have longan every summer but this was the first time I consumed it in black tea. No wonder the taste was so unfamiliar!
I have to disagree with some previous comments that the fruit tasted citrusy. Longan is not at all a citrus fruit! It’s very sweet and similar to lychee. It also shares some similarities with muscat/grapes given its juiciness and succulence. Anyway, this is a unique, almost exotic, tea that is not for everyone. But if you appreciate something different and special, you are going to enjoy it :)
Yesssss! FINALLY get to try this. I’ve been RIDICULOUSLY excited about this tea. Like you have no idea.xD Ever since I had their Melon Oolong I’ve been desperate to try the famous Golden Honeydew!
Not even exaggerating. I ordered 5 tins of this tea. That’s kinda a big risk xD But I figured if it’s anything like Melon Oolong it will just be incredible and I should stock up on it while I can. :P
Well. Good news, guys. I didn’t waste my money!
Kinda feel a bit bummed out about the Momoko tea, but I was not disappointed by this one.
When I opened the bag I was hit by a strong wave of honeydew. Ugh. It was amazing. One of the strongest teas I’ve ever smelled.
As for taste, the initial taste was strong like the smell but it didn’t seem to last all throughout the actual drink. This probably won’t make sense…but you know when you swallow a tea and it tastes different from when you first sip it? That’s kinda how this tea is. Perhaps it’s the rooibos base that makes it taste like the flavor doesn’t last all the way through…but…I don’t know.
Haha that probably makes 0 sense. xD You just gotta try it and you’ll understand what I mean! :P But it’s an amazing tea overall. I think I might actually like the melon oolong and this one the same. They’re both wonderful teas and I’m glad I didn’t waste my money. Definitely worth trying!!
But if any of you order from Lupicia and this flavor isn’t available, definitely order Melon Oolong, because it’s pretty similar!
Both are amazing!! :D :D
Flavors: Honeydew, Melon, Sweet
So ordered a tin of this along with a crap load of Golden Honeydew from Lupicia the other day. xD I’m glad that I only got one tin of this.
I feel like a lot of the Lupicia teas I’ve tried so far have been super sweet and didn’t need any added sweetener. But this one is different.
The peach in this is kinda bitter.
I steeped it for about 3 minutes. So not like overly long…but it just seems like I steeped it for an hour. 0_0 I can taste the vanilla in this tea though, which is nice.
But would be even better if they had a sweet peach/vanilla flavor instead of the bitter peach/vanilla that I am tasting xD
Kinda meh about this tea…but I’ll have to try it a few more times before I give up :S
Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Vanilla
The nice people at Lupicia gave me this sample to try when I visited last week. It smells really nice, kinda like a snickerdoodle. There is a flavour of cookie as well- sweet, buttery, and a bit of spice. This tea makes want to bake and/or get more.
Flavors: Butter, Cookie, Spices, Sweet
From the (Mostly) Unflavored TTB
I love genmaicha. I was excited for this tea.
It’s not at all what I wanted. The Den’s version of this is so so so much better.
There were no directions so I went with what I’ve used before for genmaicha. It turned out just blah. Kind of bitter, tastes just off. I don’t think the matcha they used is a good one, which doesn’t help. The rice also really overpowers the green tea. It should be much more balanced.
Surprised that no one has added this to steepster yet!
Was in the Melbourne Lupicia store last month literally sniffing every tea they had on display. Bought a hefty amount purely based on what my nose had to say about each one.
The Emerald Earl Grey really caught my attention with what I can only describe as a sweet, fruity bergamot (vs the stuffy kind), but really there is more to it that I just don’t really have the words for.
The blend of creamy oolong with refreshing white tea really is a delicious combination and does taste elegant like the description says.
Accidentally brewed for double the recommended time and it still turned out so delicate and delicious.
If your Lupicia offers this blend, I highly suggest you go and enjoy it too!
I’m finally starting to work my way through the insane amount of tea I bought, received as gifts and got in tea trades over the last few years. I sorted all my teas by type, and decided on a black tea tonight. Rummaging through the drawer, I found this one, and my decision was made.
I was not overwhelmed by a cookie smell, but that may be because it has been in a plastic bag, in a drawer with a bunch of other teas in plastic bags for the last year or so. Needless to say, none of them are smelling particularly amazing at this point. Fresh stuff may have a better smell, I’m not sure.
Brewed though, it smelled delicious. I would not say quite like a cookie, but maybe like a warm biscotti. I inhaled its delicious scent for a bit before tasting.
The taste was a bit mild, but I knew some sweetness would really bring out the underlying flavors in the tea. I was going to go with a splash of milk and some brown sugar, only to realize I had no milk. I did have sweetened condensed milk, so I put a teaspoon of that in. It did the trick. It tastes a bit like a sugar cookie dipped in warm milk.
I think next cup I am going to try with some full fat coconut milk and brown sugar.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cookie, Creamy
Tasting note number 350. Exciting, isn’t it? The nice people at Lupicia brewed me a sample after I told them it was so recommended to me.
The dry leaves smelled so good. Very fresh and like I was going to pick out melons in the farmers market. I got slightly more honey dew. When brewed the green oolong came out more. It went well with the melon flavour. Different, but I’ll likely get this if I ever go a Lupicia store again, or maybe order online next summer.
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Green, Honeydew, Melon
Sil said a few things about how she loved this tea to make me think that maybe I should give it another chance as I was fairly indifferent about it. I waited for a cool day and tried it, and it was good. I’m still not nuts about nutty teas, but they’re good to have around for the occasional craving!
I finally had this as a hot brew and it was really nice. It’s not something i’d need to keep in my cupboard permanently but i am glad that cavo made us try this one :) it’s been a nice enjoyable tea. I think i prefer hot to cold brewing, and i think this would likely be pretty tasty if i hot brewed and then had it cold with a litle sweetner to really make the grape flavour pop!
Sometimes when we do group orders with the crew here, we seem to randomly pick things that we wouldn’t normally try on our own but with three + people splitting it…it’s no big deal lol this was one of those things where cavo said… i want that! split with me? and i said…sure! because really..why not.
I tried this as a cold brew first since something about the idea of a grape tea sounded refreshing as a cold brew. I was right. I really like the way this one turned out. The base didn’t over power the flavouring but it’s clearly grape TEA and not grape juice.
This was a Lupicia sample, and it seemed like a flavored green would be just the thing now.
In the sachet this smells amazing. Completely sweet, like candy, like….. melon gum? It smells fantastic.
Brewed it tones down a bit ,but its quite a lovely fruity green.
I’m in the final stretch of Camp Nanowrimo. About a thousand words to go before I hit 50k. This thing is going to need so much revision, though! Gah. But I’ve got two days to do it in, so that’s good.
Lets get typing!
I feel a little eh about this one. It is very apple tasting and there is a little something else that I’m guessing is the maple, but I am really disliking the rooibos flavor. It has that drying effect in the aftertaste. I think it is a little better sweetened, but it’s not something that I’m getting excited about.