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90
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
36 tasting notes

A delicious oolong from Lupicia. Delicate, drinkable, “happy dance” tea :))

Flavors: Floral, Peach

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1
drank Earl Grey Darjeeling by Lupicia
36 tasting notes

My first cup of this was yummy, but I had steeped it very lightly and noticed a really strong bergamot odor/flavor. So I made a mental note to steep it even more lightly next time. Then I made the horrible mistake of trying to brew a POT of this, and the bergamot flavor was so strong I almost wanted to throw up. It became known as The Pot That Almost Put Me Off of Earl Grey Forever, and my friends are still trying to put me through Earl Grey rehab because of it. I have renamed this tea “Bergamot Bomb” and hold out hope that, someday, I’ll be able to enjoy normal Earl Grey again…

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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93
drank Sencha "Uji" by Lupicia
1178 tasting notes

Sipdown no. 59 of the year 2016 (no. 270 total).

I found more of the Maeda-En 2010 Sincha, which I thought I had sipped down. Apparently I had three containers of it originally, and am now down to part of one, so that has been my go-to green tea for work lately. But I’ve mixed it up some by having this as my Timolino accompaniment on some days to break up the Sincha stream.

Yesterday I was reminded how much I love this. After drinking a sweeter green for several days, the difference is much more pronounced. I’m bumping it some points.

Kirkoneill1988

i love the asparagus taste in most senchas

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93
drank Sencha "Uji" by Lupicia
1178 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking a lot of green tea lately and really loving the experience.

This one is up there with the sincha I just polished off. I like it slightly better because it’s less sweet and more savory, with a flavor that evokes a lot of different notes. There’s a rice-like aftertaste, a nutty finish, and a vegetal flavor that I can’t really pin down. My default for vegetal greens is spinach, or perhaps bok choi, but this has aspects that make me think of asparagus, too.

It’s not super delicate, but it’s easy to drink. The liquor is yellow and clear and the aroma is mostly vegetal. The dry leaves are quite delicate and look like cut golf course grass.

I really am quite undecided about what to do when I’ve made my way through all the Japanese greens in my stash. No one talks about the reactor these days. Maybe because no one knows what’s happening? I think we would have heard if everything had been contained….

Flavors: Asparagus, Bok Choy, Nutty, Rice, Spinach, Umami

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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drank Yume by Lupicia
594 tasting notes

This was from one of my lovely friends, Whiteantlers in a sachet no less.

Straight, it was sweet like a creamy life-savor with strawberry, rose, and vanilla being the noticeable flavors. There was also not astringency to be found in its smooth body. This is the kinda tea you give to your grandmother, or your mother for mother’s day. Rose, strawberry, and vanilla are the giveaways and the thing you want to look for in this tea. I might consider on trying Lupica again because of this tea.

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
1197 tasting notes

This is super melon tasting and sweet! This green rooibos tea tastes just like those green melon asian candies. It also makes a great iced tea.

However, the melon is strong and overpowers the green rooibos base. The good thing is this rooibos isn’t watery, but this tea is pretty much like drinking melon juice. I like it, but I can see if not appealing for some people.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/golden-honeydew-rooibos-lupicia-tea-review/

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Herbal and Decaf TTB

I’ve never had Elderflower before, so I was curious about this tea. Apparently I don’t like it. I only took a couple sips of this extremely medicinal concoction before dumping the rest. One more tea to cross off the wishlist. I did notice that there seemed to be several distinct flavors going on in the sips i took, but as my immediate reaction to most of them was “Yuck!” I didn’t take the time to really analyze what those flavors were.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another great sample from Ost. :) This is a really refreshing flavoured oolong – the base tea is very green, with fresh crisp floral notes. I’m not at all suprised to see that it’s a baozhong. The peach flavouring is juicy and not too strong or artificial tasting. This is lovely, might try it cold-steeped next.

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70
drank Tikuanyin by Lupicia
2044 tasting notes

Another one from TheLastDodo’s sale. Thanks! The leaves of this oolong are of the darker roasted variety, so when I opened the packaged I was a little worried they wouldn’t be my thing. It’s a decent roasted oolong but when I drink a roasted oolong I only notice the charcoal flavor and no other layers, even if the charcoal note itself is faint, as it is here. It becomes the only flavor though. I know fans of this type get much more out of roasted oolongs than I do. At times with the first steep, there were also hints of peach but not enough to make me love this one to get through the roastiness. Just not my thing!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsp // few min after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // few min a.b. // 2 min steep

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88
drank Kyobancha by Lupicia
69 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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77

6Apr-2tsp, 208F, 2min
Fruity, strong enough to cut through spicy spaghetti sauce and still be able to taste the tea. 3 min- strong and malty

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

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78
drank Yume by Lupicia
189 tasting notes

Home from Hawaii, with a couple of tea souvenirs. First up is this Yume tea from Lupicia. Yume means “dream” in Japanese, and I see why it carries this name.

I’m normally not a big fan of blends, but as I discover more, I am finding more and more that have a great balance. Basically, they are more than just some fruit dumped in a tea bag.

This tea has a wonderful tropical feel, a bit fruity with hints of vanilla and strawberry, but it keeps a nice and tasty black tea base. A balance like this means the maker is proud of the fruit and flavor blend, but also proud of the base. No need to hide it when it is this good!

Flavors: Rose, Strawberry, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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15
drank Muscat by Lupicia
175 tasting notes

Sipdown – but only because I discarded the rest of the tea. I could not bring myself to brew this again. The artificial flavor just put me off. It smelled of big chew grape bubblegum. It went in the compost.

I did make a cold brew of this, but I never managed to finish it. Dropping my rating.

Flavors: Artificial

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15
drank Muscat by Lupicia
175 tasting notes

I was nervous about trying this tea as I don’t like red grape flavored things. I received this in the happy bag I bought, as is not something I’d order on my own.

Decided to cold brew this. Dry leaf smell reminds me of the grapes that used to grow on my grandparents farm. Grapes were an older variety, not very sweet and kind of tart. Unfortunately I also get grape bubblegum.

Tried it this mornig. Liquid smells of grape candy. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste like that. It tastes like those grapes did when you ate them, a little sour, little sweet. I really have no interest on ever trying this as a hot tea. It’s drinkable when cold brewed. 65

Flavors: Grapes

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86
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
1443 tasting notes

Oh hello there, delicious oolong. This is essentially Golden Honeydew but with a green oolong base. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I’m detecting a hint of butteriness from the base, together with a light floral note. This pairs beautifully with the delicious Melona bar-like flavour of the melon flavouring. If I were to choose between the two, however, I’d still go for the Golden Honeydew just because I swear that one has a more intense melon flavour and the base doesn’t detract from that melony excellence either.

Next up will be a cold brew, which I’m sure will be just as good as it is hot, if not better.

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drank Honey & Pear by Lupicia
388 tasting notes

I don’t get honey or pear really in this tea. The base green is a stronger taste and smell than anything. I don’t really care for this one, definitely not on my list to buy more.

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100
drank The au Lait by Lupicia
11 tasting notes

Delicious! Brewed it as instructed & added a large amount of milk. My perfect milk tea!

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drank Momijigari by Lupicia
4 tasting notes

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75
drank Cookie by Lupicia
335 tasting notes

I’ve been working my way through my samples from Ost, but foolishly not logging many of them. Suffice it to say that I’ve been enjoying them. :) This is my second time trying this cookie tea from Lupicia. It has quite a rich black tea base, with notes of toasted almond and burnt sugar. Quite tasty and true to the name.

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drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
251 tasting notes

Hmm yummy yummy. Another great fruity green tea from Lupicia. I got this one in a mailer who knows when and finally busted it out when I was late already for work and decided just to take a tea bag with me instead of brewing/decanting while at home. I had forgotten a little – the convenience of teabags. lol.

I’ll be back on Steepster more in the new future. =) I turned away from buying more tea (other than subscriptions) during Lent and other than putting in an LP other for the Dark Matter group buy (that doesn’t count, RIGHT? it comes later!), I did pretty good! But staying away from the boards will do that.

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90
drank The au Lait by Lupicia
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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Bravissimo! by Lupicia
214 tasting notes

I havn’t had much luck with green tea, I don’t know why but the majority of it just doesn’t have much distinct taste from another.

Including this tea. Though my wallet thanks me. Heh.

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
388 tasting notes

Nice fruity smell…sweet, grape taste. It’s nice but not something I’d buy a lot of. I didn’t add any sugar to it but it tasted like there might be some candy in the mix.

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70
drank Tokio by Lupicia
92 tasting notes

Sample from Lupicia. As far as scented teas go, this is pretty lovely. Subtle berry flavours, not artificial candy-tasting, on a smooth green base. Nice for a sweeter change from my jasmine green. I would consider trying this or some other Lupicia tea bags for the office when I can’t brew loose-leaf.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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