Lupicia

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85
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
132 tasting notes

The more I have this tea the more it’s growing on me! I learned if you steep it a little longer than 2 minutes like it says then you get a more perfume-y taste. Which I really seem to like in teas. I’m really really glad that I picked some of this up at Lupicia!
Thanks so much, mj for sending me a sample of it in the first place! It’s such a great tea!
Bumping my rating!

Flavors: Peach, Perfume

Cameron B.

Hah, I think this is the first time I’ve seen someone mention a “perfumey” taste as a good thing. :P

Ost

Haha I know it’s weird but I like it! :P

mj

I’m glad you like it more now!

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83
drank Muscat by Lupicia
4831 tasting notes

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.

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66
drank Tokio by Lupicia
870 tasting notes

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!

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drank Aloalo by Lupicia
581 tasting notes

Had this the other day as a tea soda and unfortunately I didn’t hear my alarm go off so it was super bitter!
Dude, I just mess this one up tons.
Ahh well, I have a lot of this tea left so I’ve got time for trial and error :)

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82
drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
4831 tasting notes

almost down to my last cup of this so i’m a little sad. I love the flavours in this one. On the upside, i still have lots of other lupicia teas to drink and orders can be placed in the future!

Stephanie

I will try this one someday

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drank Pommier by Lupicia
431 tasting notes

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.

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80
drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
386 tasting notes

I’m not into flavoured tea much anymore…I still have a stash but got rid of lots of them recently. Still purging, only very few will make the cut.

Although I think it’s a pretty decent one, this one wont make it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very pleasing and I like it. I’ve been drinking tea for a looong time and with all the teas I have, I’m aiming torwards drinking only spectacular ones. Flavoured teas in general don’t come across as being spectacular to me. Needs to be more than “Ok” and “good” for me to keep a tea around. And that’s why you keep seeing those high ratings from me. I drink and review my very best most of the time.

I’m reviewing this one cause Lupicia offers a good product and it might be helpful to some.

This is a plum tea with lots of floral notes.

While hot, I don’t get much out of it, gets a lot better at a lukewarm temperature for me. I get nice buttery and floral notes, topped by a sweet ripe plum fruitiness. To me, plum is a floral fruit, so fragrant, a bit like a lychee is. Maybe that’s one of the reasons they both pair so well with green oolong.

I think this is above average for a flavoured tea.

And I may not have a whole lot left, but the rest is going to you Dexter my dear tea buddy and Steepster friend cause I know how much you like it :-)

sherapop

I feel the same way about flavored teas, TheTeaFairy. This seems like a natural evolution. We all have to start at the grocery store. Then we keep moving on and up, until at last we discover pure teas! ;-)

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I forgot to say I don’t mind a good effective grocery bagged tea occasionally though! That’s why I always keep a few Twinings bags around… Now that’s not spectacular, but a lot more worthy than some of those overdone flavoured teas I sometimes try!!

MzPriss

I have a box of Twinings Earl Grey that I keep. I’ve been drinking it since I was a child and I still like it. Comforting.

Sarsonator

I like shengs :p

Sarsonator

And aside from being silly, I will always have a place in my heart for Yogi teas, and Numi savory teas. :)

Mandy

The Numi savory teas are fun to cook with. I like to through a bag or two into the water my rice or noodles are boiling in. Plus, I feel like its a way to sneak the benefits of green tea into my boyfriends for every once in a while (;

Sarsonator

Mandy, how wonderful! I would never have thought to try that. Thanks :)

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
431 tasting notes

Having this tea again and again steeped it overnight in the fridge. I may have overleafed it (really hard to tell how much is enough when steeping in a pitcher and not my normal mug) and I’m having it unsweetened. I was eating a really sweet muffin with it for my first cup and the tea was perfect, but without the sweet it looses a little of that perfection. The aftertaste is a perfume like oolong flavor, which is nice. Still not in love with it, but it is really good.

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82
drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
4831 tasting notes

i have not had nearly as much tea as i wanted today, which doesn’t bode well for my sipdown goal for this month…even if i am making good progess. This was one of my afternoon choices and a good one at that since the nutty tastes was just what i wanted when we cooled off inside with air conditioning. :) Glad i restocked this in a small quantity as it’s a nice one from Lupicia!

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68

(182!)
So I appreciate the chance to try matcha from a different company, but this just isn’t doing it for me. Red Leaf makes me happier. It’s ok Lupicia, you make great blends. Don’t worry about the matcha.

And thanks VariaTEA for letting me try this out!

Dustin

I really didn’t enjoy Lupicia’s flavored matchas either. Kind of a bummer that they flop so hard on this when they do other flavored teas so well!

Cavocorax

It’s strange, eh? At least they rock at everything else!

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90
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
20 tasting notes

Drank this again, courtesy of CarolWho. Still delicious. Will be buying some in the future!

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drank Wedding by Lupicia
173 tasting notes

Another tea I split with keychange with our order months ago. This is great iced, tasted like strong sweet iced tea with some fruit without being sweet. Just what I was looking for with our A/C still on the fritz. It was ok hot but I tend to prefer fruit teas iced.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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68
drank Orzo Strawberry by Lupicia
1877 tasting notes

When I got this, I hoped it would be a bit lighter than the caramel and honey one given the fruity flavor. However this is just as rich which means you really have to be in the mood for it to enjoy the cup. Typically I am just not looking for something so dense when I am drinking caffeine free so this won’t be a restock. Still, it was fun to try. 157.

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85
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
451 tasting notes

Sample sipdown (109)! I steeped this one in a clear glass this time in order to actually see the tea (last time was in a dark mug). It is a clear, light yellow concoction, which for some reason was surprising to me. I guess I just didn’t know what to expect of it. Anyway, I think I like this best when it is piping hot and the honeydew flavor really lives up to the intoxicating smell. As it cooled down, I could taste my weird chlorine water peeking through, but the smell was still wonderfully delicious. I think that I would like this one better using better water. And perhaps as a cold brew as well. I’m definitely thinking of restocking because I think this may be my favorite caffeine free blend!

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85
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
451 tasting notes

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95

Backlog. I had Lupicia on my mind after reading through that discussion thread about peoples’ fav Lupicia teas, so I decided to cold brew this one. I actually had to dig through some of my boxes to get to it, and it was totally worth it. The candy peach flavor really helped mask my new chlorine-y water. Also, I left it in the fridge over 24 hours by accident, but I think that the longer steep helped bring out the oolong a little more to remind me that this is indeed a tea, and not just peach water.

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58

Nope. Don’t like rooibos. Except for the Caramel & Rum by Lupicia.
On to the Rooibos Mediterranee, it is basically just bergamot-flavoured. The rooibos is nicely sweet and slightly nutty but the texture has that weird slight thickness to it that comes with every rooibos I’ve tried from various companies.
Maybe I’ll try this iced, see if it might do away with my dislike

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML

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drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
431 tasting notes

Eh, this is okay. It has a subtle creamy rum taste, but it also has a bit of that woodsy rooibos taste. The rooibos was over powering when I tried it straight, but it becomes much more pleasant when I add a little cream and sugar. At first the taste of the cream took over, but as I kept sipping the caramel rum taste crept out. It isn’t bad, it is just really underwhelming for what I have come to expect from Lupicia.

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81
drank Jardin Sauvage by Lupicia
1267 tasting notes

Queued post, written May 25th 2014. This was supposed to have been posted yesterday but I kept getting the kettle page when trying to pull up the tea. Seems like I’ve chosen a good time to take a little step back from Steepster, kettle pages having been rampant lately. Reading Steepster is something I would like to do regularly, but started to feel rather like a chore that I must do combined with a general feeling of detachment. So I’ve stopped. I’m still posting and still writing and still drinking. I’m just not going to be reading much for a while.

Another one from the EU TTB 2. The problem with these French names is I have to look them up to see what they are. To a French speaking person it may be blindingly obvious from the name, but not to me. Therefore I must have looked this up when I had the box and decided it was interesting. Afterwards, however, it often takes me a fairly long time to get around to them because by then I’ve forgotten what they are. (In general, I don’t actually much like those blend names where it doesn’t say anything about what’s in it regardless of language. I don’t even like it in Danish. I’m sure it’s all fanciful and poetic and what not, but I still don’t know what’s in it.)

Following the raspberry hibiscus mint fiasco, however, I figured any was as good as another, so I just pulled something out of the box. This is what I ‘won’.

Unlike the other, this smells lovely. It’s all sweet and caramel-y, perhaps even a bit nutty. After steeping it smells quite nutty and a bit honeyed as well. When I look at the blend, there’s something in it that looks like rooibos, only not red. People always say that green rooibos tastes vastly different, so that might be it.

I’m going to look up what this is.

It is indeed a green rooibos! With mango and citrus. …what? Knowing that it’s there, I can find both. A touch of lemon in the flavour and a smidge of mango in the aftertaste. But before I knew it I wasn’t even anywhere close to identifying either of those two things. It’s quite subtle to begin with. As the cup cools, though, both become more clear.

This is oodles better than the raspberry mint concoction.

Roughage

I’ve been getting the kettle page a lot too. It’s a bit frustrating, and probably just as well that I do not have a lot to post lately.

Angrboda

Yeah, it was part of what led me to ask myself ‘is this really worth it?’ So I went elsewhere. Have actually done some useful things in the garden today. I’m not a mad keen gardener and I get bored fairly quickly, but I’ve discovered to my vast surprise that there are some small things that I can do.

Tealizzy

This is really refreshing iced! Even my non-tea drinking husband likes it that way. ;)

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I read that as Sausage at first lol

Angrboda

LOL! I will always think of it as sausage tea now. :D

Roughage

Sausage Garden tea, mmmm … :)

Angrboda

I now have a deep wish to own a sausage tree! :9 I can just see it in my head now. It would grow right next to my money tree.

Roughage

Yes, I need both of those. I could plant them next to my bacon tree and my ham bush.

Angrboda

Oooh, a bacon tree! How exotic. :)

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81
drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
1114 tasting notes

Grabbed a bag of this while at the Lupicia store in SF, and I’m so glad I did. Very much coffee-like, with notes of burnt sugar in there. I don’t get honey, but I’m cool with that!

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Coffee, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

i love this one for a coffee like beverage

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92
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
870 tasting notes

Oh man.
I opened this up, and if I didn’t know better, I would swear it was a beautifully ripe melon, and not a tea. It smells ridiculously fresh, like, bonkers fresh. And its studded with little light green candy things, which I guess are melon candy of some kind?
With growing excitement, I brewed up a pot of this, and oooh nelly. In the pot it smells a bit more like melon candy, and it sips like light, amazing melon juice. I’d never even imagined melon juice, and now I feel like it should be a thing.
This is wonderful, and on a hot day like today, and is going to be a go to for the rest of the summer, I can just tell.

Flavors: Green Melons, Melon

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drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
173 tasting notes

Reminds me of sweet strawberries and cream found in strawberry shortcake. This is one of my favorite Lupicia teas and I would like to get it again next summer. I don’t see it as one I would drink in the cooler months because I like it iced.

Thank you keychange for splitting this with me on our order we did months ago. I don’t think I would have tried it if you did not suggest it.

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98
drank Cookie by Lupicia
132 tasting notes

This tea is absolute perfection! I just love it so so much!
I got a sample of this in a swap last week which I had to try before I went to the Lupicia store. It was amazing. Tastes just like a cookie.
I can’t even describe how delicious this tea is.
It’s just the perfect dessert tea! :D

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Cookie

Sarsonator

Hmmm… sounds lovely. Is the cinnamon pretty mild? Or is it cinnaBLARGH?

Also, I thought of you the other day b/c I was re-watching the Rifftrax Nat Geo specials. The bat one is funny no matter how many times I watch it! I made my boyfriend watch it too!

Ost

It’s pretty light cinnamon. I wouldn’t like it if it were too much. :P

Haha that’s awesome! I made my friend watch that one over this last weekend! :P Did your boyfriend like it??

Sarsonator

He did! I didn’t make him watch the others yet. Those were ok, but the devil bat was the best, hands down. We were rolling!

How was your visit with your friend?

Ost

Haha it’s so true! That one is the best! What were the other two about even? Wasn’t there one about the ocean or something?

It was great! I showed him a few MST3Ks. He loved them. xD

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77
drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
1811 tasting notes

Sipdown (131/138)!

So I cold brewed the last of the sample from Dexter and I have to admit that I did like the cold brew more so than the hot cup I had earlier in the week; I found that the pineapple flavour and strong green oolong base were both really present still but the weird, highly buttery (like popcorn butter) notes weren’t as noticeable, so I felt that on the whole I could enjoy this one more so as a cold brew.

That said, this isn’t a tea I would want to order for myself and I’m perfectly fine not having it again; I’m thankful for the chance to try it though because I would have been so very curious otherwise!

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