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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
688 tasting notes

Well, J is across the country, and I don’t return until mid-week, so I’m enjoying my Lupicia teas with his mom. We began with Melon Oolong and have now moved onto Pineapple.

The pineapple tastes just as it smells, well, slightly more subtle. There is a buttery hint that’s borderline butterscotch. Quite fascinating. The pineapple isn’t artificial at all, which is lovely.

It’s taken me quite some time to get over my first disastrous pineapple oolong experience, and I’m happy to say this one went over much better.

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drank Momo by Lupicia
408 tasting notes

At long last, I get to try this. White peaches are one of my favourite fruits, and this tea smells so much like them. Great scent of peach in both leaves and brew. The flavour is sweet, and a bit juicy, certainly tastes like white peaches.

Worth my trip out of town for some yesterday.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

Yay! That’s a good one!

Lariel of Lórien

It seems kinda low rated, but I like it. White peaches win all!

Stephanie

Yay you got your momo :D

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I got to try this one at the store. (The tea name is French, and I like it.)

Scent- nutty, cocoa. Flavour- creamy, chocolate, a nice nuttiness. Kinda reminds of Nutella, but a chestnut version. It also reminds me of this really good chestnut/chocolate torte I made in a baking class. Very good, and much better on the hot side.

Flavors: Chestnut, Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Nutty

Ost

Mm that sounds so good! Didn’t even know they had this tea. I’ll have to get it next time I order or go to the store. :O

Stephanie

Ooooh I want to try this one some day :D

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72

This is a decent genmaicha, but I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t taste as interesting as its name suggests! I can barely taste the black soybean…

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
688 tasting notes

The weather has cooled a bit at home now, and J flew back today, so it’s time for trying some of these new teas I’ve picked up in my travels.

First, I love that this steeps at boiling. Low maintenance for the win! The mango scent was very strong from the package, but mellowed out once steeped, thank goodness. The green oolong base is apparent, but not offensive. Green oolong is not my favourite, but I’m enjoying this cup of tea, and I could see myself perhaps replacing this oolong.

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This is another I tried in the store. It smells like orange chocolates in the tin, and in the brew. Though when I had the sample, the flavour got way more orange. There was some chocolate, but it was really mild. Alright, but not what I was hoping for.

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrusy, Orange

Cameron B.

You should try Three Friends from Butiki if you’re looking for chocolate orange. :D

Lariel of Lórien

Is that one also vegan marshmallow?

Cameron B.

Yes, the chocolate chips and flavoring are both vegan.

Lariel of Lórien

Yum! If anyone wants to send me a sample, I accept.

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95

I’ve liked the strawberry teas of theirs I’ve tried, and I’ve liked the chocolate teas. So I was glad to try them both together. This tea smells awesome… like these strawberry chocolate candies I get from the Japanese market. There is a nice, creamy chocolatey flavour, which pairs really well with the sweet berry.

Wish I could try their other flavoured puer, but this one is really good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Yume by Lupicia
408 tasting notes

This is my favourite of the teas I tried at the Lupicia store today. There is a nice floral and berry scent. That is also what I get in the flavour, with some notes of creamy vanilla. While I really liked this tea, I feel it would be more suited for the Spring months.

Flavors: Berry, Creamy, Rose, Vanilla

Tealizzy

That’s definitely a good one! Glad you got to make it to the store! :)

Cheri

I’m glad you finally made it to the store! I hope you had a wonderful time.

Lariel of Lórien

It was so fun. Hope to go again before the move.

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83

I was able to visit a store again! :) The clerk was very nice. She made me a sample of this tea. This is French for ‘Fruit Tea’, which is a really good name. This is certainly a fruity too. Scent- I get mostly lychee, and some strawberry. Flavour- It is sweet, with strong notes of lychee, the strawberry and peach flavours are more subtle.

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee, Peach, Strawberry, Sweet

Cameron B.

Definitely not French. I looked it up, turns out it’s Spanish.

Lariel of Lórien

It looks so French though.

Cameron B.

French would be “Thé aux Fruits” or “Thé de Fruits” or something similar. I’m not fluent. :P

Lariel of Lórien

Ah.Knowing bits of both languages can be confusing sometimes.

TeaBrat

The staff at Lupicia is usually friendly and not at all obnoxious!

Lariel of Lórien

I prefer the SF store, since it’s a little bigger.

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I, for one, welcome our new Melon Overlords.

The dry uh, leaves smell like a nice, ripe honeydew melon. And brewed, it reminds me of these Japanese gummy candies I really like. There is a sweet, fruity flavour. Lupicia, you’ve convinced me I enjoy melon flavour teas. Which is a accomplishment since I was skeptical. It is also my new fave green rooibos. Thanks to Ost for this.

Flavors: Honey Dew, Honeydew, Melon, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Lariel of Lórien

Tried this iced today, but I like it better hot. Which was surprising.

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
469 tasting notes

Cold steeped in the fridge for several days before I remembered to try this. Ooops! I Didn’t use much water with the idea that I’d add ice later, but I have been enjoying it concentrated. When I first sip, it’s a mouthful of fruit. Peaches at first, apples later and some other flavors I can’t name. After the sip when all else fades, I get a green flavor… like wheatgrass tingling the sides of my tongue. The whole thing is very crisp tasting. Adding a little sugar rounds out the fruit taste a bit and also tones down the wheatgrass nip. I like this, it’s refreshing, but I don’t think I’ll be buying it when there are so many other amazing Lupicia teas to explore and love.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
213 tasting notes

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
275 tasting notes

May have over steeped my first cup a bit. It’s sweet with a bitter kick. But not too bitter to drink. It’s quite sweet. Not really sure that it needs the sugar. Maybe I’ll take out the sugar and try it again later in the day. I love a good sweet white wine but I don’t know that I can really taste…hmm well maybe… I had a taste of wine grapes there for a moment.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Yume by Lupicia
98 tasting notes

So lovely! I tried this yesterday, because Jump was nice enough to share with Shmiracles, and Shmiracles was nice enough to share with me. I knew this tea was going to be special, and it really was. Someday I will go to a Lupicia store and stock up on all the things.

Cavocorax

Oh you guys should totally do a Lupicia order some time! (Carefully clutches her precious Lupician tins…. Hsssss)

oddree

OH! I forgot that it was only the Golden Honeydew that you can’t get online. And Shmiracles already has a list haha. We’ll def do this sometime!

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drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
275 tasting notes

While I was walking around the Lupicia store I noticed the tin for this tea and thought to myself, “boy I hope this tea is good cause I love the label on the tin.” I know you shouldn’t buy tea solely based on smell, or tins, but I figured because it had a wonderful smell too that it would be alright. Boy, am I glad I bought this tea! So good! The scent, dry and wet, is lovely. And the flavor is so mellow and pure!

On a side note, I must give my thanks to the ladies who were working that day. My lil one was crying as I walked into the store so I went back out to calm her down. When I came back in, stroller and all, they were so helpful. It really touched me because too many stores look at you like your crazy for walking around with a stroller.

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Muscat by Lupicia
275 tasting notes

Had a wonderful time on my first Lupicia store visit. Received a tea sachet of this while my purchase. It smells so good. Every time I smell it it takes me to Hawai’i. Does anyone else get a scent of coffee? It’s weird but I also get a slight smell of coffee. I like the smell of coffee but I don’t like the taste… Anyway, I’ve let mine over steep a bit. Should really just time my tea from now on cause I have a terrible sense of time and I get distracted by my cute baby easily. So the muscat is covered up a bit more by the black tea but it is still a good cup. I’m looking forward to trying this cold too!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cheri

Sounds interesting.

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drank Framboise by Lupicia
213 tasting notes

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
191 tasting notes

I’ve only tried this one cold brewed at the store the last two times I’ve gone. Thought it was kinda sour, so wasn’t a huge fan. But got some of this in a swap with Rie T. because I wanted to give it a chance!
Trying this hot now…and MUCH BETTER.
Holy Shanghai. A LOT better!
Ripe mango? Yeah! Not sour at all!
Mmm such a good mango tea.
Something I’m beginning to notice about Lupicia though. A lot of their fruity teas are perfume-y. Haha-it’s really growing on me! This tea has turned into a win in my book! :D ^^

Flavors: Mango, Sweet

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drank Assam Calcutta Auction by Lupicia
1102 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
122 tasting notes

Fragrant, summery tea.
Grassy green notes with a perfumey raspberry flavor more sweet than tart.

Lovely hot or cold.

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drank Wedding by Lupicia
302 tasting notes

This is a very enjoyable Keenum tea. There are just enough fruity/floral/chocolate to make it interesting. The flavors meld together very well. Unfortunately this was a fairly small packet and now i don’t have enough for a cold brew.

This is one i might have to order, in the far distant future as my cupboard is full. I really have to add the rest of my purchases from my trip to Florida.

Flavors: Chocolate, Floral, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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drank Lanikai by Lupicia
191 tasting notes

So. Was trying this one last night. Took three sips and then my body decided that being in pain all day wasn’t enough so I got super nauseous. >>
This review isn’t gonna be too great…so I’ll have to review it again later. xD
I got a decent amount of this tea in a swap with Rie T. a few weeks ago.
Thought I’d try this one because the combo of vanilla, coconut, and pineapple sounds fantastic!
Not sure I like how Lupicia uses Vanilla though. Because Momoko was supposed to be peach and vanilla and it just tasted kinda off….
Luckily, this tea didn’t have too much vanilla flavor in it. It was more subtle. The pineapple was the strongest in it, which I really liked. Couldn’t taste much coconut either…
But maybe it will be different…when I can actually drink an entire cup….and not just three sips…
Like I said, not really enough for a good review. But I think I will enjoy the rest of the sample, and glad I got to try it! Next time will be better, I am sure!

Flavors: Pineapple, Sweet, Vanilla

Blodeuyn

Hope you’re feeling better!

MzPriss

feel better!

Ost

Aw thanks (:

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
1102 tasting notes

I was not expecting the smell of this; as others have said, it’s a very strong fruity/candy scent with only a hint of green tea! I like it a lot, I’d love to be able to buy a perfume that smelled like this.

The scent of the liquor is similar, except far more on the green tea side of things — I’m inclined to call it mainly sencha, but I’m really not sure. It sips like the liquid’s smell, not the dry. I can distinctly pick out the berries, including some sweetness, even without any sugar added, but it very much tastes like a green tea.

I like this a lot! Probably the best sample I’ve gotten from Lupicia’s magazine thus far.

Flavors: Berries, Candy, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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So I’m watching a Doctor Who marathon, waiting for the new series/ season to start. In the chat, oolong was suggested to be my tea to try.

This smells nice and fruity. The flavour is mild on the lychee side, but I like the oolong base. It’s a good blend of floral and fruity.

Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
carol who

I’m enjoying the Doctor Who marathon right now. Got a nice cup of the 10th Doctor here with me. New Who tonight!!!

Lariel of Lórien

Which episode are you on?

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