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cold brewed this to see which i prefer and it’s for sure hot…or maybe hot then cooled. I didn’t mind cold brewing this but on the whole it started to have more of that OOLONG taste that i don’t like, while when this is hot, it’s just delicious melon :)
Now off to play some terra mystica tonight for fun…before i have to work all weekend. BLECH
I am pretty sure this was meant to be cold brewed, but I rarely ever cold brew tea. I’m more of a hot tea kind of person. :P This tea is pretty peachy, but doesn’t taste burnt which is a relief. I think that Adagio tea scarred me with the burnt peach. xD Maybe I got a bad batch? Who knows.
Anywho, this is alright tea. At least hot. I’m sure it’s a lot sweeter and better when it’s cold! Maybe I’ll have to just give in and try it iced one of these days.
Thanks for the sample, mj! I’m really excited to have tried Lupica finally! :D
I cold brewed this one and added a bit of sweetener, and the flavour I got was epic: like maynard’s wine gums candies with a hint of jasmine. It sounds like an odd combination, but I absolutely loved it and found it quite refreshing. The slight astringency also added to it, giving me the same mouth sensation as dry white wine.
The last of this is off to JustJames because for the life of me I could not make this work for me and since it was on his wishlist, I am hoping he will have better luck. Still, I am grateful to jump62359 for the opportunity to try it out.
So, I am trying it for the last time and this time I cold brewed it for 4 hours. There is more flavor this way but unfortunately all that flavor is coming from the rose. Now, I am learning I don’t hate floral teas as much as some but this is just too much rose for my liking. Oh well, c’est la vie.
Backlog from yesterday afternoon:
I am not a huge soccer person, but I sipped on this while watching the match between the US and Belgium. Oh man, that was tough. I figured Belgium would win, but by the time the US scored their first goal in overtime, I was rooting for them and hoping they would tie things up to force a series of penalty kicks. Tim Howard, man. Tim f*cking Howard.
I think I understeeped this a bit, as it was a bit weak in the flavour department. I thought I kept watch on the clock to give it 3 minutes, but I think it might have only been 2. It smelled lovely though – very similar to MF’s Marco Polo. The smell was very much of strawberry, but I think the taste was more floral. I can’t tell if I was getting the lychee or the rose. Anyways, next time I’ll let it steep for a bit longer, and perhaps also put some sweetener in.
Got a wee bit of this in a trade with CarolWho. I really like it! You can smell it right away, and I was afraid the taste would not match the smell (or would be bitter like an actual grapefruit—grapefruit is my least favorite citrus), but it didn’t, and it tasted very good. I think I may eventually be buying a bunch of this for myself.
This tea is delicious! I loved their strawberry so I assumed that the strawberry vanilla would be just as god. Upon opening the bag, it was extremely aromatic and pretty much stayed that way through the brew. It’s a very sweet tea, good for dessert and great iced. All of the flavor is balanced evenly while still boasting a crisp green base.
Sample from Dinosara!
Today I iced it. Normally I like an iced Earl Grey, but normally I also use a much less strong one, like Silk Road’s Canton Orange, or even Royal Abkhazi. So while this is tasty, it’s also incredibly furniture polishy. Would be better if I had some OJ to add to it, both for added sweetness and to make the bergamot taste more toned down.
That being said, this is staying on my list. If I do order from Lupicia, this is a tea I’ll be getting for my BFF, as she loves a strong EG.
I think I went through the whole 50g bag without ever posting about it! Wow! This oolong was great! I picked it up when I was in Honolulu earlier in the month, and it really is delicious iced. All the flavors come through…pineapple, coconut, and a nice green oolong. I’m sad it’s gone, but truth be told, I like Lupicia’s melon oolong more. I only have a teaspoon left of the latter, so I’ll have to restock soon! I’m not sure if this one is available at the SF store, but I would gladly restock this one too. These two oolongs have essentially gotten me through a week and a half without being able to enjoy hot tea. Bye pineapple oolong! Until we meet again!
Another great flavored tea from Lupicia! I tried their other peach which I believe had a black base and wasn’t thoroughly impressed. However, this peach flavored oolong was spot on. The peach was blended well enough that it was only slightly present in the after taste, the way I feel a lot of flavored teas should be. The oolong was a beautiful base tea to go with the peach flavor and overall it was just well-blended. It brews a nice golden/green color and is slightly aromatic but not overpowering.
I was actually very surprised by this blend. I usually abhor citrus flavors because they are too tart, but this was a welcome change. It brews a light spring green color which makes me think it has a sencha base or some sort of a sencha blend. The grapefruit isn’t too overpowering nor too bitter, it went down smooth and required not additional sweetener.
oh man… cold brewed this today and i am in love. I’m going to have to make more of this for tomorrow when we’re trying to run around and paint and such. Really just a great blend. I’m glad that i was introduced to this blend and then able to purchase more :) mmmmm honey dew…. so much love for this tea.
Final Count: 169 [ Fake Cupboard at 109 teas with 60 Samples]
Momo again wasn’t a particular favorite. Probably because I had just eaten a peach before actually drinking the tea. The peach flavor wasn’t as genuine as I would have liked, nor was it as strong. The black tea flavor comes through to the forefront, leaving a bit of a bitter aftertaste and some astringency. For those who like mild fruity flavored blacks, this is the way to go.