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89
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
4674 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

I’ll be painting…sigh…

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Jealous! Terra Mystica is on my too play list (which is really kinda huge)

Sil

Amanda – it’s a great game even if you only have 2 players. My other half and i played it every day (multiple times) for a week while we were on vacation

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74
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
103 tasting notes

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

Flavors: Peach

Virginia

Wow. Great tasting note.

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25
drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
236 tasting notes

Hey. I reviewed this one before. I remember because TeaFairy commented that she loved the weirdness of it? Is someone deleting bad reviews?

Well I will rate it again. I found this very artificial and perfume-like. So there, whoever deleted my tasting note.

whatshesaid

Nooo, they don’t do that do they?!

mj

I remember your review of this tea! Witness for the plaintiff

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80
drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
236 tasting notes

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.

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88
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
306 tasting notes

3G 5 oz 190F 2 min
It’s delicious . Smells like cantaloupe / honeydew. True taste. Very nice on a hot day . Resteep was very good as well. No sugar for me but I think it would make it even more delicious. I think I’m going to enjoy it this summer;)

Flavors: Cantaloupe, Honeydew

Stephanie

Sounds summery!

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58
drank Yume by Lupicia
1829 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (142)

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.

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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
401 tasting notes

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.

Anyways.

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
1623 tasting notes

Here’s my sipdown for the evening! I drank it hot and was a little disappointed with it. It definitely works better iced! (158) I’m happy to have tried it though!

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90
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
18 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Grapefruit

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
4674 tasting notes

this was another tea from today – cold brewed for drinking while painting. not much else i can say about this tea besides – DELICIOUS! hot or cold. true story.

TheTeaFairy

Very true story…

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90

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.

Preparation
Iced

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61
drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
826 tasting notes

Wow. This was a sample from Lupicia. Huh.
This is savory. So, so savory. You really can taste rosemary in it, and the peppercorn too! How unusual.
I dont know if I’d want it in my cupboard forever, but its a fun experience now.

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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
1369 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
475 tasting notes

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!

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90

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.

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
52 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Iced

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90

I actually really enjoyed this. The blueberry flavor was very genuine and complemented the black base well. It was very aromatic and overall a very refreshing tea, it’s a great pick if you are looking for teas that are great iced.

Preparation
Iced

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70
drank Muscat by Lupicia
52 tasting notes

This is an interestingly flavored tea. It’s probably my first time with a grape black tea. It’s not bad I’m just not sure I agree with the pairing. It’s surprisingly smooth but doesn’t really rise above the other Lupicia teas available.

Preparation
Iced

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80
drank Grenada by Lupicia
52 tasting notes

Great flavor! Grenada has a smooth taste and a very light black tea flavor. For those who enjoy milder blacks, this is a great tea to get. The tropical fruit additions give it an interesting flavor that I found to be enjoyable. I think drinking it iced is the way to go!

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
4674 tasting notes

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]

mj

Painting walls is so fun except for the edges, which are TORTURE lol

OMGsrsly

Get one of these! I used one recently, and WOW it did such a great job. I think it was $5 at home depot, and we washed it and dried it between paint colours instead of using new fuzzy bits.
http://www.amazon.com/Shur-Line-500-Premium-Paint-Edger/dp/B0001MQI9E

mj

Why did I not know that existed?? I just used a regular paint brush and was painting the bathroom. So. Many. Edges. That looks like it would work so much better!

OMGsrsly

Yeah, we had one of those, and 3 people with paint brushes. Ended up that I used that for ALL the edging for ALL the rooms, and other people rollered. :)

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40
drank Sakurambo (cherry) by Lupicia
236 tasting notes

Very floral, with cherry undertones, and something that reminds me of pomegranates, but not quite. Astringent and very floral equals perfume taste so, no thank you, not for me.

Sil

with you on that one! for a popular tea this was REALLY not for me

TheTeaFairy

Lol, i love the weirdness of it…

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77
drank Oasis by Lupicia
236 tasting notes

I cold brewed it this time and I must say, I really enjoy it. It is light and sweet, with just the right amount of base flavour in relation to tropical fruit flavour. I found it quite refreshing.

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90
drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
591 tasting notes

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70
drank Momo by Lupicia
52 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Iced

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