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Dude. Every time I tell myself I’m just drinking one last tea for the night, that never happens!
I found a secret stash of this tea in the pantry (a gift from my mother to her sister, of course) and now I’m making tea for my cousin and I!
This is seriously up there in my list of favourite teas okay.
two minutes into sipping, I realize that this tea is probably over a couple of months old and definitely not fresh at all dang. Okay yeah kinda thankful that I made a cuppa for my cousin so I won’t have to drink it all.
Next time I’ll definitely steep this a bit longer, although you can definitely taste the peach- it’s strong but not overpowering. This tea has a bit less robust taste than most other Lupicia blends I’ve tried, but I chalk that up partly to the decaf and partly to a shorter-than-usual steep time (I usually like to steep my black teas for at least 4 minutes but I wanted to take care the first time I was steeping this one).
I’ve never met a Lupicia tea I didn’t like, and this one is no exception- it came in the mail today from Dinosara and it’s fantastic! I was skeptical about decaf teas but I’ve found myself liking them more and more recently now that I have to wake up for work every morning- can’t have a full-strength cup of tea with dinner anymore!
Green tea of the morning here! I did well yesterday with having a few servings of green tea and am hoping the theanine keeps my stress levels at bay. This is one of my favorite senchas because it has an underlying sweetness like sweet potatoes and is not as seaweed-y as other senchas I’ve tried.
Tea of the afternoon for me. I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before but according to Steepster I have not. I got this in the last Lupicia grab bag that came around.
This is a very authentic lasting grapefruit flavor. I’m reminded the most of the tart sweetness of a ruby red grapefruit. I’ve had it hot and iced and I really like it both ways. The grapefruit does overpower the green tea a bit but it’s slightly grassy and vegetal in the background. “Zesty” is a nice way to describe this.
I like drinking this as an afternoon tea and it will definitely boost your spirits with the puckery brightness… a little sugar is nice in it too.
I miss Japanese green teas, maybe I need to treat myself to some gyokuro soon. :)
Sipdown! I cold-brewed the rest of this, about 2.5 tsp/10 oz. Jennkay recommended this method and I think it’s really nice. It keeps surprising me how much a gummy peach flavor can feel natural, and yet this manages to straddle the line between artificial and natural perfectly. I think I prefer this hot, but it’s light and refreshing this way with just a little bit of candy flavor mixed into the oolong earthiness. It sort of reminds me of Den’s Grape Sencha in quality; it’s not something that should taste natural or harmonious, but it does. Until we meet again, Momo Oolong!
Had for afternoon tea with R, an unexpected surprisingly langorous event (usually he comes home late from work Wednesdays due to faculty meetings, but they were canceled today). Nice for sure, but hot on the heels of Daruma it reminds one of it while falling short in comparison (a bit less exotic fruitiness, no peppercorn savory unique refreshing element). I’d rather reorder Daruma (yum!) and just continue to get any ol’ lychee tea I can get my hands on (with preference to Butiki’s)—it’s a flavor that just works so well with tea period that no matter who does it I always end up enjoying it. I’m noticing a pattern with that, where certain flavors feel kind of can-do-no-wrong to the point even if they’re not normally the ones I’d pick first (or eat the real version of first), with tea they’re a no brainer (the opposite holds too—some flavors, no matter how delicious in real life, never seem that great to me in tea, or so hard to do with it that finding a good specimen is tricky…figs, bananas, cinnamon, strawberries—most berries really—spring to mind first).
I actually drink this tea a lot because I drink it as a cold brew. I don’t log it, but I do enjoy it. I’ve hit the sweet spot when it comes to preparation: 3tsp, 12oz of water, 8 hr steep. Fresh and fruity, citrusy and lovely without being overpowering or grassy. I did have it today with lunch, which worked out perfectly. I admit I’ll be sad when I run out of this one for my cold brews.
I got this tea in my Lupicia Happy Bag for 2013, and then I got it again for 2014! Good thing I like it so much.
Lupicia’s flavored green oolongs are really nicely done on the whole. I love how the pineapple and coconut blend with the slightly floral green oolong to make a very tropical, lovely drink. I should probably get some sachets of this tea for traveling just because Lupicia’s green oolongs are extremely hardy and can take steeps at a range of temperatures. I’m almost out of my original stash of this, but I have another unopened 50g pouch waiting for me!
Whoa, I was not expecting to like this as much as I do. Had for afternoon tea with R over king cake. I was a bit wary because of its description as a fruity black tea, but it’s delicious. I don’t know exactly what fruit(s) they allude to, but I get kind of a peach (or is it apricot?) and pineapple vibe, very aromatic. And the peppercorn tinge is perfect, giving the dizzying fruity fragrance and juiciness a little sharpened, edgy zip to adhere to. It reminds me slightly of the sweet-savory-fresh peach, tomato, fresh herb, and pepper salads I like to make on summer’s hottest evenings. I have a feeling this would make fantastic coldsteeped tea once the weather warms up. As is, it’s wonderfully refreshing, interesting, and balanced uniquely between juicy sweet and tart and spicy, a little like some Indian pickles and salads (as others mention, the peppercorn gives the fruit a uniquely yummy savory edge). I really dig it and am glad I gave it a chance. Would restock!
Yesterday I thought I should have a wide open day, to drink tea and relax. Ha! Nope.
Boyfriends car was in the shop, so there was much running about and errands and car parts and waiting for mechanics and it was all rather tedious and tea free.
Then I got talked into watching the Wolf of Wall St, which no one warned me was three hours long, and so I got home to bed at 1:30 in the morning.
Then, today, up at 6:30, to stagger onto my day.
So I am knackered, and wiped out, and am ready for more tea and possibly a nap.
This savory/sweet/spicy tea is an interesting wake up in my sleepy afternoon.
I keep talking about how great this tea is and I love it so much and I’M RUNNING LOW ON MY GOLDEN HONEY DEW NO.
I only have about 5 sachets left.
I’m going to text my sister or my dad to see if they can run to San Francisco and get me some because… I want more, pretty please.
Hm. Peach? Maybe. I’m getting more of an almond flavor out of this, weirdly enough. Almond green tea, with a hint of something fruity – not enough to get peach out of it though. It’s light and the base is nice, it’s just far from what I’d expected when I grabbed this.
This may be my first Lupicia tea, and for that I have to thank akgrowngirl for sending it to me.
I received this one a super long time ago, it was from my very first swap with Sil, which would have been over a year ago. I recall trying it at work and thinking this would be awesome cold brewed. So I brought the rest of the sample home and I am pretty sure it has been sitting on the counter for a year. I was moving things around this weekend and found it shoved into a corner so I thought I better get on that cold brew.
This makes and excellent cold brew. Brewed for about 13 hours. It is peachy, and vanilla-y. Very creamy. There is a very light green tea undertone to the tea. I am glad I finally tried this one cold.
I felt that a floral tea would be appropriate this morning. And this was the one to call out to me this morning.
I like this, but I dont like it as much as my very first cup of it.
Its rosy with a faint sweetness, but at the front edge of the flavor is a bit of bitterness. The base, perhaps?
Well, I have one cup left of this. I intend to drink it back to back with Yume, which is a very close flavor profile.