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I got a free sample of this tea today with my order from lupicia. The oolong base is quite nice. Although the Amanatsu is Japanese (I believe) it tastes like a Taiwanese oolong. The amanatsu flavour is very subtle and delicate. Its almost more of an after taste than a real flavour in the tea. As Im not a huge fan of citrusy teas I quite like the subtlety of it. Id consider buying this.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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77
drank Muscat by Lupicia
21 tasting notes

I enjoy this tea. The smell of sweet grapes is wonderful. The tea itself is very smooth. You can taste the grapes in the leaves but it isn’t overwhelming, which I like.

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82
drank Cookie by Lupicia
14 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Happiness by Lupicia
74 tasting notes

An interesting combination of green tea and green rooibos. I don’t like it quite as much as the Tokio tea from Lupicia but it is still very nice. The green tea and green rooibos go nicely together, and I often enjoy those kind of combo teas. This tastes like something I tried from a cheaper company a while back, but much better. Very high quality tea as always from Lupicia, nice and smooth. Peachy flavour hits you right at the start of the sip. Aftertaste is fruity and floral without any of that terrible astringent overpowering green tea taste you can get from some green teas. Very nice cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Tokio by Lupicia
74 tasting notes

Wow this is fantastic. I smelled some of the recent featured Green Teas at Lupicia and this one was very striking. The fruity flavour goes very nicely with a smooth and chilled out green tea base – it is not strong and overpowering like some green teas can be. This is one of the nicer green teas I’ve had in a while… very awesome. Well done as always, Lupicia! They are always so good with their fruit-flavoured teas. Awesome stuff!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Puer Cafe by Lupicia
166 tasting notes

I originally bought this tea in Japan while at the Lupicia store. This tea is quite old, but it was stored airtight and away from light so I figured I would give it a brew and WOW! – I have to say I’m impressed. I’m not a big pu-erh fan, and the straight pu-erhs I’ve had were just meh. But the coffee flavors really help enhance this. It tastes a LOT like coffee and makes the pu-erh a lot more drinkable. Dr. Oz would be so proud.

It’s a shame it’s discontinued so I’ll never be able to get it again. I guess they’ve updated it or something to include more flavoring. That could be good or bad.

Azzrian

OMG I would LOVE to be able to go to the Lupicia store in Japan! How cool!

Babble

It’s really neat. The problem is, though, all my bags are in Japan so it’s a little puzzle trying to figure out what they say. Lol. At least the titles are in English.

Azzrian

HAHAHA! I would be lost trying to figure it out.

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91
drank Sweet Kyoto by Lupicia
6770 tasting notes

I thought those were soy beans! Neat! (Unless you are allergic to Soy – I am not, tho)

Special thanks to Liberteas YET AGAIN :)

The Brown Sugar is amazing in this! And I don’t usually like sugar in my teas but the way they did it within the actual tea – WOWZA! Perfect!

There is certainly a caramel likeness – must be that Brown Sugar!

I do agree with Liberteas on this – there isn’t much/any matcha powder but I do taste the notes!

I really like this! It was much better than I imagined it would be :) YUM!

Azzrian

On my shopping list! I love Lupicia!

TeaBrat

I have been afraid of this for some reason but I might need to try it!

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75
drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
1307 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Will Work for Tea!!
I’m not sure about this one. It was ok for a fruity green tea. From other reviews I gather that it’s a love it or hate it deal. I don’t hate it but the fruity part was a little too indistinct to suss out any details so I’m not quite sure how to describe it.
The third steep was best though, when more of the “green” tea features came out. (like spring mix salad!)
Anyhow, I’m glad to have tried it!! maybe another try will illuminate some hidden secrets :)

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95
drank Aladin by Lupicia
308 tasting notes

Haven’t had good peppermint tea for a while, so I am really happy with this tea! It’s been in my cupboard for almost a year and I’ve just realized that it’s going to expire! The dry leaves smell fascinatingly minty – I think I will be happy sniffing the bag of tea leaves for a whole day (this sounds really perverted doesn’t it? :P)

When brewed, it doesn’t disappoint – wonderful peppermint flavour with a hint of lemon and orange oil. I like pure peppermint cos I really hate it when other ingredients steal the show, but this well-balanced blend shows me that a bit of variation won’t hurt as long as you have the right formula :) It reminds me of my adventurous trip in Morocco! I am so going to try it with honey and orange flower water, as suggested by Steepsterite Siberia!

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

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90

I like this tea better without milk, but it’s certainly very good with it. The tartness of the strawberry really comes through.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Cookie by Lupicia
2 tasting notes

Great with a little bit of milk and sugar!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Framboise by Lupicia
308 tasting notes

The description containing “tartness” startled me a bit before I tried this tea, but it turned out to be surprisingly yummy! Very lovely raspberry flavour which was sweet, fragrant, delightful… just anything but tart. Another proof of Lupicia’s expertise in tea flavouring. Because it tastes like raspberry in framboise chocolate truffles, I think it will make a great dessert tea, served along with petit fours. :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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62
drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
308 tasting notes

I brewed a cup of this after the disastrous cup of Jessie’s Tea (by David’s Tea) – I needed something to rinse my mouth and get rid of the artificial coconut taste that lingered. This tea turned out to be a green tea that had a creamy texture and mellow vanilla + grassy flavour. I could only detect the presence of strawberries in the dry leaves; there’s hardly any sweetness or fruity flavour in the liquor. And the rose petals inside the tea bag were obviously purely for decorative purpose. Not as exciting as its name has promised (I was hoping for a tea that tasted like strawberries and cream!) and not a tea that I would buy, but it had effectively served its purpose for sure.

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97
drank Cookie by Lupicia
185 tasting notes

Another sample from Azzrian by way of Sandy.

This tea tastes amazing. It has a mildly sweet flavor, which tastes a little like cookies and remarkably like hazelnut to me. Not sure if that’s part of the ingredients or not, but it doesn’t look like Lupicia is telling! There is a little bit of caramel note at the end, with a smooth (but fairly light) tea base.

Sandy mentioned that she thought it tasted like watered down coffee. I don’t agree (though, I do like coffee). However, it does very, very much remind me of the hazelnut non-dairy creamer that my sister puts in her coffee. I wonder if Sandy has just been tricked with hazelnut coffee ;)

Num nums. Very tasty. Price is a little unappetizing, but oh well. If I work up to ordering from Lupicia, this is definitely on the list.

Thanks again, gals!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Glad you liked it!! :)

Bonnie

Oooooooo my daughter loves this flavor! I bought her some for Mothers day!

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96
drank Cookie by Lupicia
212 tasting notes

This is a sample from Sandy and indirectly Azzrian. Thanks to both!

Wow! Love this stuff. It reminds me of shortbread cookies with caramel. There is a roasted quality to the baked goodie flavor that is just awesome. The base is smooth and malty. Lovely tea!

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

So happy you liked it! :)

Missy

Now I’m going to peruse your reviews for more cookie teas. :)

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85
drank Jardin Sauvage by Lupicia
11 tasting notes

Nice citrus flavor and aroma. Favorite green rooibos so far.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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98

Beautiful, clean taste. The strawberry and vanilla flavors are a nice compliment to the green tea. It is very refreshing, perfect for a warm day!

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100
drank Momoko by Lupicia
3 tasting notes

This tea tastes beautiful. A perfect summer tea, hot or cold. It does not require sweetener and the peachy flavor combines well with the green tea. I highly recommend this tea!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Cookie by Lupicia
308 tasting notes

A very interesting and lovable tea! It smells really like butter/almond cookies – very sweet, buttery and caramely – but there’s no cookie flavour in the liquor at all. Taste-wise it’s a sweet and intensely aromatic black tea. It’s like you are having tea with some freshly baked cookies even though all you are having is just a cup of this! I mean, how can Lupicia manage to do this??? It’s simply amazing, if not magical! A must-have for people with a sweet tooth but are currently on diet ;)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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75
drank Hapjan Purbat BOP-CTC by Lupicia
308 tasting notes

My 17th tea from The Book of Tea! It’s also my second CTC tea. I know, I know, CTC is generally used for tea leaves of lower quality… but guess what, I like CTC tea, at least this one and Kilimanjaro (also from Lupicia)! This tea had a decidedly fruity aroma, whether dry or steeped. The fruity flavour was rich in the liquor too – the tea could be described as on the sweet side by the standard of black tea. It reminded me of plum, though I believe it’s more because of its dark brown liquor rather than its actual taste :P I did detect mild bitterness in the tea; I wasn’t sure whether it’s because I had oversteeped it accidentally. But still, it’s an enjoyable cup. Would make a lovely companion for scones!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
3 tasting notes

I received 3 Lupicia teas as a gift set and have been pleasantly surprised by them! The Tsugaru Green tea was included and I very much enjoy the flavor. The apple taste is subtle and light, mellow, just slightly fruity and I admit it smells stronger then it tastes. I have only tried it hot so far but I can imagine that this will make a lovely iced tea too! An excellent summer tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
74 tasting notes

Finally, something I can write a good review on – (I know, right?)

So, my girlfriend chose this one out when we were at the mall together. She HATES malls, but we were forced into with the pressure of mother’s day shopping, and she proved that she’s 100 times better than me at gift shopping, even for MY mother and sister. While we were there, I decided to take her up to Lupicia, because she’s slowly been coming around to tea.

She chose this one out herself, and I have to admit, I’ve never tried it – I usually kept company with more pure teas. She wanted an iced tea, and the guy (who has been working there FOREVER) suggested that one. So, I bought her a small iced tea brewer, and we cold-brewed this at my place.

It’s got a real pleasant smell, and the flavor’s good too – subtle, maybe a little watery, but it’s definitely more enjoyable than drinking plain cold H2O. What else can I say? It smells like green apple – as someone mentioned earlier, not so much REAL apple as artificial “green apple” flavor – and it tastes like you’d probably expect.
The only thing I could say against it, though not form experience, is that when my girlfriend tried making it hot, she said it wasn’t good at all – even after she chilled it. Whether she misbrewed it, or it’s just not a good tea to drink hot, I don’t know, but it’s something to look out for.

While this tea is really nothing special, it’s another one of those things she’s picked up as our lives begin to overlap – sharing interests, friends, family, certain other things I really shouldn’t mention on this site…
Anyway, it’s nice to be with her during her first steps into the great adventure that is Tea – an adventure I need to get back into.

Preparation
Iced

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77
drank Adagio by Lupicia
2389 tasting notes

Sipdown of the day…

This is a good tisane if you like citrusy things, and one of the better green rooibos blends I’ve had. I prefer drinking this over ice, it’s very refreshing. Lots of lemongrass and grapefruit!

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77
drank Adagio by Lupicia
2389 tasting notes

Last night I steeped this up the normal way but then stuck it in the fridge overnight. Right now I am enjoying it in a glass with some ice cubes. I definitely think I prefer this one iced vs. hot, it is very refreshing and reminds me a bit of a citrus soda. At times the grapefruit note can seem kind of intense but it is very tasty, after I finished off the glass I was drinking I went to go make another one for later. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Tea Sipper

I love that a tea from Lupicia is named Adagio (yes, I know Adagio didn’t invent the word. haha.) Adagio should have a tea named Lupicia.

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