31 Tasting Notes

drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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I haven’t tried this hot, actually. But it’s f***ing fantastic as an iced tea. So refreshing, like biting into a fresh citrus fruit. I thought it would be too sour for me, especially since I’m not a fan of grapefruit at all, but it was just right. Probably my favorite green for iced tea, followed closely by Lupicia’s I would recommend using a little less tea than you should use for other iced teas because the grapefruit flavor gets rather concentrated if steeped overnight.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Watermelon Barley Tea by Lupicia
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I cold-brewed this with a little bit of sugar. It’s excellent as an iced tea. The barley tea flavor sort of dominates the tea, so there’s only a hint of the watermelon once this brews, but it’s enough to give the tea a refreshing flavor. Barley teas make the best iced teas, I think. I still like the strawberry barley tea more, though.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Nilgiri FOP by Lupicia
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This was a pleasant black tea. It’s sweet-smelling and smooth, not too astringent at all, really tasty to drink straight, without milk or sugar. I think this would make a great base for milk tea, or to blend with white flavored teas. Not the best I’ve ever had, but something I wouldn’t mind drinking again =)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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I bought this tea on a whim because I wanted to see the vibrant green water color. The color is very pretty—a bright clear yellowy green that makes me smile. The tea has a very light, sweet flavor, a bit buttery. Really pleasant, but not overwhelming. It’s tasty.

What really caught me was the aroma of this tea. It’s sweet and buttery without being cloying. It just smells really delicious. I’ve basically been holding my tea cup up to my face and sniffing it for the past fifteen minutes, it’s that good.

I would definitely buy this again, and am already dreading the day I run out.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Prince Vladimir by Kusmi Tea
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The more I drink this tea the more I like it. We have this french vanilla creamer at work, and with that and a little sugar, drinking this tea is exactly like eating a gingerbread cookie. <333

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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I got this tea (and 7 other blends) for my birthday, and last night I served it to our guests after dinner. It was well-received by all. I’m surprised by how much I like this, since I’m not usually a fan of lychee, but it works somehow. I always imagined decaf teas to taste a little weak, but this tasted very flavorful.

Will probably mix it with some Russian Morning Tea from Kusmi if I need a kick in caffeine.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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