My morning cup, a little gentler than a cup of black tea.
259 Tasting Notes
My breakfast cup.
When the boiling water hit the leaves the kitchen filled with the scent of bergamot. First taste without milk is very citrusy. Added a dash of milk which smoothed out the rough spots. At first it was too hot to get a full taste, but once it cooled off it definitely has a creamy fullness to it, which I believe is from the tea itself rather than the milk. A healthy amount of bergamot without being too strong. This is the kind of Earl Grey I imagine Picard drinking to help him think. Next time I’ll try my preferred parameters – water a little less than boiling.
Just had this at a local coffee shop with frothed milk – called a London Fog. Fantastic!
Tried it a little hotter than my usual temperature. This preparation brings out a hint of bitterness and spice, which would be welcome on a cold autumn morning. Still pretty mild, which is nice for me. I generally prefer mellow black teas rather than rattle-your-teeth strength. I’m having this in the early afternoon as I settle back into work.
A sweet green tea, not very grassy, closer in flavor to crisp, fresh vegetables. The company’s description is quite accurate. This tea is quite enjoyable. Second steep is pretty good, too.
This morning I am trying Supreme Breakfast with a slightly hotter temperature than I normally do. This increase is pulling out a little more bitterness and spiciness from the tea, but neither is overpowering. I’ll keep using this temperature for a while and see if I prefer it to my usual 185.
The mild flavor is very welcome this morning.
A mild assam. Not too peppery, but with a pleasant warmth. Second steep is pretty decent, too.
Third steep. A surprising amount of flavor for a third steep.
Second steep. Pretty good flavor, still good body.
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First impressions: a mild, grassy sencha, light in flavor and color. More detailed notes to come. But so far I like it a lot.
This tea has wonderful body to it. A definite weight and mouthfeel that is welcome with food. A deep green liquor with a slight golden hue to it. Grassy, astringent but not bitter. A stronger flavor than light-steamed sencha, and with much more body.
Excellent, lightly flavored black tea. Great for afternoon company.
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A mildly flavored green tea with subtle edges of strawberries.
Indeed, daily. My regular morning thing, unless I need some jet fuel.
My first order from Lupicia just arrived, and I wanted to try this sencha. I am usually hesitant to brew at such a hot temperature, but I wanted to try their recommended parameters first.
Pleasantly grassy aroma, a medium green color that tends slightly towards amber. To my pleasant surprise the resulting tea is not bitter at all, as senchas brewed too hot tend to be. An excellent cup!
A mild Earl Grey with a vanilla cream accent. Light bergamont flavor. I suppose I would describe this tea as light or mild all around. Pleasing for when you are looking for a relaxing cup and not a rattle-your-teeth strong cup.
A strong aroma, yet quite mild flavor. Smoky, to be sure, but not as “teethrattling” as other Lapsang Souchongs I have tried. An excellent tea for contemplation in the early morning chill as the rest of the world wakes.
Always in my tea cupboard. A great sencha for the price.
First attempt of this tea hot. It has a hay-ness of white tea, but I can’t taste much flavor beyond that. Perhaps a lower temperature will work better.
I have tried this tea iced and it was really nice, but it seems like this isn’t that great as a hot beverage. I’ll try again.