153 Tasting Notes

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This tea has a nice balance of sweetness, acid, fruitiness, and spice. The tartness of the fruit and the spiciness of the herbs balance each other out, and the licorice keeps it bright and clean tasting. The combination of flavors is warming yet calming at the same time. The use of green roobois worried me since I don’t like red roobois, but this added to the fresh taste and to balance out the other flavoring a to keep it from being too potently spiced. The roobois is also more hearty and less vegetal than a green tea and can hold up to a longer brewing.

It is great to have a warm cup of this before bed time to unwind, especially since it has no caffeine.

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70
drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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I didn’t think that I’d like this tea because the dry leaves smelled very floral. After brewing, I was pleasantly surprised. This does taste like an earl grey first with a subtle passion fruit at the end. All in all, another well balanced tea from Lupicia, but nothing extra-special to make me reach for it over any other tea.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70
drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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5

This tea is far too sweet and difficult to drink.

Flavors: Berries, Grapes, Plums, Stonefruits

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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49

The package specified a 3-4 minute brewing time & I brewed for 4 minutes. Next time I would brew for 3 minutes and maybe add some sweetener because it was bitter for me.

The chocolate is more in the aroma and the mint is very strong.

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Kilauea by Lupicia
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This tea has a great citrus flavor that is not overwhelming. It also tastes great iced.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruit Tree Flowers, Lemon Zest, Melon

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Anuenue by Lupicia
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This steeping starts with a floral scent and finishes with a sweetness. It tastes less floral and more balanced than when I drank it last.

Flavors: Flowers, Honeydew

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

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drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
153 tasting notes

I brewed this for a shorter time & removed the tea so that it wouldn’t continue steeping. This steep was less sweet and less spicy. Maybe it depends what spices you get in each serving?

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ginger by Yogi Tea
153 tasting notes

I reach for this tea when I’m feeling under the weather but not up for a pu-erh. Or rather, am lazy and only want to deal with tea bags.

This is very aggressively spiced, which I like. The spice is warming and bounces between ginger, pepper, and licorice. It finishes with a little sweetness and I find that the bottom of the cup is more sweet (and less enjoyable) that the beginning.

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74

I met Joseph Wesley at the recent NYC Coffee & Tea Festival. His packaging is amazing and he was great to talk to. He provided me with a sample of this tea and I brewed it for myself & my fiance while working from home today.

The tea is reminiscent of a meyer lemon tea I’ve tried from Zen Tara Tea, but it is very clean with a slight sweetness. It tastes almost similar to a dark oolong due to the astringency, but it is very balanced and refreshing. Upon smelling, I get a faint roasted, earthy smell which translated into a smooth taste. The middle of the taste is mineral and hints of roasted chocolate or caramel, with a slight end-of-a sip citrus hint.

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Earth, Lemon Zest, Malt, Metallic, Mineral

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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