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drank Chili Rooibos T-Dust by Sanctuary T
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I’ve used this twice now but I keep screwing it up by putting it overtop of something more powerfully flavored:
1) in MD crab soup (vegetable soup w crab meat) but I had already put a bit of Smoky Black T-dust on it, and the soup had some spice too, so I couldn’t discern the red tea dust.
2) Tonight I put some on my pizza, but I’d already added dried red pepper flakes before baking it, so I have no idea how much of the heat/flavor is coming from the t-dust.

I’ll get it right one of these days… In the meanwhile, I’m glad I bought the green & red flavors when they went on sale. The new lids are great. And the Smoky Black with it’s intense aroma is perfectly happy in the more airtight older lid.

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Apparently it’s Lupicia sipdown day in my house…

Anyway, I thought I had enough of this for a full serving also, but once I dumped the first 1/2 tsp into my 8oz milk I realized there was only 1tsp total left in the packet, instead of the suggested 2. So I shook in the dust and hoped for the best. shrug I’ve made my peace with this mix but it’s not my fave. I’m looking forward to trying the other 2 flavors in my cupboard (strawberry and caramel, I believe?) now that this is gone.

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drank After 5 by Lupicia
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It’s not after 5, it’s only after 2, but I"m all spun up with work stuff and I really need some calm. Hoping this will help…

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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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Thought I had enough left for a whole mug, but it turns out it’s more like scant half mug :(

This will be sadly missed and will probably soon prompt an unnecessarily large order at Lupicia just so I can get the monthly sample/newsletter & free shipping… even though I absolutely do not need more tea. I think I better go through the Lupicia samples I have first so I can decide what else to order!

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backlogging: this really brightened up some sauteed asparagus last night. Between the salt, pepper, olive oil and butter I can’t say I could pick out all the flavors of this dust, but it did make the food taste “brighter” and fresher and with more depth/nuance of flavor.


What else do you use this with? I have some and I just can’t see to get the flavor to come out in anything?


this is the first time I’ve used this flavor. The Smoky Black and Red Pepper Rooibos are a bit more in your face ( I like either in tomato or vegetable soups.). I’m thinking the green would go best on more mild foods like chicken, plain rice, etc. Maybe even sprinkled on fresh fruit?

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drank Cruising Cranberry by Boca Java
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I find the “funky” ginseng flavor of this too strong when brewed straight, so last night I threw a bag into the water when steaming some asparagus. The end result was a hint of flavor but nowhere near as strong as when brewed. Success! Hopefully some of the green tea & ginseng goodness infused themselves in to my veggies :-)

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