78 Tasting Notes

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drank Darjeeling the Autumnal by Lupicia
78 tasting notes

Surprisingly light for a black tea. It almost tastes floral? I’m used to black teas punching me in the face, but I don’t really mind this. It wasn’t really the breakfast tea I was looking for and it isn’t something I think I’d seek out, but I think it’s kind of cute and I’m glad I tried it.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79
drank Decaf Momo by Lupicia
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Bedtime for me, and so: decaf Momo. This smells really great. It tastes fine, too—it’s kind of a lighter, almost thin taste for a black tea, which surprised me, but I’ve never had decaf tea before, so maybe that’s a feature and not a bug. I don’t think I’m going to get this again, since low-caffeine tea is a before-bed thing for me and I like my bedtime teas sweeter and creamier, but it’s a pretty great fruity decaf tea, as they go.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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This shares the baked goods note from White Christmas! Oh, White Christmas. Why can’t I drink you all the time.
Buttery, a little coffee-like, nutty, sweet, and full-bodied. I’m not really getting the almond, but I can see where it comes from. This is great. If I get a hankering for White Christmas out of season, I know what I’m ordering.

Flavors: Astringent, Butter, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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53
drank Honeybush by Lupicia
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Another objectively good tea that’s ruined by scent association for me. It’s okay, and it has a semi-sweet round taste, but it smells like suntan lotion, and the full taste—it’s not creamy, exactly; more like kind of lingering—doesn’t really help. I think it’s probably fine, it’s just that it smells like lotion to me and I’d just rather not.

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

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83
drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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I’ve just come to the conclusion that you have to get houjicha just right or else it tastes like trees. Or, apparently, unless you flavor it, as is the case here! I like this! It does taste a little bit like wood, and I’m not really tasting the milk, but I really like the smokey-caramel taste and I’m definitely going to try out more flavored houjichas in the future.

Flavors: Caramel, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66
drank Houjicha "Oni No Baisen" by Lupicia
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Figured I’d give a tea called “demon’s roast” a whirl on Friday the 13th! c:

The tasting notes are telling me about the “deep sweetness” that’s in here somewhere, but I’m not getting it. It’s full-bodied for a houjicha, and it’s got a really great roasted taste, but I don’t think it’s particularly exciting and I don’t smell anything particularly exciting about it, either. There’s a grassy aftertaste I don’t think I’ve ever gotten from a houjicha before, which is interesting, but other than that, it doesn’t really grab me.

Flavors: Grass, Roasted

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

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91
drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
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I drank this yesterday so I can’t quite bring all the notes to mind but it’s great and I totally want a tin of it. Slightly nutty cocoa. Put more of it in my mouth at once.

Flavors: Cocoa, Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81
drank Good Morning by Lupicia
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I like this a lot more than I thought I was going to! It’s just a straight up black tea, and I don’t normally care for those very much, but this is pretty tasty! It’s astringent and fairly strong, and it’s…earthy? I think? i don’t know how to describe this. I’m seeing people say it’s “malty”—is this what that is? It’s pretty nice.

I didn’t have it with milk because I don’t really like stuff in my tea, so I might be missing out on something by doing it the wrong way, but it’s a pretty good breakfast tea and it is going on the list!

Flavors: Astringent

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81
drank Framboise by Lupicia
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It’s not very exciting, but it’s tasty! Full-bodied and lightly astringent. It smells like the most amazing raspberries ever, but the tea itself only has so much raspberry to it. Not my favorite, but not bad.

Flavors: Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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76
drank Daruma by Lupicia
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You know, it’s not that Daruma is a bad tea, because it’s not—it has a great fruity, peppery scent and an interesting earthy aftertaste that balances out the sweetness of its fruit notes. I just think the problem is that at some point in my life, I must have had a medicine that tastes just slightly like it. It’s good! It’s strong and sweet and a little spicy; it’s fine, as teas go! But something about it says “medicine” because my scent memory doesn’t want me to have nice things. Oh well.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Pepper

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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MJ is 24, plays with arts and crafts and words and meanings, and prefers a side of tea with her lovely rainy days.

I’m a big fan of Japanese greens and of flavored black teas. I will pretty much automatically love anything with popcorn in it, despite not liking actual popcorn, and I’m not a huge fan of chai or jasmine.

I’m really fond of seasonal teas, so I’m likely to give something a try if it’s specifically for spring or fall or what have you.

Shout-out to Zen Tea for keeping me sane and being delicious.

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