321 Tasting Notes

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drank Earl Grey by Lipton
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It isn’t as horrible as most of the other reviewers have suggested (the packaging of the tea bag I used was rather different from that in the pic, but there’s apparently no difference in the name, so I suppose we are talking about the same tea). Yes, the bergamot flavour may not be the best one in my life and it’s kinda like bergamot + a bit of lemon, but it tastes okay. The tea base is on the earthy side and I prefer a slightly more floral and sweeter base. But as an everyday tea, this is good enough!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Everyone seems to love this tea but I didn’t really find it impressive… perhaps it was because I was having the bagged version instead of the loose leaves. I was actually a bit shocked to see that they use almost dust-grade leaves for the tea bag… so the tea was a pretty strong brew after 3 minutes. Perhaps too strong for my liking I should say! The bergamot flavour was ok though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Lupicia’s sencha never disappoints. This has the green, grassy flavour of matcha but also the characteristic seaweed taste of sencha. I prefer a sencha with “purer” flavours but this is pretty enjoyable too.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Alphonso Mango by Lupicia
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drank Caramel Macchiato by Lupicia
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A very interesting tea. Was pleasantly surprised to see real coffee beans in the tea bag! This has the taste and aroma of coffee + caramel and I think it’s not too far from caramel macchiato you find in Starbucks! It’s a tea that can tempt tea lovers to try coffee and coffee lovers to try tea :P

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
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Love this!! I want something with chestnut in it in this cool autumn morning. This is just exactly what I need, the chestnut flavour is subtle and goes really well with the major note – dark chocolate flavour. Although I must admit that the taste is not as amazing as the extremely chocolatey aroma!! This reminds me of high quality French pastries (think Pierre Herme and Joel Robuchon) and makes a great dessert tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

Just hope you don’t have to spend as much time as we do in a queue in France to taste a macaron Pierre Hermé :)

Devilish

Ysaurella, in Hong Kong we also have to queue for PH macarons! But the queue is not as long as the one for Laduree macarons… the latter is more popular among the locals :P I personally love PH more though!

Ysaurella

you are so right ! PH is a real “artisan” now the Ladurée’s ones are much on the factory side…a good factory but not as good as they were in the past

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drank Mango & Strawberry by Dilmah
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This has been in my cupboard for too long… I am not sure if the slightly weird fruity flavour has anything to do with that. It tastes strongly of strawberry, but there is an additional sweet note that I cannot identify. I guess it’s supposed to be mango, but it tastes nothing like that! Anyway, the fruity flavour is artificial so it’s probably not for any serious tea drinker.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry by Dilmah
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This is an okay tea. The blueberry flavour is decidedly artificial – it’s the kind of fruity flavour you expect when you have fruit pastilles. I don’t hate it though because I grew up with fruit pastilles! :P

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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This is AMAZINGLY GOOD! The liquor has a lovely moon-like hue. It is beautifully scented with osmanthus, which happens to be my favourite floral fragrance. It’s almost like you are drinking oolong beside blooming osmanthus. Love it!!

Ysaurella

sounds really lovely !

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A devilish girl who lives up to the post-80s youth stereotype – hedonistic, frivolous and rebellious – except I love traditional afternoon tea rather than a quick caffeine fix at Starbucks.

I make a living off others’ criminal activities. It’s a busy job and I really wish I could retire, so I can become a full-time afternoon tea connoisseur instead. :j

I love any tea that has nice scent, great flavour and lovely packaging. My current top favourite brands are Mariage Freres, Kusmi Tea, Lupicia, T2, and THE O DOR. ;)

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