325 Tasting Notes

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A truly beautiful blend! Didn’t have any expectation in this tea – I was thinking that it was just an average tea sold in the name of the world famous hotel chain. How wrong I was!! The fresh tea leaves gave an elegant and delightful fragrance when brewed. This was a high quality tea blend that had the floral sweetness which reminded me of Darjeeling, and also the robust flavour of Assam… in other words, best of both worlds!

I rarely rate plain tea so highly but this tea is just different. I really love its well-rounded taste and I feel sad that I don’t have any more of this in my cupboard…

Flavors: Floral, Round , Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Colada Paradiso by T2
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Smells really sweet and tropical with fragrant pineapple and coconut!! I can almost see myself sipping Pina Colada on a beach. But when brewed I can barely taste the sweet fruits (the coconut scent is still there, though) in the liquor. There is mainly tartness from hibiscus and apple… which I must say is a bit disappointing….

Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Hibiscus, Pineapple

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Cosmo Crush by T2
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86

This was a lovely tea! When I tasted this tea it had passed the expiry date for more than a year. Yet, its freshness was not affected, thanks to the beautiful, air-tight tea tin!

There’s only black tea on the ingredient list but I strongly suspected that flavouring had been added because it tasted of creamy chocolate! Smelled really great but didn’t taste too sweet. It would probably be perfect with milk :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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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73

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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78

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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75
drank Caramel Macchiato by Lupicia
325 tasting notes

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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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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