304 Tasting Notes

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This tea surprised me!
I was expecting a decent cup of bergamot-flavoured tea, so imagine the shock when I opened the sachet and was greeted by a strong peachy note instead. I adjusted my expectation according, looking forward to a cup of peachy tea as I brewed the tea bag. But there came another wave of shock when I drank the brewed tea – it’s SMOKY!! Very fruity too, but definitely it’s neither bergamot nor peach. I looked up Lupicia’s website and learnt that it’s LONGAN! I have longan every summer but this was the first time I consumed it in black tea. No wonder the taste was so unfamiliar!
I have to disagree with some previous comments that the fruit tasted citrusy. Longan is not at all a citrus fruit! It’s very sweet and similar to lychee. It also shares some similarities with muscat/grapes given its juiciness and succulence. Anyway, this is a unique, almost exotic, tea that is not for everyone. But if you appreciate something different and special, you are going to enjoy it :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Uji Sencha by Lupicia
304 tasting notes

Love green tea as always, and Japanese sencha rarely disappoints! Love the grassy aroma, savoury taste, and the slightly sweet finish. It’s just lovely!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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It’s been ages since my last update! This tea struck me with its fruity acidity. Compared to other flavoured or herbal teas it’s not really acidic, but by the standard of a plain black tea it definitely is. It’s a bit odd to me but it’s not all that unpleasant. The tea itself was not very strong and so the acidity easily stood out.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

Green Japanese teas are praised but it’s quite rare to read some word about a black Japanese tea, thanks for that Devilish

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drank Hawaiian Breeze by Zesta
304 tasting notes

A robust tea flavoured with coconut and pineapple. It’s the kind of fruit flavour that you expect in candies, but fortunately the flavour is very light so it won’t appear too artificial. Worth drinking!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Chamomile & Vanilla by Pukka
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A very, very mild chamomile. There’s an unmistakable hint of vanilla, which does not seem to go too well with chamomile – I can taste chamomile and vanilla separately instead of finding the flavours in harmony. As the tea cools a strange, somewhat fishy smell, appears… I don’t think I would like to finish the cup. Not impressed.

Flavors: Flowers, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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drank Jasmin Mandarin by Lupicia
304 tasting notes

Love this for the very fresh floral flavour. It’s the kind of jasmine tea served in good Chinese restaurants. Ideal for cleaning your palate before dim sum tasting!

Speaking of dim sum makes it crave for it right now…

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
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drank Muscat by Lupicia
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This tasted a lot better than I had thought! When I opened the tea sachet, the scent of muscat candy was so overpowering that I almost had a headache. The muscat aroma remained artificial when brewed… fortunately, the liquor had a much more natural taste. The mild sweetness of muscat paired nicely with the smooth black tea base. A pretty nice tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Grape by Lupicia
304 tasting notes

Not sure if it’s my nasal congestion or insufficient brewing time, this tea tastes significantly milder than other scented teas by Lupicia. But it is not bad because sometimes Lupicia teas are scented too heavily to the extent of being overly artificial, so I find this tea just right. The slight sweetness enhances the smooth, flavourful black tea base. Not something I will crave for, but I won’t mind having another cup. :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 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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