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299 Tasting Notes

99
drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

This is such a beautiful and delicious tea! The oolong tea base is smooth and delicate. It has the most adorable floral bouquet, which is fragrant and nectarous like osmanthus. When paired with the mango scent, the result is a sweet, delightful tea with fruity and honey notes. YUM!!! Now feeling like a bee in summer garden… :D

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

This is a tea that has to be served iced! I like the bittersweet grapefruit flavour which is authentic and refreshing. The green tea base is very delicate and light even though I have used boiling water and extended the recommended steep time a bit. I would like it to be a bit stronger! But still I think green tea is an excellent choice of base because its grassy flavour compliments the grapefruit flavour perfectly, making this a very natural and summer-y cup. I think I can see a grapefruit orchard outside now… ;)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Wedding by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

Wow, I am the first reviewer of this tea! :) Trust me, this is GOOOOOOOD!!!!
Basically, it has everything I love. It is fruity, floral, and chocolatey… all these lovely flavours are present in the aroma and liquor, and it’s amazing that they are perfectly layered and balanced (which I think is really difficult because there are so many flavours involved)! It’s a memorable, beautiful and cheerful tea… now I know why it is called “Wedding”. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Balan C by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

My throat has been feeling funny since this morning… not a good sign. I want something soothing and sweet – and this tea is exactly what I need. I usually avoid tea with lemon myrtle but the lemony, herbal scent seems comforting to me today. I have never tried maté before, and I don’t really know what it tastes like even after drinking this tea. To me this tea is not very different from other herbal tisane.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This was not as good as I have expected. I was sure that I didn’t oversteep, but the liquor was slightly bitter. It had a roasted flavour which I didn’t really like… overall this was quite a strong Darjeeling. Hmm I now have to go and look for something more mellow in my cupboard…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Breakfast Earl Grey by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

The dry leaves smell totally awesome, I love the intense bergamot fragrance! I would really like to use them as potpourri! :P

When brewed the bergamot fragrance is very much softened, however. The breakfast tea base is, as always, too strong for me. There’s hardly any bitterness, it’s just that I prefer Earl Grey with a fruitier black tea base.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Yume by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

Having tried so many of Lupicia’s herbal blends these days, my conclusion is: it’s better to stick to their black and green teas! This tea does lives up to its beautiful name – it has that sweet, dreamy vanilla fragrance and strawberry candy flavour which compliment the mellow black tea base nicely. Drinking this tea makes me feel super girly, haha…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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The dry leaves have a rich, intense aroma that reminds me of dark chocolate. The liquor sort of resembles dark chocolate too (though this may be due to the fact that I have oversteeped it for about 30 seconds), it is bittersweet and slightly smoky. Not really like a Darjeeling to me!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Féminin by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

Lupicia emphasizes that this tea is good to women. But I can’t push myself to love this tea no matter how healthy it is… seriously, will anyone enjoy a tea that tastes like tomato soup with ginger!?? Horrible…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank darjeeling, BPS by Lupicia
299 tasting notes

Having this with savoury Chinese dim sum! Very aromatic, has a floral note, with a bit of astringency towards the end of each sip. Lovely.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 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. ;)

Btw, check out my tea-themed board on Pinterest, if you like tea and pretty things!
http://pinterest.com/devilish_tea/death-by-afternoon-tea/

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