321 Tasting Notes

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drank Sencha "Uji" by Lupicia
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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
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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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73
drank Hawaiian Breeze by Zesta
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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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61
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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93
drank Jasmin Mandarin by Lupicia
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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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77
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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71
drank Grape by Lupicia
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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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81
drank Cinnamon by Lupicia
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Simple as the name suggests, this is a great winter tea that instantly warms you up! It has a clean, potent cinnamon scent that you either love or hate, depending on how much you like cinnamon. I have recently become pretty fond of cinnamon, so I am happy that there is no spice other than cinnamon in this tea (you know, most of the winter teas are quite spicy). The christmassy aroma of cinnamon never fails to cheer me up, by the way! ;)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Houjicha "Shigaraki" by Lupicia
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Finally I have fully settled into my new home, which means that there is time for some tea!! :) This is a houjicha with a strong roasted, coffee-like aroma. I kept the brewing time short because I was worried that the flavour was too overpowering, and I was happy with the result. A very stimulating bittersweet tea to wake you up in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Beppin-san by Lupicia
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Bergamot flavoured sencha – sounds tasty, tastes pretty good too! This sencha base is used in most of Lupicia’s flavoured green tea. It is a bit “thick” (not sure if this is the right word) and cloudy. I think a lighter, cleaner tea base works better with bergamot, but this is nice enough.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 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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