318 Tasting Notes

71
drank Harvest Apple Spice by Tea Forte
318 tasting notes

This may be the highest rating I’ve ever given to a tea that contains hibiscus! There are probably too many other sweet-tasting ingredients so that the tartness of hibiscus is quite subtle. Both cinnamon and apple flavours are really intense in this tea. I love the spiciness and the whole cup tastes really like an apple cider. Pretty yummy I must say!! :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Imagine by Lupicia
318 tasting notes

This second steep is quite different, which prompts me to write another review. I was more careful about the brewing time so there’s no bitterness in this cup. The grapefruit flavour has become milder, whereas the sweetness of plum has come forward – the flavours seem to be more balanced and deserve a higher rating ;)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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77
drank Imagine by Lupicia
318 tasting notes

Oversteeped this a little bit… :( and that probably explains why I taste bitterness in the cup. It’s not very different from other grapefruit-flavour tea from Lupicia, perhaps expect a faint hint of plum (I wonder if I have really tasted it, or is it just because I think it should be there :P). Not as imaginative as its name suggests!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Winter Chai by Tea Forte
318 tasting notes

I’m moving to a new home this November… so I’ve been busy packing stuff and finishing as much tea in my cupboard as possible!

This is one of the few herbal teas from Tea Forte that I like. Though fans of chai will be disappointed because it’s hardly spicy – I can’t taste the cardamom at all. It’s just cinnamon, cinnamon and cinnamon. It’s not strong either as the base is a rooibos. A very drinkable winter tea that can really warm you up!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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100
drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
318 tasting notes

I have been away from Steepster for so long! Sigh, have been too busy to taste tea properly lately…

I am happy that when I finally have the time to do so, I am rewarded with a great cup! It’s smooth, brisk, and aromatic. It reminds me of the endless cups of wonderful Ceylon teas that I had when I visited Tea Trails in Sri Lanka last year. It’s unusual for me to like plain black tea so much but it is just THAT good. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

welcome back ! hope to see more reviews soon :)

Devilish

thanks so much, Ysaurella :)

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drank Karakoro by Lupicia
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75
drank Jewelry Box by Lupicia
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The black tea base was smooth and nice as usual – that’s what I called the “Lupicia standard”. I did not get much raspberry out of this tea. There was white chocolate definitely and it gave the tea a sweet milky flavour. A tad bit too sweet for my liking but children would love the candy sweetness.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Hanagasa by Lupicia
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If you love Lupicia’s Sakurambo, you are going to love this too. The fragrance of fresh cherries filled my room when it’s brewed. This tea is more complex than Sakurambo as it’s a black rooibos blend while the latter is a black tea. The somewhat straw-y flavour of rooibos and the presence of safflowers gave this tea made me think about the countryside in summer… and I felt relaxed ;)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Kaga Gosai by Lupicia
318 tasting notes

Love this! The blend was colourful and beautiful when dry. It had the delicate fragrance of fresh apricot when brewed and it tasted surprisingly creamy. It’s not too sweet and complemented my tea time favourite – langue du chat – really well! :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
87
drank Momo Darjeeling by Lupicia
318 tasting notes

Finally, a decent brew after several mediocre teas in a row!

I had real white peach from Japan (thanks, Roger!) before having this tea and it was AMAZING. It was so juicy, succulent and fragrant… unforgettably delicious indeed! Because I was so in love with white peach, I picked this tea from the Kokodeshika Box Set, as it’s scented with white peach too :)

The peach flavour in this tea was lovely; there’s probably no real peach in this tea but the flavouring used by Lupicia produced a result that was close enough to authentic peach. I liked the fact that they used a Darjeeling as the tea base, which was less strong and therefore allowed the peach flavour to stand out. The only complaint I had was that there’s some flowery (I supposed it’s rose?) flavours in the tea that didn’t go too well with peach. It would be near-perfect otherwise!

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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