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drank Imperial Label by Kusmi Tea
220 tasting notes

Sadly, none of the teas that I’ve tried from Kusmi are teas that I’d want to get again, (Though this one, oddly enough, comes close. Oddly because there are not many green teas that I really like.) Or maybe it’s just as well considering the way out of my budget prices they have on their products. I wouldn’t be disappointed with this as a gift, however.

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68
drank Spiced Pumpkin by DAVIDsTEA
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I can take or leave this tea. It doesn’t taste bad or anything, just not terribly inspiring. I taste a bare hint of pumpkin, not sure if I would like it more if it did have more pumpkin taste…..

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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90
drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
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Got this a while ago in my Lupicia newsletter.

Open the bag, smell a nice Mango-ish smell. I love mango juice, but not crazy about actually alot of mango, just a few pieces here and there. Amyways, post brew it still smells like Mango, but it’s fairly muted. Actually the smell and taste reminds me alot of Lychee. I mostly like it. Jury is kind of out whether or not I would actually buy this. I mean at best it would be a good alternative to when I want a fruity Oolong but tired of the Pineapple (Or when I want hoard it!) Though if it comes to crunch time (When I’ve got to reduce my order.) It would probably come off the list. Since I haven’t been able to buy from Lupicia since last February, when I am able to order, it will be mainly to restock though hopefully I’ll be able to a few more try-outs. This tea reminds me a lot of this mango gummy candy that I get from a Japanese grocery store in Novi (One World Market. Sadly can only get there every few months at best.) It’s one of my favorite candies, I usually get the mixed fruit bag (The Strawberry flavor is a bit to sweet and I like the Lychee. ) Oh and another thing, like with the Pineapple Oolong, I didn’t get a tropical flavor that others have gotten…if it had some coconut then maybe (Mmm that sounds like a delicious tea!)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
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Got this in a recent Lupicia newsletter…

I’m so glad (Mostly) that Summer is finally on it’s way out. I mean we’ll probably have a few more really nice days and might get bit of an Indian summer, but overall cool enough to have tea most days…YAY!!!

Sadly this summer I wasn’t really in the mood for tea with a few exceptions, so in addition to the beastly hot temps, that made me really irritable.

This tea was picked at random after dinner, though considering I am trying to avoid much caffeine in the evenings, just as well. I like this tea, like I’ve liked most Rooibos teas…but the jury is out on whether or not I’d actually buy this tea, namely in my next order, (Which sadly probably won’t be till January/February.) I’m thinking I really should do an inventory on my teas before I buy anymore anyways.

I taste the Caramel/Butterscotch in it…though I wish it were more butterscotchy. I also taste a hint of rum, which I’ve never drank, one of these days I will. I was kind of hoping this would taste like Werther’s Originals…that was my favorite candy when I was little. But since I have the really bad habit of chewing hard candies, I avoid them like the plague, but a tea that tastes just like Werther’s? OMG, I would adore that!

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Rum

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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It must have been a really long while since I’ve logged on to Steepster, because I ended up having to sign in…luckily after a few tries remembered my password.

I bought this tea as a sample last February/March (When my mom was on a long vacation and I could get away with buying an obnoxious amount of tea.)

By the name I was expecting a flavor similar to that of Frosted Carrotcake Genmaicha, though with a slightly mellow smoothness due to the cashew.

Sadly I could not taste any carrot, just mainly coconut and maybe the cashew. It’s a nice tea though and I like drinking it, but I don’t see myself buying this one again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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A while back I decided to both go on a sipdown schedule and a tea buying hiatus. The 1st one I’ve quit, because tea has always been from the beginning more of a treat…like at the end of a long day and a present to myself for not strangling anybody. So, with exception of the occasional iced tea jug where I can use up alot more tea at once…not going to bother with any sipdowns. The Tea Buying Hiatus however, I have no choice but to go thru with that.

This tea: It’s ok. Tastes nice…but not terribly inspiring.

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75
drank Mango Turmeric by DAVIDsTEA
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Odd, very odd this tea. I like it well enough though I highly doubt I will get it again. Why? Because this tea just tastes to odd to have very often, but I’ll try for a iced tea.

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50
drank Coconut Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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I had the Raspberry Cream Pie way before I had this tea, and even though this tea tastes similar, the raspberry tastes ALOT better. It’s not a bad tea, I just would like something that had alittle more…depth or funkyness.

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50
drank Bravissimo! by Lupicia
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I havn’t had much luck with green tea, I don’t know why but the majority of it just doesn’t have much distinct taste from another.

Including this tea. Though my wallet thanks me. Heh.

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Currently 40 years old…

Been a tea lover for most of my life, though it’s only in the past? (5-8 years.) That I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea.

I like mostly blended teas in Black, White, and some Oolong. Sadly not much Green tea that I really like. And of course Herbal.

Rating Guide that I use, though I am not terribly consistent;)

100 Excellent
90-99 Very Good
70-89 Fair
50-69 The only teas that I am interested in in this rating are teas that I can buy locally, such as at a grocery store, fruit market, tea shop, etc. Or is fairly cheap/add on thru a website.
50 and Below No redeeming qualities whatsoever or is too much like a tea that I already have.

Some teas such as Constant Comment by Bigelow I still drink on occasion, it is one of my comfort teas from when I was growing up. Others are Perfect Peach, Mint Medley and Cozy Chamomile.

I am a bookworm, though I also enjoy art journaling/mixed media, making jewelry, spending waaaaaay to much time online…particularly bingeing various tv shows on Netflix and Hulu. Also various forums like this one (On and off.) Quora, Goodreads, Youtube and misc. others. If you see the nicknames Lynxiebrat/Lynxiegrl,Lynxiedove, Zaaron or Sarikcat, then drop me a message:)

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Jackson, Michigan

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