214 Tasting Notes

drank Mimosa by Lupicia
214 tasting notes

I am both relieved and disappointed that I didn’t care for this tea. Relieved because it won’t go on my summer Lupicia order, but disappointed that it was….meh. It’s not terrible…just not terribly inspiring.

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drank Mimosa by Lupicia
214 tasting notes

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drank Framboise Chocolat by Lupicia
214 tasting notes

Uh oh. This is the 2nd tea I’ve tried in the last couple of days from Lupicia that I really like and will probably end up ordering more. LOL. Ahh well.

I don’t generally like chocolate teas…they tend to taste alot like watered down hot chocolate. But when I was looking over the list of teas on Lupicia’s website, this one really jumped out at me. And hot damn! Am I glad I went with it. (And considering my original list of teas would have put my order to over $200, I’m glad it survived the 2 revisions that I had to make.

The Raspberry in this tea, didn’t taste at all fake to me…though I’m not always good about picking that kind of thing out.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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Well! Happily I found a third tea that I really like from Lupicia. Not great for my wallet because undoubtably by the time summer comes around I will have to order more…but I can kinda get away with rationalize restocking to my Mom, plus a few new tries. But it will depend on how many other teas that I like.

Though this tea has pineapple in it, I don’t get much of a ‘tropical feel’ from this tea that others have mentioned. Which is fine…I got more then enough tropical teas.

There was the buttery element that others mentioned…generally speaking, buttery is not a quality that I care for, in combination with the pineapple, it made for a very appealing taste.

This is the tea I’ve wanted to try right from the get go…so I am extremely pleased that I liked it as much as I hoped.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I had a real PITA week. Had to work 6 days this week and now it seems I’ve caught the cold that everyone in my family has been sick with for the past few weeks. I just have a sore throat and ear ache…so thankfully no cough or sinus aches yet. That being said, it’s been difficult in the last few days to try out the teas that I bought practically ages ago.
Growls Anyways…I actually had this tea last night, not wanting to let my sore throat/ear ache to get in the way of trying out my teas. While in someways this is not as good as Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki…at least as much as I remember. (I still have some that I’ve been hoarding. And it’s been a long while since I’ve had any.) It still has an interesting taste…I suspect I will be ordering more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This was an interesting tea…I like it…I just might buy an ounce.

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drank St. Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
214 tasting notes

A few weeks ago I had gotten a 25 tea sampler by Kusmi (Bought on Amazon, because I was having trouble ordering from the Kusmi site.) This is the 2nd tea, but the 1st wasn’t inspiring enough for me to write a review.

I like this tea well enough that I wouldn’t turn down a cup but considering the insane prices of their teas…if it ends up being that way for all of the teas I try from that sampler…I am completely fine with that. If I had a better job maybe then I would be able to justify a once a year buy of Kusmi teas….but even then I highly doubt it.

Only have this tea if you like bergamot. While the caramel and fruit taste do somewhat take over, bergamot is still very much there. I like bergamot so this is not a problem. But since the taste of this tea reminds me alot of Tower of London and that TOL is a lot more accessible for me…well there is another handy excuse for not buying more of this tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This is interesting…not sure if its interesting enough to warrent getting a full ounce or two…but like a few others teas i’ve tried so far from this company, I might want to keep some samples around. Huh…this is the 1st time I’ve done a tea review on my kindle and it won’t let me move the
rating bar. Oh well, will see if I can move it later on my computer.

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Sadly, this would be the 1st tea that I don’t like at all by a Quarter to Tea. I think though…maybe I will try a lower temp…and I might consider getting another sample of this.
It isn’t terrible, but just…bland.

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I am a terrible night owl. On my days off I cannot help but stay up till 3 or 4 sometimes 5 in the morning and then sleep until 12-2 in the afternoon. I got up at 11:00 today and already feel that fuzzy feeling that tells me I didn’t get enough sleep.

At any rate when I woke up I knew I wanted to start the day with this tea.
I taste a faint hint of carroty cake in the tea…not terribly distinct…a bit disappointing because I adore carrot cake almost as much as my Dad does. (Preferably with real cream cheese frosting…not that sickingly sweet crap that some places put on the cake, then I end up having to scrape it off.

But, despite that…I am not at all apposed to getting more of this, because I do taste some other flavor that just makes me want to have more.

Jury is out on whether or not I’d recommend this tea however:)

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Rating Guide that I use:
100-Excellent
90-99 Good
80-89 Interesting
70-79 Not cupboard worthy (Means that while I kind of like it, not enough to keep.)
60-69 Uninspiring
50-59 Terrible

I tend to prefer flavored black, white sometimes green and oolong teas. Though I am willing to try pretty much any tea. Can’t stand most Yerba mate teas(Except for Teavana’s.)Have a mild like for Guayusa flavored teas.

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