58 Tasting Notes

76
drank Sencha "Ise" by Lupicia
58 tasting notes

A full-bodied, deep-steamed sencha from Lupicia. The flavor is complex and has a thickness to it, but is still refreshing. Normally I like light-steamed or medium-steamed green teas, but this one is very good, too.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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79

Merry Christmas!
A very delicate sencha to sit and be thoughtful with.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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83

It’s been a while since I have drank this (I have been consuming other teas that have been building up in the cupboard). Like putting on a soft, broken-in shoe, this tea means comfort!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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96
drank Sweet Autumn Tea by Lupicia
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いもくりかぼ茶が大好き! This tea has such a nice warm, sweet, nutty flavor. Not candy-sweet, but starchy-sweet, like sweet potatoes (pieces of which are scattered throughout the tea). It brings to mind fallen acorns, crispy-golden leaves, the earthy scent and senses of autumn.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Sencha "Nara" by Lupicia
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My first time trying this sencha from Lupicia. The tea is a deep green color with a nice amount of matter in the bottom of the cup (not too much, not too little). The tea is grassy with a full, round, mellow flavor.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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96
drank Sweet Autumn Tea by Lupicia
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Delicious and warming on an overcast day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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79

Mild, grassy, delicate. A great tea for sipping while relaxing in a quiet moment.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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79

A softer flavor this time, rounder. Warm-grassy, compared to a sharp-grassy. Still very good.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
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Usually I don’t like flavored green teas, but I have been very happy with what Lupicia has available. This Tsugaru Green tea has just the right aroma and flavor of apples from the Tsugaru region of Aomori, Japan. The green tea base is not bitter nor bland, neither does it overwhelm the fruit. The flavor is slightly tart but not overwhelmingly so. I like it a lot.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Jasmin Mandarin by Lupicia
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I like this tea very much. The jasmine aroma and flavor are very present, but not overpowering, and the green tea is not bitter or metallic (which has happened in some jasmine green teas I have tried). A very soothing combination.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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