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A unique one. I was afraid I had over steepes it when I had to go change my daughter’s diaper but it is fine. Malt. Earth. Slight twig. You can tell just how much thought went into this tea by how easy it goes down. I feel as if that spring water is in my cup as well.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
499 tasting notes

Very smooth. Cocoa and malt. Slight twig flavor. Over all pretty enjoyable.

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I’m generally not a fan of straight black tea. But I think it’s important to try everything. This definitely has a roastyness to it. Malt. Earth. There is a slight sweetness to it as well.

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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
499 tasting notes

This is an incredibly smooth tea. Goes down very nicely. The bergamot isn’t as strong as I was hoping but not too light to taste.

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Not sick. Not coming down with anything. At least I don’t think so. But today was kinda crappy so it sounded like a good idea. I’m an off and on fan of Rooibos. Honeybush is much better but some how I get more rooibos then I do honeybush in this…. Surprisingly I’m not tasting as much lemon as I thought I would. Which is good! Lemon can over power and ruin a tea easily. The ginger is also timid but gives a nice little zing.

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drank Jasmin Mandarin by Lupicia
499 tasting notes

It’s so nice of Lupicia to send out a free sample with their newsletter. Jasmine tea has always been a favourite of mine. It’s one of the only teas I always put honey into. I feel like it really brings out the jasmine flavor. This tea I’m actually quite impressed with. Y can really taste the mandarin. It does leave a bit of a bitter taste but the jasmine flavor helps with that immensely


You should try Marriage Freres’s version sometime! I think it even tops Lupicia’s!

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Had to try this one at least once. My tastes don’t generally lean towards the puer and black tea but I like chocolates and strawberrys. Slight strawberry with the finish, dark chocolate in the middle. Woodsy.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

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My husband says it’s not pumpkin spice season yet. The stores tell me otherwise. Though I do wish they would wait till October, I couldn’t help but pick up this up. Glad I did. It has a really nice lingering after taste. Pumpkin is hard to decipher in tea but as far as pumpkin spice goes, you can definitely taste it! Quite good. Quite relaxing.

Flavors: Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor

8 min or more

It comes earlier and earlier each year it seems. I’m glad though!

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drank Kuuipo by Lupicia
499 tasting notes

I’m extremely disappointed that there is no guava in this tea. I would have assumed they would have used that delicious pink guava that grows in Hawai’i in this tea. Honestly, this doesn’t even taste like guava. Black tea, hibiscus and rose. Not even that much rose really…. Sigh…

Kuuipo… You are not my sweetheart

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drank Palekaiko by Lupicia
499 tasting notes
Need to steep longer then 2 mins though. Just not strong enough to detect much. Even at 4 its still a bit weak. A bit of gingwr here a tad of floral there. According to the interwebs palekaiko means paradise.

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.





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