277 Tasting Notes

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drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
277 tasting notes

While I was walking around the Lupicia store I noticed the tin for this tea and thought to myself, “boy I hope this tea is good cause I love the label on the tin.” I know you shouldn’t buy tea solely based on smell, or tins, but I figured because it had a wonderful smell too that it would be alright. Boy, am I glad I bought this tea! So good! The scent, dry and wet, is lovely. And the flavor is so mellow and pure!

On a side note, I must give my thanks to the ladies who were working that day. My lil one was crying as I walked into the store so I went back out to calm her down. When I came back in, stroller and all, they were so helpful. It really touched me because too many stores look at you like your crazy for walking around with a stroller.

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Muscat by Lupicia
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Had a wonderful time on my first Lupicia store visit. Received a tea sachet of this while my purchase. It smells so good. Every time I smell it it takes me to Hawai’i. Does anyone else get a scent of coffee? It’s weird but I also get a slight smell of coffee. I like the smell of coffee but I don’t like the taste… Anyway, I’ve let mine over steep a bit. Should really just time my tea from now on cause I have a terrible sense of time and I get distracted by my cute baby easily. So the muscat is covered up a bit more by the black tea but it is still a good cup. I’m looking forward to trying this cold too!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cheri

Sounds interesting.

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My dad first introduced me to this tea awhile ago. I didn’t like it at the time because I knew nothing about tea (besides jasmine green tea which I loved). He over steeped it. Or rather I should say, he likes his tea very very strong. He is a coffee drinker. I had it again recently and my goodness! It’s awesome. It kinda reminds me of red hots! Or whatever those tiny red candies were called. If you like this tea you should also try Red hot Cinnamon by Indigo Tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a great iced tea. It’s good hot but honestly I’m enjoying it much more cold. Maybe it’s just because its hot out but I just didn’t feel like I was enjoying it hot. Their description is pretty much right on. Its like drinking tea and juice but better.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp

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66
drank Green Earl Grey by Luvo
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Airplane Tea. We served this on our flight from SEASFO.
A lovely floral smell hits you the moment you open the package which is followed by bergamot. If you drink this on the airplane like I did be sure to add a bit of cool water to the water the stewardess brings you because the water they serve is super hot. As it cools the lemon flavor definitely starts to come out. At 1 1/2 mins I pulled out the bag and found it was already a bit bitter. But it pairs well with my homemade raspberry cheese cake cookie. I’ve found that the bergamot comes out best between 30 seconds to a minute. Also tried it with some of the non-dairy creamer and half and half. I think I prefer it plain.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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I’m kinda surprised no one else commented on the fact that this is very similar to Evening in Missoula. It is slightly different though. The spearmint perhaps is stronger? I do agree that the vanilla powder is kinda freaky. I kept thinking it was mold but as soon as I opened the bag and the vanilla wafted into my nose and made me sneeze, I knew it was not. IT is good hot but I think it would also be good brewed cold.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp

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76

I’m actually impressed that they got the taste of huckleberries in this tea. Not only that but they used huckleberries in the ingredients. I always find it strange when a tea company calls a tea something and then doesn’t bother to even use the name in the tea. At least in these cases with fruits and berries. That being said it’s not my cup o tea. It’s good but just not one I would run to every day.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel Apple by Market Spice
277 tasting notes

It’s good but not great. Not the best caramel flavor, I think. Much better cold. I’ll have to drink this one a few more times to be sure.

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drank Vanilla Chai Tea by Bigelow
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The spices and black tea are there but the vanilla is hiding. Perhaps i steeped too long? Hmmm no. I did just about 4 minutes but the bag says 4. It was much better at 3 minutes. Its not exotic like they claim. I love teas with vanilla usually but this one just isn’t doing it.

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drank Hibiscus Punch by Tea Source
277 tasting notes

Received this from a TTB. I’m liking it quite a bit more then I thought I would. In fact, the longer I let it steep the better it is. Maybe it’s just because all the other flavors come out more to settle the hibiscus. Speaking of hibiscus, when I first steeped the tea it was super strong _. But the flavors have now melded into a wild and sour mix. I like! It could also be that I kinda accidentally dumped a table spoon full into the brewer that is bringing out such an intense flavor…

Flavors: Apple, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 8 min or more

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Tea. Like coffee and many other things, is basically just flavored water. But don’t you tell any tea or coffee drinkers that.

I’m willing to try out any type of tea, except of course the ones they suggest nursing mothers to not drink. (Like ginseng tea… and I love ginseng sadface)

The cute little baby in the picture is my daughter, Athena. She loves to stick out her tongue.

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