341 Tasting Notes
From the Pass the Stash TTB
I’m a lil obsessed with Lupicia right now after visiting their store in San Francisco. Which was awesome. Such a lovely store. So one I spotted this one I knew it was the first one I wanted to try. And it doesn’t disappoint. Green tea can be very hard to get right but I must have steeped this for the perfect amount of time because the grassy notes are gorgeous on my tongue. That sounds weird… It was good hot but I’m also enjoying it slughtly chilled at the moment.
May have over steeped my first cup a bit. It’s sweet with a bitter kick. But not too bitter to drink. It’s quite sweet. Not really sure that it needs the sugar. Maybe I’ll take out the sugar and try it again later in the day. I love a good sweet white wine but I don’t know that I can really taste…hmm well maybe… I had a taste of wine grapes there for a moment.
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.
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!
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
Airplane Tea. We served this on our flight from SEA – SFO.
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
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.