Ume Vert

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “I decided to cold brew this last night and it made for a delightful iced beverage this morning. Like I mentioned before my tea label says this is a blend of white and green tea with apricot and not...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2402 tasting notes
  • “....had this earlier today. No time for tasting notes. Tastes nothing like the description.... Tea party time has increased my cupboard from 175 teas to 266 and counting..... Damnit. Lol” Read full tasting note
    Silaena 4942 tasting notes
  • “Quick note! Smells deliciously like crisp, fresh green apple skin. Unfortunately, flavour does not follow. I'm finding it kind of bitter (maybe not enough water?) ETA: This was the bagged...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2246 tasting notes
  • “I've tried this both hot and cold and either way, it doesn't _quite_ do it for me. I mean, it's nice... and I really like the tart aspect. Reminds me of apples... not plums btw! but, well... I...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1309 tasting notes

From Lupicia

Fresh plum flavor makes this quality Japanese tea even more appealing.

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2402 tasting notes

I decided to cold brew this last night and it made for a delightful iced beverage this morning. Like I mentioned before my tea label says this is a blend of white and green tea with apricot and not the plum flavor mentioned above. If you like flavored green teas Lupicia is worth checking out…

see previous notes if interested.

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4942 tasting notes

….had this earlier today. No time for tasting notes. Tastes nothing like the description….

Tea party time has increased my cupboard from 175 teas to 266 and counting….. Damnit. Lol

Indigobloom

teehee :P

Sil

…aaaand final count is looking like roughly 310…..ish including teas from china I can’t log.

Indigobloom

Wow. I’m doing my count on Wednesday! Hoping for some sipdowns before then

Sil

Cheater!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve currently got mine down to 158, which doesn’t count samples from various people.

Kittenna

Not. Even. Close. To. Mine.

Indigobloom

I need to have the right head space/time! and I won’t be home for the day til then :)

Dinosara

LOL you make me feel better (so do some of the posts in the “how many teas are in your cupboard” discussion)

Sil

hahaha yeah kittenna’s cupboard is insane…

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2246 tasting notes

Quick note! Smells deliciously like crisp, fresh green apple skin. Unfortunately, flavour does not follow. I’m finding it kind of bitter (maybe not enough water?)

ETA: This was the bagged version of this tea from Lupicia (if there is an unbagged version), a sample from our 2012/2013 Happy Bag. Split a cup with Sil because we both wanted to try this tea. As I said, the aroma was divine! But the flavour was bitter, and I don’t think I oversteeped. I did try adding more water as well, and that didn’t help a great deal. The green base wasn’t really the issue here; I think the flavouring was what was coming off as bitter to me. The base was actually pleasant. I do so wish the tea had tasted like crisp, fresh, tart apple skin, because that would have been my perfect apple tea :(

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

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1309 tasting notes

I’ve tried this both hot and cold and either way, it doesn’t quite do it for me. I mean, it’s nice… and I really like the tart aspect. Reminds me of apples… not plums btw!
but, well… I can’t seem to wrap my head around it. Oh well. I can see how some would certainly fall in love :)
Big thanks to Amy Oh for the sample!!

EDIT: I made another cup, ages ago and it wasn’t half bad. My tastes must have changed!

Azzrian

I have a sample of this from Lupicia – I need to try it – its been sitting out for days now waiting on me.

Indigobloom

Go for it!! I think you’d like it :)

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905 tasting notes

Today is Lupicia sample day! The second sample sachet of this. Once again, the plum is really obvious, and not fake plum at all. Its not my favorite thing I’ve got from Lupicia, but its a nice flavored green.

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The amaretto discussion we had in CrowKettle’s comment field for this post: http://steepster.com/CrowKettle/posts/227481 made me think of Ume Vert. This really is all bitter-almondy plum pits and tongue-tip plum tartness and I still love it. A lot of people seem to have enjoyed it iced. It’s not the first choice I’d think of, but I guess I have to try now.

Cold, crisp, plum pit almonds?

We’ll see.

Knocking this down five points because it doesn’t age as well as Lupicia’s less subtle teas.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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I received this as a free sample with the September 2012 mailer.

It’s confusing because the description says it’s a white tea, but the website says green, and it has the word “vert” in the title, so… who knows.

What I do know is that the “ume” in the title is the ume from “umeboshi.” Ume isn’t your typical Western purple plum, but this tart, green apricot/plum sort of thing that is often dried/pickled as red umeboshi. It’s supposed to be very good for recovery after sports. I like it with rice, but sometimes it’s made with a very bitter spice, and that’s what I was picking up on with this tea. I finished my cup, but I wouldn’t be too excited if I had ordered a whole container. There are too many other great teas from Lupicia!

If you love umeboshi though, you will love this tea!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Cold brewed for 3 hours this time. The result is smoother and less bitter than when I made it iced after first brewed hot. I think I’ve finally found the sweet spot for making this one perfect for these balmy late spring days…

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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