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Chestnut Green Tea

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Edit tea info Last updated by Katie Alberry
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Oh man, this is one delicious tea. This is another one I wasn't sure about but it's a seasonal blend so I wanted to snag it before it's gone. Chestnut is kind of a finnicky flavor, but once again...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes
  • “Enjoying for afternoon tea with R, alongside graham crackers spread with a blender mix of cream cheese, greek yogurt, dried apricots, and honey. Dry and steeped this smells good, sweet and nutty. ...” Read full tasting note
    ifjuly 607 tasting notes
  • “I drank this one earlier today while doing some work. I wanted to try this one (and once again, *Alphakitty* was willing to oblige... thanks so much!) because I love nutty flavored things and nutty...” Read full tasting note
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    dinosara 1851 tasting notes
  • “Holy cow is this tasty! Sweet roasted chestnuts! Exactly like chestnuts! Amazing! I keep expecting a mouthful of actual chestnut when I sip this, but all I get is tea. Working with this...” Read full tasting note
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    Mercuryhime 484 tasting notes

From Lupicia

The sweetness of chestnut goes well with green tea and makes a nostalgic taste.

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19 Tasting Notes

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470 tasting notes

Oh man, this is one delicious tea. This is another one I wasn’t sure about but it’s a seasonal blend so I wanted to snag it before it’s gone. Chestnut is kind of a finnicky flavor, but once again Lupicia has nailed it.

It actually smells heavily of caramel. It’s like caramel-covered chestnuts! Sweet, dense, and delicious. It is a really nostalgic taste, it reminds me of childhood. The green base goes perfectly and keeps it from being too heavy or sweet. It’s like airy holiday treats in a glass! I am seriously so in love with this tea. It also stands up to tons of infusions: I’ve done one hot brew and two cold brews with the same leaves!

Sil

wow nice that it stands up to infusions!

Awkward Soul

Doh, your tealogs are starting to convince me to stop procrastinating on doing a Lupicia order.

Finn88

Me too…never heard of them and then I read her reviews…

Alphakitty

I really can’t recommend Lupicia enough! If you like well-done fruit flavors they’re totally amazing.

Nik

Mmf-guh. Sounds so good!

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607 tasting notes

Enjoying for afternoon tea with R, alongside graham crackers spread with a blender mix of cream cheese, greek yogurt, dried apricots, and honey. Dry and steeped this smells good, sweet and nutty. You can see caramel bits in the dry blend, and that shines through in the taste without being TOO cloying. The body and taste is lighter of course than the black based chestnut blends from Lupicia (of which Chaud Les Marrons!, with its smoothed out warmth akin to Kusmi’s Caramel, continues to be my favorite; the chocolate one, while not terrible, was disappointing), but still richer and sweeter than you expect from a green. Steeps up a bright, almost glowing warm gold-green. I imagine this might be divine coldsteeped once the weather warms up as my favorite coldsteeped greens tend to be nutty and sweet. Very enjoyable, worth waiting nearly a year (!) for (it was out of stock forever and ever and when I finally got an email notification it was available again I was shocked, figured it was a lost cause by now, ha).

I’ll never figure out how Lupicia and Den’s manage to offer flavored greens where the recommended steep temp is boiling, and it works. Oh the mysteries of life.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Sami Kelsh

Oh my word. I love chestnut things. I need this to live! grabby hands

ifjuly

if you prefer black tea, i think chaud les marrons! is quite good in a gentle sort of way. i feel like it doesn’t get enough love. i thought it was pretty-good-but-not-great at first, but then i ran out and went months without it and when i finally had a cup again i realized how much i’d missed it, how nice it really can be when you crave that flavor. but personally i don’t recommend their chocolate chestnut tea. relatively weak flavor, i thought.

Sami Kelsh

Yes, I need to investigate getting myself some of this! I looooove chestnut.

Dexter3657

I really like Chestnut by Adagio.

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1851 tasting notes

I drank this one earlier today while doing some work. I wanted to try this one (and once again, Alphakitty was willing to oblige… thanks so much!) because I love nutty flavored things and nutty flavored teas. I wasn’t totally sure about chestnut because I didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts or anything so I am not super familiar with the taste of them. I do love chestnut-filled mochi that I buy at the asian grocer, so I figured that there would be a good chance I would like this.

To me, this is like you took some of the buttery, nutty, and what I call cookie-ish notes that are naturally present in some awesome straight green teas and turned them up to 11. I was never able to properly identify those notes in those teas, but now I know they are chestnut notes. I would assume that the base teas contain some of these notes to start, but they have just added to them in such a way that it makes it seem like it is totally natural. Really, quite a delicious tea and one that I could definitely see getting more of.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

oooh, I may need to try this next time I go to the Lupicia store. :)

Azzrian

I would go crazy in a Lupicia store! LOL

Alphakitty

This is one of my favorite holiday teas, it’s candy-sweet but somehow light enough to have multiple cups of.

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484 tasting notes

Holy cow is this tasty! Sweet roasted chestnuts! Exactly like chestnuts! Amazing! I keep expecting a mouthful of actual chestnut when I sip this, but all I get is tea. Working with this luscious chestnut taste is the lightly grassy green tea that balances out the richness of the flavor. Absolutely wonderful! I love chestnuts, but they are so very seasonal. Now I can have chestnuts whenever I want! weeeee!

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I love, love, love this tea! The aroma and taste of chestnut was beautiful. At first I expected the sweetness of honey-glazed chestnut, but instead it was the mellow sweetness and nuttiness of roasted chestnut. It’s good that it had a smooth green tea base instead of black tea base, cos I think the strength of black tea might overwhelm the delicate flavours. :)

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

I really love your blog !
I should try Lupicia’s teas, I never had one – need to find out where to buy some in Paris or online with a shipment to France

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276 tasting notes

Thank you Mercuryhime for this sample!
At first, I didn’t get this tea. It just tasted like green tea with a little bit of flavor that I couldn’t put my finger on. As it started to cool, I could pick up on the chestnut taste. The more it cooled, the more I tasted. I do love chestnuts and the flavor seems pretty dead on with this tea. This might have to go on my shopping list to try some more!

Stephanie

This one sounds amazing

Dustin

It was pretty good. It had me fooled at first that it was a little boring, but I think with a little tweaking on the brewing I could get a better cup earlier on. I’d love to see more chestnut teas with other flavors. Citrus and chocolate?

Stephanie

I love nutty teas. Your flavor mixing ideas sound intriguing :)

Dustin

Now I’m looking through The Flavor Bible to see what goes well with chestnut! Raspberry and caramel? Looks like Lupicia has a few chestnut teas including this one with chocolate… http://steepster.com/teas/lupicia/5726-marron-chocolat

Stephanie

I’m putting that chocolate Lupicia one on my shopping list :D Caramel sounds great with anything nutty, really…

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I’ve been sipping on this for a day and a half now. Lasted through almost four infusions!

The dry leaves smell a little sweet, there are fairly good sized chunks of chestnut in the tea, like the size of baking chips. I want to pluck them out and eat them!

The tea is so light, and doesn’t get dark at all. And it pairs perfectly with the chestnut. The flavor is almost pure chestnut, sweet, roasty, and the smell is heavenly!

I will say I am biased, I love roasted chestnuts, but darn they are so much work to make! This tea is just so lovely with its sweet chestnut taste. It’s not overpowering and the sweetness lasted through all but the very last infusion, when the green made a big show for the finale! Yum all the way through!

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I’ve been meaning to try this one for weeks, and tonight I finally got around to it.

The scent of the dry leaves and the aroma of the brewed tea are both really sweet. The smell evokes a childhood memory of the extreme sugary sweetness of fairy floss on a stick.

But before you throw up your hands in horror, I’ll add that the taste of the tea itself is not impossibly sweet. It’s not bitter, but the flavour of the tea – looks like sencha to me – really comes through. As with my favourite fruit flavoured teas from Lupicia, there’s an excellent balance at work in which the aroma plays an important part.

The sweetness dissipates a bit as the tea cools, but it’s still a really good cup of tea all the way to the end.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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…Huh?
What’s this on my dashboard?
…Could it really be?

JMKauftheil… that guy hasn’t posted in ages! I almost forgot about him…
Oh, who am I kidding? A day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t tenderly missed the way his refined knowledge and appreciation of tea infuses so exquisitely with his masterful finesse of words, that it can’t be explained in any way but convenient metaphor.
Is he really back, to discuss teas in a way that causes my eyes to experience senses beyond sight? Words flowing so elegantly, it’s as if I’m seeing music, caressing the pupil like a lover’s touch…
Is it so? Is it really so?

Keep your clothes on ladies and gentlemen, it is so. Well, the gentlemen should keep their clothes on, at least.

Yep. I’m back. For the night at least.
I’m staying up late making a hefty load of iced teas tonight, and I figured I might as well spend it with an old friend – Tee Loggins McGee.

Where have I been, you ask? Oh, you’re asking all right…
It’s been a few months, right? Five or so…
Well, we can skip over a few identity crises, a few self-discoveries, a few mistakes, a few redemptions, a few steps backward, and a few steps forward, and just live in the moment:
I got a weekend job as a canvasser (the people that go door to door, raising funds for organizations (non-profit, political, etc), and I’m working with a group called Environment California. Long hours, hard work, and the rollercoaster of losing then regaining my faith in humanity – all at minimum wage. I love it.
Tomorrow, as I happened to remember after returning from school around 9:30, we planned to have a potluck at work. I promised to bring some iced tea. For about ten people. And I need to transport it over a windy highway – Highway 17, for those of you familiar – in the rain, no less.
I REALLY hope they didn’t change the plans without me.

I bought three 1-gallon jugs of water from 7-eleven, and I intend to fill them by the end of the night. I have three of my vessels in action, and my entire stock of tea to play with.
Let’s see how this all turns out, eh?

Jug #1: Green tea

So, I started with the remainder of the Chestnut green tea I’ve had from Lupicia, just sitting around.
Two infusions of that, in my Lupicia iced-tea maker, and I filled up about half a gallon. I turned to making some Jasmine in my tetsubin… but that’s a notably smaller quantity. So far, I’ve made two infusions of that, which is about equal to one of the ice-tea maker thing. I think I’ve about exhausted the Jasmine, so if anyone one is actively reading this, what do you think of maybe a little Gunpowder? Hm?
I’ll rate it all when I got the jug full.

Gonna be up all night, folks, so expect a few updates.

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Based on description alone (Lupicia used to describe it as having a “nostalgic” taste, whatever that is), I probably would never have purchased this tea. I received it in a Fukubukoro New Years’ bag two years ago, and it is now a firm favorite.
The green tea looks like a Japanese Sencha with chunks of white chestnut. The chestnut flavor lends the tea a very toasty and slightly sweet aroma. It is wonderful and soothing with a little honey or agave syrup. I drink this tea as much for the scent as the flavor – almost daily in fall and winter.

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