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drank Momo Vert by Lupicia
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This is actually a new release from Lupicia. They really love their peach teas! Even though they already offer a peach and vanilla green tea (Momoko), I guess they felt that white peach is different enough to warrant its own tea. This does seem to be a higher grade sencha than they generally use for their flavored greens, with a darker color and more slender, aromatic leaves. The white peach aroma is fantastic.

I steeped this for 2 minutes instead of my usual 3, and I think next time I’ll reduce the time even more as it came out just a little bit bitter. But wow, this tea is a stunner! The peach flavor is so crazy sweet and lush and juicy. It’s almost slightly mango-like as well, and creamy enough that it tastes a bit like a peach smoothie. The base tea is vegetal, and a touch bitter due to my foolish mistreatment. There’s a nice touch of floral at the end as well.

Luscious! Another outstanding fruity tea from Lupicia. I hope they plan to keep this one around!

Flavors: Bitter, Creamy, Floral, Mango, Peach, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
So Keta

You had me at mango. The combo of all those flavours sounds incredible, I really want to try this.

Kawaii433

I’m drinking this now and omgosh it’s so yummy! It’s my last Lupicia to try. I tried 13 plus 6 samples. What a great experience. <3

Kawaii433

Oh, and I did the same thing. I steeped it at 175F and it is bitter as well.

Cameron B.

@Kawaii – I’m glad you like it! I think this one is a higher quality sencha base than they normally use. So I suppose I should steep it with that in mind – generally with straight sencha I’ll steep for 1 minute at most.

Kawaii433

@Cameron B Sounds good. I’ll try that too. :D

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So Keta

You had me at mango. The combo of all those flavours sounds incredible, I really want to try this.

Kawaii433

I’m drinking this now and omgosh it’s so yummy! It’s my last Lupicia to try. I tried 13 plus 6 samples. What a great experience. <3

Kawaii433

Oh, and I did the same thing. I steeped it at 175F and it is bitter as well.

Cameron B.

@Kawaii – I’m glad you like it! I think this one is a higher quality sencha base than they normally use. So I suppose I should steep it with that in mind – generally with straight sencha I’ll steep for 1 minute at most.

Kawaii433

@Cameron B Sounds good. I’ll try that too. :D

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Hi, I’m Cameron!

I’m a 30-something software engineer currently living in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two pugs, Gobo and Ume. I tend to cycle between my different hobbies, and they include piano, knitting, video games, board games, miniature painting, planners, bento, KBeauty, and – of course – TEA! But really, what I’m best at is “collecting” hobby-related things… ;)

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I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I steep Western style, and fluctuate between using big mugs or small teapots depending on the season.

I am always up for a swap! Just let me know if you’d like to try something in my cupboard.

Tea Preferences:
I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms. These days, I drink mostly flavored teas, and I tend to gravitate most toward black, green, oolong, and herbal varieties. I do have a special fondness for straight Japanese green teas, however.

I do not sweeten my teas, and pre-sweetened teas are usually too sweet for me. I also do not enjoy stevia.

I tend to reach for fruitier flavors rather than desserty ones these days, but I do have favorites from both categories. Willing to try anything once! There are a few ingredients/flavors that aren’t generally my jam, such as coconut, rose, lavender, and chocolate flavoring. But I also have teas that I love with some of those things, too! :)

Favorite Companies:
3 Leaf
Bird & Blend
Dammann Frères
Harney & Sons
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
Lupicia
Old Barrel Tea Co
Simpson & Vail
Taiwan Tea Crafts
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Tea Rating Scale:
90-100: Outstanding! Permanent cupboard resident
80-89: Great – a possible staple
70-79: Good, but I wouldn’t buy it
60-69: It’s decent
50-59: Meh… I may or may not have finished the cup
40-49: Ick. Couldn’t finish it.
00-39: Repulsive, I spat it out

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