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91
drank Anela by Lupicia
3 tasting notes

I purchased this on a trip to Honolulu. This tea is fantastic with a strong Lychee and Kyoho grape flavor.

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85
drank Cache-Cache by Lupicia
3 tasting notes

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74
drank Jardin Sauvage by Lupicia
3 tasting notes

Light and fruity! I like it. I’m partial to mango though.

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100

I like this tea, specially when I’m with my family. Really love this.

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84
drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
1240 tasting notes

How is it I never wrote a note about this?

Yesterday I made a pot of this big enough for the kids to try. Today I made a smaller pot. They’re like two different teas. I’m not sure whether it’s the amount of leaf, or the amount of nib in the scoop, or what. But yesterday, the tea was so chocolaty it was almost too much — dense, even oily on the surface of the tea.

Today it’s much more toned down, but still very chocolaty. I like it better today when it’s more of a mahogany color than a coffee-black oil slick. Yesterday was so intense it started to do a number on my stomach.

This is a popular tea and I find myself agreeing with many of the notes. Yes, it’s very chocolaty. Yes, it’s very DARK chocolaty. The tea base is really a delivery mechanism for the chocolate flavor, which is okay in my book. I enjoy both the sorts of flavored black teas that try to blend themselves such that the tea flavor is integrated and those that are sort of a platform for the flavor. This is in the platform category.

I would love to be able to compare this to other chocolate teas, but it’s been so long since I had any I honestly can’t remember them well enough to offer a comparison. This is a good one, though, provided that you don’t get too much nib in your mix.

Also, it goes really nicely with Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream Greek Nonfat Yogurt. :-)

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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100
drank Mate Roasted by Lupicia
1 tasting notes

I had this tea before.. just beautiful taste and you must taste it.

Preparation
1 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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80

I had a wrapped teabag of this from Ost.. received a long time ago! My fault I’m just trying it now, so it isn’t the freshest. But the strawberry flavor is there… not really any chocolate. But the flavor is pretty good on this ripe pu-erh as it is. Just wanted to write a note before it was gone! An “I drank this” note. I have read the first four T.C. Boyle collections over the last two years and they are AMAZING. Anyone else a Boyle fan? I just want to gobble each one of his sentences.

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drank Hoku by Lupicia
282 tasting notes

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76

Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #21
A solid black tea, the first cup is malty and brisk and tastes like molasses. I might have oversteeped the second cup, even though I only brewed up a teaspoon. There are longer leaves mixed with the CTC leaves but I like this for a CTC leaf. I love the molasses flavor in a black tea.
I have been seriously not reading any tasting notes…. I hope all of you have been okay!

MrQuackers

Pfft you missed the best stuff!

gmathis

In my world, you can’t oversteep an Assam. Milk conquers all errors. :)

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10
drank Decaf Grapefruit by Lupicia
107 tasting notes

All the bitterness of grapefruit without the juiciness. I also perceive a faint metallic scent. I love grapefruit, but this just wasn’t it for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Grapefruit, Metallic

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Sipdown! I’m not a huge fan of matcha-added teas because I don’t like the detritus that ends up at the bottom of my cup and the matcha rarely adds much to the flavor. I don’t think it added much here – maybe a touch of sweetness- and there’s the familiar gunk at the bottom of my mug. Flavor-wise, this is more robust than most genmaichas. I can’t pick out the bean taste specifically but perhaps it’s supporting the roastiness of the rice.

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drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
1 tasting notes

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56
drank Soleil Levant by Lupicia
3699 tasting notes

I did not like this one at all. Bitter and chemical and just really missed the boat. Cute packaging though. Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/07/18/soleil-levant-from-lupicia/

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

So Steepster has been a bit on the fritz for me over the last two days, but it looks like its holding steady at the moment, which is great, as I’ve been busy!
This is a sipdown. I am happy to have tried it, and its been a generally pleasant experience, but I doubt I will repurchase it.
Yay! Cupboard progress! I am eager to get the summer flavors out, and bring in my autumnal favorites.

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

I have once again moved past the thrill of a sipdown, and am now once again in the weeds of working on my sipdowns in the more ordinary way.
Still plenty of this left. Its nice enough, but I never quite get the full strawberry flavor, the juiciness, that I experience from an actual berry.

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

Its getting to be, for me, that truly annoying part of the year. Its still hot, but its now dark when I wake up, throwing all my internal senses outta whack. I want it to be cold, and somewhere deep in my mind I associate dark mornings and evenings with the cold!
Boo. Still warm.
Well, an excuse to drink the fruity blends. I mean, I don’t need an excuse, but the warm weather encourages their consumption, not matter how much I wish for autumnal flavors.
Sigh. When will fall arrive?

Evol Ving Ness

Here, fall has arrived. And boo. Because there was little to no beautiful warm summer weather between the killer humidity to now having to wear sweaters outside and bathrobes in the morning.

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

Tea of my morning, which was a lovely cup.
Anyone Eclipse watching today? Where I am is not in the totality, so it will only get a little dark and weird, but I’m still going to step out of the office and take a look (not up, of course. Just at the world).

gmathis

Welcome to Missouri, where some of the state is in the totality path, much of us are in significant to partial coverage, and nearly everybody has pretty much lost all sense of proportion about the whole thing :)

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

Well, its official. I have the dreaded summer cold. I’ve been in denial for a few days, but this morning I woke up with the sore throat of doom, and am feeling vaguely foggy and tired today.
Bleh.
Its also the sort of summer cold that you just have to carry on through, which is never fun. Nor is it fun to do the things that will make you feel better (snuggling, heat, soup) in 97 degree temps.
Well, tea is our only solution, then.
I drank this without paying too much attention to it, but was left with a generally pleasant impression. I think its that sort of tea- nice, but not spectacular.

Evol Ving Ness

On the plus side, being sick is a great time to drink up the teas that you can’t really taste, so yay! Hope you feel spritely again soon.

ashmanra

Oh no! I HATE summer colds. It is just so wrong. I hope you feel better quickly.

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62
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
2322 tasting notes

We are entering another stretch of 100 degree days. Current forecast shows about a week of these temps, which is going to drive me nuts.
So, light, fruity teas it is!
I picked this up in one of my last tea binges, as there are several Lupicia blends with strawberry in them that I like, so I figured why not try out the purer version?
The trouble is that I do not particularly care for this. Its not awful, but its not the lust and delicate strawberry that I was hoping for. It is, in fact, sorta boring.
Ah well.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, I would die in that heat. :(

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80
drank Tsugaru Green by Lupicia
12 tasting notes

i cold brewed this and the apple scent is delightful. however i don’t taste much of the green tea beneath — but that isn’t really a problem, because i like the apple so much. I will try hot brewing this later and see how it compares.

Flavors: Apple

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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97
drank Piccolo by Lupicia
12 tasting notes

contrary to a lot of the other reviewers, I really liked this tea and didn’t find the taste to be too medicinal or sweet — it definitely smells very strong, but once steeped the flavor is a good balance between the mellow woodiness or rooibos and the fruity flavors.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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65
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
222 tasting notes

I was a bit apprehensive about this tea, when I saw it had grapefruit in it. Grapefruit is way to astringent for my tastes, so I avoid it. (Though I do like Squirt soda, which is flavored with grapefruit juice, so go figure.) so it took a long while to work up the courage to try this tea out.

Luckily, despite how strongly it smells, taste wise it is alot lighter. I put a touch to much sugar in the tea, but that’s quite common for me anyways.

I liked it well enough but I don’t think I’ll be buying more. I am trying a resteep, which I rarely do because usually if I want another cup it’s almost invariably a different tea, but I decided what the hell.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Damask Rose by Lupicia
1871 tasting notes

This review is for the decaf version of Damask Rose.

1.5 tsp leaf, 600 mL hot water (96 deg. C), 5 minutes
Rebrew with same parameters

The base is tasty, fairly flavourful while not being bitter at all. pleasant floral rose favour.There isn’t much here other than rose and black tea, but it is still very tasty.

Flavors: Floral, Perfume, Rose, Tannin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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