222 Tasting Notes

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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
222 tasting notes

I drank this last night, but then decided to wait till today to write it…wanted to drink a few wine coolers and binge watch Murder, She Wrote on Netflix.

I don’t usually read reviews of a tea before I drink it, but I was apprehensive about this one. In the past alot of cherry flavored tea tends to taste like cough medicine shudders (To this day I can’t abide the liquid form!) But luckily the reviews that I read did not display that particular taste.

1st smell out of the bag: sweet, almost cloyingly sweet.
1st smell as it was steeping: Not quite as sweet…almost had a complex smell.
1st taste: Very sweet and sour cherry like. Like if you ate a handful of the sweet and sour. There is however an odd aftertaste that I am not crazy about.

Aside from my dislike of anything that tastes like medicine, I am not a huge cherry fan. When it comes to fruit I prefer Strawberry, Peach or Grape (Which the majority of teas I’ve had with those flavors I tend to be disappointed.) But I love to be surprised by tea.
Who doesn’t?

I am not opposed to grabbing more of this.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Can’t remember what # this is right now.

1st smell is nice…a touch fake strawberryish but not bad. 1st taste: Meh. Not terribly inspiring I’m afraid. Another for the summer iced teas pile.

Or maybe I will try this again as a latte as another person has tried.

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

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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4th tea from Lupicia Happy Bag.

I woke up at Noon with this tea in mind, so nothing was going stop me from having it!

As someone else mentioned, this is a good breakfast tea…though not a tea on the go…more like lazy weekend mornings that you can just sit and enjoy/read the newspaper/book/magazine/etc.

I am not in love with this tea, however I am not at all opposed to ordering this.

Uh Oh….I have a feeling I will be making a Lupicia order before March ends…And I had already decided to make another Davids Tea buy for my birthday, and I just ordered quite a few samples from A Quarter of Tea aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddd I want to order the 25 Essential Teas set from Kusmi and more samples from Fusion.

Guess I’m more then making up for not buying much if any tea in the last 2 years or so.

Hmm…

Anyways…back to this tea, so even though not in love with this tea, I think I like it enough that I will want to buy more…though maybe I should wait till I finish the bag…lol.
It’s sweet, but not obnoxiously sweet, a nice nutty flavor (Though truthfully kind of burnt out on nutty flavors in tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tikuanyin by Lupicia
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3rd from the Lupicia Happy Bag.

For some reason upon the 1st taste of this tea, it reminded me of Genmaicha, and so now I can’t get that out of my head. Not that that makes it a bad cup…it’s just that I mostlikely wouldn’t get this again.

I am a bit sad because I’ve yet to have a tea from Lupicia that yells at me to grab more of right away. Oh well, the way it goes I’m afraid.

Flavors: Nutty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Muscat by Lupicia
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2nd tea from the Lupicia Happy Bag.

My most favorite juice in the world is Welsh’s White Grape-Peach (The one without the peach is terrific too.)

Sadly I’ve yet to find a grape flavored tea that I really like. This tea is ok, might be much better as an iced tea though. There is an odd after taste but it goes away to quickly for me to be able to define it.

Flavors: Grapes

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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My 1st review from my Lupicia Happy Bag! grins

I had trouble finding a pair of scissors to open this bag, so used a knife…Gah. That was a pain in the ass.

Even though I was distracted by removing the last little part of the bag, I still smelled the highly intense peachy smell. I wanted to have this today because I wanted to forget for the moment that there is a bunch of snow on the ground…Sad Face

I like the taste, but it reminds me alot of Peachy Keen a white tea that I used to get at a local tea store. Considering that, not sure I’m keen on ordering this tea.

I might save the rest of this for the summer for iced tea.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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Bah. Another tea today that I’m not crazy about. Its not bad but it tastes very much like Forever Nuts.

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drank juicy orange by David's Tea
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Meh. Smell wise this tea is great. Taste wise…Well I couldn’t even finish it.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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3rd and last tea review of the night…though it’s tempting to have one of the herbals I got…

Pfft. Ok, out of the 3 I’ve tried tonight, this one I think I definitely will get again…maybe even alot of…

There are a few different flavors of this tea, yet they manage to meld together nicely. The popcorn fluffyness of course, with the coconut and pineapple. Now both coconut and pineapple have the reputation for overtaking flavor of stuff, so imagine my surprise to find that was not the case with ‘Movie Night’

The only thing is…I pulled it a bit to quick, and I should have let it set for like another minute or so. I think I will try that next time.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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drank Grilled Pineapple by DAVIDsTEA
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At 1st, 2nd and even 3rd sip, I was not crazy about this tea. But I kept sipping and it kind of grew on me. I definitely got why many people said that they did not like this tea. It got alittle better after cooling off, so people who read this and don’t care for it, hot, try it iced down…maybe that will improve the taste a bit.

Jury’s out on whether I will get more though.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Currently 40 years old…

Been a tea lover for most of my life, though it’s only in the past? (5-8 years.) That I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea.

I like mostly blended teas in Black, White, and some Oolong. Sadly not much Green tea that I really like. And of course Herbal.

Rating Guide that I use, though I am not terribly consistent;)

100 Excellent
90-99 Very Good
70-89 Fair
50-69 The only teas that I am interested in in this rating are teas that I can buy locally, such as at a grocery store, fruit market, tea shop, etc. Or is fairly cheap/add on thru a website.
50 and Below No redeeming qualities whatsoever or is too much like a tea that I already have.

Some teas such as Constant Comment by Bigelow I still drink on occasion, it is one of my comfort teas from when I was growing up. Others are Perfect Peach, Mint Medley and Cozy Chamomile.

I am a bookworm, though I also enjoy art journaling/mixed media, making jewelry, spending waaaaaay to much time online…particularly bingeing various tv shows on Netflix and Hulu. Also various forums like this one (On and off.) Quora, Goodreads, Youtube and misc. others. If you see the nicknames Lynxiebrat/Lynxiegrl,Lynxiedove, Zaaron or Sarikcat, then drop me a message:)

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