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drank Plum Barley Tea by Lupicia
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This one is from Cameron B! Thanks so much and now it’s a sipdown. I really like the couple barley teas I’ve tried from Lupicia…. I’ll have to be on the look out for more barley teas! I don’t think I’ve ever had any other barley teas? They seem so healthy for so many reasons and barley teas are a unique flavored no caffeine option. The flavor is like a roasty tasting coffee, with slight bitterness but it’s a delicious bitter, if that makes sense. This is a bit like the Teavivre Buckwheat that I love, but that is much sweeter and less bitter. I’m really trying to notice the plum flavor, but I really don’t. The second steep has just as much barley flavor and nutritional goodness. Anyone know of any tasty, cheaper barley teas that they like?
Steep #1 // 15 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 8+ minute steep
2019 sipdowns: 36

Mastress Alita

I get large teabags of the Hida Mugicha from Yunomi that are unflavored, plain roasted barley that I just drop in a quart of water and stick in the fridge overnight to coldbrew. Mugicha (roasted barley) drunk as an iced tea is sort of a thing in Japan, and I really love it that way myself. It harkens me back to when I used to drink iced coffee, except I can’t drink coffee now because it’s too acidic/harsh on my stomach. I get that flavor profile but the barley is super gentle on my tummy… plus being caffeine-free I can enjoy it any time.

tea-sipper

Noted and Yunomi added to wishlist. :D

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Mastress Alita

I get large teabags of the Hida Mugicha from Yunomi that are unflavored, plain roasted barley that I just drop in a quart of water and stick in the fridge overnight to coldbrew. Mugicha (roasted barley) drunk as an iced tea is sort of a thing in Japan, and I really love it that way myself. It harkens me back to when I used to drink iced coffee, except I can’t drink coffee now because it’s too acidic/harsh on my stomach. I get that flavor profile but the barley is super gentle on my tummy… plus being caffeine-free I can enjoy it any time.

tea-sipper

Noted and Yunomi added to wishlist. :D

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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