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drank Neptune by Lupicia
2778 tasting notes

So I panic ordered a number of Lupicia teas, as the word on the street is that they will not be selling in the US any minute now. Welp. So I placed a huge order, for a bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to try.
I picked this up because it sounded a bit like my beloved Harney & Sons Tower of London. Redfruit? Figs? Cool! Sounds worth a try to me!
I am a bit dispointed in this one. It’s fruit flavor is not very strong, more a sort of fruity suggestion rather than the rich, layered flavor I would really like.
That said, its not unpleasant, just not very exciting.
Well, I’ve got a bit of it, so I’ll toy around with the steep time. Sometimes that brings out flavors I hardly dreamed about.

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Its going to be a long day. I feel it.
Ugh.
I’ve gotta keep the tea coming, then. And we’ll start the day with this, which is very rich and strong. I’m gonna need that today.

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I bought this tea over the holidays to drink on my work desk.
I used to love this, but the feelings have faded. I now think it’s fine, but not spectacular, and it did a good job as a work tea.
But now, sipdown!

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Om. Nom.
I was so happy to grab some of this from Whispering Pines. It is every bit as lovely as I remember, subtle and flavorful and just so, so lovely.
Nom!

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Well, time to crack open a new tea! And whoo boy, is it a strong one.
Thats not a criticism, exactly. Sometimes a very strong tea is exactly what I need. But this morning I’m finding it maybe a little too malty…
Breakfast blends and I are not always the very best of friends, but I am getting to know them better, which is very good!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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And sipdown!
I always enjoy this earthy, figgy blend. It has proven a valuable member of the winter cupboard!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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Its raining, and it’s Sunday, and I get to sit and sip and be content and snug indoors.
Ahhh. Thats the life.

derk

Raining indeed!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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I’ve been pondering my 2019 tea goals. There are a few things I’ve been wanting to do, so here are my tea-year resolutions.
1. Keep the cupboard manageable. I am trying, in all aspects of my life, to not let my possesions overwhelm me, and that certainly goes for tea. Last year I worked my way through tons and tons of blends, and now feel much less overwhelmed when I need to pick a tea for breakfast.
2. Budget of $500- this is optimistic. I had the same budget last year and overshot it by $100, but hey. It will at least keep me mindful of the money I am spending on tea.
3. New teas. I feel that I’ve been in a little bit of a tea rut over the last couple of years. I found teas I like and largely stuck to them, but I think shaking it up and trying new brands and new things will be really good. Part of this is necessity, too, as I hear that Lupicia, a beloved cupboard staple, is closing, so I won’t have that to fall back on. (sobbing).
I’m sure these ideas will be refined as I go, but thats the bones of it.

Sil

those are great goals :)

Tabby

Wait, Lupicia is closing???? FFFFFFFFFFF

Tabby

I just bought 7 ounces of their Golden Honeydew to hoard…

Rosehips

I know! I’ve got to order so many teas pronto!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Happy New Year, Steepsterites!
This is the first sipdown of the new year, with my last cup of it drunk yesterday.
Omnom. Not gone forever, but gone for now.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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While I am sipping down my last cup of this on Boxing Day, I did have some Christmas morning, as well.
I always have a sense of whiplash after Christmas, a “wait, it’s over?” sort of feeling. It’s going to be odd going back in to the office today, lemmie tell you.
This tea is a happy memory, but I don’t think as highly of it as once I did. I might even quest next year for a different Peppermint Black tea.

tea-sipper

I suggest Angry tea Room’s Candy Cane as a replacement – close to this one but better!

Evol Ving Ness

Or 52Teas Marshmallows melting in peppermint hot chocolate black tea if that makes a comeback next year.

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