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This was my free teabag with my order a while ago, so this is now a sipdown.  (yes, sometimes I add single teabags to my Steepster cupboard because I am ridiculous.)  It’s a nice one to try, but probably don’t need it stocked.  Happy to try it!  I used bottled water to boil in my kettle for the first steep and the peach flavor is extravagant.  Maybe a little bitey, as I probably shouldn’t have used such hot water.  But the peach even could possibly have a bit of a peach pit flavor even?  Somewhere between authentic peach and not…  Looking at the steeped teabag, it looks like there are tiny pieces of oolong though, and not actual full leaves, so how the heck is this “super grade”??  This tea went through the ringer of the varieties of ways I steep tea: second steep was boiled in my kettle with sink water, third steep was boiled for twenty minutes on the stove, fourth was steeped back in the kettle with sink water.  Honestly, all of the steeps were delicious and consistently PEACH.  This gets credit for some lasting peachiness. So that gives me more confidence that the variety of ways I’m steeping teas isn’t harming them TOO much… it probably mostly depends on each tea — how they will be with my crazy steeping methods. But it’s also sad that the flavor is so one note for me. Why only peach? I’d like the flavor of the oolong to peak through. Even more sad, I’m noticing the base is pouchong which is my favorite type of oolong. I can’t taste that at all.
Steep #1 // 1 teabag // 18 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 17 minutes after boiling  // 1 1/2 minute steep   
Steep #3 //  8 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep 
Steep #4 // just boiled // 2-3 min steep
2020 Sipdowns: 2

Flavors: Peach

Shae

Oh I add everything to my cupboard.

derk

Me, too, otherwise things get lost in the teabyss.

Roswell Strange

Yup; I also religiously add EVERYTHING I own (even if they’re single servings). With the amount of teas I have, if I don’t have them logged somewhere I’ll forget I even have them…

Martin Bednář

“yes, sometimes I add single teabags to my Steepster cupboard because I am ridiculous”

I do that as well. But adding every single tea to the catalogue and then to cupboard. Or Just tea entry and sipping it down right after? I probably have too much time to spend here. Haha.

Shae

I’ve done that too, Martin! Add to Steepster, add to cupboard, review, remove from cupboard…

derk

In your case, Martin, with owning hundreds of single teabags that aren’t already added to Steepster, I’d probably do the same :P

Martin Bednář

But sometimes it is hard to find any information. Most of them are already discontinued. I have some just once, so it is hard to say it is like this – but, no chance to re-rate.

But it’s fun, apparently my reviews are nice and liked, which I enjoy a lot. It must be fun for you, mostly US members, hearing about blends (and brands) you never heard about. For example, I just saw a box of chamomile tea with caramel. No way I could buy that one.

I just hope – it will be still some space for tea. I am badly running of it.

tea-sipper

Oh good, I’m not the only ridiculous one. :D It’s just easier to have that one teabag of Momo in my Steepster cupboard so I remember to drink it when it is relatively fresher, as otherwise, it will certainly get lost in the teabyss. haha. Steepster makes tea more organized. And addictive.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
2401 tasting notes

I ordered tea for a friend for Christmas and a free sample bag of this tea was included with my order.

I had no idea what flavor it was or even what kind of tea when I opened the sachet. If I had known, I would have waited to drink it when my husband was home because he has been missing Anna’s Blend and Marco Polo and we are looking for a new strawberry tea for him. He didn’t care for the Gurman’s one and was only somewhat satisfied when I mixed Vanilla Comoro with Adagio Strawberry.

This one says it has coconut but honestly I don’t taste it. I taste strawberry, vanilla, and black tea. It is delicious and I resteeped it. The second cup was good, too.

My husband loved the smell of the remaining leaves when he came home from work. I noticed they sell a plain strawberry vanilla black and I may order that for him soon if we don’t find something else he likes. I am hoping it is the same blend sans coconut, although he wouldn’t mind the coconut, but I think this is a seasonal blend and I want something I can get anytime.

gmathis

Wooooh, doggies, that sounds good!

Kawaii433

I liked this one enough that when I heard Lupicia was closing down in California… I went and got 3 cans of it lol. I’ll have to revisit this again. NIce review <3

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drank Yummy by Lupicia
491 tasting notes

Arby Advent Day 3
Arby, were you reading my mind? I actually had this tea in my cart along with some others during the Cyber Monday sale, but I decided not to order since I’d already bought a lot of tea over the weekend. I’m so glad I get to try this tea after all! The strawberry and rooibos combine pleasantly. It reminds me of Bird & Blend strawberry rooibos flavors. It’s really nice! Not quite authentic strawberry, but one that’s familiar and pleasant. I definitely get a bit of creamy vanilla as well. And of course Lupicia’s rooibos is delicious. Another winner!

Kawaii433

I need to try this one! :)

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This one smells pretty grassy, but let’s see. I brewed it at a low temperature for a short time and it turned out super nice. The flavor is light, mostly green apple. Unlike some green teas, it didn’t get bitter as it sat. Thanks to tea-sipper for sharing! The green apple flavor here is quite authentic and pleasant – I’m a fan!

tea-sipper

I’m glad you liked it! :D

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I like green tea and I like buckwheat, but I did not like them together. Flavour of buckweat was overpowering.

Preparation
3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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drank Earl Grey Chocolat by Lupicia
1132 tasting notes

This tea has been on my wishlist for years and I was finally able to find it during a trip to Paris. It looks like a CTC tea. I know what that looks like, but I’m not sure if it is attributed to the taste I’m noticing. I’ve had other CTC teas by Lupicia, the first being Sweet Potato, so some of the flavors in this remind me of that. That flavor is under a strong amount of bergamot and the chocolate is much more subtle. I have to concentrate to pick out the chocolate which almost seems more aromatic, like chocolate scratch and sniff stickers, but doesn’t have the depth that real chocolate has. I’m enjoying this tea, but I do wish it had more chocolate in it.

On another note…. I really need to start letting my tea cool more. I have noticed that I have been burning my lips and roof of my mouth by trying to enjoy my tea too quickly after steeping. Someday I’ll learn. Maybe.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Mastress Alita

I still haven’t learned that lesson. I also notice I can drink my hot beverages way hotter than all my friends as a result, because I think I’ve built up more temperature resistence… and that is probably why I keep burning my mouth, boo.

Kawaii433

Me too… It’s either too hot or too cold. >.<

AJRimmer

My accidental method is to just have so many teas going at once that there’s always a reasonable temperature one to drink. Not saying I recommended it, it just happens :P

Dustin

So it’s not just me! I like the multiple mug method approach. I’ll have to be more conscious of having a couple mugs going at the same time.

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

Brewed this at the same time/temp as I did last time, but added honey instead of sugar and it was a million times better. Actually made this for my boyfriend, and I was fighting him for the cup.

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

Unfortunately, this didn’t quite measure up to other Lupicia offerings. I definitely got the sweet peach, but the floral notes were much more distinct than anything else. A pleasant cup, but not quite what I was hoping for.

Flavors: Floral, Peach

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

I have very much been looking forward to trying this tea and it did not disappointment. The vibrant, sweet candy-like honeydew flavor works perfectly with the oolong base. The flavor actually reminds me of a Sanrio store, which was an extremely nostalgic experience. Was surprisingly delicious hot too.

Flavors: Candy, Honeydew, Melon

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

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drank Momo by Lupicia
495 tasting notes

Sipdown.
A solid peach flavored tea. Peach is strong on the nose, but the overall taste isn’t so overpowering. Very true taste, they do well with the fruit flavored teas.
Pretty good tea for the summer months and works well as a cold brew. I did drink most of this hot.

Flavors: Peach

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Yup, grapes. Tastes petty much as I expected, but I still enjoyed it. I made it hot because it’s way too cold for me to drink anything iced, but this would absolutely be better cold (or better yet as a tea slushy). Absolutely no bitterness, with a verrrry slight hay note behind the grapes. I enjoyed the cup, and will finish the bag I have, but I’m not sure there’s a need to re-order it.

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Chestnut by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

This tea was everything I hoped it would be and more. The base is light and vegetal, and the flavor is rich, caramelized, and buttery. Strong brown sugar notes, and no hint of bitterness or astringency. Very much reminds me of Butter Sencha from DavidsTea, but not nearly as temperamental or finicky. This is definitely one I want to stock up on before it disappears.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chestnut

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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86

Lupicia does it again. Another absolutely astonishing fruity tea. I love the oolong base with the fresh white peach flavor. The aroma is incredible as well- like you’re biting into a white peach picked right from the tree. Compared to Alphonso Mango (which I sipped last night), this is a bit more true to the actual fruit, and is less candy-like. Still, I think I prefer the former.

Flavors: Floral, Peach, Stonefruits

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec
LuckyMe

This remains my favorite Lupicia flavored tea!

Mastress Alita

I love Kotobuki and have been disappointed that since the closure of the California division of Lupicia USA, they never added that flavor to the Hawaiian USA Lupician storefront. :-(

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drank Alphonso Mango by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

I’ve found this tea is best with a bit of sweetener, especially honey.

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drank Alphonso Mango by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

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drank Alphonso Mango by Lupicia
324 tasting notes

I have been wanting to place a Lupicia order for forever (I know, I’m late to the game), and finally did so. I was so excited for the package to arrive, that I ripped into it as soon as I got home from work at 8pm. I’d been craving mango, so decided to try this one first (despite it being black, and it now being 8:15pm…and I have to wake up at 6am tomorrow). Lupicia, I’m sorry it took so long for me to find you. This is an absolutely exceptional fruity tea. It really does last just like a mango candy, and the smell (both dry and brewed) is absolutely captivating.

Flavors: Candy, Mango, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Sakurambo Vert by Lupicia
1132 tasting notes

For years I’ve had the decaf black version of this tea and I have to say, the green tastes pretty much the same. The sour cherry flavor is so rich that I can’t pick out the tea base and I think that is true with the black version as well. I must have picked up this sample tea bag a couple months ago when I was last in a Lupica store and I’m super glad I have it when I’m on the go and at work! Thanks Lupicia! I might consider swapping the black for the green next time I need a refill on my loose leaf stash.

Pictures here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3sdxOTABar/

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

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drank Yummy by Lupicia
2799 tasting notes

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drank Yummy by Lupicia
2799 tasting notes

This is a strawberry and vanilla rooibos with a nice red rooibos base. It benefits from a splash of milk to bring out the vanilla notes. It is also great cold. The strawberry is very natural and somewhat subtle.

Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Rooibos, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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drank Chestnut by Lupicia
18 tasting notes

I received this tea from my friend in France. So if you looking for this, it’s “Châtaigne” in French. Today, I deceided to drink this tea to relax and because it’s inspire me (yes, it’s Fall!). And… Wow! It’s a big surprise! I really like the “sweet/salt” combination. It’s taste caramel and chesnut at first and after, the aspect of the japanese green tea (salty and herbal).

Flavors: Caramel, Chestnut, Herbs, Salty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Hatsune by Lupicia
1132 tasting notes

The scent of this tea was intriguing, which is what caught my attention in the store. It smelled woody, like cinnamon with that hojicha scent. Steeped, it smells fruity with the cinnamon and there is almost a barley tea flavor in it. I made it hot and then poured it over ice which made for a really nice cup.

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

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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
491 tasting notes

Thanks to tea-sipper for allowing me to continue my Earl grey obsession. I must be really used to the weak decaf versions I usually drink because this was quite brisk. I had to add more sugar and milk than I’m used to. Hot, I tasted mostly the brisk tea flavor with the bergamot following in the aftertaste. Cold, the bergamot shows up a lot more, and the black tea smooths out. I suppose I’ll drink my next cup cold! Not one of my favorite earls, but it was solid. Nice bergamot.

Dustin

Their Breakfast EG is really good and strong flavored.

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