57 Tasting Notes

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drank Apple by Lupicia
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A nice black tea with notes of apple. For me, the apple reminds me of the Fuji variety (sweet yet refreshing and crisp). While this isn’t a tea that Lupicia suggests serving cold, I think it this tea would be amazing served straight on ice.

I have to say I think I prefer the Harrod’s Apple and Elderflower black tea over this Lupicia flavor but would still recommend for those who want to try something different. Just be careful to not over steep. The apple flavor can get easily lost by the bitterness in an over-steeped brew.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 5 OZ / 150 ML

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80
drank Rosé Royal by Lupicia
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UPDATE: I steeped 5 grams of the tea per 150 ml of water and left in the refrigerator overnight and noticed a noticeable difference. I thought the strawberry and rosé flavors were more vibrant and clear when served chilled. However, next time around I think I will increase the amount of tea per ml of water to make a stronger tea.

ORIGINAL: Tried this tea in bag form and steeped per Lupicia’s guidelines (150 ml of boiling water, 3 minutes).

I was expecting the tea to be a little sweeter based on the smell of the bag and the sugar crystals, but found the sugar to be very subtle. The strawberry and rosé were there but they came off like a gummy candy to me and’m still not sure how I feel about that with a black tea base. I think it would have worked better with a white or green tea.

I did notice that I found the taste to be more pleasant as the cup cooled down, so I will test to see how this tastes iced.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 OZ / 150 ML

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67
drank Ceylon Dimbula by Lupicia
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Upon opening the bag, you can smell the fruity notes in this tea! I stepped for the bag for 1 minute in 150ml of boiling water per Lupicia’s instructions. Upon first sip, my first thought was ‘This would be amazing iced!’ The flavor is clean and a little malty. I liked it but didn’t love it. I tend to be gifted a lot of black teas that are similar, so I would have no need to purchase this on my own.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 5 OZ / 150 ML

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67
drank Kilimanjaro by Lupicia
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Lupicia’s description is spot on. It’s a very straight forward, pretty basic black tea. It brews very quickly but lacks complexity. Didn’t have any strong feelings negative or positive about this tea, and honestly may not remember this tea exists in a few days time.
Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 5 OZ / 150 ML

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67
drank Kilimanjaro by Lupicia
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77
drank La Belle Epoque by Lupicia
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84
drank Tikuanyin by Lupicia
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A beautiful Oolong! The instructions on my tea bag said to steep for 1.5 – 2 minutes in 110 ml of boiling water. The flavor was lightly roasted with a floral undertone. The astringency was also mild, making this quite enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 4 OZ / 110 ML

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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I love both elderflower and chamomile, so I thought this would be a clear winner.

Steeping the sachet for 4 minutes in 150 ml of boiling water results in a medium strength, well balanced tea. I found the tea to be predominately chamomile and peppermint with a subtle floral element to balance things out.

While the tea was nice, I find that I prefer chamomile/lavender blends.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 OZ / 150 ML

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