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drank Big Red Sun by Harney & Sons
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This one was just . . . meh. It wasn’t bad really, just mediocre. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for a straight black tea today. Maybe it’ll be better next time. Or maybe this one’s not for me. Moving on to something else!

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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drank Strawberry by Lupicia
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Revisiting a few of my Lupicia teas that I haven’t had in a while. This one is so tasty. I love a good strawberry black tea. Bumping my rating.

Side note – Does anyone know when Lupicia typically releases their Christmas teas? I have a few I want to try this year.

Flavors: Strawberry

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sakura Sushi

I can never remember, but someone usually posts to the sales thread. I get email notifications from Lupicia so I’ll post once I know – unless someone beats me to it!

Cameron B.

We did a group order when they were released a couple of years ago, and it looks like I made the thread in mid-November.


Thank you both! I’ll make a note on my calendar for mid-November. I would like to sign up for their email newsletter, but I can’t ever find where to do that on their website.

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drank Golden Arrow by August Uncommon Tea
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This isn’t my favorite from Satori Teas, but that isn’t saying much. I think I’ve loved every tea I’ve tried from there. This one’s probably lighter in flavor than some of the others but still floral and fruity – peach maybe?

Flavors: Floral, Peach

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lemon and Ginger by Twinings
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This is definitely not a favorite, but it’s been next on my list of herbals for a while now. Decided today I might as well go ahead and drink it. It’s pretty much what I remember. There is mostly ginger with some sweet lemon in the background. There isn’t enough of either to make it something I would want to drink even as a sick tea.

Flavors: Ginger

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.


Alabaster, Alabama



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