drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
2917 tasting notes

I want to begin this note with a big thank you to Mastress Alita.

Last year I did my first advent in many years, and I had a blast trying teas and seeing everyone’s reviews of their own advents, and many people had matching advents.

Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenges gives me the same feeling. It took me a while to figure out where the Sipdown Challenges were because I am like that sometimes. Ha ha! But I really get a kick out of it, and it makes me look at my stash differently and I am having an absolute blast checking things off each month.

Many, many thanks to you, Mastress Alita, for making this bright spot for us!

Now on to the tea…I have had this once before and it was a sample sachet then, too, but I am thinking I may order this sometime. I exercised tremendous restraint and saved some for Ashman, and if he loves it, it will go on the Lupicia rotation to order sometime.

With food, it tastes like a fruity flavored tea and you can probably peg it as cherry. By itself, the cherry comes out as more distinctly cherry. Thankfully, it is fruity and not candy or cough syrup cherry. You can really taste the rosemary as well and I like how different it is! The pink peppercorns are eye-catching, and lend a little warmth without being spicy. This is a real win for me, so if this other cup makes it until evening, we will see how Ashman feels about it and I will update with his opinion.

Mastress Alita

I’m glad it’s been useful for people, though I decided a few months ago I don’t plan to host it another year (I just have no more ideas in me). Someone else can feel free to do so in 2023 if they wish!

Nattie

I will add my thanks, three cheers to Mastress Alita !

tea-sipper

Yes, thank you Mastress Alita for your sipdown challenge again this year! I can understand you are out of ideas if it has been 10 a month. It has been fun!

Nattie

Also I am too flakey to host it, but if somebody wants to take over hosting the thread next year I’m happy to provide some idea inspo

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Mastress Alita

I’m glad it’s been useful for people, though I decided a few months ago I don’t plan to host it another year (I just have no more ideas in me). Someone else can feel free to do so in 2023 if they wish!

Nattie

I will add my thanks, three cheers to Mastress Alita !

tea-sipper

Yes, thank you Mastress Alita for your sipdown challenge again this year! I can understand you are out of ideas if it has been 10 a month. It has been fun!

Nattie

Also I am too flakey to host it, but if somebody wants to take over hosting the thread next year I’m happy to provide some idea inspo

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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