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drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
3764 tasting notes
SO Kawaii433 sent me an AMAZING sample package. Yowzaz. I was only expecting a couple Lupicia teas and then it was ANOTHER tea explosion in my mailbox! The tea spoiledness I’ve been experiencing lately can never me more than this… This month has been (hopefully) the craziest tea month from all you kind Steepsterers. My Steepster cupboard is probably going to break the site or something because I will be adding. every. teaspoon. to my cupboard. THANKS SO MUCH, Kawaii433!!

Another Lupicia I get to try! This one is a bit confusing to me, as I’m mostly tasting plum or even grapes/wine and a bit of a toasty flavor. Now I’m going to look at the description… chestnuts, cocoa, brandy?? Hmmm… to be honest, I don’t know what brandy tastes like…. maybe that’s the grapes/wine I’m tasting, maybe even the plum? The chestnuts could be the toastiness. I’m tasting absolutely no chocolate at all here. I love the dusky deep black base though. Overall, though I can’t figure this tea out, it’s a flavor profile that I enjoy, especially as it’s unique. I think Lupicia used this combination of three black teas in another blend I tried recently… but don’t ask me which blend that was, because I’ve tried so many Lupicia blends lately. Not the worst problem to have! I’ve been experiencing the grand finale of Lupicia teas recently, after only trying a handful over the years. I will certainly miss Lupicia when they close. :/
Steep #1 // 1 1/4 teaspoons for a full mug // 9 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

Kawaii433

I have a lot of that one too if you want me to send you some :P

tea-sipper

(I had to look up your tasting note for it, to see what you thought of it.) If you really want to, I wouldn’t mind having a little more of it around. Thank you either way. :D

Kawaii433

hehe It’ll go out Monday since it’s Saturday afternoon. I’m glad you like it. I liked it but not as much as how much I bought o.O. #HoardCity

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uh oh. haha.

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Kawaii433

I have a lot of that one too if you want me to send you some :P

tea-sipper

(I had to look up your tasting note for it, to see what you thought of it.) If you really want to, I wouldn’t mind having a little more of it around. Thank you either way. :D

Kawaii433

hehe It’ll go out Monday since it’s Saturday afternoon. I’m glad you like it. I liked it but not as much as how much I bought o.O. #HoardCity

tea-sipper

uh oh. haha.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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