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drank Orzo Strawberry by Lupicia
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An Ode to Tea challenge – O

From Cameron B a while ago!  Thank you! (Sipdown next time!)  It fits for ‘O’ since I haven’t written a note for this yet.  Honestly, not too many ‘O’ teas in my cupboard unless I count “organic” (which I won’t).  I love these Orzo teas and wish other shops would sell them. Also Lupicia’s barley!  I wish orzo and barley were more common.  Without Cameron sending some over, I don’t think I would have ever been able to try either one.  Hints of Lupicia’s great strawberry flavor in this dark brisk flavor, a bit like rye and coffee.  I like it – it hits a craving when you want something brisk and dark without caffeine!
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  //  just boiled //  4 minute steep

Cameron B.

And unfortunately Lupicia USA doesn’t even have these anymore…

tea-sipper

I was afraid of that. :/

Cameron B.

I think they might have the barley ones in the summer? But haven’t seen orzo at all…

tea-sipper

I’m glad they have the barley anyway!

Mastress Alita

I’ve seen some flavors of the Mugicha appear in very limited quantities during the summer, but not all the flavors they once had. I haven’t seen the Orzo appear on Lupicia Hawaii at all.

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Cameron B.

And unfortunately Lupicia USA doesn’t even have these anymore…

tea-sipper

I was afraid of that. :/

Cameron B.

I think they might have the barley ones in the summer? But haven’t seen orzo at all…

tea-sipper

I’m glad they have the barley anyway!

Mastress Alita

I’ve seen some flavors of the Mugicha appear in very limited quantities during the summer, but not all the flavors they once had. I haven’t seen the Orzo appear on Lupicia Hawaii at all.

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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!

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.) :D

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