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drank Framboise Chocolat by Lupicia
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Tea by Candle Light Sipdown (In Progress): Framboise Chocolat

I don’t actually have candle lit for this one but it reminds me of something you would drink by candle light. Also, I don’t think I will be able to finish this off by the end of the month as I have both a few cup sample and 50 g bag, but progress is what matters.

Preparation: Western
Tasting Note: This is the first time I have tried this tea and I like it a lot. It is malty and sort of creamy but it has a nice raspberry dessert flavor (both of a raspberry sweet and raspberries on their own). I have only had Chambord once before and it has a similar taste. The chocolate is nicely balanced with the malty tea and raspberry. It does remind me of decadent treat. Thanks for the share, Cameron!

Total side note about Lupicia ordering. I tried a tea from Cameron not long ago that isn’t carried by Lupicia Hawaii anymore (or not currently) and talked to customer service about getting it. They essentially lead to the complicated but interesting process of forwarding addresses. So this week I have started doing my first Lupicia Japan order with Tenso.com which is a company forwards your mail orders from their japan warehouse (which acts as your domestic address in Japan) to your country of residence. Completed the first 3 steps of the process which are 1) signing up with tenso, 2) getting your identity confirmed after sign up, 3) ordered teas from Lupicia Japan with Tenso’s designated address. I got a confirmation email from Lupicia so now I guess I just have to wait until Tenso receives the package and I can “consolidate” it (I think this just means pay for the forwarding and international shipping costs and confirm that this is my package). Then it should be on the way to me. I guess to be continued… Oh also, new years tea resolution of not spending until next November already broken 10 days later… bah. Clearly I will have to try again.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

Let me know how it goes and what the additional cost is like! I’ve considered it but didn’t want to open that can of worms with how many additional teas the Japanese site has, lol…

vallhallow

So so so many teas. I just stuck with flavored/blended teas this time since I don’t know anything about their straight teas. I will keep track of how long every thing takes too. Hopefully i can do a decent comparison to hawaii lupicia for price too.

Cameron B.

So excited to hear your thoughts and find out what fun teas you chose! :D

Skysamurai

Interesting and annoying! I wish they still have their USA website. I liked their Book of Tea

vallhallow

Yeah, one can only hope they can bring back more choices in the future.

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Cameron B.

Let me know how it goes and what the additional cost is like! I’ve considered it but didn’t want to open that can of worms with how many additional teas the Japanese site has, lol…

vallhallow

So so so many teas. I just stuck with flavored/blended teas this time since I don’t know anything about their straight teas. I will keep track of how long every thing takes too. Hopefully i can do a decent comparison to hawaii lupicia for price too.

Cameron B.

So excited to hear your thoughts and find out what fun teas you chose! :D

Skysamurai

Interesting and annoying! I wish they still have their USA website. I liked their Book of Tea

vallhallow

Yeah, one can only hope they can bring back more choices in the future.

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