drank Tochiotome Green by Lupicia
473 tasting notes

Oh man this smells crazy good in the bag! It is this intense juicy strawberry smell with a slight tartness. The instructions say to steep it at boiling water for 1-2 minutes which seems really strange for a green tea. I’m doing a lower temp for my first cup. Once steeped the tea smells fine, but the leaves have a hint of canned cat food scent. WTH?!
Sipping now… there is a strong strawberry taste, a little tart with an almost gummi type flavor to it. I’m not crazy about it so far, but I think I’ll try steeping it the way Lupicia suggests and see if that works out any better. When I ordered, I saw that they have a couple types of strawberry flavored tea and I wonder how this variety (the Japanese variety of strawberry) differs from their others.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

canned cat food LOL ewwwww

Dustin

I know, right?! I have been having the strangest flavors come out in tea lately. Cat food, smoked lox, baby powder.

TeaBrat

I almost got this today but now I’m glad I didn’t :)

Dustin

It could (and likely is) just me. My sense of smell has been inconsistent lately.

I did do the second steep in boiling water and it was bitter once it cooled. I’m sticking with lower temps for my greens.

TeaBrat

you should never really use boiling water for green tea

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Stephanie

canned cat food LOL ewwwww

Dustin

I know, right?! I have been having the strangest flavors come out in tea lately. Cat food, smoked lox, baby powder.

TeaBrat

I almost got this today but now I’m glad I didn’t :)

Dustin

It could (and likely is) just me. My sense of smell has been inconsistent lately.

I did do the second steep in boiling water and it was bitter once it cooled. I’m sticking with lower temps for my greens.

TeaBrat

you should never really use boiling water for green tea

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! I like a little sugar in my tea. I love caffeinated tea, but since I limit myself to one cup a day, I have been exploring more rooibos and honeybush teas. Rooibos now = meh and I have upped my caffeine tolerance. BRING ME CAFFEINE!!!!

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