I’ve grown up with unsweetened Asian teas, and this one made me feel as thought I was sitting in my grandmother’s garden, watching her koi fish. Perhaps I’m partial to loose-leaf teas, but Lupicia certainly brought flavor to the table. It is dark and rich, with a definite sweet and sour taste; however, steeping it too long can cause it to become bitter.
2 Tasting Notes
This tea is a wonderful mood-booster and helps to calm the stomach. The recommended steep time is three minutes, and with even three minutes the tea can be on the strong side. I prefer a bit of a zing in my mouth, so let the tea steep for five minutes or more adding a bit of honey keeps the tea from being bitter, but does not change the strength.