3 Tasting Notes
I brewed this hot, then let it sit in the fridge until cold. This is my favorite tea by lupicia, though this is my first time trying this. I absolutely loved it. It was quite refreshing, having it cold really brought out the floral taste from the marigold petals and had a mellow vanilla undertone. The strawberry aspect is not very strong when cold, but that didn’t detract from it at all.
This tea was given to me by someone who tried tea but wasn’t their thing. Looking at it dry, there was a lot of fruit. I don’t mind a vegetal taste so I added a little more when brewing. When I drank it, my first immediate thought was “wow, what a berry taste!” Artificial berry though. There are mint undertones as well, I believe there is lemongrass in the ingredients, too. Brewed the color looks similar to a lightly brewed black tea.
Overall, because of the huge prominence of fruit in this tea and the sort of artificial taste, I don’t think I would buy this. I can enjoy it because I got it for free, but as someone who is a green tea fanatic and can enjoy the natural taste, I think this tea is too “watered down” in actual tea leaves for my tastes.
Dry, it smells like strawberries. Brewed, it smells like strawberries… but doesn’t taste much like them. This is fine though, because the green tea itself is moderate in flavor. I would suggest mixing half tochiotome and half strawberry and vanilla green tea from Lupicia to get a strawberry taste and smell. I will definitely purchase this again next year.