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drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
141 tasting notes

Based on some major detective work, LiberTEAS and I discovered that this tea is also served as “Desert Grapefruit Green” at the Tohono Chul Park Tearoom in Tucson.

The fragrance of this tea is incredible. The green tea base is strong with a clean, grassy, nutty, and sweet foundation. On top is a strong grapefruit that is very natural. Living in Arizona, I’m surrounded by citrus and this is just like driving past an orchard in the Spring.

The tea brews to an opaque, turbid, fluorescent green. The flavor of the green tea is rich and sweet and the grapefruit adds a perfect balance of bittersweet tartness.

The steeping instructions took me by surprise as they said to use boiling water instead of the 175 degrees I usually use for green teas. I followed Lupicia’s instructions and it turned out fine. I put this over ice and it was perfect!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
LiberTEAS

I do not know why I cannot seem to capture the same tea taste that I experienced in the tearoom with this tea. It could be something as simple as the fact that I was rather enchanted by Tohono Chul Park. It could be the water… I don’t know. It’s still really good here at home, but it is just better in the tearoom. :)

ashmanra

Wow! Boiling water over green would take some courage for me. Glad you tried it for us and confirmed that it works!

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LiberTEAS

I do not know why I cannot seem to capture the same tea taste that I experienced in the tearoom with this tea. It could be something as simple as the fact that I was rather enchanted by Tohono Chul Park. It could be the water… I don’t know. It’s still really good here at home, but it is just better in the tearoom. :)

ashmanra

Wow! Boiling water over green would take some courage for me. Glad you tried it for us and confirmed that it works!

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