No, definitely not my cup of tea.
It’s an artificial peach flavour. Kind of like a the cheap peach wine coolers from the 70’s.
“Got a sample of this and it is so wonderful. I want to get more! The sample was in a tea pyramid but did not seem to be an issue with amazing flavor. Fruity and floral with a wine like taste....” Read full tasting note
“I’m really getting sick of flavored green tea but this was sent to me as a sample by Lupicia in their newsletter so of course I had to try it… This is one of the pyramid teabags, and...” Read full tasting note
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Green tea and green Rooibos flavoured with white peaches and grapefruit. “Yorokobi”, which means “happiness”, will delight you with its colourful flowers and refreshing flavour.
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Thank you Liquid Proust!
In Canada Lupicia teas are fairly hard to get a hold of without swapping with someone else, which is what I did in order to try this sample, or joining a larger group order. I’ve only tried a handful of their teas, but generally speaking I’ve enjoyed most if not all of them. That said, I’ve read almost entirely negative, or at least relatively critical reviews about this particular blend so know I have some expectation bias prior to trying this blend. With the sample I have, I decided I’d cold brew this tea because I thought it would work well for the fruity aspects but also the dual bases used.
My first thought upon trying this was that it tastes very familiar. I realize I drink a lot of tea, and so it’s no uncommon for new teas to bear a resemblance to ones I’ve tried before but I’m talking serious Deja Vu with this tea; I was convinced I’d had the experience of drinking this one before even though I know I haven’t.
As for the actual flavour of the blend I do have to say the peach element comes through the clearest to me: I made a recent discovery regarding peach, actually. I’ve always thought of peach as a flavor that I could go either way with but someone at work recently pointed out to me that I’m actually very consistent with some peachy things and that’s either “Peaches & Cream” or “White Peach”, both of which I regularly like. So I did a little bit of research (I asked one of our produce clerks the difference between white and yellow peaches; that counts, right?) and it turns out the main difference is the acidity – yellow peaches have a much more noticeable acidity that only levels out as they ripen while white peaches are more delicate and naturally sweet, ripe or not. They’re also a little more floral. Makes sense to me.
So in addition to the clear and enjoyable flavour of white peaches, I tasted a few other fruits – however one fruit I didn’t observe was grapefruit which is actually the flavour that’s supposed to be present. Instead I tasted a more mellow strawberry flavour which was a great compliment to the peach notes. Chef Darcy, at work, tried a little of the cold brew and said he tastes peach and green melons and while I didn’t taste that melon flavour myself I can see where he was coming from: there was a sort of “bubblegum” sweetness, and as I’ve observed from honeydew teas sometimes the flavor of of those two things can be similar. As for the bases, visually I know there was more green tea in my sample but the taste of the green rooibos was a lot stronger in my opinion. I really like the green rooibos that Lupicia uses though – it’s one of my favourite of any company’s.
Overall, this was a really great experience – not just for the flavour, but for the little journey of self discovery that it took me on.
Flavors: Candy, Peach, Strawberry
Nope. Nope nope nope. I got a sample of this in a Lupicia mailer. I decided to try it out without looking at the ingredients so my impressions would be unbiased. Right off the bat, as soon as I opened the wrapper this smelled unpleasantly medicinal. Like cherry cough syrup. It tasted like artificial cherry until I checked the ingredients. Now it tastes like apricot (which isn’t one of the ingredients either), but still medicinal and just… off. Thankfully, this one’s a sipdown!
Lupicia is determined for me to try this. I’ve somehow ended up with about five sample sachets of this one.
In the sachet t smells rather tropical. This is slightly worrying, as I don’t particularly care for tropical, but I think no one does fruit flavors better than Lupicia, so I’m willing to try.
Aaaaand….. Its kinda bland? Maybe my samples have not aged well. I’ve got more to work on, so I can refine the opinion.
Got this as a sample in the Lupicia newsletter this month. I got two newsletters for some reason. xD No idea how that happened.
But I was excited to try this tea.
Can’t really pick out the flavors because my druggy brain isn’t working right now. xD But oh well. It’s just really fruity. Not my favorite tea ever. But not bad.
Think I’ll pass this other tea bag off to someone else who will enjoy it more though. (:
Flavors: Fruity, Smooth
I got a sample of this with my last Lupicia purchase, and I’ve been on a tea bag kick lately.
It’s super fruity! I don’t know what I was doing following the 5 min steep time for a green tea blend though. I suppose that’s for the taste of the rooibos to come out, but it made the green tea bitter. I think if I could try it again I’d try it with green tea parameters. Despite the bitterness, the flavoring was pleasant, as it usually is with Lupicia.