Strong strawberry flavor, even on this old sample teabag! A bit fussy temp-wise though — I brewed about 1-2 degrees too hot and 30-45 sec too long and it got bitter that easily.
Flavors: Grass, Strawberry
“This was a birthday gift from my bestie! The aroma: wowzer! Sweet, candy, strawberry! I was too chicken to steep a green for 1 1/2 minutes in boiling water, so I took the temp down to about...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown no. 34 of 2014. Another sachet from the work stash. And another strawberry. Did I mention I WANT ALL THE STRAWBERRY TEA? I don't have a thermometer with me so filled my cup with...” Read full tasting note
“Dry, this smells like fresh strawberry candy, or maybe the sugary strawberry beginnings of my mom's homemade strawberry jam. The sugary-strawberry doesn't come through as strongly once it's...” Read full tasting note
“This came as a free sample in the Lupicia newsletter and anyway I am just in the mood for green tea today somehow. This is one of those mesh pyramid bags which are great but I don't know if these...” Read full tasting note
Japanese green tea is scented with the fresh and juicy aroma of “TOCHIOTOME”, the representative strawberry cultivar of Japan.
Recommended: Steep in boiling water for1.5-2 min
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Tochiotome Black TeaLupicia
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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.
I made a ton of this yesterday and then iced it and added a little Christmas Berry honey from http://royalhawaiianhoney.com/ . It was pretty good but I didn’t get much of the strawberry flavor. Next time I’ll steep it hotter—I have a feeling that will help.