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 175F....” 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...” 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...” 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...” 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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GreenHiggins & Burke
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.