Ehh nothing really special. Not really grapefruity, but not a GREAT green tea either.
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Green tea flavored with fresh grapefruits makes a refreshing taste.
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Holy tea gods! I didn’t expect to get so much grapefruit out of this. Not just the “some sort of citrus, might as well be grapefruit” note but a full grapefruit – citrusy sweetness that ends with a typically grapefruity bitter note.
I think the bitter note is mostly the doing of the actual green tea base and it works so well…
I love the aroma and flavor of grapefruit. Having said that, I didn’t expect this tea to taste so good. It seems that Lupicia might be slightly better at their flavored greens rather than blacks. I mean, so far I’ve only had black Sakurambo and black Lychee, so it is probably not fair to say compare it like that… but the green ones I’ve had are definitely winning. Although I did also have a one serving-worth sample of Cookie and I absolutely loved it…
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I was suckered in by the intense grapefruit smell coming from the bag, but sadly the tea doesn’t hit quite the same note.
Once brewed the tea was still enjoyable – it has a quality green base that has a subtle vegetal note – but the grapefruit is definitely far more polite than I expected…it features more as an aftertaste than a front note.
The more I drink it, though, the more convinced I am that this is actually a good tea; it just wasn’t what I was expecting. Tasty, but not one I would choose to keep in my cabinet.
Tea of the afternoon for me. I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before but according to Steepster I have not. I got this in the last Lupicia grab bag that came around.
This is a very authentic lasting grapefruit flavor. I’m reminded the most of the tart sweetness of a ruby red grapefruit. I’ve had it hot and iced and I really like it both ways. The grapefruit does overpower the green tea a bit but it’s slightly grassy and vegetal in the background. “Zesty” is a nice way to describe this.
I like drinking this as an afternoon tea and it will definitely boost your spirits with the puckery brightness… a little sugar is nice in it too.
I miss Japanese green teas, maybe I need to treat myself to some gyokuro soon. :)
I haven’t tried this hot, actually. But it’s f***ing fantastic as an iced tea. So refreshing, like biting into a fresh citrus fruit. I thought it would be too sour for me, especially since I’m not a fan of grapefruit at all, but it was just right. Probably my favorite green for iced tea, followed closely by Lupicia’s I would recommend using a little less tea than you should use for other iced teas because the grapefruit flavor gets rather concentrated if steeped overnight.
This tea came in my Happy Bag, and as the weather turns warmer, I reach for the fruitier teas. The bright green leaves smell delicious and like refreshing grapefruit. The aroma is spot-on.
The aroma holds up pretty well when it is brewed hot, and is a nice bright green-yellow color. The tea itself tastes like a mild green with an assertive grapefruit aftertaste. It’s not a sweet grapefruit, but the mouth-puckering version. If you like that citrus tang, then you will probably love this tea.
I also tried this cold-brewed, at 1.5 tsp/8oz for about 4 hours. While not a very green color, the flavor had certainly seeped out into the water, as it was really tasty. The fruit flavor really came out this way, and it’s definitely my favorite fruity tea from Lupicia so far. If I bought this again, I would tend to make it iced or cold-brewed. Really refreshing!