Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Artificial, Candy, Strawberry
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Caffeine
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I could not resist this tin the last time I was in Lupicia. It was so pretty. Lupicia has the prettiest specialty tins. I dearly love a strawberry and vanilla tea. I dont really associate it with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “And it's another free teabag! This smells like Strawberry Quik. I think I've said that about another Lupicia Strawberry thing. A green tea one maybe. Out of curiosity (and to compare to ROT's...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yay! My monthly "magazine" arrived with a sample of this inside. This is yummy. It reminds me a lot of Strawberry and Vanilla from Lupicia - especially the aroma of it. The black tea is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of my Christmas present requests was the Lupicia sampler that had all their holiday teas. I love that they don't go with the traditional holiday flavors like peppermint, orange and clove--they...” Read full tasting note
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From Lupicia

Tea flavored with strawberry and vanilla and elegantly decorated with rose petals.

From their Nov 2010 newsletter: “It is a delicious tea straight but is also delightful with milk. Just brew a strong cup of CAROL and add several tablespoons of warm milk and top with milk for a cafe style winter treat.”

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565 tasting notes

Huh, strawberry! I thought I was smelling cherry. The first few sips seemed a little bitter. I can smell the similarity with their other strawberry teas and it has that particular base flavor like their Cookies and Sweet Potato. I think I get a little rose in the aftertaste. When I add sugar, the strawberry really comes out. The creaminess is really nice on the end with the strawberry. I like this, but not enough to run out and buy when I have so much else.

I do appreciate the sample in the Lupicia newsletter!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1105 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample with the magazine, which seems like a common occurrence. Unlike some of the samples I’ve gotten this way, this tea sounded right up my ally so I made it immediately.

Carol doesn’t taste like Christmas to me beyond that I think it would make a good crowd pleaser at a party. The strawberry and cream notes are mellow and inoffensive, but definitely present in the background; nothing about it blows me away, but nothing stands out as particularly bad either. I like it just fine.

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472 tasting notes

Well, It’s a good thing I didn’t have high hopes for this tea, because this totally reminds me of Momoko. They can do Strawberry flavors…but vanilla…I don’t know, it just tastes incredibly fake to me. xD I’m really not a fan of this one. ><
It smells so sweet and like candy…and it would be a lot better if it was only a Strawberry tea.
Glad this was just a sample-haha!

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Strawberry

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629 tasting notes

Got this as a sample with the latest newsletter and figured I should try it before I make my Lupicia run for the holiday teas. ;) I dont really get why this is a holiday tea as strawberry and vanilla don’t scream Christmas to me, but it turns out this is quite cozy. The vanilla makes it very creamy. The strawberry is very mild. I liked it! So, I guess I better add it to the ever growing list! I think I’ll get the decaf version, as I’m enjoying having tea in the evenings since the weather has gotten colder.

Inkling

Mmm, this sounds like a great year-round blend!

Dkcox50

Yum Yum! One of my Must-Have’s for a seasonal purchase from Lupicia! I didn’t get my newsletter yet with the sample. :(

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Free sample that came in the Lupicia newsletter. I probably don’t need any more caffeine today, especially as I am already freaking out about the stuff I need to do today: apply for a job, design a poster as a favor to the Sierra Club and attend a networking event tonight. Also my brother is in town…

Anyhoo, I had the Decaf Carol last year but I drank it all. This is the caffeinated version and it strikes me as mostly the same, it’s a nice black tea with strawberry and vanilla flavors. Drinking with a bit of soymilk and stevia. I like the strawberry teas from Lupicia but I think the strawberry and rhubarb is still my favorite. This is tasty but not something I feel the need to run out & buy (which is good — since I have enough tea as it is!)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

mmmm strawberry and vanilla… do. not. need. more. tea.

TeaBrat

haha, right?

Anna

Their green strawberry and vanilla is still on my list of best things ever.

Dustin

Ooooo, I haven’t gotten that newsletter yet! I’ll be on the lookout. I JUST bought some fall teas from them and then they come out with winter teas that I want to try! I need to look away. I probably have over 30 Lupicia teas at the moment.

Ost

Is it like Momoko?

TeaBrat

@Ost – hmm, I don’t think so. I wasn’t a huge fan of momoko which to me seemed very artifical peachy tasting.

TeaBrat

@ Dustin – I have a lot of their teas also, I have lost track of the #! :)

Anna

AAAH! You made me count! I have 36 Lupicia teas excluding samples. This madness, it must end.

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I agree with the other reviews noting the particularly artificial “strawberry” scent. Overall a good tea with nice flavoring — but I think darker tea leaves would’ve provided more contrast and balancing to the light citrus and rose.

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70 tasting notes

This tea is pretty good. It doesn’t strike me as amazing, but it’s different.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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150 tasting notes

This is very similar to their year-round Yume blend, just a little less sweet or strong. Smells like delicious strawberry candy, tastes like creamy black tea mixed with strawberries and a hint of astringency on the swallow. Compared to Yume, the flavors are more mellowed out, but they’re both delicious. It just depends how much of a strawberry vanilla mood you’re in. Rating it a smidge lower than I would normally because while the flavor is great, I found it a little bit drying.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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346 tasting notes

This is a really great tea. I’m not really a fan of subtle flavor and this one has a strong strawberry nesquik flavor. I really like it. I don’t even need to add milk and sugar to make it a sweet, creamy treat. I love strawberry vanilla.

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The aroma of Strawberries and Vanilla come to mind when steeping this.

At first I thought I couldn’t taste the black tea but its blended well so that it doesn’t stand out. Overall, I like this tea – it is smooth so you barely taste any bitterness.

This would probably taste very good with milk and a bit of sugar.

(note: this does get a bit bitter if over-steeped; be careful with steeping time)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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