This was my easter morning tea while I made french toast! Mmm, this tea is good – I love the candy like strawberry and tangyness!
No chocolate in me yet, though I tend to buy all my easter chocolates tomorrow!
omg has it really been since last June that I tried this one?!? I know I’ve had it since then…because I know for a fact I love it.
I bought myself a celebratory growler of Woodchuck’s summer cider (which to me is tasting like iced tea right now) but I needed to get in at least one cup of tea today, so I figured the celebratory theme could continue, and what’s better than champagne?
I didn’t realize this was more of a strawberry champagne than really resembling rosé grape taste but that’s ok. Well, I guess in the past I realized it, but today it just seemed more strawberry.
I hope next year at some point I have the free use of funds to make a Lupicia order. I would prefer to have far less tea at that time because I’m pretty sure I want to spend $100 if not more there. Haha.
Oh I forgot I have no idea if I mentioned my garden at all. I kind of killed the seedlings by transplanting them so I had to buy some bigger plants, which is okay. Less work. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431858_4888351455633_364197505_n.jpg I have cherry tomatoes and an heirloom tomato in front there. Then there are 3 seedlings that are either cucumber or squash, I honestly have no clue. Behind them, I planted habanero seeds so I hope they work and a strawberry plant. Then moss roses, followed by the empty space where broccoli is planted. Then there’s 3 more pepper plants: purple bell, red bell, and jalapeno, and at the very back is a watermelon plant! It’s an icebox style so once it starts growing more I’m going to tie it to a trellis to grow vertically.
It’s been 2 years since my last cup of this. I will say…I think this is a tad different than the one I had years ago because I do NOT recall the sugar gems in it. They are lovely and make it look even more elegant! The flavor is gently and sweetly strawberry and champagne and I totally need that today! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…if you can’t drink and alcoholic drink (on the job or otherwise) – drink a tea that reminds you of it! BOY OH BOY do I need it today! LOL
Upping rating a bit. A Delight!
I took the last few teabags of these out of the HH teabox. I tried this a while back and it seems to be my favorite Lupicia tea I’ve tried (up against Strawberry Vanilla). I only had a bit of it before, so I was happy to see it again! The flavor is just as a remember it – a candy sweet strawberry with champagne flavor on a nice black tea. It seems to be a bit mouth drying this time around. I didn’t notice the sugar crystals last time though!
This is a sample that came in with my Lupicia Magazine. I have been considering ordering this one so I am happy I had the chance to try it. It really does taste like strawberry champagne. I do think next time I will steep it at 3mins instead of 4. Nevertheless, a solid tea I know need to order more of.
I received my Tea Magazine from Lupicia today with a sample of this inside.
I am very pleasantly surprised by this tea. It has such a lovely champagne and strawberry scent – very strong scent! – and that carries through in the taste. I’d prefer a cup of this on New Year’s Eve rather than champagne!
Very nice indeed! I like this very much!
This will be a drive-by logging of this month’s freebie teabag.
Smell: Dry Leaf – Alternately like sparking white grape juice and muscat. Occasionally with strawberries or something pink.
Liquid Tea – Mellow muscat gummy.
Taste: The front is floral. The name says ‘Rose’ but nothing in the description that indicates that there is rose in this… Is there rose in this?
Next is slightly tart berries. (Yay for a Lupicia Strawberry tea that is not strawberry Quik flavored.) There is some light astringency that plays into the whole fresh berry feel. Not too dissimilar from this morning’s Marco Polo but a tad thinner.
Last up is an endnote that is a cross between white grape juice and muscat. (The tastes are similar but white grape juice tends to be sweeter and muscat more wild/pungent… at least to me.)
Verdict: Pretty darn good. If it didn’t have the astringency, I could see this vying for Marco Polo’s place in my pantry. But it is a little drying, which does fit with the whole champagne and strawberries thing but don’t always appreciate astringency, particularly in black teas. Otherwise, great flavor and the first strawberry tea from Lupicia that doesn’t make me think of that cartoon rabbit. If they stopped making Marco Polo, I’d probably replace it with this and only be a little sulky.
Thank-you AlphaKitty for this sample! I am so glad to try this one and it did not disappoint. WOW. I had thought Ice Wine by Metropolitan Tea Company was good but this one is even better. Wonderful champagne rose flavor. Very fragrant and steeps pretty dark and rich. Definitely a keeper!