Hua Ki

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Black Fruit Blend
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Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This is another of the few bagged teas I own. Not only that, it's also from Lupicia, an anomaly in itself - I generally only buy greens and oolongs from them. Not because I've had a bad experience,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “evening tea with dinner! I shared this one with *variatea* and *cavocorax* and i'm glad i did. 50g would have been too much for me, while a 3 way split is perfect. I am enjoying the flavours in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a mild black tea. It has a fruity flavor, but the black tea is not super strong. this tea can be drank without adding any sweetener, but I am sure some of you will prefer it with a little...” Read full tasting note
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    TraceyC 80 tasting notes
  • “I received this in a swap from *hapatite*. Thank you! This was the last of the three black Lupicia blends she sent. I have to say that this was my favorite. I also decreased the steep time quite...” Read full tasting note
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    Teatiff 334 tasting notes

From Lupicia

Juicy fruits like cut mango, papaya, and pineapple flavor this tea. A refreshing aroma lingers.

Ingredients: Black tea, Cranberry, Mango cut, Papaya cut, Strawberry leaf, Blue Mallow, Flavors

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300 tasting notes

This is another of the few bagged teas I own. Not only that, it’s also from Lupicia, an anomaly in itself – I generally only buy greens and oolongs from them. Not because I’ve had a bad experience, but their blacks always come off as so very lightly scented, and I tend to go more for really full-bodied, rich black teas.

But hey, this was on sale.

In the bag(s), it smells light and fruity. In the cup, it smells light and fruity. The first taste is also very light and fruity, but the high temperature isn’t really doing it any favours – now that it’s cooled, however, it’s very smooth and light and nice. And yes; fruity.

On the one hand, I feel that Lupicia’s delicate, perfect flavourings are better suited for greens, on the other, I get a craving to fully explore their assortment of blacks, as this is so much more easily drunk than the ones I usually favour.

I’m increasingly aware of this divide in my tea preferences lately – on the one hand, there are all those lush, elegant French blends, and on the other, unassuming, fresh, gorgeous Lupicia everything.

I really love this tea company over any other.

[Purchased at Lupicia in Honolulu, December 2012.]

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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evening tea with dinner! I shared this one with variatea and cavocorax and i’m glad i did. 50g would have been too much for me, while a 3 way split is perfect. I am enjoying the flavours in this one – it’s rightly hawaii like without that weird taste a lot of “troical” blacks seem to have. That being said, the few cups i have will be enough to satisfy my curiosity :)

(also anna, if you’re out there, i totally brewed melon oolong the other day according to the instructions…it was hard…)

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This is a mild black tea. It has a fruity flavor, but the black tea is not super strong. this tea can be drank without adding any sweetener, but I am sure some of you will prefer it with a little sweetness added.

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I received this in a swap from hapatite. Thank you!

This was the last of the three black Lupicia blends she sent. I have to say that this was my favorite. I also decreased the steep time quite a bit which bade the base not so in your face. It was a great tropical fruit tea. I enjoyed this both hot and cold today at work. Thanks again for sharing these special Hawaii teas with me hapatite

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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