drank Chestnut by Lupicia
265 tasting notes

I’ve been meaning to try this one for weeks, and tonight I finally got around to it.

The scent of the dry leaves and the aroma of the brewed tea are both really sweet. The smell evokes a childhood memory of the extreme sugary sweetness of fairy floss on a stick.

But before you throw up your hands in horror, I’ll add that the taste of the tea itself is not impossibly sweet. It’s not bitter, but the flavour of the tea – looks like sencha to me – really comes through. As with my favourite fruit flavoured teas from Lupicia, there’s an excellent balance at work in which the aroma plays an important part.

The sweetness dissipates a bit as the tea cools, but it’s still a really good cup of tea all the way to the end.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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