Lychee Barley

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Barley (Roasted), Flavor
Flavors
Biting, Coffee, Peach, Pear, Roasted, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tangy, Fruity, Lychee, Toast
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Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Not available
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Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 6 min, 15 sec 18 oz / 542 ml

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  • “Summer Vacation! My iced tea today, prepared cold brewed, strained, and then conveniently hauled around all day in my water bottle. This is my second flavored mugicha from Lupicia; I wasn’t really...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “Open the package and pow, lychee punch to your face. I love lychee and trying out new tea/‘teas’ was one of my objectives with this black Friday. Also was looking to see if it resembles a Hawaiian...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “I’m trying this one cold-brewed this evening! I put a sachet into 12 ounces of filtered water and left it in the refrigerator for an hour, then removed the bag and let it chill until I was ready...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Giving this one another try with a pinch of coconut sugar, and slightly less hot water (I didn’t measure the temperature, but it was less than boiling, probably around 180F). Due to either the...” Read full tasting note
    79

From Lupicia

Lychee Barley Tea is an aromatic six-rowed barley produced in Japan scented with juicy lychees. Enjoy the sweet mature taste.

How to make Tea 500ml (16.9fl oz)
Cold Brewed
Leave to brew for 1-2 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.

Hot Brewed
Water Temprature: Boiling Water
Brewing Time: 2-3min.

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6 Tasting Notes

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Summer Vacation! My iced tea today, prepared cold brewed, strained, and then conveniently hauled around all day in my water bottle. This is my second flavored mugicha from Lupicia; I wasn’t really very taken with the apricot one, because all I could think when I had it was that it didn’t really compliment the natural iced coffee flavor of the mugicha. I actually like the lychee flavor a lot more, and I was actually expecting it to taste more or less quite similar to the apricot, since lychee has a very peach-like flavor. To me, this one tastes a lot more like standard mugicha — the base doesn’t really have a strong, fruity taste to it like the apricot one did to me — but a slight fruity taste sort of surfaces right toward the end of the sip, after the roasted coffee taste is sort of settling, and “pops” on the tongue as a sort of aftertaste, so I’m actually finding this one pretty pleasant. That aftertaste is coming off as a strong tangy taste with notes of peach and pear.

I really like my plain Mugicha from Hida, and now of the two flavored Lupicia mugicha I’ve tried, it’s been an even split; I really am digging the lychee, but didn’t care for the apricot at all. I still have Lupicia’s plum and apple mugicha in my cupboard yet to try!

Flavors: Biting, Coffee, Peach, Pear, Roasted, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Open the package and pow, lychee punch to your face. I love lychee and trying out new tea/‘teas’ was one of my objectives with this black Friday. Also was looking to see if it resembles a Hawaiian tea I once had that I thought had barley in it. In a way it kinda does.

The more you steep the tea the lighter the lychee flavor becomes. It’s quite good cold but I think I enjoyed it a bit warmer. In a way barley tea reminds me somewhat of a pu erh. Perhaps it’s because of the earthy undertones?

Cameron B.

This is my favorite of their barley teas so far. :)

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I’m trying this one cold-brewed this evening! I put a sachet into 12 ounces of filtered water and left it in the refrigerator for an hour, then removed the bag and let it chill until I was ready to try it.

The verdict? This one is lovely cold as well! Obviously it’s a bit milder than it is hot, but it still has a lovely roasty flavor with a pop of juicy lychee. My only complaint…it’s a pain to stir raw sugar into cold beverages! :P

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

I was on the Lupicia website earlier and all the Barley teas caught my eye. I wanted to order them in my last Lupicia order but they weren’t on the site. Perhaps it is time for a second order…

Cameron B.

I’m thinking I’m going to pick up the Watermelon Barley since it says it’s a limited flavor, but they all sound yummy! :D

Stephanie

Neat, never had a flavored barley tea

OMGsrsly

I am so jealous! Why can’t they make these with buckwheat?

Roswell Strange

@VariaTEA – if you do a Lupicia order let me know – I’ll add some stuff into your order ;)

Lariel of Lórien

I kept forgetting to get that one when I went by the shop.

VariaTEA

Roswell, I will definitely keep you in mind though I think there are a few other places I would order from first.

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Giving this one another try with a pinch of coconut sugar, and slightly less hot water (I didn’t measure the temperature, but it was less than boiling, probably around 180F). Due to either the lower temperature, or the fact that I’ve opened the packaging a few times, the lychee aroma was less intense this time. While I love lychee, it can be too much of a good thing, especially if it’s anything like the lychee jelly sometimes found in bubble tea. So I’m happy that this tea no longer reminds me of that! The brew is still roasty goodness, and the barley does benefit from the sugar, which gives it a touch of caramelized sweetness. (increased rating)

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