Grapefruit Green

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Green Tea
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Fruity, Grapefruit, Astringent, Bitter, Green, Sour, Grass, Citrus, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Citrusy
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 109 oz / 3211 ml

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  • “Finally got around to cold brewing this one to have with lunch, and boy was it delicious! Lots of juicy grapefruit, no bitterness or astringency from the green tea. Super happy to have this one to...” Read full tasting note
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Green tea flavored with fresh grapefruits makes a refreshing taste.

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248 tasting notes

I’ve been swamped with exams so I’ve just logging “blank notes”. In any case, this is one of my favorite teas from my roommate’s stash, which is weird because this tea is grapefruity but I don’t like real grapefruits. That says something about the awesomeness of this tea. <3


This is going in my 1st Lupicia order! I’ve only had one grapefruit tea, Adagio’s white grapefruit, but it was really good.


Lupicia is definitely one of my favorite companies— but that could just be because they have actual storefronts in the two cities I normally reside in so I can go in and do some sample “sniffings” before I buy. I’m a big fan of their flavored teas. My favorites are their Takibi (oolong), Paradise Green, Momo Oolong, etc.


Lupicia’s flavors are so subtle, I love it. My only complaint would be that I have to use a bit more leaves than with other tea vendors when I brew up a cup of their tea.

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470 tasting notes

I got this in a swap with Will Work For Tea, who sent me a very generous amount! I have been looking for that “just right” grapefruit tea: I really liked Upton’s St. Isaac’s blend, but I still felt like there was something better and this was recommend to me by several people so I had to try it!

Since I dislike hot grapefruit usually, I made this iced. At first sip it’s just a nice, mild and lightly sweet green tea. Refreshing, but where’s the grapefruit? Then BAM it hits you! It’s actually softer than I was expecting, and only a bit tart, but the grapefruit taste is so fresh and juicy. Not the strongest I’ve tried, but definitely the most natural. I mean, it really tastes like I just squeezed a little grapefruit juice into some green tea. Most definitely will be picking this one up!


Hmmm.. this sounds interesting. I really love grapefruit, and this one doesn’t sound too overpowering. I might have to give it a try.


It’s the best grapefruit tea I’ve had so far, there’s a great balance between the base and the flavoring so it’s very much “Green Grapefruit” rather than “water with grapefruit” which can happen since it’s a strong flavor. I also like the St. Isaac’s base, but it is VERY strong!

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985 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon…..

And tea #4 from my 2012 $30 Lupicia Happy Bag.

I am very pleased with this one. While the grapefruit is kind of strong, and adds a slight edge to the green tea (just like a real grapefruit would!), I really like this barely sweetened to take the edge off. Very refreshing. Going on my Lupicia list!

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

I a so glad you are trying these! I really want that Chocolate and Strawberry puerh but I wanted to order more to justify paying shipping.


@ashmanra…I sent you a sample of this one and another puer….Summer Fruits Puer. I definitely think you will like this one!


This sounds so yummy! Must add to my (ever-growing) list! :)


Ooo, Jen, you are too much! EEEE!

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2371 tasting notes

I do love the Lupicia newsletter, sending me samples of things that I would never order. I suppose thats the point of the samples.
This is fresh and almost juicy. Readers of my reviews might notice a theme- green tea is not my thing. I try, but its just not what grabs me out there in tea-land.
That said, this is pretty good!

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189 tasting notes

Appearance: large leaf green, noticeable fruit
Aroma when Dry: citrus, hints of green
After water is first poured: ruby red(sish) grapefruit pops out
Tea liquor:
At end of first steep: clear
Staple? Seasonal perhaps
Time of day preferred: unsure, first tasting
At first: sweetish grapefruit faint green notes
As it cools?Grapefuit notes mellow out, green notes surface
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, grapefruit notes with a bit of powdery-ness at close

Second steep (5 min 30 seconds)
Tea liquor: clear
Aroma: light grapefruit
Taste: balanced grapefruit and green
As it cools:a “zesty” as in fruit zest note starts to surface

third steep, slightly lighter then second, same notes

Might try chilled

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Sounds like it would be better iced.


This one is definitely best iced (or cold brewed), I have a hard time drinking grapefruit teas hot!

Kasumi no Chajin

It’s nice, I just wish I could taste the green tea under it. Otherwise, it is one of the few citrus blends I like.

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141 tasting notes

Based on some major detective work, LiberTEAS and I discovered that this tea is also served as “Desert Grapefruit Green” at the Tohono Chul Park Tearoom in Tucson.

The fragrance of this tea is incredible. The green tea base is strong with a clean, grassy, nutty, and sweet foundation. On top is a strong grapefruit that is very natural. Living in Arizona, I’m surrounded by citrus and this is just like driving past an orchard in the Spring.

The tea brews to an opaque, turbid, fluorescent green. The flavor of the green tea is rich and sweet and the grapefruit adds a perfect balance of bittersweet tartness.

The steeping instructions took me by surprise as they said to use boiling water instead of the 175 degrees I usually use for green teas. I followed Lupicia’s instructions and it turned out fine. I put this over ice and it was perfect!

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

I do not know why I cannot seem to capture the same tea taste that I experienced in the tearoom with this tea. It could be something as simple as the fact that I was rather enchanted by Tohono Chul Park. It could be the water… I don’t know. It’s still really good here at home, but it is just better in the tearoom. :)


Wow! Boiling water over green would take some courage for me. Glad you tried it for us and confirmed that it works!

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615 tasting notes

Very much ruby red grapefruit — slightly sweet at the front with tartness and just a smidge of bitterness at the tail.The grapefruit flavor is natural and quite good and compliments the slightly sweet, buttery green well. There’s no astringency in the base, so I’d suspect that those who wanted more grapefruit could bump up to 2 tsp. The overall flavor is more zest (as in fruit zest) than juicy, but it’s fantastic with a little honey added in.

I kept wanting the fun grapefruit tingle that Butiki’s Grapefruit Dragon offers, which I prefer.

Thanks momo!

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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3229 tasting notes

Don’t recall what I wrote last time, but the grapefruit flavour really is fairly accurate in this one. Quite identifiably grapefruit, not miscellaneous citrus or anything else. I still maintain that Butiki’s is better, but to be fair, there’s also a much better base tea with her version, and I think that really complements the grapefruit flavour, whereas this tea has a basic sencha, and I don’t think seaweedy notes work so well. Regardless, I had a couple yummy travel mugs of this (one resteep).

Ah – read my old note – I originally tried a sample from someone else, whereas this time, it was from my half of a 50g packet from a Jan 2013 Happy Bag. So, much more flavour, in spite of the terrible storage (I hate Lupicia’s non-resealable packaging. At least make it have a metal twist-tie closure or something!! Not airtight but better than lying open!)

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Sometimes I just put a rubber band around mine or tape them shut. I suppose that isn’t the best way to keep them good.

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34 tasting notes

If you like grapefruits, you will like this tea. If you don’t like grapefruits, you still might like this tea. I’m not personally a huge fan of grapefruits. I can’t stand them actually – I kind of like the way they smell but I won’t eat them. This tea has a nice citrus-y flavor that seems like a hybrid between grapefruit and generic citrus-y goodness. Bonus points for grapefruit peel pieces.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box

I’ve never actually bought anything from Lupicia, but I’ve had the pleasure of sampling quite a few in Steepster swaps. I am really impressed with their fruity teas! I am drinking this hot, but it would be hella good iced in the summertime :) YUM!


This is one of the teas I got this week! I’m even more excited to try it now.

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