Tochiotome Black

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Flavor, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Strawberry Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Candy, Jam, Malt, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart, Smooth, Floral
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 34 oz / 1020 ml

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  • “Sipdown (248) Thank you Cameron B for sharing this with me, especially now that Lupicia is not as available as it once was. I love strawberry flavoring so I was super interested in this tea....” Read full tasting note
    59
  • “Sipdown! I realized I neglected to look through my Lupicia tins the other day when looking for sipdown candidates. Because of their unusual flat shape, I keep them stacked on the back shelf in...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “The small balls of tea resemble Irish Breakfast and for that reason I was very wary in steeping this one as Irish Breakfast steeps fast. Go over and it becomes bitter quickly. Thus far I’ve tried...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “Tried brewing it with two spoons of tea instead of one, with regular milk. Was too strong & became slightly bitter. Perhaps my stuffy nose was interfering with the taste the first time.” Read full tasting note
    90

From Lupicia

This seasonal strawberry flavored tea contains a strong, robust Kenyan black tea base with freeze-dried strawberries. Boasting a refreshing, sweet and tart flavour, Tochiotome can be enjoyed as is or with milk. Available for a limited time only.

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Sipdown (248)

Thank you Cameron B for sharing this with me, especially now that Lupicia is not as available as it once was. I love strawberry flavoring so I was super interested in this tea. Unfortunately I don’t love the black tea bases Lupicia uses. This is less offensive as some of their other bases since it is quite malty but that maltiness is also combined with a slightly drying brassiness. That brassiness interferes with the jammy strawberry notes that could be quite good if not for the base. It was still fun to try and made for a nice enough cup of tea, though I think the one cup is enough for me.

In other news, I got the KFC and it was terrible. So much build up for such a shit meal. Now I am debating if I want to go visit my sister this weekend or if I should stay in my apartment. The issue is I need to study, in theory, and it is a matter whether I would get work done there or not. With that said, I should probably get back to work.

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Sipdown! I realized I neglected to look through my Lupicia tins the other day when looking for sipdown candidates. Because of their unusual flat shape, I keep them stacked on the back shelf in the cupboard, so they often get overlooked. But I found a few more sipdowns-to-be, like this one!

I have to say, I quite like this one. The strawberry is a mix of sweet candy, like those little hard candies in the strawberry-printed wrapper that have liquid in the center, and the tarter freeze-dried variety. The two together do a nice job of covering all of the bases. The base tea isn’t terribly remarkable, but it does add a nice body to the blend, along with a tad bit of astringency. There are also strawberry leaves in this tea, not sure if they contribute anything or not.

I don’t know whether this will be offered on the US website. I believe it was a summer seasonal tea, so I guess I’ll have to wait and see! Luckily, I still have some of the green version.

There’s also a new tea called “Fraisier” that claims to taste of strawberry and cake… Clearly this requires further investigation! :D

Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Smooth, Strawberry, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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729 tasting notes

The small balls of tea resemble Irish Breakfast and for that reason I was very wary in steeping this one as Irish Breakfast steeps fast. Go over and it becomes bitter quickly. Thus far I’ve tried it hot and cold. But I like how it smells the most. Harhar. All joking aside I think I enjoy it most when it is cold steeped. The strawberry flavor is definitely the main attraction but the black tea helps really round it out nicely.

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11 tasting notes

Tried brewing it with two spoons of tea instead of one, with regular milk. Was too strong & became slightly bitter. Perhaps my stuffy nose was interfering with the taste the first time.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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136 tasting notes

Don’t pay attention to that first review of mine – must’ve been crazy when I typed it. I take it back. This is super juicy fruity strawberry deliciousness. I mean, Strawberry Quik??? What was I thinking? The only thing I still agree on is the score. I loved it then, and I still love it now. Such a wonderful strawberry black. Lupicia scores again!

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mikumofu

Haven’t heard of this one before, and as a fan of strawberries and Lupicia teas I’ll have to try it!

Sakura Sushi

It’s a limited, seasonal tea so get it while you can!

TheLastDodo

I have the green version! Yum!

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The strawberry scent is very pleasant, very mild – it’s similar to the strawberry champagne version. Ended up choosing the black over green because I thought adding milk to it would be a nice touch. Something about this makes me think it’d be nice to make iced & spike it with shochu or something.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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