Tea Swap Sample Sipdown of the Day! (22)
So I just got an insane fantastic swap package from Kawaii433! ❤
Just in case you don’t believe me, here’s a photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BstdvY5lbcF/
It’s filled with lovely and delicious-sounding tea goodies. The only reason I even know where to begin is that I figured I’d try the three Lupicia teas she included, so that I know whether I need to order them or not. Believe it or not, there are some Lupicia teas I haven’t tried… ;)
Okay, this is straight up delicious. The strawberry here is somewhat candylike, which is something I’ve noticed in most of Lupicia’s strawberry teas (except for Tochiotome, which has a different strawberry flavoring). In fact, it reminds me of those little strawberry hard candies with the liquid center that are wrapped in a strawberry-printed cellophane. It has a nice tartness to it, and the rhubarb goes very well with it.
The strawberry is definitely the stronger of the two flavors, but I do taste the rhubarb as well. It’s a classic pairing of course, and a tasty one. The base tea doesn’t contribute much in the way of flavor aside from a slight maltiness and a hint of astringency. There is a light floral note here as well, perhaps along the lines of rose.
Yummy. I think I may need to order this one, damn it!
Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Floral, Malt, Rhubarb, Rose, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart