Got a sample of this and it is so wonderful. I want to get more! The sample was in a tea pyramid but did not seem to be an issue with amazing flavor. Fruity and floral with a wine like taste. Looking forward to having this again!
“Got a sample of this and it is so wonderful. I want to get more! The sample was in a tea pyramid but did not seem to be an issue with amazing flavor. Fruity and floral with a wine like taste....” Read full tasting note
“I’m really getting sick of flavored green tea but this was sent to me as a sample by Lupicia in their newsletter so of course I had to try it… This is one of the pyramid teabags, and before I read...” Read full tasting note
“I was so sure I’d reviewed this that I’d put it in the cupboard. The shame. It might have been because it’s not a favourite – this is one that leaves me fairly indifferent. In the bag, the dry leaf...” Read full tasting note
“This is a sample I received forever ago in a Lupicia Monthly Newsletter. I actually forgot I had it as it wasn’t even recorded in my virtual cupboard here on Steepster. I literally stumbled...” Read full tasting note
Rose petals, marigold and small mallow decorate this green tea and green rooibos blend scented with energizing grapefruit and luscious white peach. One sip and you will find happiness.
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I’m really getting sick of flavored green tea but this was sent to me as a sample by Lupicia in their newsletter so of course I had to try it…
This is one of the pyramid teabags, and before I read the description I could have sworn this was a melon flavored tea. This smells vaguely of alcohol, but not in a good way, a bit like a cheap wine cooler, me thinks.
As the cup cools down, the smell is dissipating. Now I am getting a bit more peach here but this combination of flavors is not really making me happy. Lupicia has a few flavored green teas I am fond of but this doesn’t seem to be one of them…
I was so sure I’d reviewed this that I’d put it in the cupboard. The shame. It might have been because it’s not a favourite – this is one that leaves me fairly indifferent.
In the bag, the dry leaf smells very boozy, but not a ripe, fruitrotty, autumnal booziness like Marco Polo (vert) from Mariage Frères, but a much flatter, staler scent, like forgotten home-made lemonade going to waste. Yeasty, almost.
The yeastiness carries through into the cup, and unfortunately there’s very little fruit to balance it. Peaches? Grapefruit? No, not really. They decided they’d have more fun somewhere else. What there is, is a lightly perfumed sweetness – it could be either fruity or floral.
This tastes like something I had – I don’t remember if I ate it or drank it – in Japan, which gives it an unfair advantage of familiarity; it’s hard to rate fairly. But, then again, this is a rooibos/green blend. I usually say I’d rather drink a Lupicia tea than most any other because I like their bases so much, but this blend doesn’t really appeal to me as much as their straight greens.
[From my Lupicia spree at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, October 2013.]
This is a sample I received forever ago in a Lupicia Monthly Newsletter. I actually forgot I had it as it wasn’t even recorded in my virtual cupboard here on Steepster. I literally stumbled across 5 Lupicia tea samples in my quest to organize my non-virtual tea cupboard. Score! This is the first one I wanted to try as I’ve had it a couple other times, but I’ve never really formed an opinion about it.
For those of you new to Lupicia tea bags, it’s important to note that the instructions say to brew them in only 5 oz. of water. I’ve made the mistake many times of brewing them in 8 oz., and they taste like barely flavored water. No mistakes this time! ;)
The dry leaf aroma is very fruity. It does strike me as happy fruit, if there can be such a thing. The brewed tea aroma is purely green tea with just the smallest hint of fruit. The taste is the same as the aroma here: green tea with a hint of fruit. The fruit is largely unidentifiable to my palate. I looked up the ingredients to see what it is supposed to be: peach and grapefruit. I suppose it does taste faintly of those, but it’s not obvious. I’m not getting any recognizable green rooibos flavor either.
I’m sad to report that this tea does not evoke any happiness in me. Rather, I find that it’s a lackluster tea and largely forgettable. I suppose that’s why I’ve had it three times and can never remember what it tastes like or whether I like it. The longer I sip it, the more generic it tastes. It also has a very drying effect on my mouth. I feel positively parched! Lowering the rating from 60 to 49.
This is not a winner in my book, but I’m glad I can finally put my mind to rest about this one. Farewell, Happiness tea! May you be loved and appreciated by others!
This is definitely an interesting tea! It has a grassy base but the bits of fruit and flowers adds a little bit of sweetness. I’m not sure I’m loving the rooibos mixed in with this tea, so I probably wouldn’t purchase this again. It’s good, but I’m not crazy over it.
I had this in my 30 pyramid bag sampler from Lupicia. This one was in Japanese, and when I looked in the booklet that it came in, it was called Happiness. It smells fruity, and there are nice green tea leaves. Possibly sencha? This brewed up a nice yellow liquid. The scent was fruity… like peaches. I love peaches! When I tasted it, the first thought was “OMG Buttery goodness!” This was so delicious! I love the lack of astringency and how smooth it went down my throat. Wow! I don’t always have flavored green teas in my cupboard, so the once in a while surprise is nice. I do get tired of drinking flavored teas quickly if I have a large amount of it.
This one is just fabulous. It made me feel happy, and it reminds me of the first time I tried a fruit flavored green tea, which I remember buying from Whole Foods… It was pineapple sencha by serendipitea. That was happiness! This one is great. MAN! I am on a tea binge this weekend! :)
Another of my accidental purchases courtesy of the Lupicia discount coupon.
The dry leaves smell of several things: the peach isn’t central but I’m sure I can smell it, and there’s something in there that smells so green that I’m not thinking so much vegetal as vegetable. Fortunately, the eau de broccoli disappears from the brewed tea. The remaining green-ness is of the tea variety. I’m not much of a rooibos fan, but the green rooibos works well in conjunction with the green tea. Meanwhile, the peach note is more obvious than it was in the aroma; there’s a little of that silky ‘full’ sort of texture that I’ve grown to associate with some of the better stone fruit teas.
This is a much better tea than many fruit-herbal blends involving lots of different elements. Yeah, I’ll be having this one again.
An interesting combination of green tea and green rooibos. I don’t like it quite as much as the Tokio tea from Lupicia but it is still very nice. The green tea and green rooibos go nicely together, and I often enjoy those kind of combo teas. This tastes like something I tried from a cheaper company a while back, but much better. Very high quality tea as always from Lupicia, nice and smooth. Peachy flavour hits you right at the start of the sip. Aftertaste is fruity and floral without any of that terrible astringent overpowering green tea taste you can get from some green teas. Very nice cup.
This blend is smoother than the other flavored green from Lupicia I’ve tasted! Love it! Very fruity, lovely scent of peaches and grapefruit, probably a 60-40 proportion. A good balance of fruity goodness and green tea. At 2mins, I can taste the grassy notes of green tea and no bitterness. Definitely will drink this again!