The long and the short of it is: Lupicia also gives good decaf flavored black tea.
Really good, that is. It’s not often that I drink a decaf tea that I can’t tell is decaf. I can’t tell with this one. There’s none of that papery weirdness that makes me visualize coffee filters.
The fruit smell in the tin is quite intense and heavy on the lychee. Followed by strawberry. The peach doesn’t make much of a show.
The tea is a sort of standard black “tea” color, with some redness to the brown/orange, and clear.
The aroma is sweet and fruity, less heavy on the lychee, more heavy on the strawberry, with a hint of peach. The flavor manages to mix them all pretty much equally.
I oversteeped this by A LOT, because I had a brain fart and steeped it as a tisane, i.e., for 7 minutes, and then I was in the middle of a conversation and forgot to take the finum filter out of the cup. Even so, it wasn’t bitter.
I’m looking forward to tasting it after a normal steeping time. It’s pretty exceptional as decafs go, to my taste.
Flavors: Lychee, Peach, Strawberry