Natsukoï

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Flavor, Lemon Peel
Flavors
Astringent, Candy, Grass, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

2 Images

1 Want it Want it

6 Own it Own it

7 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Work – 2:30 PM So this is one of Lupicia’s summer lemon teas (they also do a green version – Hatsukoï). This tin is actually from the summer of last year (2017). It definitely reminds me of iced...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “After my previous Lupicia order, I had thought it was a safer bet to stick with old favorites from them than to order too many new teas, but reading the description of this one, I just had to give...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “From the GCTTB This is recommended as an iced tea but I have enough for two servings so I wanted to try it hot first. Interestingly enough, the steeping tea smells very much like Lipton powdered...” Read full tasting note
    73
  • “Left the tea to steep in the fridge overnight and woke up to a mellow, sugarless lemonade. Delicious! Accidentally left it in the fridge for about 14 hours before I took the leaves out, but I think...” Read full tasting note
    100

From Lupicia

A black tea flavored with fresh squeezed lemons. Recommended for iced tea.

About Lupicia View company

Company description not available.

7 Tasting Notes

78
1528 tasting notes

Work – 2:30 PM

So this is one of Lupicia’s summer lemon teas (they also do a green version – Hatsukoï). This tin is actually from the summer of last year (2017).

It definitely reminds me of iced tea with lemon, which is interesting. The black base is extremely light and a bit brisk – perhaps an Indian black tea. There is a strong lemon flavor combined with a distinct grassiness. I’m not sure if that grassy note is coming from the black tea itself or some kind of flavoring? The combination of the lemon and grass reminds me of lemon balm. There’s also a tiny bit of a lemon drop note that sweetens it up just a tad.

I’m very surprised that this tea is still so strongly flavored despite its age.

Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Grass, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
334 tasting notes

After my previous Lupicia order, I had thought it was a safer bet to stick with old favorites from them than to order too many new teas, but reading the description of this one, I just had to give it a try. And I’m very glad I did!

This tea has a fresh, sweet lemon drop scent right out of the bag. While steeping, the aroma of the tea base itself also came out. My last few flavored teas from Lupicia had fairly unobtrusive but also unremarkable bases, but this one seemed to be a cut above the rest. It had the definite qualities of a good black tea that is just this side of malty, and lighter than the bases of some of the other blends I’d tried from them. Combined with the lemon, it made for a nice refreshing cup. I’ll try this one iced as well!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
1908 tasting notes

From the GCTTB

This is recommended as an iced tea but I have enough for two servings so I wanted to try it hot first. Interestingly enough, the steeping tea smells very much like Lipton powdered iced tea mix. Thankfully it ends up tasting better – at this temperature it’s not really remarkable – black tea lightly flavoured with tangy lemon. The lemon is thankfully quite gentle and natural-tasting as there is nothing worse than tea that tastes like it could be used as an industrial-strength cleaner.

As it stands now I wouldn’t buy the tea to drink hot, but I’ll use what’s left to brew up a cup of iced tea and then we’ll see.
Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100
86 tasting notes

Left the tea to steep in the fridge overnight and woke up to a mellow, sugarless lemonade. Delicious! Accidentally left it in the fridge for about 14 hours before I took the leaves out, but I think my usual 8 hours would have left the tea too weak.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
116 tasting notes

Fresh Lemons!

As soon as I smelled the leaves, I was reminded of fresh cut lemons and summer lemonade. This is a nice summer tea; Natsukoi is black tea with lemons. The lemon is a bit strong, so one might feel that it is overpowering but it is a nice change to the normal everyday tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.