So I made an order with Lupicia and was really saddened that the Kumquat was sold out. I mentioned it to Cameron and she told me that it was still available in tins. (Yay. Thank you so much.) I got a tin of it and was really looking forward to it because I grew up eating bags of Kumquats… Until my stomach hurt. lol I travel a lot so I don’t see it often anymore if at all. I grew up in Southern California where they are more available, and my dad when he was alive, grew them and cooked with them too. I miss the Kumquats (and Loquats too) and especially miss my dad. Lucky girl to have had him. :)
I think of all the Lupicia teas I’ve tried so far, this one ranks number one for me. It tastes as Kumquat does. Tangy citrus, kind of like a tangerine but sourer, and unlike all the other citrus fruits, Kumquat peel isn’t bitter, so you eat the whole thing. This tea captured that perfectly. Orange, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, although similar, all tastes a little/a lot different and this one tastes like Kumquats.
I’m so glad Cameron let me know that it’s seasonal, can miss out on them and that it was still available in the tins. I was just focused on the “out of stock” label on the loose leaf. I will drink it again and will probably revisit the review section for other thoughts and experiences about this tea.
Flavors: Citrus, Citrusy, Tart