Tochiotome Black

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Flavor, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Strawberry Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Candy, Jam, Malt, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart, Floral
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 39 oz / 1154 ml

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  • “Sipdown (248) Thank you Cameron B for sharing this with me, especially now that Lupicia is not as available as it once was. I love strawberry flavoring so I was super interested in this tea....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 9:00 PM This always happens when I package up a swap – I find teas I’d half forgotten about and suddenly I have a pile of teas that I just have to try this very second. So this is one of...” Read full tasting note
    82
  • “The small balls of tea resemble Irish Breakfast and for that reason I was very wary in steeping this one as Irish Breakfast steeps fast. Go over and it becomes bitter quickly. Thus far I’ve tried...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “Tried brewing it with two spoons of tea instead of one, with regular milk. Was too strong & became slightly bitter. Perhaps my stuffy nose was interfering with the taste the first time.” Read full tasting note
    90

From Lupicia

This seasonal strawberry flavored tea contains a strong, robust Kenyan black tea base with freeze-dried strawberries. Boasting a refreshing, sweet and tart flavour, Tochiotome can be enjoyed as is or with milk. Available for a limited time only.

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Sipdown (248)

Thank you Cameron B for sharing this with me, especially now that Lupicia is not as available as it once was. I love strawberry flavoring so I was super interested in this tea. Unfortunately I don’t love the black tea bases Lupicia uses. This is less offensive as some of their other bases since it is quite malty but that maltiness is also combined with a slightly drying brassiness. That brassiness interferes with the jammy strawberry notes that could be quite good if not for the base. It was still fun to try and made for a nice enough cup of tea, though I think the one cup is enough for me.

In other news, I got the KFC and it was terrible. So much build up for such a shit meal. Now I am debating if I want to go visit my sister this weekend or if I should stay in my apartment. The issue is I need to study, in theory, and it is a matter whether I would get work done there or not. With that said, I should probably get back to work.

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Home – 9:00 PM

This always happens when I package up a swap – I find teas I’d half forgotten about and suddenly I have a pile of teas that I just have to try this very second. So this is one of those teas… ;)

The dry leaf reminds me of Grape Nuts – it’s entirely CTC leaves and they’re a bit lighter in color than I usually see. There are also pieces of freeze-dried strawberry mixed in. I shortened the steep time a bit because of the CTC leaves and because I’m at the bottom of the tin, so the leaves are a little crushed as well.

It still came out a little bit bitter, but I’m okay with that. This is a very tasty strawberry black tea. The strawberry is both sweet and tart, which is a nice departure from most strawberry teas. It does remind me of those strawberry candies with the strawberry-printed wrapper and the liquid center. The base is brisk and a touch astringent.

I’ll probably pick up another packet of this tea the next time it’s available. I believe it’s a spring or summer seasonal tea?

Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Jam, Malt, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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644 tasting notes

The small balls of tea resemble Irish Breakfast and for that reason I was very wary in steeping this one as Irish Breakfast steeps fast. Go over and it becomes bitter quickly. Thus far I’ve tried it hot and cold. But I like how it smells the most. Harhar. All joking aside I think I enjoy it most when it is cold steeped. The strawberry flavor is definitely the main attraction but the black tea helps really round it out nicely.

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Tried brewing it with two spoons of tea instead of one, with regular milk. Was too strong & became slightly bitter. Perhaps my stuffy nose was interfering with the taste the first time.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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129 tasting notes

Don’t pay attention to that first review of mine – must’ve been crazy when I typed it. I take it back. This is super juicy fruity strawberry deliciousness. I mean, Strawberry Quik??? What was I thinking? The only thing I still agree on is the score. I loved it then, and I still love it now. Such a wonderful strawberry black. Lupicia scores again!

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mikumofu

Haven’t heard of this one before, and as a fan of strawberries and Lupicia teas I’ll have to try it!

Sakura Sushi

It’s a limited, seasonal tea so get it while you can!

TheLastDodo

I have the green version! Yum!

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The strawberry scent is very pleasant, very mild – it’s similar to the strawberry champagne version. Ended up choosing the black over green because I thought adding milk to it would be a nice touch. Something about this makes me think it’d be nice to make iced & spike it with shochu or something.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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