When I saw that 1/9/21 was going to be apricot tea day in the sipdown thread, I thought of Hatsune immediately. It may also be the only apricot tea I have, but I do love it and wish I had bought more when I had the change. If we ever do a France or Japan Lupicia group order, I’m in!
There were big chunks of cinnamon in my steeping basket today. Apricot has such a delicate flavor that it’s hard for me to pick out in this tea over the lovely hojicha base and cinnamon. I think I can pick it out in the finish, but it’s competing with the handful of arugula I shoved in my face hole ten minutes ago. I do love arugula.
This tea is so warm and comforting! I’m not close to a sipdown yet, but I do hope I can get my hands on more of this tea in the future.