drank Soleil Levant by Lupicia
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Is grape a winter season flavor in Japan like peppermint and eggnog are in the states? This is the second Lupicia winter tea I’ve tried that is centered around grape. I steeped this one at a much lower temp than Jingle Bells and I got a lighter flavor as a result, but the flavor is really quite similar. The base is different, but the grape is so strong that it’s hard to taste much beyond that. I might be getting a little grassiness in the finish, hard to say for sure. I love Lupicia, but I do wish they would get more creative and diverse with their flavors. Instead it seems like they diversify the base or add a few decorative bits into the blend with the same flavor profile and call it a new tea. This is a good cup, but not something I’d run out and buy.

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

They sent Jingle Bells as my sample. Must try it tomorrow so I can get in on the sale!

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ashmanra

They sent Jingle Bells as my sample. Must try it tomorrow so I can get in on the sale!

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