I just ordered 4 of these (well, 2, and then another 2, plus I’ll be trying the new black tea version). I must say, this is one of my favorite flavored green teas, especially from Lupicia. I actually think the base green tea is very good quality, but I recommend steeping no more than 180 F or about 80 C, unless you’re trying for a third steep, in which case slightly higher temp, longer time. I really like Japanese green teas, particularly of the steamed variety. The flavor, as usual with flavored green from Lupicia, is quite mild, and I think I taste more of the green in the after taste. What really wows me about this tea though, is the strawberry. It doesn’t even smell like candy strawberry, but fresh, sweet strawberries… which is different from many of Lupicia’s other flavored tea blends. It tastes like really strawberry too. Despite the description of on the package, i’m not getting any tartness, only sweetness really. Usually the only time of year I’m lucky to find strawberries is during the summer, when they are picked locally, so that’s definitely a plus for me. The strawberry definitely has a bit of dominance over the green, but that is sort of to be expected, and might even be a good thing, since it’s a really nice strawberry flavor. I’m highly likely to repurchase next year, assuming I run low by the next season.
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec