Work – 2:30 PM
So this is one of Lupicia’s summer lemon teas (they also do a green version – Hatsukoï). This tin is actually from the summer of last year (2017).
It definitely reminds me of iced tea with lemon, which is interesting. The black base is extremely light and a bit brisk – perhaps an Indian black tea. There is a strong lemon flavor combined with a distinct grassiness. I’m not sure if that grassy note is coming from the black tea itself or some kind of flavoring? The combination of the lemon and grass reminds me of lemon balm. There’s also a tiny bit of a lemon drop note that sweetens it up just a tad.
I’m very surprised that this tea is still so strongly flavored despite its age.
Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Grass, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest