Apricot Barley Tea

Tea type
Food Tea
Ingredients
Barley (Roasted), Natural Flavours
Flavors
Apricot, Coffee, Roasted Barley, Sweet, Dark Bittersweet, Roasted, Stonefruit
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Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec 19 oz / 571 ml

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  • “Thank you for the samples, Cameron B! I think I have one Lupicia sample remaining, as this is now a sipdown. I’m going to miss these barley teas. I really love having a different flavor profile...” Read full tasting note
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  • “An unexpected gift from Mastress Alita :) This is strange. I’ve had roasted barley tea before and don’t recall it being so similar to a weak coffee. The dry bag scent seems to carry more of the...” Read full tasting note
    69
  • “Home – 9:30 PM I have several pouches of these fruit-flavored barley teas from Lupicia. They’re a bit older now, but at the very least they’ll still be tasty plain barley teas. I forgot how much I...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “A Berry Frui-tea July! I was able to pick up several flavored mugicha from Lupicia during their last mottainai sale, and since the hot summer months is mugicha season in Japan, this seemed a great...” Read full tasting note
    70

From Lupicia

Aromatic six-rowed barley produced in Japan flavored with the elegant scent of apricots. It has a mild and mellow taste.

Ingredients: Roasted barley, natural apricot flavor

How to make Tea 500ml (16.9fl oz)

Cold Brewed:
Leave to brew for 1-2 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.

Hot Brewed:

Water Temperature: Boiling Water
Brewing Time: 2-3min.

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Thank you for the samples, Cameron B! I think I have one Lupicia sample remaining, as this is now a sipdown. I’m going to miss these barley teas. I really love having a different flavor profile choice at night, with that rich barley flavor with a hint of fruit. I was certainly tasting the apricot this time, as well as the scent of apricots drifting through the room, which for some reason took me a while to realize was the tea. I really like these Lupicia barleys — I love the various fruits paired with the earthy barley. I really need to find other tea shops who sell barley teas like these…. It’s great to see Lupicia’s USA shop up and running, but I see a ton of teas currently missing… including all the barley teas. If anyone has any barley and doesn’t like it, we can swap some teas?
2019 Sipdowns: 46

Kawaii433

I love Barley too :D. Yeah, I noticed there are many teas missing, as well as their teaware. I hope with time, they will offer more too. I called them not long ago and asked about whether they have their Matcha Kirara in stock and they said yes, It’s not on their site so I”m hoping it’s just temporary incomplete.

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Hopefully they will add the others! I’m trying not to think of all my missing favorites. :D

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An unexpected gift from Mastress Alita :)

This is strange. I’ve had roasted barley tea before and don’t recall it being so similar to a weak coffee. The dry bag scent seems to carry more of the apricot than the liquor, where it blends ever so subtly with the roasted barley, lending it just a bit of brightness in flavor. I’ll be frank and say the smell and taste of this reminded me of my Yia-yia’s Folger’s coffee breath slurrrrp. It did bring back some memories of my early years. I enjoyed it enough but wouldn’t accommodate more. I could see some people really going for it, though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
Mastress Alita

I definitely get a strong coffee flavor from mugicha as well, which is actually what I like about it (I was a coffee drinker for decades before I switched to tea for the difference in caffeine intake). It plays with my head; it tastes like coffee but is a caffeine-free tisane that I can drink before bed, hahaha. I prefer it iced and will make big jars of it to take in water bottles. I am okay with the flavored ones I’ve tried (lychee being my favorite of those so far) but plain mugicha tends to stand on top for me. I still like the smell and taste of coffee even though I don’t really drink it anymore, I guess.

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Home – 9:30 PM

I have several pouches of these fruit-flavored barley teas from Lupicia. They’re a bit older now, but at the very least they’ll still be tasty plain barley teas.

I forgot how much I enjoy these teas, both hot and cold-brewed. This has a roasty flavor, but it’s not overpowering. There’s also a nice lingering sweet aftertaste. I can still taste a bit of apricot, and if I remember correctly, this one wasn’t very strong on the flavoring in the first place.

Yummy. I’ll have to try each of these cold-brewed as well to compare.

Flavors: Apricot, Coffee, Roasted Barley, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A Berry Frui-tea July! I was able to pick up several flavored mugicha from Lupicia during their last mottainai sale, and since the hot summer months is mugicha season in Japan, this seemed a great opportunity to try some of them. I already know I enjoy plain mugicha, but of the fruity flavors I grabbed during the sale (apricot, apple, plum, and lychee), I decided to start with apricot.

The teabags are slightly smaller than the Hida Mugicha style teabags I have, only making a half-quart, so I used two to cold steep a quart of mugicha overnight. I have to say, it does have a rather sweet apricot scent, but still has that roasted coffee aroma, as well.

The flavor is… interesting. I can still taste those deep roasted coffee notes, but there is a lighter fruity note to the tea. It’s interesting because they are flavors I wouldn’t really peg as going together, and I actually think in the case of mugicha, I prefer it plain. I don’t mind the sweetness the apricot notes bring to the cup, and it certainly isn’t bad… it just doesn’t really add anything, I suppose? The roasted barley is just such a strong flavor, and sort of has that coffee-like slightly bitter bite to it, that I guess the apricot feels out of place. I used to enjoy sugary, sweet flavored mocha coffees, and even so, this just seems an odd juxtaposition somehow. The result is something a bit bittersweet. I’ll still have no problems finishing this up this summer, and am still looking forward to trying the other flavors (maybe one of the others will work better?) but am fairly certain in the future I’ll just be sticking with plain mugicha.

Flavors: Apricot, Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Roasted, Stonefruit

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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