Review: Lupicia Sakurambo

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Thumbs up!"A sweet-and-sour cherry flavored black tea with hints of herbal and a unique-tasting sweetness about it. I loved it."
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lupicia-sakurambo1.gifLupicia's individual-sized tea bags are those higher-quality, pyramid-shaped (sort of) bags usually made out of biodegradable silk or some similar type of material. They seem to work quite well, and the tea contained within has so far been of the same quality you would expect with loose-leaf purchases. I mention the tea bags because I've sampled four Lupicia teas now, all of them in this tea-bag form, and I have a sneaking suspicion that they are somehow "sweetening" the tea while it brews. This may be a wholly incorrect theory, but it is odd to me that I am getting the same uniquely flavored "sweet" taste in all four of these varieties. I'm left to think that either they are including some sort of universal flavor-enhancer in all their blends, or that it is a byproduct of the tea bag. Either way, I should hasten to add that its not an unpleasant flavor - not by any means. In fact its quite nice. I'm just incredibly curious how it is that every blend I've tried so far has that exact same uniquely-flavored sweetness about it.

Anyway... this review is supposed to be about the Sakurabmo, so let's get to it!

Sakurambo is a blend of black tea flavored with cherry, rosemary and black peppercorns. I really had no idea what to expect from this blend, with its mix of tradition black teas along with fruits and herbal ingredients, not to mention the inclusion of what I imagined would be a spicy addition - the peppercorns. The result was incredibly tasty, with a nice sweet-and-sour cherry flavor backed up with some herbal hints and that je-ne-sais-quoi sweetness I refered to earlier. This is certainly a blend I would purchase again.

— To purchase Lupicia Sakurambo, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Lupicia Sakurambo”

  1. Lanora Says:

    Hi Stephen,

    Lupicia’s tea is infused with essential oils. There is absolutely “no” sugar in any of the tea, particularly the tea bags.

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