Kari’s Teaview Snapshot
|"Bold and spicy on the tongue... with the unmistakable feeling in the mouth and throat as if you had just drank a strawberry milkshake."|
I couldn't wait to try this tea after looking at the bright red peppercorns mixed with rosemary and black tea, all infused with a cherry flavor that somehow evokes strawberry when blended with milk. The sweet and sour flavors complimented perfectly. When tasted hot, the spiciness and fruity notes combined to provide a bold, intriguing flavor with just a hint of rosemary in the nose. I was so fascinated that I crushed one of the peppercorns in a mortar and was amazed at how much oil came out of what is, ostensibly, a dried spice. This explained the bold flavor. What was truly amazing, however, was when I added a touch of soy milk to the hot tea. It produced a smooth, almost thick feeling drink reminiscent of drinking a cherry flavored Nestle milk drink. A touch of honey in the soy-milked tea resulted in an amazing confluence of flavors that was bold and spicy on the tongue and yet left the unmistakable feeling in the mouth and throat as if you had just drank a strawberry milkshake. I know, this is not how tea is supposed to be, but it was a delicious experience. This tea is a unique, mysterious blend of flavors that I will be purchasing, and experimenting with, for a long time.
— 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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