Soleil Levant from Lupicia. . . . .

These Lupicia teabags are wrapped in the most adorably festive wrappers. Little animals partaking in in Christmas festivities adorn each bag and it is delightful.

What is not so delightful? The chemical sent of this Soleil Levant tea bag when I removed it from its packaging. Unfortunately that chemical scent carries over to the steeped tea as well.

Drinking the tea, I get a muscat flavor first and foremost from the white grapes. That mixes with a pithy citrus which ties in to a bitterness that underlies the whole sip.

I think this tea shows potential but using the suggested brewing parameters of steeping the bag for 1 min in 90C water may have burnt the green base. That would explain the bitterness.

As it is, I am not a fan of this cup but if I had more than just the one teabag I would try brewing this in lower temperature water to see if that brings out more of the flavor and less of the bitter.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:   Lupicia

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