I’m fond of yuzu, so following on from the yuzu posts of recent weeks, this is Lupicia Yuzu Green Tea.
It’s a yuzu flavoured green tea rather than one made from marmalade without tea leaf, like Muji Yuzu Tea.
Steeping 2.5 g of tea leaf in 200 ml of water at 80°C for 2 minutes, the tea is a translucent yellow colour with a fragrant yuzu nose. Served mellow notes of yuzu rind — something between the acidity of lemons, the zestiness of mandarins and the slight sharpness of grapefruits — comes through at the head of each sip before the vegetal notes of green tea emerge prominently towards the finish with a minor astringency lingering with subtle notes of yuzu in the aftertaste.
The notes of yuzu are stronger in the smell than in the taste. Yet yuzu and green tea are a perfect pairing, the former brightening the vegetal notes to create a refreshing tea easily paired with sweeter Asian desserts.
The bag of Lupicia Yuzu Green Tea contained 50 g. The tea originated in Japan and was purchased in Melbourne, Australia in 2014.