Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tea for U & Me

Hello everyone ^_^
So recently I went to Mitsuwa Torrance and came across this tea shop called Lupicia. The shop had some very friendly employees and the display were really inviting. After sampling a tea (I forgot the name of it but I know it was infused with apricot... I think -_-') and smelling some of the tea they had to offer, I knew that I had to buy tea from them.

Most, if not all, of the tea Lupicia sells are available as loose leaf in 50g tins, loose leaf in 50g bags or in 10 pyramid tea bags. At the shop I bought me a bamboo whisk (Chasen) and bamboo scoop (Chashaku) for my matcha set. When I got home, I immediately went on their online site to check out all they have to offer. After browsing everything, I had a number of countless debate on what to buy. Eventually I decided what to get and proceeded to order.

So here are a few pictures of the items I bought. I will provide links to each item and to Lupicia site, FB and twitter for those that are interested. I will probably do another post when I have tasted each tea.

Lupicia Care Package

What I see upon opening the box

Lupicia Fresh Tea Magazine and sample
If you purchase over $30 on their site, you get a year subscription to their monthly Fresh Tea Magazine that includes a sample of their feature tea.

My sample is White Christmas

Everything out of the box

Wooden Gift Box
 So I bought 3 tin and decided to put them in a wooden gift box to make it more "presenting". It's $3.00 for the wooden box but why wouldn't you want it. It a very nice box.

Lupicia


Fits 3 tins nicely

First tin: Strawberry & Vanilla

Second tin: Momoko in limited edition tin

Third tin: Tokio
Inside the tin
What you get in the tin is the loose leaf 50g bag version of the tea

Forlife Bell Glass Teapot 14oz

Got mine in Mandarin

Time for some Matcha Au Lait

Forlife Japanese Tea Cup in Manadarin

Forlife

Forlife Q Teacup in White
 I bought this to use when drinking the matcha au lait :D

A box?!


Handy Cooler with Sky Blue Lid
 The Handy Cooler is available in a 1 liter(1000ml) or Half (600ml) size. There is also different color lids you can choose.



Closer look at the strainer of the Handy Cooler





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