The idea that a giant space cloud might taste of raspberry-flavored rum excited many (nevermind the lethal power of propyl cyanide), and now you can experience that flavor in tea.
Space Tea, made in Japan, is a blend of Assam and Ceylon tea with added ginger, peppermint, mallow, and other “fragrance” and promises to reproduce the scent of the universe we now associate with ethyl formate (not present in the tea). Twenty “space flavor” tea bags come in a simple, lunar-themed tin. For now the cosmic concept is only available for purchase in Japan, but Space Tea planner Masahiko Hakoda said in an e-mail that more variations of space-flavored tea are on the horizon.
—Regan Crisp is Fresh Cup’s associate editor. Photo courtesy Space Tea.