Lupicia Releases New Tea Blends Inspired by Studio Ghibli

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Known for their flavorful and beautifully packages teas, Lupicia is back with a special collaboration with one of Japan’s most famous animation studios.

The Donguri Kyowakoku Ghibli Store teamed up with the Japanese tea brand to produce limited-edition blends. These blends are based on scenes and characters from My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, two of Studio Ghibli’s most popular films.

The Totoro tea is a “Rooibos Dandelion” blend, consisting of green rooibos and corn, inspired by the gift of corn the character Mei gave her grandmother in the film. The tin container features an image of big, medium and small Totoro surrounded by cheerful yellow dandelions. The can also features the date “1988,” which was the year My Neighbor Totoro was released.

The Kiki’s Delivery Service tea is called “The Rose Garden,” and is a blend of vanilla-and-fruit-scented black tea with real rose petals. The can is decorated with the cats Jiji and Lily and text from a letter that Kiki wrote to her mother in the film.

In light of the holidays, Lupicia also features seasonal Christmas teas, including a Jingle Bells blend, a White Christmas blend and a Carol blend.

So if you’re not one for hot chocolate, then cozy up.

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