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Ahh, lychee. When I was little my parents used to get me little canned lychees from one of the many Asian grocery stores in NYC and I’d suck them down like candy. I’ve grown very fond of the taste, to the point where I’ll buy anything lychee flavored—of all the things I’ve tried, I think lychee ramune is my favorite though. Fizzy lychee, mmm. Of course this means I’ve tried quite a few lychee teas, though most of them tend to be straight lychee or add a floral element (like rose or jasmine) even though lychee is quite floral on its own. So I was intrigued by this blend—lychee peach?

I have a totally bizarre relationship with peach anything. I hate artificial peach flavoring, but when it comes to either real peach goodies or naturally peach flavored things I am totally convinced I’ll hate them… even though, every time, I really enjoy them! I don’t know why, my brain is just stuck on “you hate peach!” Which is blatantly not true, since there are about 10 peach teas in my cupboard. And oh man, I dream of blueberry peach pie. What a combo! Hint hint, someone needs to make a blueberry peach pie tea. With pie flavor included.

At first sip this blend is reminiscent of a lychee congou—strong(ish) black base, fresh and bright lychee flavor that fades into floral notes that fill your mouth. It’s not as heavily floral as other lychee teas I’ve tried, which is probably great for most people since I know quite a few who are not fans of floral blends. Then, at the very end, the peach comes in—subtly fruity, not full on “hey there I’m a peach tea!” There are definite apricot notes, and it’s more… summery-tasting than straight-up peach. It’s got a real juicy quality! Definitely one of my favorite lychee blends that I’ve tried, thanks to The Persimmon Tree for the opportunity to taste this gem!

momo

I have to try everything lychee I see too. That’s the way I got hooked on a local beer growler store, there was a tart lychee beer so I of course had to go get it. I wish more places had it as a frozen yogurt flavor too…wah too many places with too many dessert flavors now.

Alphakitty

Lychee beer?! I don’t even drink beer and I want some of that right now.

momo

Yes! omg if you can find it it is AMAZING. It’s actually a sour ale so it reminded me a lot of kombucha (but less vinegary) than beer. It’s called Tart Lychee and it’s made by New Belgium Brewing Company. I think they only sell 22 oz bottles of it outside of kegs, but they’re really jazzy looking: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/detail.aspx?id=0a608750-abe4-40ef-a6cc-374970691bce

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momo

I have to try everything lychee I see too. That’s the way I got hooked on a local beer growler store, there was a tart lychee beer so I of course had to go get it. I wish more places had it as a frozen yogurt flavor too…wah too many places with too many dessert flavors now.

Alphakitty

Lychee beer?! I don’t even drink beer and I want some of that right now.

momo

Yes! omg if you can find it it is AMAZING. It’s actually a sour ale so it reminded me a lot of kombucha (but less vinegary) than beer. It’s called Tart Lychee and it’s made by New Belgium Brewing Company. I think they only sell 22 oz bottles of it outside of kegs, but they’re really jazzy looking: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/detail.aspx?id=0a608750-abe4-40ef-a6cc-374970691bce

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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