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This one came to me from Cteresa. I like lychee as a fruit. They’re nommy, but alas, I don’t get them very often as they are a rare guest around here, and they’re expensive when they are here. But sometimes you luck out and can get a few hundred grams for a reasonable amount of money.

Consequently, lychee flavoured tea is something that appeals to me.

This one is bagged and I suddenly realise what people mean when they can taste paper. There’s a distinct paper-y note to this, but it’s not so bad that I can’t ignore it. It’s also closely up against the lychee flavour, so maybe it’s just a lychee aspect? The fruits have never tasted like paper to me, but a fruit and a fruit flavouring are not always exactly the same.

I find this does taste very lychee-y. It even has that slight astringency to it that the lychee fruits have, and this is significant because the base is a Chinese black and Chinese blacks are only very seldomly astringent.

This one is flavoured with lychee blossoms rather than actual fruit and it does have a flowery sort of note, but it’s not overwhelming.

I keep saying I don’t care for flower scented teas and then I come across one which is nice… When it’s fruit flowers, I just seem to get along with them better.

I’m going to continue to explore lychee flavoureds, I believe, I in fact ordered one just yesterday. (Yeah. Oops. Twice.)

cteresa

I love lychee flavoured black tea. Almost any kind (or maybe just been lucky I have not yet found a bad one).

Oh, paper note, I had not spotted that, but you might be right. Dunno, maybe it´s the lychees, maybe the envelope got to check. I also got their rose tea so I can compare those. I like these foil envelopes because I do think tea remains fresher within and second because they are my emergency thing, I usually have one of two packs in my handbag for emergencies (so I am never forced to drink Lipton).

And LOL about two new lychee teas, do review them for me please.

Angrboda

Well, one lychee tea, but two orders. I did actually attempt to get that raspberry and vanilla rooibos that you shared with me, but yumchaa’s site was acting up. Another time then. :( I went for Les Palais des Thes and Teavivre instead.

cteresa

Ah, good choices. I love lychee tea – it´s apparently one of the traditionally flavoured teas in china, and gosh there is such good reason for it. ( I think when it cames to tea of any kind, I tend to gravitate to loving best chinese tea)

About yumchaa, if you still mean to try yumchaa.com not yumchaa.co.uk, apparently they have some sort of problem at the .co.uk site which is OK in the mirror.

Angrboda

When I get around to it, I’ll shoot them a message about what happened. That day, though, I just couldn’t be bothered with that sort of thing. I didn’t know there were two sites. I assume shipping-wise it’ll be the same deal?

cteresa

yes, just the same, all in pounds, just some sort of tech problem which they can not solve on the .co.uk site but is fixed on the .com site. I am waiting to get some tea from theirs as well – all old favorites apart from a new one.

they are very nice at answering emails, you can even order straight by email, which was what i had been doing before. i think it is [email protected], though better check on site.

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cteresa

I love lychee flavoured black tea. Almost any kind (or maybe just been lucky I have not yet found a bad one).

Oh, paper note, I had not spotted that, but you might be right. Dunno, maybe it´s the lychees, maybe the envelope got to check. I also got their rose tea so I can compare those. I like these foil envelopes because I do think tea remains fresher within and second because they are my emergency thing, I usually have one of two packs in my handbag for emergencies (so I am never forced to drink Lipton).

And LOL about two new lychee teas, do review them for me please.

Angrboda

Well, one lychee tea, but two orders. I did actually attempt to get that raspberry and vanilla rooibos that you shared with me, but yumchaa’s site was acting up. Another time then. :( I went for Les Palais des Thes and Teavivre instead.

cteresa

Ah, good choices. I love lychee tea – it´s apparently one of the traditionally flavoured teas in china, and gosh there is such good reason for it. ( I think when it cames to tea of any kind, I tend to gravitate to loving best chinese tea)

About yumchaa, if you still mean to try yumchaa.com not yumchaa.co.uk, apparently they have some sort of problem at the .co.uk site which is OK in the mirror.

Angrboda

When I get around to it, I’ll shoot them a message about what happened. That day, though, I just couldn’t be bothered with that sort of thing. I didn’t know there were two sites. I assume shipping-wise it’ll be the same deal?

cteresa

yes, just the same, all in pounds, just some sort of tech problem which they can not solve on the .co.uk site but is fixed on the .com site. I am waiting to get some tea from theirs as well – all old favorites apart from a new one.

they are very nice at answering emails, you can even order straight by email, which was what i had been doing before. i think it is [email protected], though better check on site.

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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