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Regarding fruity flavoured black teas, I got a weakness for lychee as a flavour. Seriously, just try it, it´s flowery, fruity, exhuberant and somehow it just goes so well with tea – beats earl grey all the time (lady grey is a different matter). Even the most humble lychee blends can make a cup which makes me go hmmm.

This is maybe the nicest lychee flavoured black tea I ever had. It´s bagged yes, not sure they even make loose tea, but the quality of the tea and flavour is awesome, and it´s tea bags in those hermetically sealed little tin foil packets – those envelopes do no miracle for bad tea, but when tea is good, it can be so much better than more oxidized loose tea leaves.

Just a note, blender description says lychee blossom flavour. I never ever saw a lychee blossom, and have no idea what it smells/tastes like. For other fruits the blossom and fruit usually taste and smell VERY different (orange blossom and fruit, for example), so I wonder if they made the blossom/fruit confusion, this to me tastes precisely like juicy sweet ripe lychees – the fruit.

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Ninavampi

Wow… I have to admit that until I read this I had never really thought about a lychee flower. So, I had to look it up! And wow… It is very interesting looking… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Litchi_chinensis_flowers_01.JPG) Of course, I still have no idea how it smells/tastes in comparison to actual lychee, but, this tea sounds great. I love lychee as well! : )

cteresa

Ah, how pretty! We still don´t know how it smells, but the tea is smelling like the fruit to me.

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Ninavampi

Wow… I have to admit that until I read this I had never really thought about a lychee flower. So, I had to look it up! And wow… It is very interesting looking… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Litchi_chinensis_flowers_01.JPG) Of course, I still have no idea how it smells/tastes in comparison to actual lychee, but, this tea sounds great. I love lychee as well! : )

cteresa

Ah, how pretty! We still don´t know how it smells, but the tea is smelling like the fruit to me.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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