466 Tasting Notes
I have mixed feelings about lychee as the fruit itself. I like the flavor but not so much the texture. This tea solves that problem for me because it definitely has a punch of lychee flavor. I’m not tasting as much of the peach and other fruits, but I’ve been drinking a lot of peachy teas lately, so that might have something to do with it.
Anyway, I received this as part of my sampler from Persimmon Tree and I’m definitely thinking of buying more of it!
My go-to comfort tea. Growing up as a Korean American, I drank a lot of these teas when I started realizing I didn’t like coffee. My tea experience was pretty limited to this tea and a couple of others. Even after discovering tons of new teas recently (mostly thanks to Steepster!), this is a pantry staple.
I normally don’t like green teas as much because of that bitter taste, but I think the brown rice nicely hides that bitterness in this tea. I’ve had it hot & iced with nothing added and enjoyed it both ways.
The first time I brewed this, it was very bitter. However, I was more careful this time around, only steeping for about 3 minutes, which did the trick! The tea has a light fruity flavor that seemed to lean more toward melon to me.
After steeping a hot cuppa, I resteeped in my water bottle for a cold brew. I can’t decide if I like it better hot or cold. Both are great for this hot summer.