Lychee Black

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Black Fruit Blend
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “Had for afternoon tea with the husband today. This one was actually quite good! I was a little skeptical/meh about trying it because I was so bowled over by Butiki Lychee Oolong and because these...” Read full tasting note
    ifjuly 613 tasting notes
  • “*Doulton's Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts* _Act III scene 2_ "Let’s go hand in hand, not one before another." _The Comedy of Errors, Act V scene 1_ So _this_ is lychee! I do believe that...” Read full tasting note
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    Rabs 361 tasting notes
  • “I gave this one a whirl as I had a sample packet that I had purchased. Seeing as I can actually smell a bit again, this tea smells sweetly when dry. I don't exactly pick up on the lychee scent,...” Read full tasting note
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    QuiltGuppy 247 tasting notes
  • “The medium-dark liquor of this tea has a very light flavor. The tea itself has floral notes, while the lychee adds hints of plum and honey. Taste it first before adding sugar the first time you...” Read full tasting note
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    davidt 22 tasting notes

From American Tea Room

A Chinese black tea scented with the essence of sweet lychee tropical fruits. Highly aromatic with a honey-like taste.

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613 tasting notes

Had for afternoon tea with the husband today. This one was actually quite good! I was a little skeptical/meh about trying it because I was so bowled over by Butiki Lychee Oolong and because these days I almost always prefer fruit flavored teas to have a green or oolong base…but this was delicious, burst-juicy lychee much like the oolong one. Huh. Wonder if lychee’s just one of those magical flavors that goes like gangbusters with tea. Threw it on the list of “if you reorder from ATR, what are some options you’d be happy about stocking up on” teas. Yum.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

Butiki’s is that good eh? I don’t know why, but I kept passing it up when I’d order. I’ll make sure to get some next time.

VariaTEA

I considered getting a sample of this. I guess I did not make the right decision when I decided to forgo it :(

ifjuly

Fjellrev, to me the Butiki one is pretty much a lychee in a cup. I can’t fathom getting closer to the experience of peeling and eating them fresh over the sink without actually doing that, ha.

ifjuly

VariaTEA, it’s hard to know what to try with ATR ‘cause there’s so many and they can be quite hit or miss in a big way (at least for me)! They have some I adore, some I reeeeally don’t care for, and many that are just ok.

Fjellrev

Wow, you definitely sold me then! I haven’t had fresh lychees in ever, and now I want some haha.

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Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act III scene 2

“Let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.”
The Comedy of Errors, Act V scene 1

So this is lychee! I do believe that this has a part of some other teas in my recent past. I’m thinking that it was in one of the Golden Moon samplers — perhaps Sinharaja or Honey Pear? I couldn’t tell you what the tea base is with this blend since the lychee is so overpowering. It seems like the tea is merely here to be a vehicle for the fruit. With that said, it’s not a bad tea at all. It’s sweet, nectary and pleasant. But it’s not really remarkable.

Speaking of unremarkable(see what I did there?): could anyone tell me the basic plot of The Comedy of Errors or even a famous quotation? I had to look it up to gain a bit of information to know what it’s even about. There’s nothing wrong with this play, but it’s just not memorable. The plot features a double set of twins who were separated as children, and then become confused for one another as adults. Hijinks ensue. According to R. Martin and A. Tichenor (in their Reduced Shakespeare book, p. 68) “This play can actually be pretty funny — there are lots of opportunity for slapstick comedy. (Of course, MacBeth can be pretty funny if you put lots of slapstick in it. On its own? Not so much.)”

This might make a pretty good cold brewed iced tea, but I’m not really so excited to try it that I have to put an order in right now! It’s more like when I finally get around to trying out American Tea Room I will purchase another sample of this and try it iced. NE

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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Ewa

I know the basic plot of comedy of errors, but it’s DEFINITELY based on slapstick which is really hard to convey in text: “Then Bob slipped on a banana peel, then a piano fell on him. This was followed by an anvil. Once Bob stood up again, he was hit in the face with a cream pie.”

__Morgana__

Was there a spit take, too?

Rabs

LOL! Very good point. “Then Bob steps on a rake and the handle hits him in the head. He moans and shudders. Then Bob steps on another rake, etc.” ;)

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I gave this one a whirl as I had a sample packet that I had purchased. Seeing as I can actually smell a bit again, this tea smells sweetly when dry. I don’t exactly pick up on the lychee scent, more of an apple to me.

Once brewed, I still smell some of the fruity, sweet aroma, but it is diminished. I only brewed this one for 2 min @ 200. As for the taste, I don’t like strong black teas and very much dislike the vegetal taste some develop. It brewed up nicely. It is a sweet tea. I’m picking up on some of the honey-like tones that lychee fruit has. It doesn’t have that near citrus hint of flavor that real lychees have, but it’s close. It’s a nice tea and I think it’s well-balanced. I’m not so certain I would have liked it as much had I let it steep the recommended 5 minutes that the packet instructs.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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The medium-dark liquor of this tea has a very light flavor. The tea itself has floral notes, while the lychee adds hints of plum and honey. Taste it first before adding sugar the first time you brew this up, as it is quite sweet on its own.

The only thing that would make this cup better for me is if the actual tea flavor was a tad stronger in comparison to the lychee.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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