Organic Lychee Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves, Lychee
Flavors
Cucumber, Melon, Soap
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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First blended a decade ago for the Mandarin Oriental Hotels, this tea is perfumed with a sweet and complex bouquet of lychee, which is prized for high polyphenols and an intense floral taste.

When it comes to tea, you consider yourself to be somewhat partial to original intent. In this vein, you sit down in the kitchen one day to try the neoclassical rendition of the Taiwanese – the ”muddling” method of hot fruit teas. Muddling a few lychee fruits, you add them to your teapot and pour the Organic Lychee Green over the fruits. Heading to your porch, you savour the sweet and exotically mellow taste, contentedly watching the world go by. Try this iced for rejuvenating summer afternoons.

The blending of fresh or dried fruit is a time-tested method of integrating flavours into tea. This particular blend incorporates lychee, a member of the soapberry family with a delicate whitish pulp and a perfume-like flavour. Native to China, it is now cultivated in many parts of the world.

This blend is especially wonderful as a delicate iced tea infusion. Best infused a shorter time than the quintessentially tannic yield of green teas – the Master Blender suggests steeping it for 45 seconds at 63°C (180°F). Also try it using the muddling method described above!

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Much like Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons, I’ve recently experienced the worst of the worst. Rest assured I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout Steepster. This tea came in a set purchased at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. The other two teas, Nutcracker and Mandarin Orange Blend, are great, but I hadn’t tried the third tea, Organic Lychee Green. In the bag, the scent is slightly floral, fruity, and familiar. I think to myself, it’ll brew a good cup. Don’t be fooled! It’s a trap! I smelt it again after I finished brewing it. It’s a scent from my past, but I can’t connect the dots. I take a sip. It’s barely palatable, and wafts of perfume permeated the air. I asked my brother to take a sip. He concludes, “It’s Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon Lotion.” The connection registers immediately. UGH! YES! Cucumber Melon was part of the middle school experience growing up in the ‘90s. And really, who wants to relive that period of angst and uncertainty through a cuppa? I sure don’t. Luckily, my boyfriend had consumed most of it, so we don’t have to buy this tea ever again. Worst. Tea. Ever.

Flavors: Cucumber, Melon, Soap

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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