Little Litchi Raspberry

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Little Litchi Raspberry
September 18, 2011 | Author UTOPIATEA
Description

Sweet, grape-like litchi berries combined with red raspberries, and fruity Keemun (“Chinese famous black tea”) produce a brisk and sweet cup that is thoroughly satisfying. Black tea contains a large amount of antioxidant compounds called polyphenols that aid in fighting harmful diseases while protecting the body. Black tea is also known to strengthen the immune system, lower cholesterol, and protect teeth and bones. Small amounts of calcium, manganese, and potassium have also been found in black tea. This is one to enjoy hot or over ice!
Tea Weight

Little Litchi Raspberry loose tea comes in a 4oz pouch only.
Brewing Instructions

Water quality is essential when preparing the perfect cup of tea. Use bottled or filtered water for best results. Pour hot/boiled water (210 F) in your teacup or teapot and let it sit for 2 minutes then pour it out. The warming of the teacup or teapot will maintain the temperature creating the best tasting tea. Use one teaspoon of loose tea per cup of water or per 8 ounces. Pour boiled water over tea leaves and keep your teapot covered to maintain the heat. Infuse for 3-5 minutes. Over infusing will create a strong bitter taste. Add sugar according to taste. Enjoy your tea one sip at a time!

Iced Tea Instructions
Single Serving

A stronger brew of iced tea is required due to the melting of the ice, therefore we suggest you double the amount of loose tea that you would typically use for hot tea, per cup. (i.e. if you use one teaspoon of loose tea for hot tea, use two teaspoons of loose tea for iced tea) Brew tea as directed. If you would prefer your iced tea to be sweetened, add rock sugar (for best results) while the tea is steeping, opposed to adding it at the end. This will enhance the taste of the iced tea and the sugar will easily dissolve in the hot water. After the hot tea is brewed, immediately pour it into a glass or cup filled completely with ice. The instant cooling will keep the scent and flavor of the tea intact. Add cinnamon sticks as desired. Enjoy!

Large Serving

Bring one quart of water to a rolling boil. Remove the water from the heat and add 8-10 teaspoons of loose tea per quart (using a tea pot w/filter or tea bags will work just the same). Let this steep for 4-5 minutes or to your desired strength, then remove loose tea. If you would prefer your iced tea to be sweetened, add rock sugar (for best results) while the tea is steeping, opposed to adding it at the end. This will enhance the taste of the iced tea and the sugar will easily dissolve in the hot water. If you would like to serve immediately, pour over a glass or cup filled completely with ice. The instant cooling will keep the scent and flavor of the tea intact. If not, add an additional quart of cold water and let chill in the refrigerator (minimum 2 hrs). Add cinnamon sticks as desired. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Litchi berries, Keemun, hibiscus, pomegranate, raspberries, natural flavors.
Caffeine Level

High
Region

China

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Dry – this smells like the old Original Jolly Ranchers! NOT the lil bite-sized ones. YES!!! There’s a difference! LOL :)

Once infused – it smells like Pixie Sticks or Smarties!

It has a very dark brown color. The aroma is pleasant – NOT overdone.

The hibiscus is barely-there and I really appreciate this! THIS is the way to use the hibiscus on the assist! Other companies SHOULD take notice!!!!!

The Keemun is medium strength…semi-malty/a hint of smoke.

The Pom/Raspberry/Litchi combo is VERY nicely combined! The mesh well together for both hot and cold methods!

This is a wonderfully-flavored black! I’m VERY surprised and glad this turned out the way it did! Utopia did an EXCELLENT job with this one! Quite FAB, indeed!

I’m liking this one A LOT :)

Azzrian

Sounds amazing and so nice to hear a company using hibiscus correctly!

Lynne-tea

Yum! Jolly Ranchers are so delicious! It’s been so long too.. years.. maybe 10 years or more.

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Backlog:

My last backlog for this evening. (OK, ok, so it’s 3:41 in the morning. I’m a night owl.)

An interesting blend. I wasn’t too happy to find that there was hibiscus in this but it does OK in this blend … it’s not overdone, it’s just enough to enhance the berry tones but not so much that it comes off as syrupy or too tart.

The litchi and the raspberry are surprising buddies in this tea … I wouldn’t have thought to pair the two fruits together, but they work well together. The litchi doesn’t taste off (as sometimes it can) I think that the raspberry gives it balance.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/04/little-litchi-raspberry-black-tea-blend-from-utopia-tea/

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