drank Lychee (FS02) by Nothing But Tea
1328 tasting notes

Goodmorning Steepsterites.

You hardly even made any posts at all since I went to bed. What gives with that? Are you all outside melting in the heat and unable to drink tea? I am. Not outside mind, because it’s cooler in here. But other than that. Tea doesn’t go down easily at the moment. Shame I’m not a bigger fan of iced tea than I am. I’m super-ultra picky with that and really prefer it hot at all times. (My lemon oolong might work on ice though. Thought.)

This was not a random pick. I went deliberately for this one because I felt like trying it and it seemed like something that fit the heat and humidity (Oh my word, I’m drowning!). Lychee is something that I get very very rarely. I love them, but shops don’t often have them and when they do have them, it’s extremely rarely that they have them at a price I’m willing to pay. Very expensive stuff in Denmark.

Some of you have posted about lychee flavoured teas before and there was that russian blend from Samovar that had hints of lychee notes in it, and it made me really really REALLY want to try a lychee flavoured tea too. Thankfully, when I put in my NBT order, there it was.

Now I’m scared I won’t like it.

It’s smells very sweet and lychee-y! This bodes well, I think. I feel like I can also pick up a standard black underneath, but I couldn’t hazard a guess as to what the base might be like.

Flavour seems a bit thin. It might be something that could be helped with a changed leaf to water ratio, but as I mentioned before these samples are just exactly too big OR too small to make the tea in exactly the same way as I normally make tea. If I use the big pot, there’s too much water to the leaf amount. If I use the small pot there will either be way too many leaves for the amount of water or I get ridculously small and useless amount of leaves to save. 10g is a good size sample, but it don’t fit any of my pots.

Anyway, a bit thin in flavour, but it’s definitely lychee-y. It’s quite tropical and nice and tastes like the treat that lychee in fruit-form generally is. Especially on the swallow and the aftertaste. It reminds me a little of Adagio’s guananananabananananuave thing. The one that I only ever got a sample of becuase I had never heard of the fruit before and I was intrigued, but not particularly impressed.

Not sure about the base tea, though. I can pick up tea flavour easily enough, but I can’t get any closer than that.

This is really nice! I do believe I shall put it on the shopping list.


I blame sleep for not posting! ;-)


I am totally melting in the heat. Can’t even get up the energy to drag myself over to the shower to try and cool off

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I blame sleep for not posting! ;-)


I am totally melting in the heat. Can’t even get up the energy to drag myself over to the shower to try and cool off

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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