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.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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