I can’t believe this one wasn’t listed yet and I am the first one to review it!
This was a free sample provided by Russel Allyn of Harney and Sons. Thank you for sending this for me to try! This is one whose description has intrigued me for a long time. The only thing that held me back was that it is only available in sachets, and I prefer to buy loose leaf.
When I steeped this I thought the ginger was the predominant aroma, so much so that I wondered if I would like it. I like a bit of ginger, but not too much. The sip was different, though. While the ginger is plainly there, it didn’t bully me. It added a nice sweetness to the cup. I have had only one lychee flavored tea and that was also by H&S, and I remember thinking that it tastes like light rose scenting instead of fruit. (I tried the fruit once and it was ><. It tasted like bathroom cleaner to me. The brand I won’t use because it smells so bad. Like lychee fruit. Maybe I got a mutant one.). The H&S Lychee Black tea was so good I would consider keeping it on shelf as a floral black.
In this one, the ginger and lychee are running neck and neck in strength, with ginger maybe winning out a bit. This is leaving a sweet taste at the back of the mouth, sweetness at the end of the first sips, and a lingering heat on my tongue from the ginger…not a really strong heat, just an aftertaste.
I have never had Thai food, but I bet this is what it tastes like. Very nice to get to try this! Thank you!