I have made it to the last black tea in my cupboard! And as far as I know, I don’t have any black tea samples left to taste either.
This is a pretty tea, and yes, it is lychee — very strong lychee, a very singular lychee note — that I smell coming out of the tin.
The tea is a dark chestnut color, leaning toward mahogany. It smells like lychee, but also like something else. Something minerally. Rock like. Maybe a little like potato. For those synesthetes out there, if a malty yunnan smells gold, this smells silver.
There’s also a warmer note in there somewhere. Something coffee-like.
Flavor-wise this is better than I expected. I am not a huge lychee fan. I don’t dislike it, but it isn’t something I’d put in a favorite category. Still, done well it can be quite enjoyable for me.
This one is done really well. It’s probably the best lychee black tea I’ve had, though I haven’t had that many (oh Steepster, when will you let my search my notes based on flavor profile? Or based on rating? Or based on anything? I would so love a search function as the ordering functions are limited in their utility.)
If I was going to stock a lychee black tea in my permanent collection, this would be it. Say no more.
Flavors: Coffee, Lychee, Mineral, Potato, Wet Rocks