Lychee Rose

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Black Fruit Blend
Chinese Black Tea, Lychee, Rose Petals
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 6 oz / 177 ml

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From Market Spice

“An exotic blend of aromatic Chinese black tea scented with Lychee peels as well as Rose Petals.”

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636 tasting notes

I received this tea in a “Mystery Swap” with Eva. Thank you!

I have been really leery of floral teas. I had a few in the beginning of my tea drinking that just make my mouth hurt from the over powering perfume-y taste. So this tea had me scared, but while I was trying rose teas I thought I might as well give this a go. I was pleasantly surprised. This was nice and very well balanced with the black tea base. I have not had a lychee tea yet. I think I could pick up on this taste separate from the rose but was not 100% sure. I will enjoy the rest of the sample and this tea has opened my mind to lychee and rose. Thank you Eva for expanding my horizon.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

It definitely seems to have more of a rose then lychee flavor. I’m glad I could offer something new!

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2/10/14 Sample from TeaTiff! 1.8g/6oz/200F/3min. Very light cup with a nice rose/lychee fragrance. I wish I could have leafed this more heavily – I can tell I would love this brewed more strongly. The lychee and rose play well together.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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1023 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping TTB (round 5)

Maybe I shouldn’t say this… but, I am quite confident I know how to recreate this with 99% accuracy because this seems to be the same lychee black tea that comes in bulk… let’s just pretend I didn’t say that.

I found it odd to pair rose with lychee, but this was pleasant. Not amazing and not bad, ideally I would drink this while I had some sort of bread item.

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It can be a bit ambiguous with the dominant lychee scent, but you can definitely taste rose more prominently than the other. Lychee is there, faint, but still there.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This is the first tea I’m trying from the Tea & Cards TTB! (Which I will call T&C TTB in future tasting notes). I went through all the teas yesterday and created a little “to try” pile. This one just happened to be on top of the pile when I was reaching for tea today. As it was steeping up, it did seem a bit perfume-y from the rose petals, which made me a bit nervous. Thankfully, the tea itself was not too perfume-y for my enjoyment. I think when the tea was hot, the rose flavor was more prominent with bits of fruitiness from the lychee. As the cup cooled down, I actually think that the juicy lychee flavor started taking over with rose taking a backseat. It’s been a very interesting cup to taste. I think I prefer it with the lychee flavor up front. I may have to set some aside to cold brew with later. Off to a good start with this TTB!

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615 tasting notes

Rose and lychee are two things that play together better than I could have imagined.

I typically like lychee when it’s a perfectly balanced fruity floral flavor, but the rose here really emphasises the floral qualities of the lychee, while not being super potent (but certainly present) itself. The result is a delicately perfumed but not overwhelming cup that I enjoyed quite a bit and could see filling a lychee or a floral tea fix. Everything is in balance and even the base is present in the cup, which is sometimes a miss is floral teas.

Thanks for the sample Eva!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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