I finally was able to make my way to tea desire. Very much reminded me of Teavana or Davids tea.
The way Tea Desire lets you smell the teas, is they open the canister and then wave a fan over the tea towards you. I understand why they do this, so you are not sticking your face into the tea canister, but I found it very hard to get a sense of what the teas were like.
As most of you know, I like lychee teas. This one, although difficult to smell in store, did smell of lychee. I thought I would give it a try.
At home, my package of tea has barely any smell. It has been less than 24 hours since I purchased it in store. It smells mostly of black tea, possibly a Ceylon but unsure.
The tea tastes like a malty and somewhat yeasty black tea. It is moderately astringent. There is the slightest taste of floral lychee.
A little disappointed in the flavour. But I am going to play around with the parameters to see if I can get better flavour.