I’m not the biggest fan of lychee, as I’ve never actually had the fruit, but with the sample sale, I figured I’d give this a try. The only lychee I’ve ever had was in tea flavoring, and this is definitely along those lines. The flavor is as lychee as anything I’d expect to find. The black tea itself is smaller and results in a light brew. I expected a darker brew with these smaller leaves, but the cup was honey colored with both steeps. I can’t really taste the black tea underneath all that lychee. What is especially nice, is after I take a sip, the flavor lingers until it leaves a strawberry type of flavor. Not a tea I would want to reach for a lot, but it’s nice to have a sample amount in stock.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep