Lichee Black Tea

57
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3 ratings
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Brand:Foojoy
Style:Lychee Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 20, 2010

Commercial Description

Naturally Scented with Lichee Fruit

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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I have been keeping my eyes open for China Black Tea in the area, but with no luck. Foojoy's Lichee Black Tea is available, but I have been very hesitant about buying any type of "flavored" teas. In any case, I have tried a few cups of this type now.

My only other experience with lichee flavored teas is a lichee dancong wulong tea (loose leaf), which was excellent. However, the dancong wulongs are not flavored in any way, and are minor cultivars that retain idiosyncratic qualities such as a lichee or honey flavor. There are many such types.

In any case, this tea pours to a nice amber brown. The scent is quite strong, even reminding me of women who wear too much perfume. Not really bad, though, just very different from a typical scent of a Chinese tea. The taste is a little bitter and strong on the first few sips. After that, though, I found its qualities to be quite smooth, being both somewhat bitter and somewhat sweet. It is quite full bodied and opaque, which is a bit unusual for this type of tea. I would probably much prefer the China Black Tea, but this was really not bad at all, as a flavored tea.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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Pleasantly fruity, yet with a black tea that has some presence. The aroma suggests sweetness but this tea can get quite bitter. Not the most complex tea but it is well-balanced and enjoyable.

As with Foojoy's other teas, this one is unparalleled among teabag teas of this price. I recommend a brief (1-2 min.) infusion.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Foojoy teas are very nicely priced and always tasty. This tea has a strong lichee (lychee) sweet scent and flavor to it, and the black tea can be very bitter if steeped too long. I recommend pulling the teabag out before you think you need to, just to see if it has reached the right level of flavor for you. I prefer this tea with a small amount of sweetener and no milk or cream.

The box usually has black tea dust in it from the teabags, but the teabags were all intact in my boxes, and if it bothers you, you can always transfer the bags to another container. The teabags are not fancy, but I've never had one of them fail on me.

I recommend this tea to fans of lychee who like their black tea brewed strong and bitter.
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