Home – 8:30 PM
The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 28
Finally it’s the weekend! This week has been absolutely awful at work, I’ve been dragging every night by the time I got home. So thank goodness that’s over! Plus I get to go visit my soon-to-be house tomorrow, and supposedly they’ve started the tile and countertops so that will be exciting to see.
I think I bought this tea at the Asian supermarket the last time I went for a restock, because why not? That being said, I’m not sure how on Earth I ended up with multiple lychee-flavored black teas. It’s not as if it’s a favorite flavor of mine or anything, yet somehow I have 3 or 4 different versions. (shrug)
The leaves looked rather small and flaky, so I shortened the steep to 2.5 minutes.
I’m actually quite (pleasantly) surprised by how mild the lychee flavoring is. Based on the smell of the dry leaf, I expected it to be much stronger. But it’s actually quite nicely balanced with the black tea. The base tea is strong enough to hold its own, and has some earthy notes. It’s a little bit brisk as well, but with only the tiniest hint of bitterness. The lychee is nice and light, juicy, and floral.
Overall, this is much better than I expected, especially for the price.
Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Floral, Lychee, Malt, Smooth