Saturday, July 10, 2010

Naivetea Lychee Oolong

Naivetea describes this tea as an Alishan oolong flavored with natural Lychee, a fruit native to China. I found this tea a little unusual in that it is the first fruit tea I’ve tried that didn’t have pieces of the fruit in the tea. The dried leaves were deep green in color and had an appearance one would expect from an Alishan. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 195 degree water for 3 minutes.

I’ve never had Lychee fruit so I cannot say whether or not the flavoring is authentic. Judging by the quality of their other infused oolongs I’m sure that it is. The tea was very sweet and intensely floral. The flavor lingered for a long time on my palate and in my nose. I actually found this selection a bit overwhelming. Towards the end of my cup it felt as though I was drinking perfume. I’m not big on floral teas so it just wasn’t my thing. I would probably recommend this tea to someone who does though.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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