Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Our very special Lychee Tea is made from high quality Black tea leaves scented with tasty, tropical lychee. This fruit was once a favourite of Chinese Emperors, and now, it’ll certainly be your favourite, too; especially when infused with this wonderfully aromatic and unmistakably indulgent beverage. Choosing our Lychee Tea is choosing the best of the best when it comes to scented Black Tea. Not only will it bless your taste buds, but also your overall health.
Consuming any type of Black Tea be it scented or unscented offers the potential to improve your cardiovascular health, enhance your cognitive function, and boost your metabolism. Better still, Lychee Tea combines the fruity flavours of lychee with the malty characteristics of Black Tea. This is a match made in heaven, and can be enjoyed as a hot, steaming beverage, or a cool Iced Tea. So, why not embrace the unique flavours enjoyed by Royalty in ages past, Lychee Tea is fit for a King, or even an Emperor.
The term “Lychee” derives from the Chinese “Lee Chee”, meaning “donor of the joy of living”. We believe our Lychee Tea embodies just that. “Lychee” can also be spelt ‘litchi’, ‘liechee’, ‘liche’, ‘lizhi’ or ‘li zhi’, or ‘lichee’. The fruit used to scent this tea is the sole member of the genus, Litchi, and belongs to the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It grows in warm and temperate climates, as well as tropical and subtropical regions.
The tree itself is a perennial, rounded-stemmed fruit tree that can reach heights of up to 28 metres (91 feet). The Lychee fruit is a drube that is often between 3 and 5 centimetres in diameter. The pericarp (or, “skin”) of the fruit is thin and hard while the edible part is the white, translucent pulp inside. According to records, Lychee Trees have been cultivated in Southeast China for at least 40 centuries, particularly in the present-day Fujian and Guangdong Provinces.
According to a "Lychee Register" of the time, there were 16 cultivars in Guangdong by 1034 and 30 in Fujian by 1059. After many hundreds of years, large commercial industries were eventually developed in Taiwan, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Madagascar and South Africa. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we carefully select only the best Lychee to be found on the market. Our quality-assured Tea aims to please with every sip, and brings to life a tradition that’s been ongoing for countless generations.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Either lemon or honey make tasty additions. Alternatively, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company recommend this beverage best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Lychee Tea consists of a subtle flavour which is sweet, fruity, and slightly malty.
Colour in Cup: Orange liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: The health benefits obtained from lychee in this tea are minimal but the black tea leaves, on the other hand, are extremely beneficial. Enjoy Lychee for the taste, embrace Black Tea for the potential to improve your everyday way of life. Aside from the medicinal qualities referred to earlier, Lychee-scented loose leaf Black Tea can greatly improve oral health. According to a recent Swedish-US collaborative study, the Polyphenolic compounds present in Black Tea can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid. It can likewise affect the bacterial enzymes and prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening