Organic Lychee Black Tea

Sweet and fruity notes compliment this medium-bodied smooth black tea

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Lychee Black Tea
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Organic Lychee Black Tea


This beautifully sweet and fruity Fair Trade Certified organic tea is traditional to China. Often created by scenting black tea with lychee peels and/or blossoms, our loose leaf organic black tea is flavored with extract from the lychee fruit for maximum taste. Native to Asia, lychee is a small round pink fruit with a translucent white pulp known for its delicate floral and fruity fragrance and taste. For this blend, we use a traditional Chinese organic black tea as the base and add in a small amount of our Vietnamese organic black tea to create a light to medium-bodied, smooth cup; all the while making sure the sweet fruity notes of the lychee can shine through!

Ingredients: organic and Fair Trade Certified Chinese and Vietnamese black tea, organic osmanthus blossoms, organic safflowers, and natural lychee and tropical flavors

What are Flavored Teas?


Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend black teas to be steeped for 3 to 5 minutes in water heated to a full, rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Chelsea

    "This is a great tea to try if you're looking to branch out into different fruit flavors!"

  • Sarah

    "This tea reminds me of the lychee-flavored hard candies available at our local Asian market."

  • Aubrey

    "This tea is often used to make Asian Milk Tea (also known as Bubble Tea or Boba Tea). Check out our recipe for Boba Tea, and simply swap in this organic Lychee Black Tea as the tea base!"

Health Benefits


Like all true tea, black tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels. Black tea specifically has been found to regulate blood sugar in diabetics better than other types of tea, according to a study done by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information about the health benefits of black tea and other types of tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Favorite lychee tea

    Posted by Jill R on 7th Oct 2023

    Lychee tea is usually made with green tea, and often the flavors don't balance well. This black tea brings out the lychee flavor perfectly. The tea is also fantastic iced. I'm repurchasing it now and will continue to.

  • 4
    a sweet Asian treat

    Posted by Skye on 16th Nov 2022

    Growing up, I learned to associate lychee with Asian desserts and treats since it wasn't something I ever had in Western contexts. Since I'm not supposed to eat sweets anymore, I was really excited to try this tea as way to enjoy something sweet without impacting my blood glucose. I tasted a sample of this tea with a friend who had never had lychees before and she did not respond as positively to it as I did. She found it a little weird. Given that, I definitely think this is worth trying in a sample size first if you like fruity or sweet teas. For those who haven't tasted lychees, my friend thought that the closest fruit she could compare it to was apple. To me, I find lychee to be very perfumey and floral in flavor and when I suggested that it tasted like floral honey, she agreed with me. I'm planning on buying myself a full sized bag of this tea at some point in the near future but I don't think it's a tea I'll drink every day. I think this tea will be lovely to have in my collection of teas as a sweet treat when I'm craving the taste of lychees or want to treat a friend to a different tea.

  • 5
    Organic Lychee Black Tea

    Posted by Kevin Boies on 31st Oct 2022

    'ave got to tell youins at Arbor Tea that yournin' Organic Lychee Black Tea is dog-gone, dog-gone, don-gone, yeah dog-gone: in other words, the Organic Lychee Black Tea is really, really, really, good....

  • 5
    Worthy of a re-purchase!

    Posted by Angela on 30th Aug 2022

    This was one flavor I initially tried in a taster-size bag, but finished quickly! I ordered a regular size bag on my next purchase! It has a sweet smell and light flavor. It serves well both as a hot tea and iced (I chilled hot-steeped tea and it worked beautifully).

  • 3
    There isn't a lot of lychee flavor in this

    Posted by E H on 10th Mar 2022

    And it smells really artificial, like candy. It's a decent black tea with a touch of extra flavor, but I've definitely had better-flavored lychee teas before.

  • 5
    My favor Arbor blend

    Posted by Neerja on 25th Jul 2021

    This is the blend that converted me to fruit-flavored tea. It’s sweet but not overpowering; well-balanced and very tasty.

  • 5

    Posted by Fran on 28th Jan 2021

    Listen, this is one of the tastiest tea blends I have ever tried! This tea is packed with a full and fruity taste that I really enjoy. The quality of the tea blend is really good as well. It's also very beginner friendly.I have given a cup of this to a friend who isn't a tea drinker and they loved it. I totally recommend this to everyone, unless they're not a fan of a fruity taste.

  • 5
    good fruity tea without being fake and pretentious

    Posted by Bin on 24th Nov 2017

    this is how a fruity tea should taste like.fragrant but not missing tea base, and tea leaves are quite intact. it also reminds me lychee.Love to eat lychee when I was little. this tea also good for afternoon tea and pair well with butter cookies or savories. because it's organic and safe to drink.I need to order again very soon.

  • 5

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Nov 2016

    This is an unexpected taste! It's like black tea decorated with lychee fruit. It's not overpowering yet noticeable. I think it's a good dessert tea. Drinking it by itself without any snacks is satisfying. I really enjoy the lovely aftertaste lingering in my mouth. Give it a try if you want to have a good change up!

  • 4

    Posted by Kara on 29th Apr 2016

    This tea has a mild lychee flavor to it. Nice if you want a scant fruity aroma in the back of your throat. I like it but it doesn't "wow" me. Maybe I'm not a big enough fan of lychee to appreciate this tea.

  • 5
    So Good!

    Posted by Jonathan on 24th Feb 2015

    I'm in the middle of sampling 13 teas from Arbor, and this is the one that I keep wishing I had not already finished. It has the perfect amount of sweet accent for me. I've never had anything lychee before this, so it was a complete surprise to me! Every time I brewed a cup, I would save the leaves for a second cup. Definitely my favorite tea here at Arbor so far! (still have a few to go).

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014

    A lovely start to the morning! This tea is bold, fragrant and slightly sweet. A really unique tasting tea.

  • 5
    YOWZA! Super Addicting Fragrance

    Posted by Tom on 6th Sep 2014

    I have been experimenting with familiar as well as unfamiliar teas for roughly ten years now. The immeasurable abundance of different varieties, styles, and ways to prepare tea keep me exploring and learning new things about the precious plant we all love and respect here. Out of the countless number of teas I have tried in the past, only 3 stick out as my all time favorites and ORGANIC LYCHEE BLACK TEA is most definitely on that list. I have NEVER experienced such an intoxicating, invigorating and addictive smell/taste that this tea produces. Its a hands down, must try tea 100%!!! I sure hope this product ALWAYS stays in inventory!!!! ~Happy Sippin'

  • 4
    Definitely Lychee

    Posted by Ellie Lynne on 28th Jul 2014

    This tea will make your entire kitchen smell like lychee as you steep it. I had lychee jellies as a treat growing up, which is what made me pick this tea as a sample to try. While I really like lychee and I like black tea, this tea was a little too overwhelmingly lychee flavored for me and didn't quite tickle my fancy how I had hoped. That is nothing against the tea itself, the tea is beautiful and my friends really liked it, which is why I gave it 4 leaves. No reason to penalize a tea for my own personal dislike. If you are in love with lychee this is definitely the tea for you!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Mar 2014

    I totally loved the flavor! Tried it in a sample and coming back to buy more

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