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 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.
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!
"This is a great tea to try if you're looking to branch out into different fruit flavors!"
"This tea reminds me of the lychee-flavored hard candies available at our local Asian market."
"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!"
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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!