Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tea Review: Lychee Noir

Octavia Tea: Lychee Noir Tea



Kirsten, Melody

Melody, let's try a new tea today.
Sure thing. What did you have in mind?
This lychee noir looks good.

Yes, it does. Smells good too.
Yum!
What is a lychee?
I read that it is a member of the soapberry. Usually found in southern China and other areas. It's very tasty.
Should make a great tasting tea.
If the flavor is as strong as the aroma.
I've put 2 teaspoons of leaves in the pot.
Oh, no! It fell over.
Scoop up the leaves and put them back in. I'll set the timer for 4 minutes.

Look at the leaves dance!
Nice!
What do you think? Agave or honey?
Let's try both. We each have a cup.
Done. Such a lovely color.
Oh, yeah!

Smells fabulous. I've sweetened with just a touch of agave. It's really good. The tea doesn't need much.

I agree. It tastes great. now try mine with the radish honey. Yummy!

Oh, I agree. This is very yummy. The lychee gives a unique kind of fruity, kind of floral side to the tea.


Radish Honey

Yes, radish. It doesn't taste anything like the root, but is a very nice honey
We found this at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Xyra's Notes

The Octavia Lychee Noir tea is a very nice, fruity, full-bodied black tea. I found that I did not like it as much cold as I did hot. The lychee becomes a bit perfumey. Personally, I do not lake that, but others may. I was able to resteep these leaves 2 more times and still had a nice strong cup of tea. The second and third time I used the radish honey and added milk. Each cup was lovely and creamy and very tasty!

Thank you for stopping.

Best wishes,



8 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I had chocolate covered lychee berries and I think I remember liking them. Where did you find this tea? Radish honey is intriguing, too!! I mentioned you on my blogoversay post today and added your blog link. I have some great giveaways going on, you should stop by. I always love your tea posts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Browsing the Octavia Tea website. The great thing about Octavia is they offer sample sizes, so you don't have to fully commit to a big tin right away. The links are green above.

      Thank you for the shout out. :)

      Delete
  2. Ooooh, looks good and sounds interesting. What is agave?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Izzy! Agave nectar or syrup is kind of like honey, but it comes from a succulant/cactus plant. It's more mild than honey in flavor.
      http://www.allaboutagave.com/
      Thank you for stopping and sharing.

      Delete