China Lichee Black Tea 1/2 lbs
- China Lichee Black Tea
- 1/2 lbs
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Browsing the local markets I spotted tins of tea in one small shop. I was relatively young at the time--only 39--and being rather uncultured I did not know anything about tea. Purely guessing I selected two tins each of Lichee Black and Jasmine to take back home with me.
When I returned home I put the tins in the cabinet and subsequently forgot them. Years passed and the tins were packed away during various job-related relocations. My wife then developed a love for fine tea and was therefor given my tins.
One afternoon soon after she asked me about the origin of the tins. I had to think for a while to remember when/where I had originally purchased it. Much to my surprise, I realized those tins were now 20 years old. Curious as to their condition I opened one of the tins of Lichee Black. The aroma was very clean and inviting. I therefore made myself a cup. The flavor of that cup of 20 year-old Lichee Black tea was the finest, most genteel I had ever had.
In the subsequent 2-3 years, we've grown to appreciate many varieties of tea. I continue to hoard my half-pound tin of Lichee Black tea and even after repeatedly opening the canister, the tea continues to stay fresh and aromatic, and incredibly smooth.
Having just returned this week from my 5th trip to China (Shanghai and Nanchang, this time) I went to good old Amazon to see if my Lichee Black is still commercially available. I am amazed and very pleased to see that it is.
You will not be disappointed with this variety of tea, whether you are a connoisseur or a novice.
Also something I thought was odd is that the tin has two lids. When you open one lid, there is a smaller opening on the inside with another lid in it. I had never seen this before, but I'm sure it makes it very air tight.
I decided we needed to have some of our own and bought this brand. At first, upon opening, I thought wow, it's really heavily perfumed, and thought maybe we wouldn't like it, but it brews a perfect pot of subtly sweet/flowery tea (I don't use a lot of the leaves and I brew for three minutes, served with milk). Haven't made it iced, yet, but I will.
I like that they double seal the container. While everybody else is cutting costs and packaging as cheaply as possible, this is a very nice bonus and will keep the tea flavorful for a long time, I think.
I use this for our "special" tea, don't drink it every day, because I don't want to become so used to it that it becomes ordinary.
This is a wonderful tea!
Recommended to anyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
of course as predicted arrived on time. i have been drinking tea for as long as i can remember. i like it strong and dark straight up or with a squeeze of lemon.Published 21 days ago by bucky fuller
This had a subtle lichee flavor which was better than the tea bag product. This is the product to buy if you like the lichee flavor.Published 3 months ago by Glenn Ginoza
This is a wonderful tea and a good value for any tea drinker who likes flavor and has a sweet tooth.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I use this tea to make Kombucha and everyone LOVES my kombucha!Published 13 months ago by Rena P. Crispin
I look forward to receiving my tea. It shows up promptly and is always top quality.Published 13 months ago by Cristina Moore-Stinson
So good!! Got here fast and in tact. Absolutely would purchase more tea.Published 16 months ago by Danielle Walker