Lychee Black Tea
This tea sat neglected at the back of a modern gentleman’s cupboard for more than 1.5 years. Purchasing Golden Sail’s lychee black tea primarily for its packaging, a modern gentleman believed he would not drink it for all the (other) tea in China because the smell of the loose leaves was overpowering and unappealing.
He had brewed a cup once and found it too strong and acrid. He vowed never to drink it again.
Then, quite unexpectedly, he ran out of alternatives. Desperate, he thought: Perhaps it was the method of brewing and not the tea itself that made it so distasteful.
The result was delicious and quite possibly his new favorite caffeinated hot beverage.