Flavouring teas with fruits or petals goes back a long time. Originating in China, this is a ‘Classical’ scented tea called Lizhi Hongcha in China. The scent of this tea is achieved by mixing the leaves with Lychee peels and flowers during the oxidising process. Apparently this Lizhi Hongcha dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Our Lychee Flavoured Black Tea uses a blend of fine Chinese and Indian leaves and Lychee extract. This medium strong tea is ideal for making a delicious, iced tea in the summer. We also blend this tea to make our very popular Plum and Lychee Green Mandarin Flavoured Black Tea. Use boiling water and steep for five minutes, obviously adapting this to suit your personal preferences.