Black teas are fully fermented teas. During the fermentation process, the oxygen causes the leaves to turn from green to near black. Black tea is the ideal choice for people with sensitive stomach as the fermentation process of tea leaves removes tannins, substances that can cause slight discomfort in a sensitive stomach. Though some antioxidants are lost during fermentation, black teas still maintain significant antioxidant profiles and have been enjoyed for centuries for their rich, robust flavor. Much research has demonstrated that black tea contains unique phytochemicals that may be highly protective. This Lychee Black Tea has been imprinted with the sweet flavor and aroma of Lychee, the famous fruit of Southern China.*
Flavor: Pleasant fruit notes, mildly sweet, and earthy bottom flavor. Intoxicating aroma
Directions: Add the amount of botanicals per a recipe, as desired, or as directed by a health practitioner. The proper way of extracting botanicals depends on parts used. Flowers, fruits and leaves can usually be steeped or decocted (boiling over fire) while stems, barks and roots typically require decocting.
In a Desktop Botanical Garden™ Glass Tea & Elixir Maker, add 1 part botanical(s) and 5-8 parts water, steep or decoct for 5-20 minutes. You can boil water directly in the Elixir Maker. Repeat this process for 2nd or 3rd extraction until all active constituents have been extracted.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Lychee