Lychee black tea is tea scented with fruity flavour from roasted lychee to make a scented tea. OUYANG’s lychee black tea used Keemun black tea as the tea base. The lychees are freshly harvested in May in Putian (Fujian), then dried by the local farmers.
Normally the dried lychees are transported to Qimen county(Anhui) by the end of May, afterwards the tea farmer roast the dried lychees and place them with black tea in alternating layers in a cellar for around one month. During this time, the black tea needs to be taken out and roasted 3 times, in order to dry the tea leaves and also keep the flavor inside.
Black tea has great medicinal value and keeps large amount of natural nutritious elements:
- Tea Polyphenols(which can only exist in tea plants): Help to slow the aging process, the outcome is 18 times better than vitamin E; reduce cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis; has significant anti-radiation effect; suppress inflammation
- Catechin: Restrain cardiovascular diseases (CVD); improve immune function, directly damage cancer cells
- Theine: decrease lactic acid and toxin in kidney, eliminate the fatigue; assist digestion and lose fat effectively
- Water-soluble Fluorine: Prevent calcium depletion; protect and strengthen teeth
- Vitamin C: scavenge free radicals, secrete antagonism stress hormones; prevent eye disease, protect and brighten eyes
Moreover, as a fermented tea, black tea could nourish the stomach (more effective with black sugar and ginger together) and build strong bones (more effective with lemon). Lychee can tonify spleen, activate blood circulation and improve the disease-resistant ability.
Especially applicable for the people:
- Who is lack of appetite, has digestion and stomach problems
- Who has comparatively colder body temperature(cold hands and feet), poor blood flow and dry/pale skin
- Who is apt to be tired, to have stomatitis or oral ulcer
As the old Chinese saying goes, 物极必反(wù jí bì fǎn)，Things will develop in the opposite direction when they become extreme. Tea has lots of healthy benefits when consumed in moderation — normally should be 5-7g per day.
More things to note:
- Women who are pregnant, in lactation, in menstrual circle or menopause shouldn’t drink too much tea, because tannic acid in tea might interfere with iron absorption, and theine might affect heart and kidney negatively due to its stimulating effect.
- Shouldn’t drink GREEN TEA before go to bed.
- Shouldn’t take medicine with tea.
- Shouldn’t drink cold and overnight tea.
- Shouldn’t drink GREEN/OOLONG TEA on an empty stomach.
- Calculus patients shouldn’t drink BLACK TEA.