Part of the soapberry family, lychee thrives in tropical and subtropical environments, especially throughout southeast Asia.
The lychee tree itself stands over 33-92 ft. while its fruits are about the same size as nectarines.
Once the coarse pink-red outer layer is pulled off, the translucent white lychee “meat” is exposed and ready to eat!
Its flavor is so delicate, sweet and refreshing that it was often served as a dessert for Chinese Imperial Court in ancient times.
Lychee is still consumed today in many different parts of Asia, both as food and as drink.
Try it with boba if you ever find it as an option!