Lie de Thé is one ink I was sure I was going to love. Like this ink will be forever married to my favorite pen kind of love. It didn't turn out that way. While Lie de Thé has great sketch behaviors (it washes well with an interesting color shift and leaves a sturdy, sepia line), it is a bit too saturated to be an solo act. It takes over the image. You see the color first, then the art. I think I'll try diluting it and see if that helps things. As is, it's not quite what I'm after.
Unfortunately, I find Lie de Thé to be downright ugly as a writing ink, but that is very subjective. Many, many people love this color, so you be the judge.
Written review on Rhodia Dotpad no. 16. Chocolate Cosmos sketch was done with Lie de Thé in a Stillman and Birn Gamma series book. The spectacular orange of the wash is dulled considerably by the compression on this forum's uploader, so you'll have to take my word for it. Care was taken to ensure color accuracy.
Edited by jasonchickerson, 01 February 2015 - 22:15.