Lychee Congou

Sweet, fragrant & delicious served iced or hot!
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Lìzhī 荔枝
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Loose leaf

A black leaf tea flavored with Lychee fruit. Lychee fruit is perhaps the most famous of fruits grown in South China.

Lot Notes. The black tea is from Guangdong Province. The black leaves are rich, flavoring is well-balanced, creating a full-bodied & sweet iced beverage.    

Tea Facts. Base tea is a black grown in Guangdong Province. Tea is flavored with the Lychee fruit taste. Lychee Congou is very popular served as an iced tea.  Lychee Congou liquor does not cloud when ice is added!

Tasting Notes. It is sweet, fragrant and quite delicious served either as an iced or hot beverage. The flavor is perfume like and pleasing. Naturally sweet, one will find notes of grape and perhaps rose. it can be served without sugar or sweeteners. Goes well with food and will refresh. 

Brewing Suggestions. Use water at a temperature of 195-205 degrees F. For a hot beverage, use a rounded teaspoon per 8 ouces of water.  Steep for 2.5-3 minutes and taste. For an iced beverage, use 1.2-1.4 ounces of leaf per gallon of water. Steep the leaves for 5 minutes in 8 ounces of water at a temerature of 195-205 F. Pour off the steeped brew into a larger vessel and add approximately one gallon of cold water. Pour over ice and enjoy!

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