Lychee Congou

Sweet, fragrant & delicious served iced or hot!

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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Lìzhī 荔枝
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  • 2
    Not What I Expected

    Posted by Benjamin Sawyer on 27th May 2021

    I knew it was supposed to have a sweet flavor. I didn't expect it to have a chemical sweetness on the nose and taste. There is even a chemical after taste that lingers. Not refreshing at all for me. I'm very disappointed. I won't buy this again. I probably can't return it either having opened the 1/4 pound bag.

  • 5
    Lichee Congou.....ICED!

    Posted by Meredith Sterling on 15th Aug 2019

    I had this iced tea at one of my favorite local spots here in Kansas City. Snapped a pic of it as it was the best iced tea I’d ever tasted! Now I can have it anytime I want at home! Thank you, more than I can say, thank you!!!!

  • 5
    So delish!

    Posted by Monica on 8th Dec 2018

    This is one of my favorite flavored black teas! Such great quality. Doesn’t taste artificial or perfumed at all like a lot of other brands of flavored teas.

  • 5
    A Very Ejoyable Tea

    Posted by Hunter on 29th Jun 2018

    An excellent tea to enjoy everyday over ice. Will be drinking this all summer long!

  • 4
    Delicious and naturally sweet.

    Posted by Kathryn on 26th May 2018

    We love this hot or iced. I only didn’t give it 5 stars because I wish it were organic.

  • 4
    Great for ice tea

    Posted by tony on 20th Feb 2017

    Has a nice naturally sweet taste and can be drunk without sweeteners. Doesn't finish well when served hot.

  • 5
    Wonderful lychee tea with hints of grape and rose.

    Posted by Blodeuyn at Steepster on 14th Dec 2015

    The hot infusion smells wonderfully of lychee with a delicate undertone of grapes and roses. White hot, the liquor has a dominate essence of lychee and a suggestion of sugary rose. As the cup cools, notes of hibiscus mingle with the lychee and the floral undertone is less pronounced. This tea lingers pleasantly on the palate and I think it would be wonderfull chilled.