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drank Lychee Congou by Simpson & Vail
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I really have too many types of lychee congou in my cupboard right now. Even though they are very similar and I really only need one, it’s like rose congou… I can’t help but try a company’s version in case they hold my new favorite. Not to mention I will often request them in swaps because I will probably like them. But I now have a boatload of Harney’s lychee congou, so I need to sipdown the others I have (smaller amounts) and be happy with the Harney until I run out of that one.

This is a pretty decent version. The base tea is nice and malty, smooth but not weak. It’s a light lychee flavor for sure, and I usually like a bit stronger lychee flavor, but it’s tasty nonetheless. I will definitely try this cold brew since I love lychee iced tea.

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