Review: Mark T. Wendell Tea Company Lychee Congou

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Thumbs up!"One thing that I love about Mark T. Wendell's scented teas is the fact that one is able to enjoy the flavor of the tea leaves themselves. In this case, they impart a light spiciness along with a bracing astringency which I find the perfect counter to the sweetness of the lychee."
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markwendelllycheecongI wanted a jolt of caffeine to get me energized to run errands but I was also in the mood for fruitiness so I reached for my sample of Lychee Congou Tea. This tea is from Mark T. Wendell who has a wonderful website where you will find a search engine if you aren't quite sure where your selection will be found, a great write up on all of their teas and my favorite part, a wish list for all the wonderful teas that you find but aren't quite ready to purchase. I really appreciate the fact that you have the choice of getting your teas in an air tight canister or a lined paper bag for refills.

The leaves of my tea this morning range in color from a golden brown to a charcoal black and they give off the wonderful aroma of lychee nuts. I set them up to brew using boiling water and a steep time of 4 minutes.The resulting liquor is a deep golden brown and aroma of lychee nuts continues though it is fainter then when the leaves are dry.

The taste is definitely fruity with the lychee coming through loud and clear. This results in a naturally sweet taste so be wary if you like to add sweeteners to your teas. One thing that I love about Mark T. Wendell's scented teas is the fact that one is able to enjoy the flavor of the tea leaves themselves. In this case, they impart a light spiciness along with a bracing astringency which I find the perfect counter to the sweetness of the lychee.

This tea was perfect to satisfy my desire for fruitiness along with the caffeine to get me moving. The price is more then reasonable so this tea has made it onto my wish list for the next time I place an order at Mark T. Wendell.

Visit Mark T. Wendell Teas for more information on this tea and many more from their extensive product catalogue.

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