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Cool Chinese Coffee with a Lowcountry Twist

Lee Lees Drink
Lowcountry Yuanyang. Photo by Callie Crawford

Mae Jordan’s smile is as bright as the wall art at Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the general manager of the popular restaurant, and at any time you might see her greeting customers, running food, or mixing up beverages to quell the heat of Lee Lee’s scallion pancake.

But she brings ideas to the table as well, such as this take on a classic Hong Kong-style beverage that she found while researching Chinese culture.

“Typically just equal parts black tea and coffee with the addition of sweetened condensed milk, with this drink, we decided to bring it to the Lowcountry and use Charleston’s Tea Plantation Earl Grey Tea,” says Mae.

I’m having the scallion pancake, so I’ll take two please.

Lowcountry Yuanyang
from General Manager Mae Jordan Of Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen, Charleston, SC

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