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Try the Spicy Li Hing Lava: Teapresso Bar’s newest drink

Sweet and sour all in one!

Sponsored by Teapresso Bar

While you can always expect your favorite brewed-to-order teas and coffee drinks at Teapresso Bar, it’s always adding new and exciting drinks to the menu. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is with owner Steve Nguyen to make Teapresso’s newest drink: The Spicy Li Hing Lava! For those who love the combination of sweet and sour flavors, this drink is the one for you!

The drink is a play off of sweet and sour candy flavors from Mexico, but Teapresso is adding a local twist with some li hing — a local favorite! Nguyen describes it as a dessert and a drink in one cup.

“We localize it with a special li hing sauce,” says Nguyen. “It’s a little bit spicy. It’s homemade and our secret recipe.”

Don’t forget to try all of the exclusive HI Now drinks at any Teapresso Bar across the state! HI Now hosts Jobeth Devera and Kanoe Gibson, along with executive producer Chimaine Pouteau, created their own specialty drinks. The exclusive concoctions include Jobeth’s “Jojo Taro Coco,” Kanoe’s “K-Presso,” and Chimaine’s “Chi-Mango Passion.” Part of the proceeds from these drinks will go to help various nonprofit organizations, including the Hawaiian Humane Society, Susan G. Komen and the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

About Teapresso Bar:
Teapresso Bar was founded in 2014 by Steve Nguyen who had a vision of bringing healthier drink alternatives to Hawaii. The first location opened on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu and has since succeeded in positioning itself as a healthier alternative in the coffee and boba milk tea market. As of January 2019, there are currently 17 locations within the Hawaiian Islands. Also, in collaboration with ABC Stores, Teapresso drinks are served in ABC Stores on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai.

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