Our "Black Dragon", a Congou, is made in the style of classic Fujian Province blacks. "Congou" is a name used in the tea trade for "gongfu" which means skill and patience, attributes needed to make a really good black. The leaves are mix of black and golden buds and playfully shaped in the Fujianese style. A well-made Congou offers complex flavors of malt and sweetness. This style of black tea is excellent as a morning beverage and to be enjoyed during the day as a refreshing cup. This lot was harvested in early April 2020. Lot# 2.
This lot was selected based on the fact it offers a rich and satisfying black tea taste. It offers a range of tastes and aromas. The lot is a good mix of leaf and bud with favorable effects on its flavor. The firing of the leaves was even handed, almost delicate - with the result of a freshness to its fragrance. This lot ages well with malty notes deeping with time. Note how you feel after drinking this tea!
Multi-layered in taste - ranging from softly sweet cocoa, to hints of malt and fresh fruit. Always refreshing, one will also enjoy its lingering, sweet finish. The aroma is crisp and clean. Leaves will steep multiple times. Milk and sugar can be used.
Three grams or a rounded teaspoon of leaf is our recommendation for 8 ounces of water. Water temperature should be about 195 - 205 degrees F. Steep for 2-2.5 minutes. Will yield multiple steeps.
Excellent tea. Love it! Will buy again.
Smooth, mellow, hints of malt. My go-to morning tea, and a subsequent full resteep to take in a thermos with me for the rest of the day. Quickly became one of my favorite teas.
This delightful tea is something I look forward to every morning. The description is accurate - aroma and taste are pleasant and heartwarming.
Aromatic, smooth & subtle. Great comforting flavor easy enjoy any time of day. Just lovely.
Loving this tea! Sweet, smooth, and delicious, both hot and iced.
More subtle than many blacks, I like the gentle sweetness and soft earthy quality of this tea. I brew the first cup for a minute or less, and later cups progressively longer. Brewing it like this, I do not find it bitter as some. I'll be getting this again.
This tea is a very light black tea, not fermented for long. I was expecting a more rich malt from the description and am disappointed.