Black Dragon

Softly sweet cocoa, malt, hint of fruit.

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.

Lot Notes
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!

Tasting Notes
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. 

Brewing Suggestions
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.

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Hēi lóng 黑龙
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  • 3
    Black Dragon

    Posted by maureen berndt on 23rd Sep 2021

    Unfortunately, I find this tea unremarkable and very similar to other blacks. Not much depth of flavor that I can detect.

  • 5
    Black Dragon Tea

    Posted by Dee Johnston on 25th May 2021

    This is my all-time favorite tea. It is my go-to morning mellow moment! Not too floral but with a touch of sweetness. Just a delightful tea.

  • 5
    Another new favorite. Smooth

    Posted by Brian Rahm on 16th Feb 2021


  • 5

    Posted by Sergii Bogomaziuk on 17th Aug 2020

    Excellent tea. Love it! Will buy again.

  • 5

    Posted by Sergii Bogomaziuk on 2nd Jul 2020

    Excellent tea!!

  • 5
    Lovely black tea

    Posted by Kara Walsh on 22nd Mar 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Black Dragon Tea

    Posted by Dee Johnston on 30th Jan 2020

    This delightful tea is something I look forward to every morning. The description is accurate - aroma and taste are pleasant and heartwarming.

  • 4
    Black Dragon

    Posted by Tam on 23rd Dec 2019

    Aromatic, smooth & subtle. Great comforting flavor easy enjoy any time of day. Just lovely.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2019

    Loving this tea! Sweet, smooth, and delicious, both hot and iced.