Black Dragon

Flavors - softly sweet cocoa, hints of malt and fresh 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 comparatively thin for a black tea reflecting the Fujianese style of elegance in their black teas. A well-made Congou offers complex flavors of malt and sweetness. This style of black tea is excellent as a morning beverage and enjoyed during the day as a refreshing cup. This lot was harvested in early April 2019. Lot# 9.

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 - all satisfying. 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. The lot should age well as the flavors of the leaves deepen. 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 are large and rich in flavor, so it will steep multiple times. Milk and sugar can be used. Harvested in early April 2018

Brewing Suggestions
Three grams or a tablespoon of tea is our recommendation for 8-12 ounces of water. Water temperature should be about 195 - 205 degrees F. Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste.

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  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2019

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

  • 4
    Above average

    Posted by Marcus Lester on 13th May 2018

    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.

  • 3
    Not so flavorful

    Posted by Debora on 12th Feb 2018

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2016


  • 4

    Posted by Timothy Kiesel on 16th Sep 2016

    Grainy taste, amazing aroma.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2015

    Really awesome black tea. Great honey sweetness. Makes a good iced tea as well.