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Black Tea

Red Dragon

Lychee, Ginger, Milk Chocolate From Ximeng Garden, Yunnan, China Crafted by Tea Maker Chen Qiguang

A unique and enticing black tea that was innovatively crafted using a Taiwanese oolong cultivar. The multi-layered infusion highlights flavours of lychee, raspberry and malt, with hints of milk chocolate in the finish.

 

"It's rich and complex and has all the hallmarks of a really great wine."

As featured on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live by Olly Smith

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    Red Dragon

    软枝红茶

    At a high altitude of 1,900m, the remote Ximeng garden is home to our Red Dragon, a black tea of extraordinary character. Grown in the fertile soils of ancient Chinese terroir, it has the characterful flavours of chocolate and malt that Yunnan black teas are renowned for – but with a twist. Ripe, tropical lychee and dark berry tartness come from the experimental use of a Taiwanese oolong cultivar. With such an enormous flavour range, drinking this tea is a uniquely wonderful experience.

    • Cultivar - Ruanzhi
    • Picked - Summer
    • Oxidisation level - 100%

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Large, twisted, matte black leaves with dusky golden tips.

    • Aroma

      Ripe and fruity, with blackberry tartness and malty depth.

    • In the Cup

      Deep, copper red infusion.

    • Taste

      Rich and syrupy, with notes of caramel, chocolate, lychee and black cherry.

    Origin

    At a high altitude of 1,900m, the remote Ximeng garden is home to our Red Dragon, a black tea of extraordinary character. Grown in the fertile soils of ancient Chinese terroir, it has the characterful flavours of chocolate and malt that Yunnan black teas are renowned for – but with a twist. Ripe, tropical lychee and dark berry tartness come from the experimental use of a Taiwanese oolong cultivar. With such an enormous flavour range, drinking this tea is a uniquely wonderful experience.
    • Cultivar - Ruanzhi
    • Picked - Summer
    • Oxidisation level - 100%

    Origin

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Large, twisted, matte black leaves with dusky golden tips.

    • Aroma

      Ripe and fruity, with blackberry tartness and malty depth.

    • In the Cup

      Deep, copper red infusion.

    • Taste

      Rich and syrupy, with notes of caramel, chocolate, lychee and black cherry.

    The perfect cup

    • Measure 4g or 3tsp per cup (250ml)
    • Heat water to 100°C
    • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
    • You can re-infuse this tea once

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      29 days ago

      A lovely tea. Very good (speedy) delivery service.

      Ordered tea. Very speedy and efficient delivery service the next day. Brilliant!
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      3 months ago

      A favourite

      This tea is a favourite of mine. I drink it as an everyday tea but the quality of the flavour, particularly the lychee, prevents me ever drinking it mindlessly or without appreciating it. I'd really recommend it.
      I've used it to soak fruit for baking purposes and it works nicely there too.
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      3 months ago

      A favourite

      This is a favourite of mine. I drink it as a daily tea but the flavour, particularly the lychee, always prevents me drinking it mindlessly. I'd really recommend it.
      I've also used it in baking and that's worked really well.
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      8 months ago

      Lovely tea

      Bought as a present, but my Dad really loves your red dragon tea. Great company, very quickly dispatched
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      11 months ago

      Full of flavour, perfect for breakfast indulgement

      A very enjoyable tea if you love Yunnan teas or like to get to know them. Delicious with or without milk.
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      4 years ago

      Full of taste

      Great everyday tea but not only.
      Would not hesitate to serve it to any tea enthusiast, layers of lingering taste, one of my favorites.
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      5 years ago

      What a great find. The most flavoursome ever

      Do not know the correct trems of the real tea world. I have been drinking quality teas for years and this is the one that suits me the best. It is a slightly sweet taste but lots of different flavours. Yet it has enougth earth to make it a black.
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