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Black Tea

Red Dragon Caddy

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 Caddy

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

    What to Look For

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

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Ripe and fruity, with blackberry tartness and malty depth.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    Deep, copper red infusion.

  • Taste

    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

    What to Look For

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

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Ripe and fruity, with blackberry tartness and malty depth.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    Deep, copper red infusion.

  • Taste

    Taste

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

The perfect cup

  • 5g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 100°C
  • Infuse tea for 4 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea once

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