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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

    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

  • 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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  1. Rating
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    3 months ago

    Gorgeous Tea

    This is my favourite black tea and I can't get enough! I enjoy drinking this in the morning with and without milk and it's the perfect start to my day. The taste is complex and something I savour with every sip. It has the familiar maltiness and strength of the black tea I was used to drinking, with a beautiful fruity and floral twist that I can't get enough of. Perfect for black tea lovers that are looking for something a little different and more complex - I highly recommend!

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    Hi Morgan!

    Wow, high praise indeed. It's wonderful to hear how much you love the flavour of the Red Dragon purchased from JING!

    Warm regards,

    JING Customer Service Team
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    9 months ago

    Highly recommend

    Tried this tea as part of an afternoon tea in a 5* hotel. So glad I was able to find it again on the JING website. Love the layered flavours. Customer service pre-purchase was also great and they provided all the help I needed!
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    Hi Auri!

    Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear your experience with the customer service team, as well as the tea purchased has been greatly received!

    Warm regards,

    JING Customer Service Team
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    1 year ago

    Great Tea

    I have ordered this tea a number of times because it is excellent - very distinctive.
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    1 year 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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    2 years 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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    2 years 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.
  7. Rating
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    2 years ago

    Lovely tea

    Bought as a present, but my Dad really loves your red dragon tea. Great company, very quickly dispatched
  8. Rating
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    2 years 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.
  9. Rating
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    6 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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    7 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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