Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Licorice, Molasses, Pancake Syrup, Malt, Dark Chocolate, Honey
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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From Verdant Tea

For the first year ever, Li Xiaoping is excited to be making Dragonwell Black Tea! She uses the same delicate early buds as her famous green tea, hand-picked from the slopes of Shi Feng, raised on sweet mountain spring water and covered in high elevation mist to protect against sunlight. After light twisting and rolling, this sweet, rich and distinctly mineral-laden tea is then set out in bamboo baskets and loosely covered for ten to fifteen hours and allowed to oxidize in the afternoon heat. This oxidation process brings out savory malty flavors in Li Xiaoping’s Dragonwell that show the unique texture of the region in a completely different light.

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7 Tasting Notes

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12662 tasting notes

still undecided about this one. better with a longer steeps but still middle of the road for me i think.

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Sent as a sample in my order. This is a surprising tea – main note for me is toasty chocolate.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

Wow, Rellybob, welcome back! I haven’t seen you on here in a while! Looking forward to more reviews!

Rellybob

Thanks! Yes, it feels good to be back! I don’t know how often I will be posting but I’m hoping to post more.

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Hmm. The aroma of this tea out of the package was fairly appealing – a darkly, somewhat chocolate, a bit hay-y grassy profile. Reminiscent of Laoshan Black, but darker/more roasted, and more rough around the edges. The flavour, though, is not quite working for me. There’s almost a burning plasticky taste? It’s not present in the aroma of the brewed tea, which doesn’t have any misplaced notes. It’s really strange. A couple sips in, and I’m tasting less burning plastic, but I’m still having trouble identifying what I’m tasting, other than some roasted flavours. Very odd tea. I’m not sure what to make of it yet, so I guess I’ll review it again once I get to the second half of my sample packet. **This is the Spring 2019 harvest.

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Spring 2020 harvest.

This tea reminds me of why I need to drink black tea more often. Lots of luscious chocolatey goodness here. Rich dark chocolate aroma and flavor with a light malty sweetness. Most of the chocolate fades upon resteep yet still retains a nice honeyed flavor. Quite similar to Verdant’s standard Laoshan Black but with a little more depth.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Honey, Malt

Martin Bednář

What, a black dragonwell? But it sounds so tasty!

LuckyMe

Definitely, the name alone enticed me. It’s good but doesn’t quite match measure up to it’s greener sibling.

Martin Bednář

I never had fresh dragonwell, so I can’t tell; but this is certainly sometrhing I would give a try for sure.

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