Golden Dragon Black Tea, Lot 241

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Bread, Cinnamon, Honey, Pastries, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Oats, Stonefruit
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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We are honoured to be able to propose this exclusive selection of two black teas called Golden Dragon. Both of these black teas originate from our own area of Mingjian Township and are very good examples at how some younger tea producers are now charting new territories in tea making by using traditional methods and original Taiwanese cultivars to re-interpret these into new teas. This is one magnificent example of the kind. First, this is a high-quality hand-picked tea. Secondly,this it is a mixed-leaf tea, not a blend. A mixed-leaf tea mixes fresh leaves from different cultivars before the tea making process instead of after. This allows all the leaves to undergo the same transformation process enabling their distinctive characters to blend-into a more harmonious result. The right dosage of Jin Xuan and Si Ji Chun leaves was devised to give a smooth yet thick and refreshing tea that is incredibly easy to drink. There is nothing brash in this tea: a creamy oat cereal aroma and taste lingers on for many infusions. The Si Ji Chun strand will give hints of stone fruit freshness that makes it quite refreshing. And why is called Golden Dragon, you may ask? There is no clever marketing ploy here. It so happens that the maker’s name is Jin Long which means Golden Dragon. He is also a member of the family. And we will humbly add that he fully merits to have this magnificient tea bear his name!

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6073 tasting notes

Delicious. This is a tea I opened recently (within the last… 6 months, I believe?) after finding a stash of unopened TTC teas in one of my boxes. Oops, but also yay, because it was literally like receiving a tea order (I just wish there was more pouchong hidden away in there, but there was not).

I took too long to write about it, so can’t remember everything, but it has a honey sweetness (but not like a leafhopper tea), and a richness, though it’s not roasty/chocolatey like LB. More minerally, refined. Either way, it’s good, and I drank it quickly. Needed some good tea tonight after a very, very long day of a very, very fussy baby. Again…

Evol Ving Ness

I feel ya with the fussy baby. Though the baby belongs to my neighbours, I get to enjoy the fussiness too. Ugh!

At least you get to enjoy the sweetness of the experience in calmer moments.

Thank goodness for the balm of tea.


Ooh, I hope none of my neighbors are enjoying his fussiness while we do!

Yeah, tea is definitely one of the things keeping me sane! I typically only manage to drink it once he’s down for the night; my choice of tea probably directly correlates to the length of time it takes to get him sleeping!

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1379 tasting notes

For the comparison I’m really getting the stonefruits in this one. Very clearly. I prefer the Tippy.

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3718 tasting notes

So… I got my Taiwan Tea Crafts order yesterday. I was planning on waiting to try any of these teas until I had sipped down a few more teas from my cupboard, but I figured trying just one would be a lovely way to start the day, and Steepster chat agreed. I chose this one to try first because miss Ysaurella’s note makes it sound delicious, and I love strong honey notes. The leaves definitely have that creepy tree branch look – they’re very large and long and twisty in a way that looks gnarled. Their color is a deep brown that’s almost black with a hint of red. Dry scent is heavenly sweet and creamy honey with bread.

Mm, the steeped tea smells of sweet and rich honey with a touch of warm cinnamon. Yummy! This tea has a lovely thick and silky mouthfeel that makes it feel even more decadent. The sip opens with bread and a touch of hay, but almost immediately it transitions to tasting of sweet waffles with honey slathered over the top and just a sprinkle of cinnamon. The amazing honey flavor just lingers and lingers on the tongue, and the cinnamon stays as well. The two together are such a sweet, warm, and comforting combination. This is making me want stroopwafel! Curse you, Marzipan! :P

Flavors: Bread, Cinnamon, Honey, Pastries, Smooth, Sweet, Thick

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Oh yes, all of the YUMs! :3

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What is good with public holidays is that you can prepare a full teapot and drink it quietly without running behind a train, a bus or the people of the accountancy or IT service :)

And a nice point with Taiwan Tea Crafts is that their teas names contain the lot number , which reminds us that each year is different due to the harvest and tea like wine is by the way a little different.

This tea is a black tea, necessarily Taiwan . It has long , veryyyy veryyy long black dry brittle leaves and its odour is undergrowth and fresh mushroom. Let’s go , I’m following the package instructions because I am a good girl : I boil water and pour on the pretty leaves and let’s go for 3 minutes waiting . And it is long indeed when you are just dying to drink a cup of this tea !

The filter of my glass teapot annoys me , it is much too tight for the leaves to express themselves and unfold, it had to be designed by a guy who does not drink whole leaf tea … this is not possible otherwise. Fortunately after the second infusion the leaves managed to unfold.

This tea has a beautiful amber color.

The taste is completely different from the smell of this tea, it’s fun. It was a tea " disguised " . Honey and yellow fruits are the guests of honor here. There is an explosion of flavours in the mouth.

Taiwan Tea Crafts states that this tea is a blend of two original tea and a Jin Xuan Si Ji Chun. Unfortunately I am not savant enough to know all the specificities of these two teas but I’ll try to find out more.

This tea is absolutely delicious , it’s simple : I swallowed the contents of afull teapot just the time to write this note and I am exploring my second teapot . It resteeps perfectly.

Pics of the session with this tea are here :

Flavors: Honey, Oats, Stonefruit

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Cameron B.

Oh Ysaurella, how I love your notes! And what an adorable teacup and saucer you have.


+1 on the teacup! I love it too!


Ooh, I love your teapot.


thank you girls ! when you’ll come in Paris I’ll invite you to share a tea in my teapot and teacups :)

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