Shi Feng Dragonwell Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa, Licorice, Molasses, Pancake Syrup, Malt
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Caffeine
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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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...” Read full tasting note
  • “Revisited this tea after many months and the flavor seems to have changed. The cocoa and brown sugar notes are gone. It’s thicker, maltier, and has a musky flavor to it. Still quite drinkable...” Read full tasting note
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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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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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Revisited this tea after many months and the flavor seems to have changed. The cocoa and brown sugar notes are gone. It’s thicker, maltier, and has a musky flavor to it. Still quite drinkable but would be better blended with another black tea.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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