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Imperial Black Dragon Oolong

Size : 50g

TEA NOTES

  • Appearance : Golden yellow liquor.
  • Aroma : Milky, floral.
  • Flavour : Milky, buttery, creamy, sweet, grassy, floral(magnolia).
  • Mouthfeel : Thick, buttery, smooth, well-rounded liquor with velvety mouthfeel. Lingering creamy, sweet aftertaste.

BREWING GUIDANCE

  • 3-4g of tea per tea cup (200ml). Boil filtered water to 95°C. Steep for 30 seconds - 1 minute. 
  • Makes an excellent 2nd and 3rd brew (and 4th). Increase steep time with each brew.
  • Try infusing the leaf in small amounts of hot water with a high leaf to water ratio, and infusing many times rather than making one large pot. In this way you will uncover the best flavours.

Imperial Black Dragon Oolong

Throughout Chinese history, the best and most luxurious of teas have been given in tribute to the Chinese emperors. Oolong tea was one of these tribute teas and was invented during the 10th Century Song dynasty. During this time, the famous tea garden 'Beiyuan' in Fujian, produced a compressed tea cake with an imprint of the phoenix and a dragon. As loose leaf tea became more populra than compressed tea, the Beiyuan tea cake went out of fashion. It is said that the Beiyuan garden then began to produce a dark loose leaf tea which was the first version of Oolong. They name it 'Wu Long' (directly translates as 'Black Dragon'), inspired by the dragon on the tea cake and the dark colour of this new loose leaf tea. Through Chinese whispers, 'Wu Long' became 'Oolong' and a new tea category was born.

Black Dragon Oolong is a lightly oxidised jade oolong tea originating from the Alishan Mountain in Taiwan. At the elevation of 1500m above sea level, Alishan Mountain offers a mineral-rich soil and a cool, misty climate, which is ideal for the production of the best quality high mountain oolong teas, as the cooler temperature and limited exposure to the sun slow down the growth of tea plants and yield sweeter and tender tea leaves and buds.

Kiani Tea's Imperial Dragon Oolong is the perfect example of Taiwanese milk Oolong tea that offers natural sweetness with a milky and floral undertone. Authentic Taiwanese milk Oolong tea is made from Jin Xuan Cultivar, which has been developed in the 1980s and has now become one of the four main cultivars grown in Taiwan. Jin Xuan, literally meaning "Golden Lily" in Mandarin Chinese, when grown in ideal soil and climate condition, release a natural aromatic compound called "Lactone" during the processing, which gives the tea a distinctive milky and buttery flavour. Please be aware that this oolong tea is 100% naturally processed and no extra milky flavouring is added to enhance the milky flavour.