Black Dragon Tea
Legends & Stories
A man with the nickname of Wulong, who accidentally stumbled across the processing of Oolong tea.
The 2 Brothers
A dog and a dragon, who are brothers, fight. The dragon wins, but is led to repent for killing his brother. Does so by turning himself into a tea tree.
Bao ZhongPing-Lin, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Possibly Si Ji or Qing Xin varietal.Sinensis. April - May 500 - 800 Lightly rolled.
Produced to imitate the famous Wen Shan Bao Zhong. A green Oolong.
Acidic, rich, green. Undergoes a very light 10-15% oxidation. ta Is very likely to have been hand-picked. With the uniquely long and mishapen leaves.
Tie Guan Yin, "Iron Goddess"Anxi County, Fujian Province, China.
Varietal is unconfirmed. Min Nan is a possibility as well.Sinensis. Tie Guan Yin. Unknown
Likely 300-600 meters.Unknown 20-20% Oxidation, sometimes roasted. Pickings are usually fully mature leaves.
Appears to be a strong division between the newer style and the older style. Newer Jade types of TGW originated in Taiwan and took root in the 1990s. Although "Jade" tends to denote a lack of roasting more than anything else.
TGW's can be harvested at any time of year; usually a spring, summer, or fall harvest.
Shui Xian, Narcissus (or Water Sprite, or Water Lily).Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China meters. Sinensis cv. Shui Xian. Spring (April - May) Hand picked, leafy. 35% - 45% Oxidation. Med-Light Charcoal roasting. Strip style (open twist).
The Shui Xian bush produces new growth at a very quick rate. Ideal for mass production. Very much a relative of Da Hong Pao. Depending on the exact method of roasting, some producers will allow the tea to rest for 2 years for the intense flavors to subside.
Taste. A sweet, buttery aroma, with a nutty flavor. Lightly bitter. Dry, long finish.
Tung Ting, "Frozen Summit"Tung Ting Mtn, Lugu Region of Nantou County, Taiwan Sinensis. Spring (unconfirmed) 600 - 800 3-4 leaves, occasional bud. By hand or machine. Bruised and tossed in bamboo baskets. 15-30% oxidation before firing (sometimes over coal).
Can be a greener Oolong or a roastier one depending on the exact processing. Some are oxidized more and roasted more.
Ali Shan Jin Xuan, Milky OolongAli Mountains, Taiwan 1,000 - 2,300 meters Sinensis. Jinxuan, or Qingxin. Spring bud and 3 leaves. light oxidation
More information on Ali Shan.
Gui Fei, Beauty Oolong, Honey Oolong, Concubine OolongiYunlin/Nantou County, Taiwan 800 meters (unconfirmed). unknown. Summer. unknown. ~40% Oxidation, tightly rolled.
Teas by Preparation
- ¼ - ½
- ▣ Most Pu'Erhs ▣ Jin Zhen
- ▣ Qi Hong Mao Feng (in Gaiwan) ⊡ Bi Luo Chun ⊡ Pu Tuo Fo Cha ⊡ Che Xahn ⊡ Mao Jian ⊡ Meng Ding Huang Ya ⊡ Tian Mu Long Zhu ⊡ Dian Lu Eshan ⊡ Liu'An Guapian ⊡ Long Jing Tiger Spring ⊡ _ Hua Cha ⊡ Jasmine Pearls ⊙ Bai Mu Dan ◬ Sencha ◬ Kamairicha ◬ Yamacha ◬ Tamaryokucha ◬ Kabusecha ◬ Kukicha ◬ Bancha ◬ Gyokuro ⊡ Rwandan Green ⊡ Hawaiian Green
- ⊡ Ancient Tree ⊡ Nok Cha ◬ Genmaicha ⊙ Yin Zhen ⊙ Ya Bao ⊙ Rwandan Silver Tips ⊞ Nearly every Oolong ▣ Hawaiian Black
- ⊡ Zhu Cha ◬ Houjicha ⊞ Shui Xian ▣ Darjeeling 1st Flush ▣ Assam CTC ▣ Nepal Illam Antu Dada ▣ Snow Mountain ▣ Ginger / Chrysanthemum / Mandarin Pu'Erh ▣ Liu Bao Hei Cha ▣ Pu'Erh Mao Cha ▯ Boston Tea Party ▯ Soba Cha ▯ Sakuranohacha
- ▣ Darjeeling 2nd Flush
- ▣ Darjeeling Himalayan ▣ Adam's Peak ▣ Nepal Kuwapani
- ▣ Qi Hong Mao Feng (in Baba) ⊞ Wulong ▣ Rwandan Black ▣ Nilgiri Shiva ▣ Assam ▣ Tiger River ▣ Kenyan Black ▣ Dian Hong ▣ Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong ▯ Aromatised
- ▣ Bohemian Breakfast
- ▯ Herbals
- ▯ Toreg
- ◬ Gyokuro
- ⊡ Bi Luo Chun ⊡ Pu Tuo Fo Cha ⊡ Che Xahn ⊡ Nok Cha ◬ Sencha ◬ Kamairicha ◬ Yamacha ◬ Tamaryokucha ◬ Kabusecha ⊡ Rwandan Green
- ⊡ Mao Jian ⊡ Meng Ding Huang Ya ◬ Kukicha ◬ Bancha ⊡ Hawaiian Green
- ⊡ Tian Mu Long Zhu ⊡ Dian Lu Eshan ⊙ Bai Mu Dan ⊙ Yin Zhen ⊙ Ya Bao ⊙ Rwandan Silver Tips ▯ Sakuranohacha ◬ Matcha
- ▣ Jin Zhen ⊡ Ancient Tree ⊡ Long Jing Tiger Spring ⊡ Liu'An Guapian ⊡ Lu Mu Dan / Flowering ⊡ _ Hua Cha ⊡ Jasmine Pearls ◬ Genmaicha
- ⊞ Nearly every Oolong ▣ Hawaiian Black ▣ Darjeeling 1st Flush ▣ Darjeeling 2nd Flush ▣ Nepal Illam Antu Dada
- ◬ Houjicha ▣ Qi Hong Mao Feng
- ⊡ Zhu Cha ⊞ Shui Xian ⊞ Wulong ▣ Assam CTC ▣ Snow Mountain ▣ Ginger / Chrysanthemum / Mandarin Pu'Erh ▣ Liu Bao Hei Cha ▣ Pu'Erh Mao Cha ▣ Darjeeling Himalayan ▣ Adam's Peak ▣ Nepal Kuwapani ▣ Rwandan Black ▣ Nilgiri Shiva ▣ Assam ▣ Tiger River ▣ Kenyan Black ▣ Dian Hong ▣ Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong ▣ Bohemian Breakfast ▣ Boston Tea Party ▣ Most Pu'Erhs ▯ Soba Cha ▯ Aromatised ▯ Herbals ▯ Toreg
Babelcarp a Chinese Tea Lexicon.