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Our Review
Fujian Province in China is known for many great teas. Ti Quan Yin, Lapsang, Dragon Pearl Jasmine, and YinZhen are just a few of them. This Chingwo Congou is less known, but it is a great tea. Along the northern border of Fujian are some regions that make great black teas: Panyang, Zheng He, and Chingwo. This top tea has a lovely unctous or buttery characteristic.
Dry Leaves Long and skinny black leaves with a slight curve.
Liquor A deep auburn liquor.
Aroma An elegant blend of dark and sweet fruit, toast, and hints of creaminess.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body A very fulfilling tea, you are glad you drank it.
Flavors This wonderful tea coats you mouth with delicious fruity and creamy flavors.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Top Chingwo Congou

This is a stellar black tea from northern Fujian Province. Chingwo is a neighboring town of Panyang, and makes a similar tea. This one has a great body and a lovely, slightly fruity, flavor.
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Product Name Qty
Top Chingwo Congou - loose 4 oz tin 32
Top Chingwo Congou - loose 1 lb bag 4
Top Chingwo Congou - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-165

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Top Chingwo Congou - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44478
Top Chingwo Congou - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 97017

Customer Reviews



Average Review:

Sadly, I was only able to afford the sample of this tea, which is enough for me to make two pots. The smell of the dried leaves hint of fruit, mainly berries. The dried leaves are small and black, much like the Hao Ya teas. I brewed mine for 5 minutes with boiling water like a traditional black. The liquor is a very dark, almost a dark plum color. The aroma hinted at a dark berry, maybe a deep red raspberry or possibly a blackberry. The flavor is has this berry essence to it as well. There is absolutely no bitterness or astringency to this tea.
This is not a cheap tea, but you definitely get what you pay for here. I’d be interested in purchasing a two ounce tin like the expensive oolongs so that I can afford to purchase this. I would gladly drink this tea every day, but that would be like eating lobster every day. This is a fine tea worthy of treating yourself to on special occasions, or sharing with those important people in your life!



Average Review:

I am a lover of black teas, naturally, no sugar. This tea is now in my top 2 of favorite teas. It is so smooth to drink, and you can't steep it too long. I know if you steep a lot of black teas to long they get bitter, but not this one. It is pure bliss!



Average Review:

To my admittedly unsophisticated palate, the taste of this tea is sublime -- unctuous and butter just as described.

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