Hawaiian Black Dragon

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Drying, Papaya, Tea, Wood
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From up high on the Big Island, outside the town of Volcano is the Ohana Tea garden. This garden makes some of the best tea found in these 50 States. The tea plants came from the Wuyi Mountains in China. So the oolong characteristics come out. Ronald and Lisa have enriched the volcanic soil, tend the plants and made each batch of tea by hand. Please enjoy the fruits of their labor! It is great to have such a truly artisanal tea made in our country.

Hawaii’s best black tea.
Dry Leaves:
Big black curls with a bit of golden tips
Light brown
Light floral notes, a touch of citrus and just a bit of smoke to it
Like the aroma, light floral notes dominate
Caffeine Level:
Body: Light-bodiedº
Brewing Time:
Brewing Temp: 212º

About Harney & Sons View company

Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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1545 tasting notes

Okay, I’m ready to rate it. Given how much I paid for it and its terroir, this tea’s too weak. I like lighter blacks, but this one doesn’t have a lot going on and I feel like it lost flavor. It’s got more character in the dry leaf aroma before I brew it, and the leaves are gorgeous. Then when I go with shorter steeps, more leaf, I get a darker Bai Hao adjacent. When I use less leaves and brew it longer, I get a vaguely fruity black tea that’s flat.

I might change the rating when I figure it out. I’m disappointed anyway.

Flavors: Drying, Papaya, Tea, Wood


I feel like vendors should provide steeping instructions if their teas are hard to brew. I hope you’re able to find parameters that work.

Daylon R Thomas

Harney is usually good about it suggesting basics around western and gong fu. It’s a forgiving tea, but I have really be careful to get anything substantial out of it. Too bad the leaves are so beautiful and nice smelling.


It’s always disappointing when a beautiful tea doesn’t steep as expected.

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