What is Red Plum Tea (Black Dragon)?
Red Plum Tea, or Black Dragon Tea, is a tea that origins from a type of oolong tea from Wuyi Mountain, Fujian. It is introduced to Hangzhou in the late Qing Dynasty. By generations of tea farmers’ cultivation, it was eventually reformed into a type of black tea.
The name Red Plum comes from the special Plum Flower-like tea scent, and the name Black Dragon comes from the tea appearance that the tea leaves are black in color and shaped like small dragons.
Red Plum is the only famous Black tea in Zhejiang Province, it is made from the same tea leaves as Longjing No.43 and Longjing Qunti.
The tea was awarded the gold medal at the Panama International Food Fair in 1886. And in 1929’s West Lake Tea Expo it was nominated as one of the ten most famous Chinese teas.