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About Panyang Congou

Loose-leaf black tea with long, wiry black leaves and a few golden tipsLoose-Leaf Panyong Golden Needle Black Tea from Tea Horse, Photo © Alex Zorach, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Panyang congou, also sometimes written panyong congou, is a style of black tea from South China. It has been described as similar to Keemun or Ceylon black tea. Panyang refers to Tanyang(坦洋), a village in Ningde(宁德) county of Fujian province, where the style originated.

Some tea labelled as panyang congou is tippy (rich in leaf buds) and golden in appearance, much like golden monkey or Yunnan gold. However, this tea is not necessarily rich in leaf buds, and can also be made out of larger, more mature leaves.

Some teas are both Panyang congou and golden monkey; these teas we classify in the golden monkey category.


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Panyang Congou from Harney and Sons

Style: Panyang Congou – Region: Fujian, China
Jun. 13th, 2016

This was the most disappointing pure tea I've ever tried from Harney & Sons.

Dry leaf not very aromatic, but the aroma is pleasant. The leaf is pretty, with fine wiry pieces, fairly finely broken...the faint aroma suggests spice and dried fruit, like fig or date.

The brewed cup is surprisingly lacking in aroma. ...

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73 / 100
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Panyong Golden Needle from Tea Horse

Style: Panyang Congou – Region: Fujian, China
Aug. 7th, 2013

I like this tea. It has a weird kind of aroma, but it's good overall. The flavor is strong, crisp, and not too bitter. I added cream and sugar. It's interesting that on the package it recommends adding cream and not milk, because I always add cream to my tea.

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87 / 100
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Panyong Golden Needle from Tea Horse

Style: Panyang Congou – Region: Fujian, China
Aug. 2nd, 2013

A wonderful, nuanced black tea with a mild flavor, and complex aroma, also creating nice sensations on the palate.

Dry leaf has a mild but very pleasing aroma suggestive of sweet dried fruit, but fresher and lighter smelling.

Upon brewing, this produces a very dark brown cup with a mellow aroma, yet exquisite fla...

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80 / 100
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Panyang Golden Tips from Harney and Sons

Style: Panyang Congou – Region: Fujian, China
Nov. 20th, 2012

Wiry leaf has a good amount of golden tip. I was surprised by the dark color of the liquor produced by these light golden leaves. The picture Harney provided looks a bit deceptive--I found it brews much darker.

Aroma is intensely cocoa-ey and chocolatey. Almost tastes like a cup of unsweetened cocoa. Reminiscent...

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87 / 100
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Aroma toasty and caramely, like the crust of a pastry. This tea is so reminiscent of pastry that if I close my eyes, I almost picture there being a baked good, rather than a cup of tea, in front of me.

Dark, rich, but with a pleasingly smooth flavor. Finish leaves a surprisingly lightness on the palate, and a fain...

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Panyong Golden Needle

Brand:Tea Horse
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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China Congou Panyang (Panyong)

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Panyang Congou Select

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Panyang Tippy Golden Needles Imperial

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Panyang Golden Tips

Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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