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 (kŏng′gō, -go͞o)
A grade of Chinese black tea, obtained from the fifth and largest leaf gathered from a shoot tip of a tea plant.

[Amoy (Xiamen) kang hu (te), elaborately prepared (tea), corresponding to Mandarin gōngfu (chá), from gōngfu, worksmanship; see kung fu.]


(ˈkɒŋɡuː) or


(Cookery) a kind of black tea from China
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kong hu tē tea prepared with care]


(ˈkɒŋ gu)

a black tea from China.
[1715–25; < dial. Chinese (Xiamen), = Chinese gōngfū(-chá) literally, effort (tea)]
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Noun1.congou - black tea grown in Chinacongou - black tea grown in China    
black tea - fermented tea leaves
References in classic literature ?
The best are Lapsing Souchong, Assam Pekoe, rare Ankoe, Flowery Pekoe, Howqua's mixture, Scented Caper, Padral tea, black Congou, and green Twankey.
TIPWhy not try different teas such as Rose Congou, Violet or a fruit flavoured tea.
Next with an order was the banker, Samuel Lloyd, who picked up some Congou and green tea, as well as more of the fine coffee.
China Congou black leaf tea layered with pink rose petals for a mellow, sweet-tasting tea with a wonderfully perfumed aroma.
In the same manner, Grace Tea Company's Winey Keemun English Breakfast, Connoisseur Master Blend and Owner's Blend Premium Congou have a loyal following for decades.