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Reading the other note on this was interesting.

This was excellent. It was a Dan Cong that was much greener than I expected, but it was INCREDIBLY savory and sweet for a dan cong. I got the butterscotch notes, honeysuckle, honey for sure, lots of guava and orange, orchids, green beans, coriander, and some sublte spiciness with the general roast. This was all Gong Fu, starting with 20 seconds and adding 10 seconds more, 20, 30, and so on until a last Grandpa brew to soak out every aroma and flavor.

It’s a glamorized and expensive Dan Cong for sure, but man was it sweet. I’d rate it a 95 in terms of taste, but a 75 in terms of price. It is worth a pretty penny and I would savor it, but I think it is a little more expensive than what I would pay for….though you can bet your hind end I would drink it. Mega snobs who love Dan Congs, this is yours, and if it does not meet your standards, then you my friend have a very experienced and particular palette.

eastkyteaguy

I nearly bought this one, but couldn’t justify spending any more money on tea.

Daylon R Thomas

I’m glad I got a sample of it on sale.

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eastkyteaguy

I nearly bought this one, but couldn’t justify spending any more money on tea.

Daylon R Thomas

I’m glad I got a sample of it on sale.

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I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii with a dominant Eastern Asian influence. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

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