A wonderful, wonderful dancong! I got this tea from my recent BLT order, and it really is a well-rounded dancong. Nice and complex aroma paired with a wonderful flavour full of complexity, really straddling the potent and delicate line quite nicely. A wonderful complexity and character of the tea, changing in characteristics between steeps, making for a unique session. Amazing orangey aftertaste with a decent finish, paired with a great steep longevity.
The main criticism I have of this tea is that it doesn’t have enough “shan yun” that is common in high quality dancongs. Don’t get me wrong, it’s there, but for the price tag, I expected more of it. The tea leaves were also slightly inconsistent in picking, and the liquor wasn’t the most inviting but decent when it comes to thickness. The texture was decent, but it could’ve brought slightly more to the table. Lastly, the buzzy cha-qi was present quite a bit, and there was a bit of a warming cha-qi, but they could’ve been a bit more potent.
Overall, a really good tea. I was looking for the ginger that is implied by the name, but it was only slightly present. Otherwise, beautiful tea which I think is worth it despite the steep price point.
Flavors: Citrus Zest, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Ginger, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Orange, Roasted, Spices, Sweet, Warm Grass, Tangerine, Tangy, Yuzu