(Gongfu, 4.5g/100ml, 95-100C)Nice dry leaf appearance: consistent and large, smells VERY grape-y, with just a hint of roastedness. It is the other way around after rinsing the leaves. This is my first Dan Cong oolong, so I’m excited!
Early steeps: Ripe fruit up front with a hint of creaminess. This quickly gives way to a pleasant clean roastiness.
By 3rd steep, some pine notes emerge in the finish. I’m noticing an almost oily thickness coating the roof of my mouth too.
Steep 5: sweetness is coming out, but some astringency: like grapes with plenty of skin.
Steep 8+: it isn’t roastedness: its tartness now!
All in all, a good tea for those who like tart, fruity flavors. I can’t compare this to other Dan Cong oolongs but I’m excited to keep exploring!
Flavors: Grapes, Roasted, Tart