Wu Dong Chou Shi Dan Cong Oolong tea * Spring 2015

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Oolong Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This is a free sample from my recent order. I’m not a huge fan of Dancong. its tricky to brew even though im super careful. In addition, I do not like florals in my tea. it must be heat or...” Read full tasting note

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This is a new style of processing Dan Cong that shares some similarity to Anxi Tie Guan Yin. The tea is picked, and before it can wilt it is fried to start kill-green process in motion, the tea is then rolled briefly by hand and then put in a special dehydrator to stop the wilting process entirely. The result is a very green and very aromatic dan cong. The tea also has a very sweet taste, with some vegetal almost Tie Guan Yin like feeling.



High quality, hand-picked Spring 2015 leaves were used!


Area: Wu Dong mountain of Guangdong province

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This is a free sample from my recent order.

I’m not a huge fan of Dancong. its tricky to brew even though im super careful. In addition, I do not like florals in my tea. it must be heat or something but i woke up after late late nap with cravings for Dancong.

This tea is incredible. Fresh, green and not floral. The smell is intoxicating of freshness and nuttiness.
First steeps remind me green beens and young potatoes. savory delicious.
Later on it picked some spice and floral notes, but florals werent strong which is YAY in my case.

The tea was very refreshing, deliciously sweet. Thank you so much Scott for sending this sample my way. i would never pick it on my own.

To conclude, we should not drink only “comfortable teas”. we should try new ones, train our buds and perhaps discover new favorite.

Steeping parameters
5g 100ml porcelain gaiwan 195F
rinse/flash steeps/3/5/7sec

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Doug F

I like your conclusion. I almost never drink Oolongs, but maybe this tea will get me out of my comfort zone.

boychik

Doug F, that was my case. i drink pu, yancha and hongcha. but i think its like learning curve. we cannot get stuck in the same teas. it helps appreciate and pick up notes in sheng. this oolong is so weather appropriate. its more complex than green tea and it didnt get bitter. also i really like Taiwanese oolongs i picked from their new site Taiwan Sourcing. of course i only picked dark roasted ones for now ;) Delicious

Doug F

Yes, the new Taiwan site caught my eye. I know Yunnan Sourcing is known for their pu-erhs but I find their blacks and greens to be outstanding.

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