I drank this tea about a year ago but lucky me i still had some tasting notes i wrote down
overall this tea is difficult, i assume like all dan congs are i’ve a few more but they all have their own difficulties.
I enjoyed this tea even though my parameters were bizarre i wanted to push it a little and see how bitter it could be.
Turns out, i managed to tease out a sweeter brew in the first few, very refreshing and has an expected level of complexity. It did turn tart like lemony, raspberry sweet mixed with sour kinda tart left a dry feeling kinda like a over brewed shui xian.
Later on the mouth feel and throat became more noticeable then the flavor, not gone but more of a backdrop a lingering sweetness came, after a reboil it regained its strong fruitiness and sweetness along with a stronger bitterness and astringency.
In the end i finished this after the 10th steeping, probably could have gone longer but back then i did not know much about oolongs.
I know there are different ways of brewing dan cong’s but this worked for me if anyone wants to try.
Also i increased the steeping time by about 10 seconds after the first few steeps and stayed at 30 seconds for the subsequent ones.