High Mountain "Lao Cong Mi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2018

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Chicory, Chocolate, Dandelion, Grape Skin, Grapes, Lily, Lychee, Mineral, Orchid
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “I brewed this tea gong fu style as I do for most. Based off of the aroma of this tea – I had high hopes for this one. When steamed, the leaves take on a sweet aroma of grapes and lychee with a...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Mi Lan Xiang (aka Honey Orchid Aroma) Dan Cong is the most well-known Dan Cong style. This is a high mountain pluck from older trees (Lao Cong) growing at an altitude of 1250 meters.

This is a very lightly processed Dan Cong with a perfectly balanced roast to green ratio. This is achieved through several stages of low temperature charcoal roasting. The tea has a creamy natural milk taste that is countered by a bouquet of flowers and honey-like sweetness. This is an ultra-premium Dan Cong that will not disappoint even the pickiest Dan Cong aficionados!

April 2018 picking

Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province of China

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I brewed this tea gong fu style as I do for most.
Based off of the aroma of this tea – I had high hopes for this one. When steamed, the leaves take on a sweet aroma of grapes and lychee with a dark undertone of chocolate and chicory. These undertones become stronger when washed.
The liquor itself however is a mere shell of this strong scent. Perhaps I understeeped it, but the grape notes in the aroma only comes through as a grapeskin like flavour instead of the whole fruit present in the aroma. Additionally, the dark undertones lose the chocolate notes and only chicory and dandelion root flavours remain. However, a nice floral flavour does appear – resembling lily or orchid and coats the tongue.
It’s a good tea for sure – but not worth $1.65 per gram

Flavors: Chicory, Chocolate, Dandelion, Grape Skin, Grapes, Lily, Lychee, Mineral, Orchid

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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