"King of Duck Shit Aroma" Dan Cong Spring 2018 (duplicate)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Flowers, Honey, Nuts, Perfume, Roasted, Sweet, Umami
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 6 oz / 175 ml

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  • “Based on the description I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I hoped this would be a nice blend between a milky and roasted flavour oolong. I was pleasantly surprised to find my hopes satisfied,...” Read full tasting note
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Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka Duck Shit Aroma) is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou village in the Phoenix Mountains outside of Chaozhou in Guangdong Province. The tea bushes from which our King of Duck Shit Aroma are more than 80 years old growing naturally!

It’s called “duck shit aroma” because in the Ping Keng Tou village area the soil has a somewhat yellow brown look to it and is unique to that area. With all teas the soil type is a key element in the tea’s taste. Villagers wanting to guard the uniqueness of their tea bushes told outsiders that the color and uniqueness of the soil in their village was due to copious amounts of duck shit and began to call the their Dan Cong “duck shit aroma”. True or not it’s an entertaining story which reveals why the tea has such a gross name.

The tea itself is lightly oxidized and the leaves are still mostly green in color. The brewed tea is highly aromatic with flower, honey and longan notes. The mouthfeel is delicate and soothing with a taste that perfectly balances sweet, bitter, and astringent notes, none of which are overpowering.

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Based on the description I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I hoped this would be a nice blend between a milky and roasted flavour oolong. I was pleasantly surprised to find my hopes satisfied, with a happy addition of extremely floral notes! This is truly a unique oolong, but I will say that it’s probably not for everyone. The flavour is very difficult to describe. I think this is up there with milky oolong for me.

Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Nuts, Perfume, Roasted, Sweet, Umami

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 6 OZ / 175 ML

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