"King of Duck Shit Aroma" Dan Cong Oolong Tea - Spring 2021

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
banana, Bread, Citrus Zest, Floral, Ginseng, Grapefruit, Malt, Olives, Plum
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Pretty decent dancong. I got this from my order from YS, and while I felt it was missing some things, it was overall a decent tea. It had a strong taste and aroma, but the taste felt empty, like it...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

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.

This offering is literally the “King of Duck Shit Aroma” Dan Cong. Strong taste and aroma… thick and sweet with notes of longan. Can be infused 10+ times! I have not tasted a better version of this tea than this one!

29 kilograms in total produced. Single family production!

Elevation: 850 meters

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103 tasting notes

Pretty decent dancong. I got this from my order from YS, and while I felt it was missing some things, it was overall a decent tea. It had a strong taste and aroma, but the taste felt empty, like it was missing something. Decent texture and finish, with a surprisingly semi-potent cha qi.

Flavors: banana, Bread, Citrus Zest, Floral, Ginseng, Grapefruit, Malt, Olives, Plum

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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