I got a sample of this tea from a teafriend I swapped with earlier this year. It was a really interesting and different hong than I’m used to. The flavor was very floral, especially in the first few steeps, with a bit of a malty finish. I was not at all ready for that floral flavor when drinking a hongcha, though it does make sense that the Dancong varietal would lend a floral flavor to the tea. It got a little bit yammy in the mid session as well. Pretty sweet. No astringency or unpleasantness.
Not sure it was really my style, but I’m glad to have tried it for sure!
Flavors: Floral, Malt, Yams