Good, balanced Dancong with everything I want from this type of tea: the unique floral aroma as well as the sweet fruitiness, enough notes of various other things (spices, sweet potatoes, etc.) to make it complex enough to be interesting and constantly evolving, and the thick, creamy texture that’s probably half of what I love about Dancong (as well as sheng puerh). It’s quite sensitive to what tea to water ratio you use, a characteristic I took advantage of this time by using a smaller amount of tea and varying the amount of water I poured in my gaiwan. Unlike some other more affordable oolongs, it seemed to resteep forever as well. I got over 10 infusions from it today. I’m now out of Dancong, unfortunately. Not sure if I’ll reorder this or try something else first.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Herbs, Lemon, Peach, Spices, Sweet Potatoes

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I mostly drink roasted oolongs, Chinese black tea, Darjeeling, and occasionally sheng puerh, aged white tea, or Japanese green tea. Assam, Ceylon, etc., don’t interest me much, and I don’t like flavored tea except Earl Grey and chai.

I don’t think rating tea is very helpful when everyone rates on a different scale and looks for different things in tea, so I will probably never rate anything I review.

Aside from tea, I also like single origin coffee, wine, and craft beer. Other interests include listening to and making music, music-related electronics, sci-fi and fantasy, writing, and cooking.



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