Was feeling bored of the teas in my regular rotation and decided to dig into my stash for something new. I chose this tea that had been sitting around for a few months and it turned out to be an excellent choice. This is a delicious dan cong with lots of fruitiness and a smooth as silk mouthfeel.
The name of this tea translates to “Apricot Flower Aroma” and is processed to mimic its namesake. I’ve never smelled an apricot flower, but I definitely tasted a subtle underlying tone of dried apricot. I also detected notes of cedar, saffron, a little spice, and some musk. The roast on this tea is light which produces a clear, yellow-green tinged liquor. It’s wonderfully smooth with a bright, crisp flavor and mouthfeel. I flashed steeped it for 7 infusions with boiling water and encountered almost no bitterness or astringency.
Flavors: Apricot, Cedar, Fruity, Wood