"King of Duck Shit Aroma" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2020

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Hay, Honeydew, Toasted, Astringent, Bitter, Char, Honey, Mineral, Peach, Wood, Blood Orange, Cherry, Fruity, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetal
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Absurdity day Sipdown. It’s an oolong with a strange name. This was in a tea mail from Shae, thanks! Brewed this western style, the whole sample in half a pot. The first steep is roasty hay up...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Fruitier this time around with an extremely pleasant bitterness and very slight astringency. I’m getting blood orange notes and maybe pomegranate, though I don’t see these flavors mentioned in...” 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

https://yunnansourcing.com/products/king-of-duck-shit-aroma-dan-cong-oolong-tea

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3 Tasting Notes

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Absurdity day Sipdown. It’s an oolong with a strange name.
This was in a tea mail from Shae, thanks! Brewed this western style, the whole sample in half a pot. The first steep is roasty hay up front with a lingering fruity melon sweetness underneath. Its quite nice, and I had forgotten how lovely a Dan Cong can be. Second steep is a bit weaker, but becomes more floral as it sits and cools. I’m not sure I need this in my cupboard, but I’d be tempted to add it to an order.

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Honeydew, Toasted

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Fruitier this time around with an extremely pleasant bitterness and very slight astringency. I’m getting blood orange notes and maybe pomegranate, though I don’t see these flavors mentioned in other reviews. There’s a complexity to this that I’m enjoying. It even reminded me of mimosas at one point!

Flavors: Blood Orange, Cherry, Fruity, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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