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drank Dancong Aria by Adagio Teas
19 tasting notes

The first cup I had was amazing. It tasted so strong of lychee and honey with the lingering vegetal aftertaste so characteristic of many oolongs. It also had subtle floral notes I’ve had several types of Dan Congs before, so I was excited to see what the second cup would bring.

Much to my dismay, everything I tasted was largely lost the second time around, except a little sweetness with the vegetal aftertaste (which was, of course, significantly weaker). The third cup tasted like water.

I was very disappointed given how expensive Dan Cong Aria is — I’m glad I got only a sample. However, after reading the reviews on here, I’m thinking I should have added more tea. Perhaps Adagio is being conservative on this one.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I started drinking tea in February 2011, so I’d say I’m still pretty new to all this. What with all the flavors and health qualities of tea, I’ve fallen in love with the hobby!

My favorite teas are blacks from China’s Yunnan Province, but as I try more and more oolongs I notice that I’ve got a big taste for Wuyis and Dan Congs.

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