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drank Dan Cong by thepuriTea
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My 200th tasting note!

Before bed last night I did a quick 2nd steep of the leaves (at 8 minutes, doubling the length of time for the first steep) and set it in the fridge to enjoy with lunch today.

The flavor of this steeping is lighter (as is the liquor) and more floral, but the apricot/fruit taste is also more prominent throughout the sip, instead of just in the after taste. Despite such a long steeping time, there was no bitterness whatsoever. In fact, it’s quite refreshing like this – I would love having it iced in the summer, for sure.

I love this oolong, hands down, and definitely want to try more Dan Cong varietals. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more
The DJBooth

Huzzah! on the bicentennial steep!

SimplyJenW

Congrats! Keep them coming!

Ninavampi

Yay!!! Congrats! 200 is a bunch! : )

Ninavampi

That means that you have drunk at the very very least, 200 cups of tea!

JoonSusanna

Thanks guys!

Krystal

I prefer Teavana’s Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong but that’s just me

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The DJBooth

Huzzah! on the bicentennial steep!

SimplyJenW

Congrats! Keep them coming!

Ninavampi

Yay!!! Congrats! 200 is a bunch! : )

Ninavampi

That means that you have drunk at the very very least, 200 cups of tea!

JoonSusanna

Thanks guys!

Krystal

I prefer Teavana’s Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong but that’s just me

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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