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drank Dan Cong by thepuriTea
46 tasting notes

The smell of these dry leaves is truly amazing. I make almost everyone who comes into my apartment smell them. It carries through to the brewed tea, which I can smell the moment I start pouring it out of my teapot!

I definitely get peach and apricot right away with this tea. I think I taste the nutty/cocoa taste the description mentions as it cools down, but I’m not sure. Mostly it’s just the fruit, which is lovely, but not as complex as I expected. I think I’m going to blame my water, though, because even run through a Brita filter it has a strong taste that tends to mess with my tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Thomas Smith

Sad about your water. Seems Dan Congs are affected as much or more than many greens by hardness and acidity of water.
As a rule, I approach this category with a mind to use about 1g per ounce of water (and often even more) with really short infusions.

mostlymexican

I’ll keep that in mind! I recently acquired 35 bottles of purified water (leftovers from someone else’s party), so I’ll get to try the Dan Cong again and see if it makes a difference.

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Thomas Smith

Sad about your water. Seems Dan Congs are affected as much or more than many greens by hardness and acidity of water.
As a rule, I approach this category with a mind to use about 1g per ounce of water (and often even more) with really short infusions.

mostlymexican

I’ll keep that in mind! I recently acquired 35 bottles of purified water (leftovers from someone else’s party), so I’ll get to try the Dan Cong again and see if it makes a difference.

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