One of the worst aged Dancong’s I have had. Its bitter in the bad way, slightly sickly floral and that is about it.
Mid-90's Aged Feng Huang DanCong
Location: WuDong, Feng Huang county, Guang Dong
Description: Indeed a rare treat for devoted dancong lovers and tea connoisseurs alike! Produced in mid 90’s and always stored in feng huang county, this aged dancong has been carefully looked after by the same producer.
The dry leaves are slender and long, and surprisingly complete for an aged tea. I appreciate the tender care it has been given. The color is black or dark brown.
The liquor has a delightful light amber color, and an excellent clarity. I was a bit wordless when I took the first sniff of its aroma: very interesting plum-like hearty acid feeling decorated the dancong’s unique and rich floral fragrance. A whiff of coolness, very soothing and clean, no roasted smell at all. On the other hand, it is kind of familiar to me… oh, it reminded me of our 70’s aged bao zhong! The pleasant fruity scent was presented in every cup.
Taste honestly reflects the impression of its aroma: tasty fruitiness that was very soothing and quenching, with an elegant and refined texture. But be warned: this is a strong tea! If fact, my first brewing was so intense that I have to adjust the amount of tea leaves to get the best balance of it. Extra lingering capacity! This is a tea that you can tune to be like a sweet-heart with very charming and soothing aroma, or tune to a robust energy drink.