2012 spring-mt-wudong-imperial-bai-ye-dancong-black-tea

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  • “One of my all time favorites. Very easy to drink and sure to appeal to almost any palate. Very high quality compared to other teas in its price range and above. Reminiscent of the taiwanese'dark...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Verrrry interesting :) Basically - it's a black tea made out of Dancong which is very obvious when you open the package - the fragrant smell of dancong tea is really strong. It is, however, veiled...” Read full tasting note
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This Dancong black tea is made by very skillful tea farmer from the Baiye tea trees with age around 80 years old, from Wudong mountain in Fenghuang town, Chaozhou city.

Smell from the dry leaves, it enjoys very honey & floral aroma; after brewing, the wild floral honey aroma comes out quickly to the nose; soft, delicate, sticky tea taste with no bitterness or astringency at all, with lingering after taste sweetness, smooth & deep throat feeling.

Tips: for all high mountain Wudong Dancong tea, it all enjoys very delicate tea liquid; after several repeated infusions, the tea leaves are still twisted and has not opened yet, which is a sign of tea from high mountain & made by skillful tea farmer.

Tea variety: around 80 years old Baiye variety

Harvest time: 2012 spring

Origin: Fengxi area, Mt. Wudong, Chaozhou, Guangdong province

Picking standard: two or three half-matured tea leaves

Shape: tight, lightly-twisted stick shape

Dried tea color: bloom dark brown with some red hue

Aroma: natural, fresh aroma with unique honey & floral fragrance

Tea soup color: bright red color with super transparency

Taste: delicate, soft & sticky tea liquid with long-lasting sweetness without any bitterness.

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One of my all time favorites. Very easy to drink and sure to appeal to almost any palate. Very high quality compared to other teas in its price range and above. Reminiscent of the taiwanese’dark pearl’ tea that I sampled about 6 months ago. http://www.palaisdesthes.com/en/taiwan-dark-pearl-2146.html

brewing parameters:
Grams: 5
Temp: 100 celcius.
Water: 100ml (approx) filtered.
Steep time: 2-15 seconds for first 6 infusions. 40secs-2min after 6th
infusion.
Vessel: standard competition tasting set.
Number of infusions: 10. First 7 had strong flavor.

Notes:
Dry leaf aroma: strong, deep, complex, rich honey floral.
Wet leaf and infusion aroma: same as dry leaf, with more sweetness, and
fruity-plum notes.
Texture: Sufficiently thick. Smooth. Silky around the 4th infusion.
Flavor: Same as aroma. Sweet, well rounded with seamless integration of
flavors. No astringency – easy to drink unsweetened even for non-tea
lovers.
Aftertaste: lingering floral aroma.
Body sensations: Seems gentle and soothing to the stomach.

By the 5th infusion, the flavor is plummy. subtle, yet distinct orchid
aroma rises to the nose seconds after each sip, much like the imperial
grade monkey king black.

Its no wonder that this black dancong is near the top of jkteashop’s hot sellers list. I quickly ordered another 50 grams to add to my premium stockpile, along with a few samples of other hot sellers. One thing I am learning about online tea shops is that it pays off to go for the most popular/highly rated. These are a safe bet and a great way to discover new gems.

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Verrrry interesting :) Basically – it’s a black tea made out of Dancong which is very obvious when you open the package – the fragrant smell of dancong tea is really strong. It is, however, veiled by roast notes which leaves you wondering “Is it a dancong tea, is it a black tea?”

First steep is more like a typical sweet dancong. Black’s notes are just that – notes. The more you steep however, the more flavour shifts towards black tea so I udnerstand why it’s listed as such.

One notable thing about this one – strong mouthfeel stays after you gulp it down. The one reminding of when you place the leaves in slightly wet gaiwain and the first smell is released. It’s probably the first tea that I can say has a fragrant mouthfeel. :)

Also, resteeps quite well. maybe 7-8 times before starting to become watery

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