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2009 Ya Shi Phoenix Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “I'm really enjoying this one in my tiny yixing or late evenings at work. The tea is mellow, floral, a little spicy, and I cannot begin to think how it could have inspired someone to think of duck...” Read full tasting note
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Ya Shi has a not so pretty name, Duck Waste Aroma. However the aroma is nothing like its name. It’s one of the most beautiful aroma of Dan Congs. Delicate yet mesmerizing, reminds me of cattleya orchid fragrance. Smooth and sweet. This is a mother tree of dark leaf varietal. Very nice! So far it’s one of the favorites at our Sunday tea tasting.

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I’m really enjoying this one in my tiny yixing or late evenings at work. The tea is mellow, floral, a little spicy, and I cannot begin to think how it could have inspired someone to think of duck poop as they prepared or drank it. It’s just too nice a dan cong!

Checking the now fully hydrated leaves (at infusion 8 or 10 or so), it looks like I put in enough leaf to fill the pot halfway when fully expanded. I’ve tried this one with denser packing and that risks a degree of bitterness that I do not enjoy, so I go more dilute for full enjoyment.

Edit to add: I forgot to mention fruity! the late infusions, when it is closing in on ‘sweet water’, still retain a delightful peachiness. If this is duck poop, the duck is laying golden peaches instead of eggs.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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