Wow I’m in love this tea… I can get quite a few resteeps and the taste I can’t describe it but it kinda reminds me of Silver Needle a bit.
“I liked this at the parameters I used initially, the ones recommended by *thepuriTea*. But *Teavana's* steep parameters are slightly different, so I thought I'd give it a try just as an...” Read full tasting note
“I had not been in the local Teavana for more than a year, but saw their signage for their Heavenly Tea sale, and thought I would check them out. Most items of my taste were already gone, but the...” Read full tasting note
“This looks like a more official post for the dan cong so I'll be putting the rest of my tasting notes here. I steeped this a bit long today (~40 sec.). The liquor is a light amber color and has...” Read full tasting note
“Steep Information: Amount: 2 tsp Water: 12 ounces, boiling Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes Served: Hot Tasting Notes: Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, toasty Steeped...” Read full tasting note
The name ‘Dan Cong’ means ‘one bush’ and follows a special process in which each tea tree is harvested and processed individually. Every tree produces a unique type of fragrant leaf, which are then fermented only on the edges giving the middle part of the leaf a natural, fresh taste. This exceptional Oolong tea becomes more complex and improves with age. The flavor begins with a roasted honey taste and ends with lingering floral undertones. Originally the tea was only given as an Imperial Tribute.
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I got this a long time ago when it went on sale.
Tastes planty and a bit nutty; I suppose you’d describe it as earthy. Very smooth and calming. It needs to be consumed hot. It gets ultra-gross when it’s even slightly lukewarm.
Maybe I’ll edit this later… I’m not used to this kind of tea and the words aren’t coming to me to describe it.
I absolutely love this tea. It has a sort of oak-ey, nutty, honey flavor. It’s high in umami, and you can breathe in and taste it again after sipping it. It resteeps very well, with the second and third steeps being the sweetest and most savory. The fourth steep starts to get very light, but longer steep times do help.