Wudong Xing Ren Xiang (Almond Aroma) Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

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Oolong Tea
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Oolong Tea
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Floral, Orchid, Dark Chocolate, Peanut
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Medium
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  • “I’ve been wanting ot try this for a while, so I was thrilled to find Teavivre was offering it during the pre-black friday sale. I picked up a sample of it and am very excited to try this tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had high hopes for this tea, one of the Teavivre oolongs that I have recently ordered 5 million samples of at their sale (which is still ongoing, I think). A cool name and story, good pedigree,...” Read full tasting note
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Wudong Village, Wudong Mountain, Fenghuang Town, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province, China. About 1400 meters altitude.

Ju Duo Zai tea tree species (about 30 years).Light Baked

Ju Duo Zai, also known as Xing Ren Xiang (or ‘almond aroma’) is one of the ten types of flavors of Phoenix dan cong, each named for their unique aroma. TeaVivre’s Xing Ren Xiang dan cong is a light-roasted, twice-baked oolong. Compared with our Nonpareil Wudong Ya Shi Xiang Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea, the leaves of this Xing Ren Xiang are small, and took more time for farmers to pick – which results in a more precious cup of tea.

The almond aroma this tea is named for comes out bright and full on the dry leaves, mixing with the deeper scents of the tea once brewed: floral and fruit fragrances come into the mix, with a hint of a milky aroma. The tea liquid is bright orange in color, with the first taste giving a delicate, sweet taste beneath the full-bodied mouthfeel. Meanwhile, the aroma blends well with the liquid, and leaves a full, sweet aftertaste. Overall this tea has a calming and long-lasting fragrance, sweet and soothing.

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I’ve been wanting ot try this for a while, so I was thrilled to find Teavivre was offering it during the pre-black friday sale. I picked up a sample of it and am very excited to try this tea today.

Day 16 of the homemade advent calendar. Today’s theme: teas I have not reviewed before

This doesn’t taste like almond, but it isn’t strictly orchid either. I guess I can see the almond association, but it is much more floral than anything else. It reminds me of orchid and pansy. The tea itself will oversteep and is prone to bitterness. It ended up being too bitter for me so I added soy milk and am now enjoying it much more that way. I normally drink oolongs plain but maybe next time I will do a very short steep with less water. I did 2 tsp leaf in 550 mL mug and at 4 minutes I didn’t taste much so I steeped it longer. Gong fu is the way to go for this one.

Flavors: Floral, Orchid

Bluegreen

That was my impression as well: not really almond-like and way too bitter. On another note, you review shows up as written both by Arby and arbutus in different parts of Steepster. What kind of black magic is that?!

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I had high hopes for this tea, one of the Teavivre oolongs that I have recently ordered 5 million samples of at their sale (which is still ongoing, I think). A cool name and story, good pedigree, and I also like almonds. Did not happen.

I brewed it both Western (4g per 500ml water 5 mins) and gaiwan (5g 65 ml, starting with 10 secs) and it all came out the same.

The dry leaf smells of peanuts and orchids. The main flavor is the pronounced and long-lasting bitterness, kinda like very dark chocolate sans chocolate fatty goodness. It is sharp and offputting at first but then you sorta getting used to it. Other flavors are faint peanuts and even fainter, barely perceptible floral and fruity sweetness. It definetly does not smell or taste like almonds.

First I was completely flabbergasted by the absence of other flavours and pronounced bitterness (who would like THAT?!) but then as the tea chilled a bit and I was mindlessly sipping it I realized that I am OK with it. So, either it is an acquired taste and you need to drink it for days to develop it or it was just a case of Stockholm syndrome.

In summary, if you are a big fan of lasting bitterness and peanuts, this is the tea for you. But I personally would put my faith in the statement by Teavivre that “it is one of the ten types of flavors of Phoenix dan cong” and will explore nine other types first before even considering revisiting this one.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Floral, Orchid, Peanut

Leafhopper

If you want an almond Dan Cong that actually tastes like almonds, at least to me, the one from Tao Tea Leaf is good. It isn’t too complicated, but it does live up to its name.

Bluegreen

Oh, thank you. I do like almonds and would be intrigued to taste the tea that tastes like that.

Appalachian Tea

Thanks for the sale tip! I’m headed right over

Leafhopper

Tao Tea Leaf has a 50% off sale each December (and I think one in July as well), so if you wait, their expensive teas will be a lot more affordable. :)

Bluegreen

Well, that changes everything!I looked at their selection following your recommendation and liked it a lot but but it looked to me a bit on the pricey side… but with their prices to be halved in December…

Of course that is the time when so MANY other sites have their sales and it’s always such a hard choice.

Mastress Alita

Heh, and I just saw your Reddit picture of this sampler haul. What a haul indeed!

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