Xing Ren Xiang Dancong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Almond, Orchid, Peach, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Wet Rocks
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 oz / 83 ml

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  • “Finished up a sample size from my last Verdant order. Remarkable milky notes in the first steeping. The almond flavor was robust and pleasant. Subsequent steeps gave way to minerality and plum notes.” Read full tasting note
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  • “Temp 208 Degrees, Gongfu, 10 second + 5 second infusions The leaves on this smelled like a cross between Duck Shit Oolong and Royal Peach Orchid with some almonds. I enjoyed this tea very much,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was a really nice dan cong. Smooth, syrupy, and with interesting flavor characteristics that evolved throughout the steeps. The dry leaf had potent aromas of plums, wildflower honey, and...” Read full tasting note
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Xing Ren Xiang, or Almond Aroma is a uniquely savory nut-forward varietal that Huang Ruiguang and his family pick once a year from single bushes cultivated in Wudongshan. These bushes are not pruned back and picked sparingly to encourage deeper roots and more robust flavor year after year. The Huang Family’s meticulous hand processing yields a distinct roasted almond flavor, with notes of cooling pine.

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Finished up a sample size from my last Verdant order. Remarkable milky notes in the first steeping. The almond flavor was robust and pleasant. Subsequent steeps gave way to minerality and plum notes.

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Temp 208 Degrees, Gongfu, 10 second + 5 second infusions

The leaves on this smelled like a cross between Duck Shit Oolong and Royal Peach Orchid with some almonds. I enjoyed this tea very much, definitely tasted an almond note in there. The Orchid note on this is outstanding, very strong. Even the empty cup was drenched in orchid notes. Got about 6 good infusions out of this one. I would highly recommend for a light refreshing oolong. Very good.

Season : Spring 2018
Cultivar: Wudong Shan
Origin: Guangdong, China
Picking: Unknown
Elevation: 600 Meters

Eyes – Dry Leaf: Dark Brown and black leaves. Relatively small for an oolong
Nose- Dry Leaf: Peach, Almond, Plum, Sour Candy, Orchid
Nose- Wet Leaf: Duck Shit Oolong, Almonds, Strong Orchid, Very floral, like a Duck Shit mixed with Royal Peach Orchid and some almonds on top. Yummy!
Eyes-Liquor: Milky Yellow with brown tint
Mouth-Texture: Syrupy
Mouth-Taste: Almonds, Peach, Orchid, Extremely floral in a good way
Nose-Empty Cup: Orchid, Sugar
Mouth-Finish: Smooth, lightly astringent
Eyes – Wet Leaf: Olive green, Reddish medium sized leaves
Body Sensation: Feel Good energy, mildly excited

Flavors: Almond, Orchid, Peach

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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This was a really nice dan cong. Smooth, syrupy, and with interesting flavor characteristics that evolved throughout the steeps.

The dry leaf had potent aromas of plums, wildflower honey, and rocks. Following a rinse, these turned into camphor, eucalyptus, and toasted nuts. The tea started off roasty with a touch of honey. The roast soon faded and gave way to a maple like syrupy flavor and hint of cinnamon. More spice came in later, specifically nutmeg and cardamom. The body thickened and there was an orchid note in the finish and later on hints of eucalyptus/mint. Towards the end, the mouthfeel became quite drying though the tea itself remained nice and smooth.

Dan congs can be challenging to brew but this one was unfussy and extremely forgiving to brew times and temperatures. I enjoyed its balanced taste and mellow sweetness. My sample was nearly 2 years old so I can only imagine how good it must have been at its peak.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Orchid, Wet Rocks

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 2 OZ / 65 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like a nice one.

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