Xing Ren Xiang Dancong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Orchid, Wet Rocks
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 2 oz / 65 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...” Read full tasting note
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From Verdant Tea

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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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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