"Zhi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2016

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Oolong Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “I drank this tea about a year ago but lucky me i still had some tasting notes i wrote down overall this tea is difficult, i assume like all dan congs are i’ve a few more but they all have their own...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

芝兰香 literally means “Zhi Lan Orchid Aroma”. Zhi Lan orchids are native to Hubei province and are thick and sweet with an especially pungent aroma. Our Zhi Lan Xiang Dan Cong was grown in Feng Xi Mao Er Village in the Wu Dong mountains (Guangdong).

The aroma when brewed at first reminds us of cured cannabis flowers and orchids. The taste is thick and pungent, with sweetness and little or no astringency. The tea has body and seems to expand in the mouth. The after-taste is noticeable and long with a soothing lubricating effect on the mouth and throat. A naturally grown pure Dan Cong that shows us Autumn Dan Cong can be really excellent.

Roast level: Light to Medium

Harvest time: Late-April 2016

Area: Phoenix Village in Wu Dong Shan (Guangdong)

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I drank this tea about a year ago but lucky me i still had some tasting notes i wrote down

overall this tea is difficult, i assume like all dan congs are i’ve a few more but they all have their own difficulties.

I enjoyed this tea even though my parameters were bizarre i wanted to push it a little and see how bitter it could be.

Turns out, i managed to tease out a sweeter brew in the first few, very refreshing and has an expected level of complexity. It did turn tart like lemony, raspberry sweet mixed with sour kinda tart left a dry feeling kinda like a over brewed shui xian.

Later on the mouth feel and throat became more noticeable then the flavor, not gone but more of a backdrop a lingering sweetness came, after a reboil it regained its strong fruitiness and sweetness along with a stronger bitterness and astringency.
In the end i finished this after the 10th steeping, probably could have gone longer but back then i did not know much about oolongs.

I know there are different ways of brewing dan cong’s but this worked for me if anyone wants to try.

Also i increased the steeping time by about 10 seconds after the first few steeps and stayed at 30 seconds for the subsequent ones.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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