Chou Shi King of Duck Shit Dan Cong Oolong * Spring 2017

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Baked Bread, Butter, Green, Malt, Milk, Sweet
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Chou Shi is a special dehydrated version of Duck Shit Dan Cong. It is a greener tea than regular Duck Shit, and in my opinion, it benefits from being steeped more like a green oolong with shorter...” Read full tasting note
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What happens when you use Ping Keng Tou “King of Duck Shit” varietal Dan Cong tea leaves and then process them using dehydration to halt oxidation at a very early stage? You get a super green, aromatic and sweet Dan Cong that will astound and impress!

Chou Shi (lit. dehydrate) is a new style of processing Dan Cong that shares some similarity to Anxi Tie Guan Yin. The tea is picked, and before it can wilt it is fried to start kill-green process in motion, the tea is then rolled briefly by hand and then put in a special dehydrator to stop the wilting process entirely. The result is a very green and very aromatic dan cong. The tea also has a very sweet taste, with some vegetal almost Tie Guan Yin like feeling.

May 2017 harvest

Varietal: Ya Shi Xiang 鸭屎香

Area: Ping Keng Tou village

Altitude: 1100 meters

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Chou Shi is a special dehydrated version of Duck Shit Dan Cong. It is a greener tea than regular Duck Shit, and in my opinion, it benefits from being steeped more like a green oolong with shorter steeps and a lower water temp. This new processing produces a tea that reminds me a lot of the Anxi Hairy Crab oolong I had yesterday, but it has more body. There are notes of butter and milk and a malty-bready element to it.

The dry leaves present nicely with their dark nori green leaves and bright chartreuse stems. It is a beautiful contrast. The liquor color is pale oak. The dry leaf has notes of milk and raisins. This is not a heavily floral tea. It is sweet but well-balanced. No bitterness. No astringency. Creamy wet mouth feel. If you are opposed to vegetal notes, and you keep the steep time short, this tea will yield a sweet and savory tea with very little vegetal taste. If you like tie guan yin and Anxi hairy crab, you’ll like this. As I was drinking this, I detected no duck shit, but a wild turkey made an appearance and walked through my backyard. :-) (I know)

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Green, Malt, Milk, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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