Zhong Ping "Jasmine Aroma" Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cucumber, Floral, Grass, Green Pepper, Herbaceous, Jasmine, Lavender, Mineral, Orchid, Peach, Roasted, Vegetal, Alcohol, Bitter, Pleasantly Sour, Roast nuts, Stonefruits
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “Here’s yet another spring 2018 Dan Cong from Yunnan Sourcing! The name and the low price convinced me I needed 25 g of this last year. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 7, 10,...” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “Opening the bag, a pleasant light roasted cookie like aroma emerges. After the first rinse, it becomes surprisingly fruity with some floral undertones. I can smell apricots, nectarines and orchid....” Read full tasting note
    91

From Yunnan Sourcing

This is a medium elevation Dan Cong grown at about 850 meters altitude near Zhong Ping Village in the Wu Dong mountains northwest of Feng Huang town. Picked and processed in April from 25-30 year old tea bushes, and then carefully processed to perfection.

The tea was processed like a traditional Dan Cong, but with minimal oxidation to preserve the teas creamy, floral jasmine-like aroma. Although this tea bears the name “Jasmine Aroma” (茉莉香) there was no use jasmine flowers or oils of any kind to achieve the effect. In reality, it’s not similar to a true jasmine tea, nor does it attempt to be. It just has the faintest, most subtle similarity. Most the tea is green, viscous, sweet, bitter, floral and slightly astringent. Good creamy body, pungent taste and aroma, and of course a pleasant calming cha qi.

April picking

Zhongping Village, Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province of China

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2 Tasting Notes

84
159 tasting notes

Here’s yet another spring 2018 Dan Cong from Yunnan Sourcing! The name and the low price convinced me I needed 25 g of this last year. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 7, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 30, 40, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of orchids and jasmine. The first couple steeps have notes of pungent jasmine, orchids, cucumber, green pepper, light roast, herbs, and grass. Subsequent rounds add peach, nectarine, and lavender, although the aroma is stronger than the taste. As Togo mentioned, the aftertaste is long, herbaceous, and persistent. The fruity notes are slight and disappear when the tea cools down. By steep seven or so, this turns into an herbaceous, vegetal, floral Dan Cong with some roast, minerality, and astringency.

This is a good Dan Cong that lives up to its name. If the last part of my gongfu session was kind of boring, it’s a reasonable price to pay for the lovely first steeps.

Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Grass, Green Pepper, Herbaceous, Jasmine, Lavender, Mineral, Orchid, Peach, Roasted, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
LuckyMe

It’s been a while since I’ve tried any YS dan congs. From past experience, they are a good value but middle of the road in terms of quality. I haven’t come across any truly exceptional ones.

Leafhopper

To be fair, I chose dan congs from the lower end of the price spectrum, so the more expensive ones might be commensurately better. Also, their Bai Ye black dan cong is amazing if you like sweet potato teas, and I’ve enjoyed their Ba Xian and Bai Ye oolongs as well. Where do you get your dan congs?

LuckyMe

Yeah I’ve mostly had the budget Dan Congs at YS as well. I’m sure their pricer stuff is better but I hesitate to buy without sampling first. I’ve had some very good Dan Congs from Verdant. Their high elevation Mi Liang Xian, Ba Xian, and Xing Hua Xiang were really exquisite. Luckily they have samples which makes it easier to try a bunch of them.

Leafhopper

I feel the same way. I don’t want to pay $1 or more per gram for Dan Congs if they aren’t fantastic. I’ve always meant to order from Verdant, so might have to give them a try.

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320 tasting notes

Opening the bag, a pleasant light roasted cookie like aroma emerges. After the first rinse, it becomes surprisingly fruity with some floral undertones. I can smell apricots, nectarines and orchid. The floral aspect gets stronger later on, with noticeable lavender and jasmine notes.

The liquor is very smooth, soft and velvety with medium body. It’s a very nice mouthfeel, as I would expect from a Dan Cong tea. The taste is not dominated by any particular flavor. There is some herbal bitterness, vegetal notes and some more robust roast flavors, which are unidentifiable for me. Aftertaste is VERY long (20 minutes or so), slightly sour, drying and extremely fragrant. I have never experienced something like this. An association that comes to mind is a high quality gin, but even that is quite far off.

The effect of the tea has been to make me very dreamy and defocused, already after 3 steeps or so. I definitely wouldn’t drink this tea while working.

The price point for this tea is great. Sure, maybe the aroma is not as pungent as the higher priced ones, but it delivers a good body, great aftertaste and has some nice cha qi as well. If you are a fan of bitter, herbal and floral flavors, I would recommend trying this one out.

I am going to stop writing now though, because I feel like I cannot write coherent sentences anymore :D

Flavors: Alcohol, Bitter, Floral, Herbaceous, Jasmine, Lavender, Orchid, Pleasantly Sour, Roast nuts, Stonefruits, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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