Dan Cong - Latest Arrival November 29, 2022 16:26
We have been enjoying for quite some time a tea that finally we have managed to make available. Made by a number of tea farmers, we were after this one so it has taken a bit of work to get it in. While we have enjoy many different versions over the years, this one stopped us in our tracks. So much so that I remember just bursting out a big smile and letting slip my delight before i should have.
But onto the tea itself.
Dan Cong Oolong
This tea is produced in the township of Feng Huang, Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China by the 2nd generation tea farming Wang family. It is pure hand made with very limited quantities produced each year.
Dan Cong Oolong Tea is known for its complex production methods. Dan Cong is made of the tea leaves coming from the same tea tree, and method of tea making needs to be adjusted according to different seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Thus, it is difficult to make this kind of tea in bulk.
After the leaf is plucked from a single tree it will undergo 20 hours of withering, rolling, fermentation and repeated baking. The best Dan Cong Oolong Tea tastes sweet with a noticeable aroma.
The tea comes with a colorful and interesting title: Duck Shit. Now there are a quite few stories about the name and its origin. However, it is a jaw dropping, gorgeous tea even if it does have a name to remember.
Try it for yourself