Dancong Huangzhixiang 黄枝香 - Gardenia Fragrance
Dancong is one of the most special and peculiar Wulong teas. Its uniqueness lies in its cultivar: it is made using the leaves of the same shrub, hence the name "Single bush", that after 40 years starts maturing its own distinctive fragrance.
This Gardenia aroma is one of the most fragrant, with graceful hints of honey. Fragile ivory-white flowers bloom at each infusion, filling the air with a fascinating and intense scent, and dying the cup with elegant amber hues.
Origin: Fenghuang, Guangdong
Flush: Autumn 2023
Format: 50 gr. Signature pack
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 5-6
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Water Temperature: 100°C
Brewing time: 3 minutes
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
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This dan Cong delivers at the first brewings a distinctive flower note, not that far from gardenia / even magnolia. This tea has also a pretty woody profile compared to osmanthus fragrance from the catalogue of eastern leaves. The aftertaste is pretty present, I suggest you to not eat after your tea tasting to feel the entire experience. Try also to pour the tea in a sented cup to have a great organoleptic session ! The tea lasts 6 to 7 brewings in Gong Fu Cha. It delivers great for this range of quality/price in my opinion.
Interesting take on flower fragrance in dancong, a bit challenging for a beginner.
Hi, thank you for your passionate words, we are glad to read you have been charmed by its notes as much as we did.
We are also happy about your technical notes, and we will work to further improve our Dancong selection