Wild and flowery, DANCONG WITH A STRANGER is a tea that perfectly describes its birthplace: unexpected but easy to fall in love with.
ABOUT THE TEA
When it comes to wulong teas, dancong wulongs (单枞) are very unique.
They are grown only in Guangdong Province in the area of Phoenix Mountain (凤凰山) half-wild on vulcanic, mineral soil. All of its varietals can be traced back to one or more mother-plants with distinct flavour profiles.
This Da Wu Ye (大乌叶 „big black leaf”) dancong is a hybrid plant of Shui Xian (水仙) and Ya Shi Xiang (鸭屎香) variants. 2020 spring harvest, medium oxidation on the leaves. Very vibrant profile due to the wild cultivation of old tea trees with long, far-reaching roots. Notes of colorful tropical and jungle flowers.
WHEN DO WE DRINK IT?
This tea is very potent in tea energy (or cha qi 茶气) and is a long drinker. As such, we most recommend it for long, meditative tea sessions, maybe with a book or some nice background music.
- Spring water or purified water at 90°C temperature;
- Gongfu-style brewing with about 6-8 gramms of tea leaves;
- Up to 8 infusions at 10-20 seconds per steep.