This delightful tea is smooth, soft, lightly floral and features the aroma of the indigenous white peach of inland China. It is a delicious dan cong for those who are looking to try a dan cong for the first time, or for someone wanting to taste an unusual variety of dan cong. We have been fortunate to find as many dan congs as we periodically offer, and we look for unusual ‘fragrances’ that our oolong-loving customers may not have encountered before. And, of course, even those that are ‘familiar’ change regularly by year or season, given their limited sourcing.
The flavor/aromatic of this tea is hard to pin down – it has a wonderful base flavor from the maturity of the leaf of the ancient tea trees. There is a minor suggestion of summer melons such as casaba or canary melon and the warm scent of fully-ripened native peaches. Add a short dose of floral, but nothing overly sweet or cloying. The fruity-ness also has a nice little bit of an anesthetizing sensation at the end of the flavor in the 2nd and 3rd infusions the way some dan congs do.
All in all, an unusual but lovely dan cong with just enough floral sweetness to authenticate its origin.
I was very sure when I sourced this back in summer of 2019 that this tea would turn into something grand with a proper ‘resting’…and it has! Don’t miss this one!