Duckshit Fragrance – Dancong Phoenix Mountain Oolong ‘Ya Shi Xiang’
Aroma: Sugarcane, honey
Color: Hue of dark honey
Texture: Long and wiry even twist, well-made
Water temp: 195f - 205f
Measurement: 3-5 grams
Duckshit, yes duck "shit" oolong, unknowingly never heard of this...read below for the reason behind the name.
Social media allows us to connect in many ways, this with tea. Chris, owner of QuantiTea, recently traveled to China to visit his tea source, kindly enough sent me teas to enjoy. Below is the excerpt on the Duckshit Fragrance Dancong:
"Duckshit Fragrance (Ya Shi Xiang) tea received it's name by the original farmer who named it such to discourage fellow farmers from taking clippings from his garden and growing their own. Ya Shi Xiang is a famous cultivar of single trunk (dancong) tea trees that grow in the Phoenix Mountain range of Guangdong, China."
First off, duckshit oolong tea is a great conversation tea to be shared with friends, present the story behind the tea and have some laughs.
Visually appealing, the long and twisted (1" in length) presented a "feel good" inviting aroma that's creamy and light buttered. With depths of marine vegetation infused color, it adds another layer to be shared. Light body, smooth with slight astringency that coated the lining of my cheeks...surprisingly left a licorice (twister) aftertaste.
Quick guide, infuse this a few degrees below the recommended temperature. Gradually increase the temperature and time after each infusion. The flavor profile will increase.
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