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Almond Blossom Dan Cong
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I've just made a new friendReview by Celidh
My first attempt at this was the 2min teapot brew, but probably with less than the recommended quantity of tea. I then tried again, using the Gong Fu quantities and the results were very different. This got me the aroma (mainly on the first brewing, less afterwards) and the flavour was full, filling the mouth. There was a slight background astringency too, which heightens the experience.(Posted on 1/14/17)
A great example of this teaReview by Mike
I have had the privilege of having this tea over many years. This batch is possibly the best, or very close. I prefer to make it in a pot and drink from a cup, rather than the gong fu way. It has the honey sweetness mentioned and a delicate flowery after taste that dances on the back of the tongue long after the tea is finished. With this tea and the Eight Immortals 'Tea Heaven'(Posted on 10/18/16)
This spectacular tea is made with Ju Duo Zhai varietal leaves picked from trees of up to 150 years old. The leaves are then processed in the traditional manner and finally finished by roasting over a charcoal fire. The flavours are so intense that it is hard to believe they are natural; but the sweet almond flavour comes entirely from the natural character of the Ju Duo Zhai leaves and the skilled processing of the master who has roasted it to perfection.
This tea is particularly suited it gong fu style brewing. So it’s best to use a small teapot or gaiwan. The perfect formula is 7g leaves to 200 ml water (90 degrees) for 15- 30 seconds. Infuse up to 10 times.
Tea lover and writer Geoffrey Norman named Xing Ren Dan Cong as one of his favourites, and you can find out why by reading his guest blog.
Other Names - Xing Ren Dan Cong oolong, almond tea, Ju Duo Zhai
|Origin||Guangdong Province, China|
|Tasting Notes||Honey, marzipan and nutmeg biscuits on the first infusion. Fruity complexity on the second.|
|Quick Brewing Instructions||2-3 tsp to per 250ml; water temperature must be 90°C. Infuse 2 mins.|