An oolong so special that the original farmer would spread lies about it so that nobody was tempted to steal it! The soil on which the tea grows was a yellowish-brown colour, and so the farmer told people this colour came from duck poop in the soil. The farmers lie didn’t work as well as he hoped, and soon enough, word about the wonderful Dan Cong that grew from duck poop spread. Everyone wanted to taste this unique tea and experience it’s pleasant soft buttery texture and lingering sweetness.
Our Ya Shi Xiang leaves are picked in Spring 2020, from 80 year-old tea bushes, at an altitude of 800m in the Phoenix Mountains in in Guangdong, China. The talented tea master Song Lin semi-oxidises and roasts the tea leaves twice.
Don’t let the ugliness of the name put you off this gorgeous aromatic tea. The liquor is buttery on the nose with baked almonds accented with a sour cherry fruitiness. The taste is thick and soft with a unique milky note.
Dan Congs are a special subset of oolong teas, loved for the wonderfully complex aroma and flavour. Dan Cong tea plants are grown throughout the Phoenix Mountains in Eastern Guangdong Province. The high altitude, misty micro-climate and mineral rich soil has made a perfect home for Dan Congs for the last few hundred years.