Tea: China Congou Panyang (Panyong)

A Panyang Congou from Upton Tea Imports

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of China Congou Panyang (Panyong)
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Panyang Congou
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of China Congou Panyang (Panyong)

AromaFlavorValueTotal
5 of 104 of 55 of 567 of 100
FairGoodOutstanding

Clean tasting, mild, with a slightly bitter caramel-like quality. A bit flat, simple tasting, but very pleasant. Has a cooling quality, even when hot, and I think it would make a very classic iced tea.

I was expecting this tea to be similar to Upton's ZP20, Panyang Congou Select, because of the similar name, but it was very different. Not even a hint of smokiness in this tea.

Upton mentions "reminiscent of Keemun" but I think this refers to the leaf shape, not the aroma or flavor, which I found to bear little resemblance to Keemun.

This tea infuses very slowly. I find this tea can be steeped longer than Upton recommends, and in fact, tastes better this way. I enjoyed a seven-minute infusion: it brings out a bit of the complexity of the tea, and results in a more full-bodied cup.

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