Tea: Dancong Aria

A Dancong Oolong from Adagio Teas

Picture of Dancong Aria
Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Product page:Dancong Aria

Review of Dancong Aria

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8 of 103 of 53 of 567 of 100
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Aroma very complex with a lot of things going on. The dark leaves surprisingly brew a light amber liquor that is very clear. Initially a strong fruity aroma like dried apricot, some vegetal tones. Upon drinking, a bit peppery. Very smooth and clean. No bitterness, rather sweet, but with some astringency. A bit thin though. Interesting.

I have found this tea can be brewed for multiple infusions and steeped for a very long time, and is almost wasted if this is not done. If steeped for only 5 minutes as recommended I think it is too thin. I've steeped it for 10 minutes and then a second time for 15 and the results were good, although the second infusion became slightly astringent. I also have tried varying the temperature of the water, and it doesn't seem to affect the tea at all.

I also tried brewing a single infusion of 15 minutes, and the result was a pleasantly strong tea, strong aroma, but very astringent (although oddly pleasingly so).

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