Dancong Aria

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Dancong Oolong
Product page:Dancong Aria

This tea's info last updated: Oct. 10, 2009

Commercial Description

Our Phoenix Dancong is an oolong from Phoenix Mountain, China. These very special tea plants have been allowed to grow unpruned into large ancient trees and bushes, yielding exquisite, single bush harvests The one we have chosen intrigued us with its hypnotic orchid notes and lingering honey sweetness. A legendary tea experience we are pleased to offer.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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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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