Eight Immortals Dancong

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Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:Dancong Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Eight Immortals Dancong

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

...This classic dancong offers a creamy, velvety texture with generous notes of warm, buttery cinnamon buns and a lingering, orange-flower-honey finish...

Brewing Instructions: (from Octavia Tea)

1 tablespoon leaf/8oz water, 195°F, 3-4 min.

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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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An immensely complex tea that retains its nuances through many infusions. I love it!

The dry leaf doesn't quite betray the complexity...it has a mild aroma, slightly toasty but mostly hiding the explosion of fragrances that happens when steeping this tea in water.

Upon brewing, the aroma suggests apple, orange, honey, and flowers, with a hint of spice. Octavia describes this as resembling buttery cinnamon buns, and I definitely sense this. I found this tea to be much more aromatic than flavorful. In spite of using a very generous amount of leaf, the flavor was very subdued. Lemony in the finish.

Infuses slowly. I used steepings of 1 minute, followed by four minutes, then a final infusion of eight minutes. Each infusion was very similar: light, with a very clear liquor. Very smooth, not much bitterness. Probably the smoothest dancong I've tried.

I think I probably could have steeped the leaves at least once more...they still had some fragrance left.

I thought this tea produced an exquisite aromatic experience, but I would not rank it among my very top favorite teas because the flavor was so subdued. I actually like Dancongs to have more edge, more astringency and bitterness than this one did.

I think the price, especially if buying in bulk, is very good.
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