Ding Gu Da Fang Organic - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly ZG46.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Legend has it that this tea was first created by the famous Buddhist monk, Da Fang, during the Song dynasty. The tea has a very rich flavor, with notes of chestnuts and a vegetal sweetness. Slightly reminiscent of a Lung-Ching, but with a more pronounced character.

RateTea Notes

Upton replaced this with ZG48, a different tea in the same style, also organic-certified.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Dry leaf has an interesting aroma, almost like overripe fruit.

Brewed cup is a deep, dark color for a green tea, and has a savory quality and a full body. Very full-flavored, but milder aroma, which is somewhat neutral, with a weak fruity and floral quality.

Almost minty finish. I also detect tones of ginger. But subdued aroma.

Very pleasing to drink! I did not find this to be much like a dragonwell / lung ching. I can perhaps see how one would say it has tones of chestnut, but overall, this tea is very different...I think of lung ching as a lighter, fresher tea whereas this one seems deeper and darker to me.

Very interesting...if you like trying different Chinese green teas, I recommend trying this if you get the opportunity.
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