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Phoenix Dancong Ya Shi
"Duck Shit"

Garden Direct Oolong Tea

$40.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar:Ya Shi "Duck Shit"
Elevation: 1,000m
Harvest: April 2019

Phoenix Dancong is a special style of oolong tea produced in Fenghuang "Phoenix" Mountain, a coastal region celebrated for its mineral-rich soils, foggy climate and rocky landscape. The region is home to diverse cultivars developed through generations of selective cultivation. Many are named after a xiang or "aroma" type. It is said these tea trees mimic the aromas of various flowers and fruits, like Tuberose, Honey & Orchids, or Almond while others are named from farmer tales. Legend says that when some farmers planted a new tea garden in Wudong Shan, they named the garden Ya Shi or "Duck Shit" to prevent others from stealing their amazing aromatic tea genetics.


Origin

Wudong Shan, Guangdong, China

Tasting Notes

This 2019 selection opens with aromas of concord grape, white orchid and yellow jackfruit in early infusions evolving to notes of muscat grape, lotus blossom and red nectarine. An even roast extends the patience of this tea to yield 10+ infusions. The nectar-like viscosity and dynamic nature of the aroma over the course of many infusions renders this tea as one of the best Dancong teas we have imported in a few years.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Traditional Preparation

Guywan Brewing Guidelines:

Add 7g tea leaves per 150ml of water
Water Temperature: 200°F
Rinse briefly one time
1st infusion: 20 Seconds | 2nd infusion: 30 seconds | 3rd: 1 minute | 4+: add 15 seconds per infusion

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.



We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tealeaves and the length of the infusion time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

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Delicious and Fragrant
Sep 28, 2019
Smells wonderful and a smooth pleasant taste. Definitely keeping on hand.
Gina
Baltimore, MD
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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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Delicious and Fragrant
Sep 28, 2019
Smells wonderful and a smooth pleasant taste. Definitely keeping on hand.
Gina
Baltimore, MD
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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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Delicious and Fragrant
Sep 28, 2019
Smells wonderful and a smooth pleasant taste. Definitely keeping on hand.
Gina
Baltimore, MD
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