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Duck shit aroma oolong tea, also called Yin Hua aroma oolong tea, is a high-fragrant Dan Cong oolong. It is characteristic by the floral fragrance and becomes more popular in recent years.
Teavivre’s Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang) Dan Cong Oolong Tea belongs to light oolong. After first time baking for the raw leaves and second time for the dry leaves, the fragrance of this tea becomes especially prominent and long-lasting. Some tea lovers may compare this tea with Tie Guan Yin, since these two teas are all belong to high-fragrant oolong. However, compared with the “Guan Yin Yun” of Tie Guan Yin, Dan Cong also has a special “Shan Yun”, which endows the tea a fuller taste and a better balance between tea aroma and taste, so that creates the intoxicating scent and sweet liquid.
When brewing the Duck shit aroma oolong tea, we use a Zhu Ni Zi Sha teapot in order to arouse its aroma and bring out a full taste. 7g tea, 100℃ water, rinse the tea one time, then we can start to enjoy it. It tastes fresh and sweet with slight Gardenia flower aroma in first steep; and the floral fragrance will spread immediately throughout our entire mouth in the second steep, with prominent sweet taste and promoting the secretion of saliva at the same time; in the third steep, it tastes more mellow and full, with long-last aftertaste. Except for the high fragrance, Dan Cong oolong can also brew for many steeps. 7g dry tea leaves, even after eight steeps, will still has floral aroma.
This Ya Shi Xiang Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong is featured by its high floral fragrance, and sweet, mellow taste. Tea lovers who prefer high-fragrant tea can have a try.
Shi Tou Jiao Tea Garden is located in Fenghuang Town, next to the Feng Huang Reservoir. With about 900 meters altitude, it is surrounded by the fog and rain all around year, and the natural geographical environment is moist and superior. The soil here belongs to yellow soil, which is very suitable for the growth of the tea bushes.
The tea trees here are all beyond 40 years old. They all grow naturally without pruning by human. Due to the good geographical environment, the tree branches are covered with many moss plants, which is also a unique feature of high mountain tea trees and ancient tea trees. The high mountain Duck Shit Aroma Dan Cong Oolong Tea has high fragrance, full tea rhyme and infusion-enduring taste.
To speak about the source of this Duck Shit Aroma Dan Cong Oolong Tea, it may thanks to Mr. Li, who comes from Chaozhou, Guangdong, and met Angel at a tea expo. He heard that Angel was looking for good teas, so he recommended this Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong. After tasting, Angel found that this tea is different from the Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea which is previous selling on our site. Even if the aroma is high and prominent, it will not cover the flavor of tea itself, on the contrary, the aroma and tea flavor bring out the best in each other, which has left a profound impression to Angel.
During their conversation, Mr. Li told Angel about his experience with Dan Cong oolong tea. Born in a small village in Fenghuang County, Mr. Li was accustomed to each scenes of tea picking, making and drinking since he was very young. But to him, the most unforgettable taste was Dan Cong oolong. After been graduated from college, he came back to his hometown, and started to broaden the tea market, not only for his family, but also for the villagers. Meanwhile, he is also dedicate to finding tea friends, and recommends them his most natural and authentic Dan Cong Oolong.
Chaozhou Phoenix Mountain is known for its tea among Chinese 73 Phoenix Mountains. It has beautiful scenery, fresh air, mild and humid climate. The average temperature is around 20℃, and annual precipitation is about 2119.7 millimeters. Phoenix Mountain is not only a tourist destination, but also the main producing areas of China's Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong tea. It is the climate, soil, and mountain range that give Dan Cong Oolong a unique fragrance. In 1982, Dan Cong Oolong has been awarded as one of the 32 most famous tea in China. Phoenix Mountain has a total of over 20,000 acres tea garden, in which has an ancient tea forest existing more than 3,000 ancient tea trees with 200 to 400 year-old age, among which the “Song Zhong tea king” are over 600 years old.
The Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang) Dan Cong Oolong Tea is made of Wuye Dan Cong. Due to the dark green color of its tea leaves, tea farmers usually call it “Wu Ye”. The spring tea of one bud with two leaves contains 49.7% of water extract, 4.4% of amino acid, 17.8% of tea polyphenol, and 3.4% of caffeine. Wuye has rich gardenia fragrance and honey rhyme, which is very suitable for making high grade oolong and black tea.
There is a story about the origin of the name of Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang) Oolong Tea. The original tea tree (mother tea tree) of Duck Shit Aroma comes from Wu Dong Mountain. It grows in the yellow soil; the tea leaves are dark green in color, and the shape is very similar to schefflera octophylla. Besides, the tea maked by this tea bush has rich aroma and taste. So people were all curious about what kind of tea tree it is. The owner was afraid that his trees being stolen, so he falsely claimed that it was called Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang). He was intended to protect his tea trees, and don't want too many people to plant it, however, the vulgar name cannot affect a good tea. People still figured out how to plant the tea tree. As a result, this tea bush has been grown everywhere in Phoenix Mountain and the Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang) became more and more famous.
In 2014, experts from Fenghuang Tea Association think the Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang) oolong’s scent is similar to the fragrance of a wild honeysuckle on Phoenix Mountain, so they decided to change its name into “Yin Hua Xiang” (honeysuckle aroma). But “Duck Shit Aroma (Ya Shi Xiang)” has spared so far because many tea lovers still prefer this special name.
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Good Quality Duck Shit Dan Cong. Scent of cherry, wallnuts, butter. Tastes baked pastries, baked cherries, cream, wallnuts, butter. Not easy to descibe.
The name "ya shi xiang" means "duck shit aroma," and this is either ironic or ducks are very different in China, because the scent of this tea is consistently floral, sweet, and with light roasted notes. It's also said that this tea is: "very suitable for women and new tea beginners," but I don't think it matters what biology or tea experience you have, the balance of flavors in this tea is good regardless. The dry leaves look dark and there's a light roasted scent alongside the sweet, floral notes. So, I expected this to brew with a lot more of a roasted flavor. But, that just wasn't the case. As soon as I rinsed the leaves, they revealed themselves to be dark green, not brown or black like more roasted varieties. The scent of the tea was sweet and floral and the taste was sweet, floral, with notes like gardenia but less buttery and full, more light and gentle. Over the course of several brewings, there were subtle notes of lilac, milk, and honey which came and went. In the first few brewings, the roasted note was more present, but then went away and the most prominent notes were floral. But, while this was similar to a Tung Ting oolong, there were more layers in this tea, its body was less full, and the presence in the mouth was much longer-lasting. After the third cup or so, it felt like I had an entire meadow of flowers in my mouth. So, while the price seemed a little high at first (it is 2x the price of Tung Ting oolong), after taking into account the fact that I could use much less of this and still get a lot of flavor, it felt more equivalent in price. I brewed about 1 Tbsp of the tea in 95C water (in a 4 oz gaiwan) because I generally find that I get better tasting tea with a slightly lower temperature. I rinsed the tea briefly, then brewed: 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 35 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute — at which point, the color was still golden and there was still quite a bit of flavor and more scent to the brew than other teas I've tried. A bit of astringency started coming out in the fourth brewing and got stronger in the fifth, but I didn't detect any before then. I felt like this tea didn't impart a very strong feeling compared to other teas, either in energy or relaxation. However, the strong presence in the mouth of sweet and floral notes prompted me to breathe in deeply, which was in itself relaxing. I actually didn't mind how neutral this tea felt to me, because sometimes it's nice to have a tea which doesn't impact your energy/relaxation levels. Overall, this is a tea which I think would be suitable for anyone. It has a lot of notes, but they combine so well that they're not distracting or competing for attention. So, I could see this as a tea for tasting (sitting and paying close attention to the notes) or drinking (drinking while doing other things). It is more expensive than other teas, but a little tea goes a long way (next time I'd probably use half as much tea with the same amount of water). And, all the notes were pleasing (the astringency didn't come out until the fourth brewing for me). This isn't a tea that I could see myself drinking every day (it's more rich than the teas I drink regularly), but I'd love to keep some around for a treat. It's also a good tea that I could imagine serving to company with positive results.
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