Saturday, January 10, 2009
What you are looking at is dry leaf Feng Huang Milan Dancong from Jing Tea Shop. Somehow, I got wrapped up in the mess that is Bryan's Dancong Fever. I recently tasted this style of tea for the very first time and I'm still confused by it. I ordered a 100g bag of this, 100g of an inexpensive oolong, and a couple samples for about $10. Bryan was describing it to me one night while we were drinking some aged Tie Guan Yin (that unfortunately, didn't pan out to be what we had hoped) and when we looked it up a light went off in my head that simply said "Hey, I have $10!" Never before have I tasted a tea where the dry leaf smells like chocolate, the first infusion tasted like a tangy peach, and later infusions mellow down into something that reminds me of lychee candy. Definitely interesting stuff. I plan to order more samples and see if I can't get a good handle on this one. Recommendations and citations are definitely most welcome. What has everyone else been drinking lately?