Duck Yeah 2021 Spring Yashi Xiang Dancong Oolong

$11.50$159.00

Description

When people talk about milky oolongs, this is the tea they’re talking about. This Yashixiang, aka “Duckshit fragrance”, Dancong is back for the 6th time and easily one of our favourites year after year.

Made from high altitude, old bush material, this tea comes from the origin region of Ping Kang Tou (坪抗头), home of the mother tree.

We highly recommend this tea as a companion to our Easy Breezy Yashi. This tea offers a similar characteristic fragrant, but with an added depth of flavour, thick mouthfeel and milky quality that comes with in higher end Dancong. Having undergone traditional charcoal roasting, this tea has a smooth texture that rolls in the mouth.

Fortunately, this varietal tastes nothing like the name would suggest. The story goes that this name came about when the owner of the original tea bushes attempted to thwart potential thieves from trying to steal the bushes, claiming that ducks relieved themselves in the area around the bushes and that the tea was no good.

That name has stuck and to this day the varietal is one of the most common ones in the market, so this tactic probably didn’t work. The name has managed to remain popular as well, even against recent attempts to sanitize it – after all “silver flower fragrance” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Please note that the 250g size does not include a tin.

$0.64-0.77/gram

We recommend brewing this tea using Chaozhou style gongfu brewing. Here’s how it’s done:

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1 review for Duck Yeah 2021 Spring Yashi Xiang Dancong Oolong

  1. 5 out of 5

    titleds

    This is the most exciting Ya Shi Xiang I had encountered. It’s character is unmistakably floral and creamy as expected from this varietal but it’s in another level, deeper, bigger and sharper.
    Speaking of sharpness this has prominent bitterness up front but quickly tranforms to comforting warmth which continues to soothe my throat and leaves a pleasant quality like well-made caramel.
    It’s energy is also special, arousing, but rather calming also.
    I stongly believe this will be a great hit for anyone who seeks introduction to high-mountain experiences.


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