Ducktale 2019 Spring Yashixiang Dancong Wulong



Another popular varietal, and one of our personal favourites, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring this tea back for 2019. It’s some good shit.

Made from old bush material, high altitude (850+ meters), this tea comes from the origin region of Ping Kang Tou (坪抗头), home of the mother tree.

Tree stats aside, this tea checks all the boxes when brewed. It has a very thick mouth feeling and milky scent. This tea has employed two instances of traditional charcoal roasting, resulting in a slightly darker roast than offered in previous years, but still retaining the same rich fragrance and smooth liquor that rolls in the mouth. The extra roast will also help the flavour and fragrance remain stable over a longer storage period.

“Duck shit fragrance” might not be the most appealing for a tea, but it’s here to stay after becoming one of the most popular fragrances of dancong out there. Originally designed to throw off would-be thieves of the original bred tea bush, the owner claimed that the tea was no good, stating that ducks shit on the soil surrounding it, ruining the tea. This tactic was obviously unsuccessful, as this is one of the most common varietals found. 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.


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4 reviews for Ducktale 2019 Spring Yashixiang Dancong Wulong

  1. 5 out of 5


    Creamy Creamy Goodness!!!
    plus floral and fruity
    Compared to 2017 Duck (my favourite Dan Cong from BLT) it got more creamyness and taste almost like curd cheese strudel (viennese classic dessert)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Martin Eger (verified owner)

    Got this as a sample with an order, and decided to give it a spin. Wow!, this is wonderful stuff. Phoenix Dancong are not in my usual rotation because I find many of them to be too purfumey for my taste, but this is a nice example of a very balanced tea. Tropical fruit aroma and flavor along with a bit of malt and flowers. Very nice bitter-sweet aftertaste that is quite persistent.

  3. 5 out of 5

    wingnut4096 (verified owner)

    Over the past year, I’ve become a huge fan of yashixiang and I’ve been drinking mostly cheaper Yunnan Sourcing material on almost a daily basis. Curious about what a slightly more expensive yashixiang tasted like, I decided to pick up a sample of this. Right of the bat I could tell that this was something a little more special. In addition to classic buttery and floral notes, I found there was a pronounced but not overwhelming fruity sweetness which really added a new level of complexity. I also felt like this tea went for a couple more steepings without losing its flavor than I’m used to for Dancong oolongs. Overall really pleased with this and I’ll probably be getting more in the future.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sheilah Newberry

    This tea is so wonderful! It is creamy and milky, which makes for such a smooth and sweet tea. I really enjoyed it and definitely need to get more!

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