Sugary Pick Me Up 2022 Shaihong Black Tea x Wuye Dancong Oolong



Using a golden ratio of xuepian (winter leaf) wuye varietal Dancong oolong and Yunnan shaihong (sun dried) black tea, this tea combines the best of both worlds to produce a guilt-free, sugary-sweet elixir with none of the calories.

Although this is an uncommon blend of teas, a nice harmony is achieved, in part thanks to a few extra months on the shelf after pressing to allow the flavours to meld together a little more.

This tea is an excellent choice for when you can’t decide what to drink, as it really comes down to what aspect you want to focus on. The 2022 spring black tea unsurprisingly holds things down on the sweetness front, while the Dancong provides an enjoyable fragrance that beckons the nose before even taking a sip.

Brewing-wise, this tea is also quite flexible. The reduced amount of dancong makes it a little resistant to becoming bitter, and it performs surprisingly well brewed both gongfu style and grandpa/thermos style.


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2 reviews for Sugary Pick Me Up 2022 Shaihong Black Tea x Wuye Dancong Oolong

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rosy (verified owner)

    Bought this as a sample and now wish I got a full tong. The first several infusions are definitely more like a dancong and then mellows out to it’s black tea characteristics. Brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and orchid flavors stay prominent for quite a while. This tea will brew all day, becoming smoother while still holding flavor and a “calm but alert” body feel. Amazing tea especially considering it’s price range.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bunnyzilla (verified owner)

    A very good daily tea, its name certainly gives the idea. The scent of the leaves unfolds on milky, creamy and buttery notes typical of the wuye variety accompanied by scents of milk chocolate, cocoa, ripe fruit and brown rock sugar. The flavor is intense, delicious and enveloping with a strong caramel impact. A tea that is practically consumed on its own and of which one cake is certainly not enough.

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