Hestia 2022 Spring Jiangmu Xiang Dancong Oolong
$15.50 – $228.00
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With a name like “Mother of Ginger” Fragrance, we were initially skeptical as to how much of a ginger quality this tea can have, especially since the more common “ginger flower” fragrance varietal leans towards a floral profile, rather than resembling the spicy rhizome itself. Nope, we were wrong – this truly is the mother of ginger. Like so many Dancong varietals (expect duck shit), this tea 100% lives up to its name.
It might not be as obvious in the first brew, but as the session goes on with this tea, a noticeable warming sensation picks up in the mouth and the throat. This tea is technically classified as having a floral fragrance; however, this is only slightly on display, with the spicy note taking the forefront.
Made from high mountain Wudong material that has been charcoal roasted, this tea also offers a thick body and brown-sugary sweetness. If you’ve ever tried making your own ginger beer, then this could very well be considered the tea equivalent of that.
Please note that the 250g size does not include a tin.
We recommend brewing this tea using Chaozhou style gongfu brewing. Here’s how it’s done:
For something different, you can also try cold brewing: