Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tea Review: Dancong Black Tea (Serene Tea)

Dancong Black Tea 单丛红茶
Serene Tea
Type: Black
Origin: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Phoenix Mountain
Product Description:
It comes from Phoenix Dan Cong tea trees, but processed as a black tea instead of a Dan Cong oolong tea. Originally such tea was created for experimental purpose, but tea drinkers in China adored its rich sweet flavor of fruitiness and hence, plus it also makes an excellent cold brew, so nowadays it has become a perfect daily go to tea and an all season suitable tea. 

Cultivated in mineral rich soil, this tea thrives in the coastal environment in Canton province on Phoenix Mountain. Both wild and farmed, these tea trees can reach the ripe old age of 200 years.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of flowers, aged wood, nut shells, and oats.

The copper red infusion is floral and savory with light notes of brown bread and baked fruit.  The taste is floral, sweet, and fruity with a fruity and floral finish.

Slightly lowering the water temperature after the first infusion will have good results.  I especially enjoyed how the floral and fruit notes smoothed out and berry notes developed in the second infusion .  The third steeping was mellower, while still being enjoyable.

This tea was purchased by me.

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