2018 Award Winning Ya Shi Xiang ( DuckPooh ) Dancong Oolong ( Spring )
The Golden Leaf Awards is the premier tea award event in Australia, judged by experienced professionals within the food and drink industry hand-picked for their knowledge and exceptional taste and we’re excited to announce that this Nonpareil Wudong Ya Shi Xiang Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea has won the GOLD MEDAL in the Light Oolong category and Best Oolong Tea Overall at the end of September 2018. Duck shit aroma refers to a highly fragrant type of dan cong characterized by its floral scent. This type of tea has experienced a massive surge in popularity in recent years.
Craftedleaf’s Awarding Winning Ya Shi Xiang dan cong oolong tea comes from Wudong Mountain, where the red and yellow granitic soil is rich in organic matter and trace elements that provide the best growth conditions for tea, and locks in the unique long-lasting ‘mountain’ flavor. The high-mountain tea here is picked only once a year in contrast to other places, and is grown using only traditional farming techniques, with no cutting, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.
From the moment where the water pours into the gaiwan, the fragrance of this Wudong Ya Shi Xiang bursts out, rich and varied with its characteristic orchid aroma interplaying with fruity sweetness and the sharper, richer mountain flavor. When smelling the tea liquid itself you may be able to pick up a light, refreshing milky fragrance; the first impression of the taste is clear and sweet, immediately replaced by the fuller, richer aroma of the tea’s body, and then followed by the soft, sweet aftertaste without any sort of bitterness. That aftertaste endures after swallowing, accompanied by the overtone of the tea’s fragrance; along with this, this particular dan cong can be brewed for many infusions, and retains both its unique taste and its aroma throughout.
2019 Spring Award Winning Ya Shi Xiang (DuckPooh) Dancong Oolong
Origin: Wudong Mt., Guangdong Province, China
Date of Pick: 2018 Spring
Elevation : 1200m
Bud to Leaf Ratio: 1 bud : 1 / 2 leaf
Taste: From the moment where the water pours into the gaiwan, the fragrance of this Wudong Ya Shi Xiang bursts out, rich and varied with its characteristic orchid aroma interplaying with fruity sweetness and the sharper, richer mountain flavor.
Tea Bush : Ya Shi Xiang (about 30 years old)
Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)