2020 Winter Award Winning Ya Shi Xiang (DuckPooh) Dancong Oolong - Snow Duck


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.


However , a small region in the Phoenix Mountain is dedicated for winter harvest only which makes winter dancongs a rare delicacy for many tea drinkers.


When comparing to the 2020 Spring Award Winning Ya Shi Xiang (DuckPooh) Dancong Oolong - Duck King which is shown above, the winter leaves are larger and more mature. This explains the stronger cha qi and fragrance of the winter harvest as more minerals are stored in the leaves.


This Snow Duck offers a stronger "cha qi" and better balance of the unique silver flower note with the bittersweetness. The lovely bittersweet  with the floral note would just linger in mouth. It is less smooth and thinner than the spring harvest but at the same time allows us to drink a couple more cups without gettnig tired of it ~


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.

2020 Winter Award Winning Ya Shi Xiang (DuckPooh) Dancong Oolong - Snow Duck

$18.00 Regular Price
$15.30Sale Price
  • Origin: Wudong Mt., Guangdong Province, China

    Date of Pick: 2020 Winter


    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. The overwhelming aroma and the silky texture crown it the "King"

    Tea Bush : Ya Shi Xiang (about 30 years old)

    Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)