Musings on Dancong…

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Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 am

debunix wrote:
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tealifehk wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:16 am
A good way to gauge if dancong has been fragranced is if it smells like anything dry. Good dancong often has very little aroma dry. Once the water hits it...boom!
I enjoy sniffing the first-opened Dancong tea pouches from Tea Habitat before I've removed any tea. It often gives a nice preview of what I find in the tea. It's always subtle, but there is something there. I would be wary if it were quite strong....
Right, I've had fragranced teas that people ten feet away could smell! That's when you know you have a serious issue. :D
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:21 am

tealifehk wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 am
Right, I've had fragranced teas that people ten feet away could smell! That's when you know you have a serious issue. :D
How about those dancong that have evolved into a dancong that can be smelled all over the room?

In 2016 have had some high grade medium roast dancong which came with very subtle aroma that evolved into an awesome bloom of aroma and fragrance after 12 months. I am still drinking it and it’s still getting better. Blossoming under proper storage condition.

My 2cents.

Cheers!
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:14 am

OCTO wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:21 am
tealifehk wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 am
Right, I've had fragranced teas that people ten feet away could smell! That's when you know you have a serious issue. :D
How about those dancong that have evolved into a dancong that can be smelled all over the room?

In 2016 have had some high grade medium roast dancong which came with very subtle aroma that evolved into an awesome bloom of aroma and fragrance after 12 months. I am still drinking it and it’s still getting better. Blossoming under proper storage condition.

My 2cents.

Cheers!
That sounds very interesting! I have yet to encounter a dancong that has aged that way.
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:24 am

Saturday evening tea... 2018 MiLan Xiang.... sweet, aromatic and very long aftertaste. Medium roast. Getting better over time as the roast aroma recess and the after taste lingers longer and the bouquet of aroma opening up beautifully.

Cheers!!
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:25 pm

A recent session with some dc I received from global tea hut has sparked new interest in me. I have been buying occasionally from tea habitat. Just an ounce at a time, and having maybe 2-3 sessions a month.
I’d like to explore what other vendors we really trust on this stuff. The doping is so rampant.
Hojos integrity is impeccable, but I’ve never tried his.
Anyone tried seven cups?
How about postcard?
Any others we should have on a trusted dc vendors list?
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:50 pm

I've tried Dan Cong two or three times from vendors besides TeaHabitat--vendors who have one or two teas labeled as Dan Cong but not given the whimsical names that come with the teas from TH, and never have been really thrilled with the result. They haven't been bad tea, just not brilliant stuff.
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