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  • Once reserved for the imperial family. It is now a worldwide famous oolong.

Phoenix Dan Cong Ya Shi Xiang Oolong Tea - Premium

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Famed for its unique and unusual moniker, Ya Shi Xiang or "Duck Shit" Oolong's origin is as intriguing as its flavor. It is said that the farmers that first produced this rich Dan Cong decided to name it as such as an homage to the yellow-brown earth that flanks the tea bushes in the area, which they claim (perhaps, deceptively, in order to lead competition astray) to have been enriched by wild duck waste. Other names have been offered up as a replacement, though the visceral effect of its original name has stood the test of time, sparking interest and conversation over generations. 

Ya Shi Xiang, with its classic Phoenix mountain minerality, coupled with subtle hints of buttery almonds and honey sweetness, make for a delightful, complex cup.  

 

Region: Feng Huang Shan, Guangdong Province 

Other Names: Duck Shit Oolong鴨屎香

Steeping Guide:

Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan

Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons

Temperature: 100°c (212°F)

Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.

*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.

 

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