雪片 – Xue pian, Snow flakes, this is what they call the very late Autumn harvested tea leaves.
As our tea was harvested and made in late October, and also our grower called it Xue Ya Shi Xiang, here it comes the Snow tea.
Yashi Xiang or now also popular it’s English translation as Duck Shit fragrance oolong is a nicely fragrant and very popular variety. The tea’s roasted level is just in between our Green Dancong and Milan Xiang (Honey Orchid fragrance). Softly roasted so that the honey and flower notes nicely combine with the nutty, darker tones.
The term dancong (单枞) originally meant phoenix teas all picked from one tree. In recent times though it has become a generic term for all Phoenix Mountain (凤凰山, Fenghuang) oolongs. The dancong’s name, as it does in this case too, often refers to a certain scent/savour.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150ml.
Water temperature: 85-95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 10-15…seconds