Phoenix Oolong: Dan Cong Ya Shi Xiang (Duck Shit Flavor)
No, it's not a typo. That's what we thought the first time too.
The story goes, that the tea farmer who created this varietal, 100 years ago, was so worried his neighbors would steal his amazing new tea, he called it "Duck Shit Flavor" to deter would-be thieves.
We don't know if the story is true or not, but we definitely understand why someone might try to steal this tea. The scent is strongly orchid floral and complex, the flavor is smooth, mellow and has a sweet lingering finish. The large, gold/black, twisted leaves are beautifully sorted and can be steeped multiple times.
- Variant: 1 oz.
- Collection: China