This is the most ambitious and expensive dancong sampler we have ever prepared. These teas are from two of Wen Zitong's mother bushes, the origin points of these two dancong cultivars in his garden. It was from these ancient trees that all his laocong tea trees were cloned and grown. These teas are so difficult to buy, the only way we could access them was by being on the mountain when they were picked, and buying them in their maocha form (later paying Wen Zitong to sort and roast them for us).
Rarely, if ever, have we had the opportunity to sample such exquisite teas, and these are clear examples of dancong oolongs unlike any other. While to the untrained palate there might not be a wealth of overpowering fragrances and flavors, we have found that these teas contain in their tea soup that sweet minerality only found in old trees, the brews are literally mouth watering and keep us reaching for more infusions, additionally, for us, the chaqi or tea energy of these two mother bush producitons are unparalleled in our dancong experience.
The set includes a total of 28 grams of tea, split into 14 grams of 2 different Dancong Oolong cultivars, all properly charcoal roasted and individually packed in heat-sealed satchels.
In the set:
14g Hidden Cave Mother Bush (Vanilla Beans and Honeycomb) (Heavy Roast)
For those interested in a wider range of Wen Zitong's Wudong Mountain old bush dancong oolongs, we suggest checking out the Wudong Dancong Sampler.
For those wanting to try an even wider breadth of some less common Dancong Oolong cultivars, we recommend trying the Phoenix Dancong Sampler, as it contains a total of 6 different Dancongs from villages near Wudong.
We are very excited to share this tea tasting opportunity, as it is one of the few ways to really understand the complexities of certain types of teas.