What would happen if you treated a dancong oolong like a pan-fried green tea? That’s what one of our producers experimented with this season, the result, Chao Dancong, an intensely vegetal tea with notes of cinnamon and cedar.
This tea comes from theLin Familyin the Phoenix Township, Guangdong. They primarily produce unfinished maocha, which is typically sold to local factories for further processing. This "pan-fried dancong" represents something special not only for this particular producer, but also for Phoenix village all together.
It is something that the Lin family is very excited about and is eager to share with the international market. The shape of the dry leaves and taste differ somewhat from standard dancong teas, but the strong aroma and intense flavors characteristic of dancong teas are all very much still present.
We recommend this tasty and interesting find to any and all fans of dancong tea, or Oolong more broadly.