Bamboo Leaf Fragrance
Bamboo Leaf Fragrance
Bamboo Leaf Fragrance

Bamboo Leaf Fragrance

One River Tea

Regular price $20.00 Sale

Spring 2020 Harvest
Bamboo Leaf Fragrance
High Mountain
Light Roast
Dancong Oolong

The bamboo leaf fragrance is a special varietal for us, as bamboo is a ubiquitous part of the rural landscape in China.  As one leaves the city and gets into the remote mountains, the indomitable power of bamboo becomes evident.  Providing shade and sound, leaves and twine, shoots and tools, ladders and scaffolding, it would be a close call to decide which plant is more revered in China: tea or bamboo.

Thus, the bamboo fragrance dancong oolong is an ode to the beauty of bamboo, and in its processing, it is made light, fragrant, and fresh. 

Very lightly roasted, the bamboo leaf fragrance offers a vegetal and savory bouquet.  The taste is light and sweet on the tongue, but surprisingly thick in the mouth.  Being so lightly roasted, this Dancong is very refreshing, a wonderful tea to sip on through the heat of summer.  The empty cup aroma is also rich and long lasting, offering notes of buttered toast.

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