Welcome to the 2022 Dancong Fire Collection! At long last, the spring teas from 2022 have finally been sorted, roasted, rested, and re-roasted properly! We are excited with this year's line up, six diverse and intriguing charcoal roasted Dancong oolongs!
The main focus for this box is diversity. We chose a wide variety of interesting Dancong oolongs that each have their own soul and character. The flavors range from lightly oxidized to more medium oxidization, from light roast to heavy, berry sweetness compared to pine sap umami. For a full tasting breakdown of each of these teas, check out their individual listings here!
The set includes a total of 84 grams of tea, broken down into 14 grams of six different Dancong Oolong cultivars, all properly charcoal roasted and individually packed in heat-sealed satchels.
We had to be very patient with our producers on this one, trusting that they know the best time to roast, and rest these teas, but we have been waiting for these teas since their harvest in spring! We have sampled dozens of different cultivars in the past few weeks from our 5 different producers, and finally decided on these six tes.
For those that didn’t get to try our Woodfire Collection (unroasted Dancong Oolongs), check out that box to see how dancong oolongs taste before being charcoal roasted! We hope that these collections can help you expand your Dancong oolong tasting palate, furthering your understanding of the flavors possible, and the styles of Dancong oolongs you prefer.
The tea is packaged in 14g heat-sealed bags. Recommended brewing is 6-7 grams of tea in a 3-4 ounce gaiwan; thus, this sample set offers two chances to taste each tea and compare with the others.
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.