Dan Cong (which means "unique tea plant") originates from Guangdong province and can be recognised by its large brown twisted leaves with copper highlights. It is an intermediately oxidised oolong, and its leaves are roasted at the end of the preparation process.
This magnificent Grand Cru boasts floral, fruity, spiced and toasted notes. A silky, sweet and highly complex tea. A rare oolong.
To deploy all the aromatic complexity, the leaves should be infused multiple times with the traditionnal chinese method, the Gong Fu Cha.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Guangdong, China
- Tea colour:
- Oolong (oxydation intermédiaire)
Appearance: large twisted leaves
Colour: dark leaves, dark purple hints
Fragrances: tosted, fruity
Fragrances: stewed fruit, floral, citrus
Texture: smooth, with a fine astringence and a caramel hint
Fragrances: floral (geranium), exotic fruit, toasted, ginger
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.