This is a fine Oolong with very complex aromas. The sweet, slightly bitter flavours develop fruity, woody, floral and burnt notes.
Ye Lai Xiang Dan Cong is an Oolong from Guangdong province (Chao Zhou district) in China.
Its large twisted brown leaves with coppery glints are the work of one of the most expert farmers in the region.
- Guangdong, China
- Tea colour:
- Oolong (oxidation 50%)
- Appearance: large twisted leaves
- Colour: brown with coppery glints
- Scents: pronounced fruit, burnt notes (toast), honey
- Scents: a promising aromatic bouquet with plenty of fruit (stewed fruit, plum, Mirabelle plum, cooked apple, flowers, honey, burnt notes (toast, biscuit), wood, butter (cooked butter) and a hint of pale caramel
- Colour: amber
- Texture: a lovely thickness in the mouth, followed by a delicate astringency
- Flavours: sweet with a delicate bitterness
- Aromas: very complex aromas. An expressive start with fruity notes (plum, Mirabelle plum, peach, cooked apple, candied orange). Middle notes of wood (waxed wood), spices (cinnamon, pepper), floral hints (geranium, rose), honey and burnt aromas (toast, coffee bean, caramel)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: the liquor has an exceptional finish accentuated by a multitude of aromatic notes that create complexity and intensity
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 6 minutes in water heated to 90°C
In a small zhong: short infusions (15 seconds to 1') repeated up to 5 times in water heated to 90°C
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