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"Duck Shit" "King of Duck Shit Aroma" Dan Cong Oolong Tea
Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka Duck Shit Aroma) is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou Village in the Phoenix Mountains outside of Chaozhou in Guangdong province. The tea bushes from which our King of Duck Shit aroma are derived, are more than 80 years old growing naturally! It's called "Duck Shit Aroma" because in the Ping Keng Tou Village area the soil has a somewhat yellow brown look to it and is unique to that area. With all teas the soil type is a key element in the tea's taste. Villagers wanting to guard the uniqueness of their tea bushes told outsiders that the color and uniqueness of the soil in their village was due to copious amounts of duck shit and began to call their Dan Cong "Duck Shit Aroma". True or not it's an entertaining story which reveals why the tea has such a gross name. The tea itself is lightly oxidized and the leaves are still mostly green in color. The brewed tea is highly aromatic with flower, honey and longan notes. The mouth feel is delicate and soothing with a taste that perfectly balances sweet, bitter, and astringent notes, none of which are overpowering.