There is something truly amazing, almost magical, about Almond Wudong Dan Cong (Ju Duo Zai – almond cultivar) from Wudong Mountain. Plucked from Ju Duo Zai trees about 40 years old, this tea delivers on the promise of Wudong’s greatness. The skilful roasting process left the tea with no trace of ‘fire flavour’. The unbrewed leaf has the slightest hint of dry grain and cereal and the wet leaf tickles the nose with subtle hints of almond. The first infusion is delightfully sweet and well balanced. It released flavours of creamy almond extremely evenly and the sweet sensation persisted in my mouth for a long time. As we progressed through more than 15 infusions, the profile of sweetness and creamy almond remained steady for about 5 infusions. As we moved into the later infusions, the wonderful floral fragrance of Almond Wudong Dan Cong began emerging, blending perfectly with the delightful almond flavour. Fans of Fenghuang Dan Cong, looking to experience the divine taste of Wudong Shan or looking to recapture that wonderful memory will love this tea.
Almond Wudong Dan Cong
$8.00 – $140.00
Dry leaf: Light floral, sweet potato
Liquor colour: Orange-tinged gold
Liquor aroma: Sweet-malty
Flavour: Steady, long-lingering, balanced floral
Mouthfeel: Instantly and consistently thick and full
Gaiwan Lid: Almond meal
Wudong Village on Wudong Mountain, Chaoshan Area, Guangdong Province.
April 21, 2016
5g/125ml at 100°C for 45 sec, add 10s for successive infusions. More than 12 infusions.
Sealed well in a cool, dry, dark location.