This tea is absolutely beautiful. I was so impressed by the color and shape of the leaves. Until now, I basically had never had oolong in the strip shape with the exception of Boa Zhong perhaps and now these oolongs are an obsession of mine.
This tea literally translates to “duck shit oolong” but it couldn’t be further from the truth. It tastes and smells amazing. The reason it is called duck shit oolong is just to make sure that people are afraid of it because it is pretty rare and very precious to people that grow it.
The second one on the list is Xiong Di. Again, there is no method to the selection of these teas. I have no experience with any of these so I am just choosing which ones look interesting.
This tea is grown from a bush that is over 300 years old. It is grown at an altitude of 1000 meters. This tea is known as having a sweet honeyed taste with a bold yet pleasant bitter aftertaste. As the tea is brewed, it begins to take on a more roasted flavor but it will still retain its delicate floral aroma.
The first tea I tried was Ba Xian. This one was really chosen at random because I did not know where to start quite honestly. I wanted to take some time to tell the story about each of these teas. I am so excited for the opportunity to review these that I want to make sure I pay proper tribute to each of them.