Seven Cups Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong 2007

Photo: Seven Cups

According to Seven Cups, this tea is made from the oldest Dan Cong bush, which is seven hundred years old. It is harvested in the middle of March and the picking standard is two or three slightly open leaves. I brewed this tea using my Sunrise Pear yixing teapot, also from Seven Cups. The liquor was a light honey color and has a sweet, floral aroma.

The taste of this tea was delicate and sweet in such a way that I struggled to describe it when I sat down to write this review. It was mellow with just a hint of that characteristic Oolong flavor that I love so much. I was able to get eight very good infusions from about a tablespoon of this tea. I bought it on sale but even at full price it is an excellent value.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.