Understanding Dan Cong

Learn about this delicious doppleganger Oolong tea type from its source.


It is always a pleasure to visit the mountains for tea sourcing and continuously learning about the intricate details of a particular tea. I wish I could film all of my tea sourcing trips but that is not so easy unless I have Celine by my side and the farmers agree.

I was determined on this trip to give you a more comprehensive understanding of Dan Cong because it is a popular but often misunderstood tea. I hope that learning from the mountains gives you a more complete understanding of this Oolong.


To purchase these Dan Cong Oolongs:
Royal Peach Orchid or Royal Peach Orchid (Deep Fire)
Duck Sh*t

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The perfect way to store your tea. Stackable tins which have been designed to keep your tea organised easily.

Long Jing - Dragonwell

First flush, pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 8th March from 40-year-old bushes of the small leaf variety. Sweet adzuki beans, lemon shortbread and palmier.

Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.

Ancient tree Raw Gushu PuErh from Da Xue Shan forests in Yunnan. Banana pudding, wild strawberries, flint and green bamboo.