Don’t let the name fool you, this tea tastes nothing like duck sh*t or resembles it.
I’ve heard of duck sh*t dan cong, but this was my first opportunity to try it. This tea has the lovely sweet and floral flavours that make dan congs special. It is, however, much more light-bodied than I’m used to in dan congs. This is not a criticism, as the aroma and flavours of this tea are complex and something to admire, but I was surprised because the liquor is quite dark.
Finding the perfect infusion method for this tea took a few attempts. Hotter water (90 to 95C) pulled out more body, sweeter flavours and more astringency. Cooler water (85ishC) produced a lighter cup but stronger floral flavours and less astringency. I preferred the later, but you should play around with this.
Retail price: 50 gram tin for $24.50 USD