Wednesday, April 08, 2009
2004 Wu Dong Cha Tou
A 5 years old Dan Cong oolong, has a nourishing honey like flavor, comforting to every flesh where it passes through. It has a creamy and nutty taste and texture, reminds me of Cashew and Macadamia Butter on banana. I had a hard time relating Wild Hong Yin to any of the aromatic Dan Cong oolongs previously, one is earthy and strong, the laters are fragrant and subtly euphoric. These older leaves bridge the 2 together, where it connects its ancestry to the off springs. The first couple infusions are obvious Dan Congs, the later infusions unveil the wildness of its ancestors. It's a wild ride!