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Phoenix Dancong (Duck Shit Scent)

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Phoenix Dancong (Duck Shit Scent) | 鳳凰單欉鴨屎香

 Tasting notes: Wild rose, peach, candyfloss
 Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou, China
 Cultivar: Dancong Almond Scent sub-cultivar Duck Shit Scent
 Elevation: 800m
 Oxidation: ⦿⦿○○○
 Medium roasted

Grown in the mineral-rich soil and biodiverse environment of Phoenix Mountain (鳳凰山) in Chaozhou, Dancong oolong teas are famous for being dramatically aromatic—so aromatic that they’re often described as “drinkable perfume”. Duck Shit Scent is a double-roasted Dancong with initial notes of charcoal, followed by an immensely floral aroma of wild rose, ending in a lingering sweetness akin to peaches and candyfloss.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t smell or taste like duck shit! The story goes that farmers discovered a tea cultivar in Ping Keng Tou village that produced a delicious taste and highly fragrant aroma, and they didn’t want other farmers to exploit it, so they called it “Duck Shit Scent” to prevent other farmers from cultivating it. Their attempt to hide the tea was not successful, clearly, as this tea has in recent years become a rather famous Dancong tea.

Another version of the story is that farmers used duck manure to fertilise the soil as was common practice in those days. You can choose which story you prefer!

Duck Shit Scent is one of the 10 signature fragrances of Phoenix Dancong teas. Dancong (單欉) means “single bush”, i.e., teas consisting of leaves from a single cultivar or plant. In essence this means that more or less each fragrance comes from its own cultivar. To clarify, none of the teas are artificially scented. Each cultivar has a naturally occurring fragrance that is accentuated through artisan processing and brewing methods. You can also try our Phoenix Dancong (Honey Orchid Scent).

We highly recommend you try this one cold-brewed, as the fragrance really is a wow factor!

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Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
6g | per 100ml | 95°C | 1 min
+10s per steep for at least 5 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
3g | per 100ml | 90°C | 3mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 3 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

We recommend brewing Dancongs gongfu style to get the full sensory experience that develops with each infusion. Dancong oolong teas exhibit a remarkable ‘patience’ (耐泡 nai pao)—meaning they last for many infusions.


These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

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Phoenix Dancong (Duck Shit Scent)

$198

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