Dan Cong Osmanthus
Dan Cong Osmanthus

Dan Cong Osmanthus

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Entry level artisan Dan Cong made by Guang Dong tea master. Honey sweet notes with full body Osmanthus aroma which can persist till post 10 steeps.

If you are new to Dan Cong or you are interested to know about the Dan Cong. This tea probably could be a good starting point.

I use Chao Zhou style to brew all my Dan Cong, which means 8 -10 grams in 120ml Zhu Ni Pot or Gai Wan.

If you just started, I would recommend to try 4-5 grams for every 100ml and see how you like it. Please use 200-210F water and less 2 seconds steeping time for the first three steeps. 

Tea ware recommendation: small gai wan (= < 100ml) comes pretty handy for the beginner. Or Chao Zhou Zhu Ni pot (120ml) is another great option especially for Chao Zhou gong fu style. I also tried Dan Cong in 120 ml gai wan with thinner wall, the taste was still good and acceptable. All the tea wares are available in store. Please feel free to message me if you have any question. 


Easy  Brew (beginner or light drinker)

1: Measure the tea as 2 grams for every 100ml water.
2. Heat up the tea pot/gai wan and cups.
3. Put in the tea and pour over about 200F or less water.
4. Let the tea soak there for about 1 minute-1 minute 20 seconds.
5. Pour all the tea out quickly (either into Gong Dao Bei or direct into cups).
6. Enjoy the tea.
7. Add 20-30 seconds or more for the following steeps.

Gong Fu Brew(for intermediate level tea brewers)

1. Measure the tea as 4-5 grams or more for everyone 100ml water. You can try up to 6 grams. As long as you can pour out the tea fast enough you should be fine for most Dan Cong tea.
2. Heat up the tea pot/gai wan and cups.
3. Rinse the tea with hot water really quick (wetting the leaves are just enough).
4. Pull in the hot water (200-210F) and pour the tea out IMMEDIATELY into Gong Dao Bei or direct into cups. The steeping time sholud be less than 2 seconds. Also you want to make sure the whole process from pouring hot water in to pouring tea out should be controlled around 10-15 seconds.
5. Enjoy the tea.
6. Repeat 4 for the first three steeps and add a few seconds (less than 5 seconds) for the following steeps.

I also teach Chao Zhou Gong Fu brew over my tea class in Sacramento, CA. Please email me at Charensfo@gmail.com for more information.