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2021 Ji Long Kan Dancong

2021 Ji Long Kan Dancong

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Rare varietal hand-finished
high-elevation Dancong
Ji Long Kan is one of the rarest Dancongs out there, with only a few ancient tea trees in Wudongshan. Huang Ruiguang brings out this tea’s uniquely creamy profile with notes of pound cake, vanilla, sweet plantain, and allspice.
Spring 2021 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
Rare varietal hand-finished
high-elevation Dancong
Ji Long Kan is one of the rarest Dancongs out there, with only a few ancient tea trees in Wudongshan. Huang Ruiguang brings out this tea’s uniquely creamy profile with notes of pound cake, vanilla, sweet plantain, and allspice.
Spring 2021 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
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Crafted by Huang Rui Guang

Recognized by Chaozhou as a living cultural treasure, Master Huang Ruiguang is the grandfather of modern Dancong. His status and award-winning history give him and his family picking rights to one of the best old-growth Dancong plots in Wudongshan.
 
Huang Ruiguang is devoted to continuing his work as a steward of rare ancient Dancong and as a teacher to nearly every family in the village, setting the standard for what defines the very best in competition-level taste, texture and aroma.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Wudong ShanGuangdong Province
    • ELEVATION1000 METERS
    • Ji Long KanTea Varietal

    Huang Ruiguang’s Ji Long Kan Dancong is an incredibly unique high elevation tea. The Ji Long Kan tea tree gets its name from its similarity to a "chicken pen" in appearance. Huang Rui Guang and his sons hand picked and hand processed over 24 hours of continuous intensive labor to bring out all the nuanced fruit and florals. The biodiversity of the region and unique microclimate lends a cooling ‘yun’ sensation to this tea for a persistent and commanding taste experience. Master Huang's work in Dancong tasting and agriculture has won him countless awards and recognition, a biography in a 2015 published book on the history of Dancong, and leadership in every convention and tasting event in Guangdong. This tea represents his personal selection to represent the absolute best of what his family produces, and only a few kilograms are available each year. We are excited for the chance to share this incredibly rare tea.

  • true
    100
    buttered popcorn, pound cake
    true
    50
    vanilla
    true
    60
    caramelized plantain
    true
    90
    allspice, star anise
    false
    40
    mint
    true
    creamy, thick, smooth, mineral-laden

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - buttered popcorn, pound cake
    • floral - vanilla
    • fruit - caramelized plantain
    • spice - allspice, star anise
    • texture - creamy, thick, smooth, mineral-laden


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  • 'An accomplished technical master of tea, Huang Rui Guang is affectionately called a ‘modern tea sage’ by many. He likes to say that one love is enough in life, and his is tea. This excerpt is an attempt to portray a small piece of one man’s contributions to and love of tea'

  • 5-10
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    10
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    4
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5-10 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    10 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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