Notwithstanding its eyebrow-raising name, Duck Shit Dancong has distinct and durable floral aroma provides ample justification for its status as the ‘perfume’ among teas.
Phoenix (Feng Huang) Dancong is the main representative of Guangdong Oolong from the four big Oolong, produced in Wudong, Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou City. Phoenix Mountain has a warm and humid climate, abundant rain, fertile land, and an average annual temperature of about 20°C. The soil is rich in natural organic matter and a variety of trace elements, which are very conducive to the development of tea trees and the formation of tea polyphenols and aromatic substances. Our selection of Dancong teas are grown in mountain areas at an altitude of about 1,000 metres.
Duck Shit Dancong (Ya Shi Xiang) is the most sought-after type of Phoenix Dancong. Notwithstanding its eyebrow-raising name, its distinct and durable floral aroma provides ample justification for its status as the ‘perfume’ among teas. About that most curious name: once upon a time, a farmer happened to stumble on this most remarkable tea tree species. Immediately recognizing its exceptional quality, he wanted to claim it exclusively. As the story goes, he advertised his cultivation as ‘duck shit’ to neighbouring farmers, in the hope of dissuading them from stealing it.