A new-to-me Dan Cong from Tea Habitat: 2007 Zei Shi, 'thief poop'.
Sweet and caramelicious, as described in the TH notes. Very very smooth and delicious. I’m brewing a little more than a gram of tea in a tiny cheapo yixing pot, water about 185 degrees for a start, amazing lovely stuff. This would make an excellent ‘starter’ Dan Cong—hard to imagine it going wrong in any unpleasant way. 3 infusions in, still very lovely. Sweet, caramel, fruity—stewed fruit rather than fresh, perhaps—and just a hint of spice.
Back many infusions later—infusions 30 seconds or more now, water 205 degrees, and still delicious—the spiciness is to the fore more now, and still sweet and rich, but a little thinner. Quite a lovely tea.