Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

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Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by VanFersen » Jun 20th, '17, 14:57

Ahoi there,

I just wanted to know if it could be normal or might be normal that very fresh harvested Dancong could have a very strong tomato-ish scent like a massive mix of tomato and maggi soup cube? (I mean the dry leaves inside their doypacks - wet leaves do smell like Dancong should actually scent like)

I received a fresh Dancong order and I was really shocked about the scent because like mentioned it is nearly similar in every pack with just a slightly difference and they all got this tomato soup cube scent. Which is something I wouldn't think of when it comes to Dancongs. Is it maybe this years harvest because maybe something changed within the surrounding environment or is it just normal?

I am not sure if I ever ordered completely fresh Dancong - maybe most of my ordered Dancong in the past were at least some months past the harvest date. So those here are really fresh.

But when it comes to Dancong I always thing about nutty, floral, fruity sweet notes with maybe a little roasted note but not tomato & maggi soup cube.

Maybe you guys could bring some light into this matter.
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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by ethan » Jun 20th, '17, 16:18

Van, How does it taste?

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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by VanFersen » Jun 20th, '17, 16:23

the strange thing is within the taste they are as expected for their type. The Duck Shit is like I would imagine a Duck Shit, the same with the Ba Xian or the Zhi Lan or Xingren etc. It is so weird. Wet leaves and the actual tasting profile is as it should be but just the dry leaves within their doypacks smell so weird sourly tomato-ish which isn't a normal profile for Dancong - I mean not that I know - never at least experienced it before

I mean if this tomato-ish sour scent is caused by natural circumstances then I am fine with it because then it is like it should be but if this strange overall profile is caused within the cargo on its way on the plane or somewhere else on its way then it would concern me a bit.

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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by victoria3 » Jun 20th, '17, 17:54

So all the DanCong have this tomatoe odor? I would contact the vendor and inquire what's going on because it is strange.

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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by jayinhk » Jun 20th, '17, 19:58

I know Japanese teas are known for umami--maybe the Teochew are taking it one step further. :lol:

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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by William » Jun 21st, '17, 06:01

jayinhk wrote: I know Japanese teas are known for umami--maybe the Teochew are taking it one step further. :lol:
:lol: :lol:

This post was something! :lol:

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Re: Fresh Dancong - strange scent?

by bagua7 » Sep 9th, '17, 22:28

Hmmm. Duck shit? I would avoid buying DC from that vendor.

Buying quality DC online isn't easy. I had milan xiang this morning and 2 h later I still got that lovely honey and peach taste in my mouth and both sides of my tongue. This tea was sourced from contacts the host has in Chaozhou. Outstanding tea. 10 times better than any DCS I have purchased online from various vendors.

I wouldn't bother drinking the tea you purchased. Send me a PM if you like and I can give you details about purchasing quality DC.

Cheers! :)

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