Big Dark Leaf (大烏葉, Dà Wū Yè, "Big Dark Leaf") - Big Dark Leaf gets its name from its distinctive foliage. The large, deep-green leaves stand out in a field of various cultivars of Phoenix Oolong. This classic breed is a personal favorite of A Long, the 4th-generation Chaozhou tea master who produces this and many of our other Dan Cong oolongs. This friendly, approachable oolong is an excellent daily drinker, with notes of dark brown sugar, sweet ginger biscuit, and caramelized pineapple juice. The flavor is smooth and mellow with a pronounced ginger-like cooling sensation in the throat, a sweet and juicy mouthfeel, and a mild, centering Qi. If Jamaican ginger beer were a tea, this would be it.
This is my favorite varietal of Dancong so I drink a lot of it. This one is solid. IDK what season the harvest is so I can't really compare it to others. This one is more forest-honey than nutty. Good shit