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'Chou Shi' Dehydrated Duckshit Oolong Tea

'Chou Shi' Dehydrated Duckshit Oolong Tea

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A light Duck Shit oolong tea from the Phoenix (Feng Huang) mountain in Guangdong. The dry tea leaves large and twisted with a dark green colour of spinach.

Instead of the traditional roasting process to stop the oxidation of the tea leaves, this tea is dehydrated (a processing method known as 'chou shi'). The result is a highly aromatic, light oolong tea that preserves the original flavour of the tea leaves.

The smooth and creamy texture of the tea offers a rounded grassy, complex and explosive floral aroma. The aroma profile resembles that of a Tie Guan Yin oolong tea. Yet, it's somewhat more 'aggressive' and complex, offering a one of a kind experience.

'Chou Shi' Dehydration Processing Method

Chou Shi, which literally means "dehydrate," is a unique method of processing Dan Cong tea. The tea leaves are carefully picked and immediately subjected to a frying process to initiate the kill-green process. Afterwards, they're hand-rolled to bruise the leaves. This breaks down the cell structure to release the juices to the surface.

Afterwards, rather than following the traditional method of roasting the tea leaves, they are placed in a dehydrator to completely halt the wilting process. The outcome is an exceptionally vibrant and aromatic Dan Cong tea. Moreover, this tea offers a delightful sweetness and imparts a subtle vegetal essence reminiscent of Tie Guan Yin.

Origin

  • Brand: Teasenz
  • Year: 2023
  • Season: Spring
  • Origin: Fenghuang, Guangdong
  • Type: oolong tea

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of oolong tea with 500 ml water at a temperature of 100ºC and steep for 3 minutes. For a second steep increase the steeping time to 4 minutes

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of Tie Guan Yin with 100ml water at 100ºC and steep for 20 seconds. For the second steep, apply a 10 second steeping time and gradually increase the steeping time for the next steeps.

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Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.