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Phoenix Honey Orchid Oolong (Feng Huang Dan Cong)

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About Phoenix Oolong

Mount Phoenix, a steep mountain located close to the southern coastal line of China. It is not only home to the high fragrance single bush oolong (dancong), but also the birthplace of "gongfucha", a traditional brewing method using one gaiwan and three teacups (regardless the number of guests!). There are more than 70 varietals of dan cong, which then group into 12 categories according to their fragrance. After visiting the area, we decided to use honey orchid oolong, to represent this area.

 

About Honey Orchid

Our Honey Orchid uses spring harvested maocha from 600 meters altitude. It went thought a slightly heavier oxidization, and a second firing with charcoal, oversaw by a tea science researcher with 25 years under his belt.

 

Origin

Mount Phoenix, Chaoan county, Chaozhou, Canton

 

Tasting Note

Light copper colour liquor with a shine. High note of orchid on the nose, interesting and quickly fading astringent, leaving a ripe pear taste on the cheeks and at the back of the throat. We recommend a comparable tasting with our Scarlet Robe, its very distant cousin from wuyi mountain.

 

Brewing Recommendation:

Small pot/gaiwan, 100 °C, 30 second steeping. 4 plus infusions.

 


Collections: Artisan Teas, Oolong Tea


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