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Phoenix Dan Cong is a famous Tie Guan Yin from Guangdong Province. The tea has a high aroma with a different taste between the first sip and aftertaste. Along with the fragrance of sweet potato, an aroma of litchi will also be felt from the liquid. Be aware of the infusion of this tea. If you use gai wan, remember to quickly pour the liquid into your pitcher, instead of a long time’s infusion. A shorter time for the first brew will bring a more wonderful taste because the fruity aroma is stronger by now.
Our Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
Recommend Brewing Guide:
With the increase of infusion times, the flavor of the liquid will be lighter from different extent. When the fruity fragrance gradually fades away, the original aroma of Oolong tea will be more distinct. It has a long-lasting aroma when brewed, as well as a mellow and brisk taste and a sweet and smooth aftertaste. Feel the aroma with a deep breath – let the fragrance travel to every corner in your mouth and nose – you will be brimming with the atmosphere of being in an orchard.
Fermentation decreases the stimulation to our body from fresh tea leaves. Besides, if you store the Oolong tea for one to three months before drinking it, it will better for your health. Proper storage method can prolong the validity time of its health benefits. Like most Oolong tea, Phoenix Dan Cong is able to protect our body from hypertension. After roasting, Dan Cong is much softer. Thus it could warm our stomach speaking from traditional Chinese medicine.
If you use Gaiwan to infuse the Phoenix Dan Cong, the first brew should be in a very short time. Take 10g dry teas for washing in 1 -2 seconds. Then use 3oz of water for first brew in 2 - 3 seconds. A strong fragrance of sweet potato will flow into your nose. The second to fourth brews can also be kept in 2 - 3 seconds. Thus it could retain its best flavor. Then brews afterward can be prolonged depends on your own taste. This tea is able to be infused over 12 times.
Origins in Shuiji Town in Jianyang, Fujian. Branches of the tree are straight and fragile. Fresh leaf is oval, in deep green and glossy color. The leaf surface is smooth and even. Vein is thick and unobvious. Petiole shows a wide and flat shape.
The Phoenix Mountain locates in Chaozhou, Guangdong. This area is close to the South China Sea. The climate here is warm, with sufficient rainfall. Tea trees are grown in the area above the altitude of 1000 meters, where the weather is cloudy and misty all the year round. Air moisture here is high and temperature between day and night is also very distinct. Average temperature is around 20℃, and annual precipitation is about 1800 millimeters. The fertile soil contains a abundant of organic matters and trace substance, which is helpful for tea tree’s grow and the forming of tea polyphenol and aromatic substance.
Once upon a time, there was a golden phoenix who had born two eggs in its nest on a high mountain, and hatched out two young phoenixes. After tough training and practice, the two phoenixes finally reached their goals and gained magic power. Since then where there was disaster, there were the two phoenixes. Peace will come along with the appearance of the phoenix. Not long after, stories about the two magical phoenix saving people soon spread out. Local people therefore gave the mountain where the phoenix lived a name, the Phoenix Mountain. As the mountain locates in Guangdong Province, it has abundant rain falls, which is very suitable for planting tea trees.
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Dan Congs are the best!
A wonderful example of one of my favorite teas. I can only describe the taste as goldan. It's truly my happy tea and my only regret is that I only ordered a sample. I wish I could give this 6 stars!
Just smell the dry leaf at the beginning, it’s a bunch of surprises!, and then the empty cup at the end, sweet like a lychee! I liked this funny tea.
I received a sample of this and I think I will purchase it. It has a really nice strong yet delicate flavor. Unlike other oolongs it isn't very floral, instead it is more like slightly roasted nuts with a touch of honey. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because by the 2nd brew a lot of the flavor was not quite there. Unlike most oolongs, the taste looses some flavor by each brew. But the first brew is great.
A lighter choice next to more roasted oolongs. Sweet like a TGY or jade oolong but still earthy.
My personal favorite Oolong tea, it has a strong smoked earthy taste that devolves to light sweet floral notes with additional steeps. Very high quality leaves.
So I just finished a 100g bag of this tea with a certain feeling of relief. The quality of this tea in not in question, it's just that I'm not not really fond of roasted oolongs. I was hoping this tea would change that, but I don't see myself buying it again. Make no mistake, if you like roasted oolongs, this would probably be a really nice budget option, as the tea is refreshing and endures many steeps. My method: Tea Tumbler 250 ml, 6g for 10/15/30/45… sec @ 90°C Gaiwan 100 ml, 3,33g for 10/15/20/30… sec @ 100°C Flavors: Mineral, Toast, Wood, Rowan
The roast is lighter than it would seem from the appearance of the dry leaves. And it does have this interesting sweet aftertaste, I'm not sure how to describe it. Also, this tea brews faster than you'd expect, especially on the first infusion.
I begin this tea with a pass-through room temp rinse. Then use a gaiwan to steep a room temp pour for 2 minutes. The tea's personality opens at this point hinting at its potential while I hope to glean some beneficial antioxidant release. Following this I steeped the pour for a short 20sec at 180deg. Third was at 190 for 20 then began a session in earnest. The tea seems to balance between roast and flora not overly exuberant in either side. I think I will try again with a longer 170 steep and see what it will bring. I really enjoy Dan Congs in general so this does not disappoint.
I used porcelain gaiwan and really short steepings, just a couple second. Dark, twisted leaves with smoky aroma that has hint of cherry and dried fruits. I really love this aroma. You've to use quite much leaves to get those fruity notes to emerge, I use 4-5g/60ml. Smaller amount will make tea just smoky. Quite hard to brew, but with right handling this tea is pure heaven. With right brewing you may expect notes like cherry, smoke, wood, caramel, plums, dates, roast, raisins, lychee and many other. 5 stars for flavour and value! I would definitely give this more if I could.
Reply: Dan Cong's aroma comes along with every infusion. But its aroma and fragrance will be affected by the way you brew it. Yet we can say it is a kind of tea that is hard to brew. If you want to feel the fruity aroma from the tea, you may need to try many times, getting quite familiar with it so that you can know it better.
Reply: Tea's making process is actually very different from wine's. The "materials" (fresh tea leaves) must be crafted in time after picked. Otherwise the leaves' fragrance and quality will become worse, resulting a bad quality of the end product. So there is no time to transport the tea leaves to anywhere else. Also there will be no possibility of the teas been grown and produced somewhere else and been packed in its origin region. Because environment strongly affects the grown of tea trees, which is the key of a tea's quality. If it is not grown in the origin place, the tea won't have its characteristic aroma or flavor of this kind, which can be easily recognized. Sometimes even tea leaves from 10km away will have different fragrance. We are serious about the quality of every tea, and carefully select each of our product by ourselves by visiting the origin tea farms and gardens. This Phoenix Dan Cong is grown, produced and packed in the origin place of it, the Phoenix Mountain, which locates in Chao'an County in Chaozhou, Guangdong.
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