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Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Highly aromatic, sweet like lychee

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Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Highly aromatic, sweet like lychee

Rating:
86% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Phoenix Mountain, Guangdong Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 18, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Fat and bold twisted leaves in glossy and dark color

Aroma: 

Smooth smoky aroma with hints of fruit notes

Liquor: 

Amber in color

Taste: 

Fruity taste with notes similar aroma to lychee,

sweet floral and honey taste,

high aroma lasting long time in mouth

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Shuixian

Tea Garden:

Baixiang Ecologic Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

This Dan Cong Oolong is a great tea that is balance between roast and flora taste.

Phoenix Dan Cong is a famous type of oolong tea from Guangdong Province, with a rich aroma and a taste that differs from the actual tea to the aftertaste. Be careful when steeping this tea: if you use a gaiwan, remember to quickly pour the liquid into a pitcher instead of letting it sit for a long infusion. A short time for the first steep will bring out a more wonderful taste, with a stronger fruity aroma, and for following infusions the flavor of the liquid will be a bit lighter. As the fruity fragrance gradually fades away, the original characteristic aroma of the oolong tea will come out more fully. This tea has a long-lasting aroma when brewed, as well as a mellow yet brisk taste, and a sweet, smooth aftertaste. When you take a deep breath of the aroma and let it fill your nose and mouth, you will almost feel like you’re standing in an orchard.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃℃
2 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Baixiang Ecological Tea Garden is located in Wudong Village in the Fenghuang Mountain area, with an elevation above 1000m. In accord with the natural ecological cycle of the land, other than tea trees this garden also features other trees good for attracting useful insects, and also to minimize the insect damage to the tea trees. This means that the usage of pesticides can safely be avoided, resulting in a more natural environment.

Baixiang Tea Garden

Origin

The Phoenix Mountain is located in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, close to the South China Sea. The climate here is warm with sufficient rainfall, with the tea trees grown above the 1000m altitude where the weather is cloudy and misty year-round. The humidity of the air is high as well, and the temperature varies widely between day and night; the soil is also fertile, containing an abundance of organic matter and trace chemicals beneficial for the growth of the trees and for the formation of tea polyphenols and other aromatic substances.

Map of Phoenix Mountain

Tea Bush

The Phoenix Dan Cong tea is made with material from the Shui Xian varietal of tea bush, tall and big with thin branches. One bud with two or three leaves is used to make this tea, picked between March and April. These leaves contain 3.2% amino acids, 24.3% tea polyphenols, 12.9% catechin, and 4.1% caffeine, marking it as a good source for aromatic oolong and black teas.

History

There is a legend that during the Song Dynasty, the Emperor passed by Phoenix Mountain. He was quite thirsty and asked one of his soldiers to pick some tea leaves for him to drink, and on doing so, the Emperor realized the unique quality of the tea. From then on, people specially grew this kind of tree, and named it Song Zhong.

With the 1990s came an increase in the area used to grow tea, and as such, the production quality of that tea has also improved. From 1982 and on, Phoenix has earned many Chinese tea awards. Dan Cong tea has always been known as the king of tea, with many tea lovers all over the world regarding it as a treasure.

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