Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Osmanthus Fragrance Gui Hua Xiang 桂花香
Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong is known for its variety of fragrances. The dry leaves are usually twisted with a dark color and have a reddish edge as the result of a process called Peng Qing unique to the making of oolong tea.
Osmanthus is one of the ten famous honey floral types of Dan Cong oolongs. The mother bush of Osmanthus is said to be around 300 years old. This tea is from Phoenix Mountain, Guangdong province, made by tea master Liu. Mr. Liu has been making phoenix oolong for over 20 years. True to its namesake, this tea is certainly suggestive of elegant osmanthus fragrance, but there’s a pleasant complexity to the flavor that goes beyond. The floral fragrance derives from the natural development of the tea, not any osmanthus flavor additives that you would find in many of the more common blended offerings on the market. The tea liquor is clean, has a special honey taste, smooth and creamy, sweet, with hints of passion fruit and pomegranate. It is a truly special oolong.
Origin: Phoenix mountain, Guang Dong province, China
Harvest time: April 2021 pluck
Elevation: 800 meters
Caffeine Level: Medium
A note of osmanthus fragrance and hints of passion fruit, creamy smooth and full bodied.
210oF, 4 grams (heaping 2 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 30 seconds, at least 5 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
Gongfu brewing guide:
It is recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the best out of the tea.
Use a gaiwan or Yixing clay pot to enhance the aroma and taste, usually 7g (2 rounded tbsp) of dry leaves for 100 ml (3.4 oz) of water. When using gongfu brewing method, it is essential to warm up the brewing vessel so that the water temperature will not drop significantly before brewing and also quickly rinse the tea before the first brewing. The recommended brewing time is 10s,10s,15s,15s, 20s. You may add 5 or 10 seconds steeping time for each subsequent infusions.
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