Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Wudong Mountain Ao Fu Hou
Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong is known for its large variety of fragrances and the strong sweet aftertaste. The dry leaves usually have twisted darker color. The wet leaves have a reddish edge due to an oxidation process unique to the making of oolong tea. The tea is then moderately baked for final consumption.
The name sounds is based on the local dialect where the original mother tree was grown in the back side of a depression in the ground of a tea garden in Dan Hu Chun (丹湖村) mountain village. This tea is very special and a rare varietal, considered by the locals as the "tea of all fragrances". Ao Fu Hou belongs to the gardenia fragrance family, but has multiply layers of different fragrances than the dominant gardenia. It is fruity and sweet, with notes of tropical fruits. The locals call it "sweeter than your first love". If you are a dan cong oolong lover, indulge yourself with this rare tea.
Origin: Phoenix mountain, Guang Dong province, China
Harvest time: April 2022 pluck, baking completed in August 2022
Elevation: 800 meters
Caffeine Level: Medium
A note of pomelo flower fragrance and hints of passion fruit, buttery creaminess and full bodied.
210oF, 4 grams (heaping 2 tbsp) for 6-8 ounces 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 red clay teapot to enhance the aroma and taste, usually 7 grams (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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