Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Wudong Mountain Brothers Dan Cong Xiong Di Zai 兄弟仔
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.
Brothers Dan Cong belongs to the gardenia fragrance family of the ten prominent phoenix dan cong fragrances. The story is said that the tea farmers in Wudong mountains found two single groves at the top and bottom patches that both had similar leaf patterns, so they mixed the freshly picked leaves together and made the tea. They offered the tea for the local temples' gods and the villagers praised the exceptional quality of the tea, thus the name "brothers". Currently, this Brothers dan cong tea is the offspring of the two original single grove bushes.
This tea has an exciting complexity to the flavor. It is very floral and fruity, very smooth and sweet, with a note of cape jasmine fragrance and hints of passion fruit and baked berries.
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 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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