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Oolong Tea - Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Old Bush Dong Fang Hong
Oolong Tea - Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Old Bush Dong Fang Hong
Oolong Tea - Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Old Bush Dong Fang Hong
Oolong Tea - Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Old Bush Dong Fang Hong

Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Old Bush Dong Fang Hong

$ 54.50

Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong is known for its large variety of fragrances and its strong sweet aftertaste. The dry leaves usually are twisted with a dark color. The leaves have a reddish edge owing to an oxidation process unique to the making of oolong tea. The tea is then mild or moderately baked, depending on the type of tea and the desire of the tea master. 

Dong Fang Hong is one of the most famous phoenix dan cong oolongs. The original dan cong tree was said to be 700 year-old. It is said in 1955, the farmer of the old bush tree made the tea and sent it to China's party leader, Chairman Mao and received a response letter from the Chairman's office. From that point on, the tea quickly gained its fame. The tea grows in the high altitudes of Wudong mountain, about 1200m, Dong Fang Hong elicits a strong yellow gardenia like fragrance, which is imbued deep into its liquor, along with the mountain essence that Chinese tea connoisseurs call "shan yun" 山韵. It also has subtle fruity notes of mango and papaya. It withstands many infusions. 

Additional Info

Origin:                   Phoenix mountain, Guang Dong province, China

Harvest time:        April 2022 pluck, baking complete in August 2022

Caffeine Level:     Medium 

Tasting Notes 

A distinctive gardenia flower fragrance and a hint of subtle fruity notes of mango and papaya.

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