Phoenix Dan Cong Dark Leaf (Wu Ye)
Phoenix Dan Cong is one of the four best Oolong teas in China. This tea is from Wudong mountain, of the Phoenix mountain range, in Chao Zhou city of Guangdong province. Wu Ye means dark leaf in Chinese. This tea was hand picked and hand processed in April, 2015 by Master Liu. It has intense floral notes of gardenia with a slight hint of caramel and creamy chocolate. A true delight for Dan Cong tea lovers.
Origin: Wudong Mountain, Chaozhou, Guang Dong province, China
Harvest time: April 2015
Picking standard Three leaves
Caffeine Level: Medium
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
This tea has intense gardenia floral notes and a slight hint of caramel, honey, and creamy chocolate.
210oF, 4 grams (heaping 1 tbsp) for 6-8 ounces of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minute, 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 most out of the tea.
Use a gaiwan or Yixing clay pot 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 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 infusion.
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