Phoenix Dan Cong Dark Leaf (Wu Ye) 鸭屎香
Phoenix Dan Cong is one of the four best Oolong teas in China. This tea is from Wudong mountain, of the Phoenix mountain range, near Chao Zhou city in Guangdong province. Wu Ye means dark leaf in Chinese. The more popular local name for this type of tea, believe it or not, is "Duck Shit Fragrance". Wei, the original farmer, did not wish others to steal his delicious secret tea trees, so he cleverly gave the leaf this boldly inaccurate name. Indeed, Wu Ye oolong is perhaps one of the most well-known Phoenix Dan Cong oolongs, as is its characteristic fragrance. It is a must try tea for all Phoenix Dan Cong tea lovers. This tea has intense floral notes of gardenia with a slight hint of caramel and creamy chocolate. A delight for every occasion.
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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