Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea Honey Orchid Mi Lan Xiang
Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong is known for its variety of fragrances and the rich mineral content of its tea leaves. The dry leaves usually are twisted with a dark color. The leaves have a reddish edge, which is a result of a process called Peng Qing or Yao Qing, that is an oxidation process unique to the making of oolong tea. Phoenix Dan Cong oolong has 40-80% oxidation depending on the particular varietal. After the Peng Qing process, the tea is slightly or moderately baked several times, depending on the type of tea and desired storage time. As the name suggests, this tea has complex notes of orchid, vanilla, and honey, with a slight smokiness, creamy body and sweet finish.
Origin: Phoenix mountain, Guang Dong province, China
Harvest time: April 2017
Caffeine Level: Medium
A distinct slightly smoky and floral aroma that melds into a sweet and creamy mouth feel and a satisfyingly smooth finish.
210oF, 5 grams (heaping 2 tbsp) for 6-8 ounces of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 30 seconds, up to 6 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 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 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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