Origin: Zhongshan Village, Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province, China
Description: Oolongs made in the Dan Cong style are well-known for and named after their beautiful fragrances. There are over 100 different varieties of Dan Cong Oolongs grown exclusively on Phoenix Mountain. Honey Orchid in particular has become quite famous. When you taste it you will easily understand why! It is a delicate but rich tea with a remarkably smooth finish. This tea was plucked in March 2022 from the large and broad leaves of the Bai Ye Camellia sinensis varietal. It was then expertly processed over a period of a month, lending to the thick, sweet and fragrant qualities. Roasting has brought out the delicious honey and orchid notes. The beauty of this tea is owed to the unique landscape where Dan Cong Oolongs grow. The role of the tea master who formed this tea is also paramount to creating something so memorable. We would recommend this tea to anyone: from the well-experienced lover of Chinese Oolongs to the tea drinker who enjoys an everyday blended tea like Earl Grey or Breakfast tea.
Tasting Notes: This Oolong is creamy and complex. The experience is highly aromatic from beginning to end. The aroma of the dry leaf is reminiscent of peach cobbler. Once steeped, a bouquet of honeyed orchid blooms in the steam. The tea is thick, lush, with a subtlety of ripe tropical fruits dripping with honey. There is a pinch of toasted brown-sugar throughout, alongside some Oolong 'greenness' and a spiced-peach finish. There is a long-lasting linger that is both satisfyingly quenching and crave inducing. This tea is all around sweet and elegant.
Brewing Instructions: 3 - 4g per cup. Use 90ºC water. Steep 2 minutes. Re-steep.
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