Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Region: Da'an Village, Wu Dong Shan, Guangdong Province, China
Vintage: 2021 Spring
Reference: Op. 133
Tips for Tea Connoisseurs
"Dancong", translated into "single shrub" or "single bush" in Chinese, refers to an individual tea plant cultivated from a variety of Shui Xian cultivar. As the sub-varietals of Shui Xian cultivars grown on the region have very different characteristics in terms of leaf and tree shape, teas made from different individual shrubs happened to develop very distinctive aroma and flavour profile from one to the other, which explains why the oolong teas produced in the region are called as "Dancong Oolong".
Our Phoenix Almond Fragrance (aka. Xing Ren Xiang, 杏仁香) comes from Da'an Village, Wudong Mountain, 1100m above sea level, which forms the Phoenix Mountain Range (Feng Huang Shan) in eastern Guangdong Province. Made from tea leaves from the rare and precious, Ju Duo Zai cultivar, it has been meticulously hand-rolled and painstakingly charcoal-roasted, to yield a complex liquor that brings out incredible, honey fruity (passion fruit, grapefruit) sweetness and prominent floral notes (orange blossoms), with a very delicate touch of rosewood. In comparison to other phoenix oolongs, it has more sweet citrusy acidity. Its flavour profile is most similar to Phoenix Honey Orchid, but it's got more citrusy note and slightly more roasted touch to it.
An absolute must try for Chinese tea connoisseurs, oolong tea lovers and fine wine aficionados, this will be also a great addition to your tea repertoire.
All our phoenix oolong teas come from the 8th generation tea master, Mr. Huang, who has his tea farm in Da'an village in Wu dong Mountain. Mr. Huang's tea garden is a real diversity of old tea trees (gushu) with their age varying between 100 and 600 years old. Made from rare and precious gushu tea trees, his phoenix oolongs offer the very finest, caliber quality. Also, his oolong teas are all organic, as old gushu tea trees are strictly protected by the Chinese government, any pesticide and fertiliser is prohibited in his tea garden. We were really impressed by the diversity of tea cultivars in their tea garden and the quality of their phoenix oolongs during our visit in 2018.
As with all the teas, oolong tea also offers us health benefits to increase our sense of well-being. Several studies indicate that oolong tea is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and it may well be just as beneficial as green tea to promote weight loss and cardiovascular health by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.
If you like this product you may also like Phoenix Laocong Shui Xian, Phoenix Honey Orchid and Qi Lai Mountain Concubine Oolong.
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