Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Region: Wudong Shan, Phoenix Mountain Range, Guangdong Province, China
- Appearance: Transluscent, bright, gold coloured liquor.
- Aroma: Floral (gardenia, orange blossom), ripe stone fruits (nectarine) on a creamy, baked aromas.
- Flavour: Floral (gardenia, frangipani, osmanthus), fruity (apricot, mango) flavours on a milky, creamy background. A hint of bitterness.
- Mouthfeel: Supple, mellow liquor with a silky mouthfeel.
- Measure 3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil water to 90℃. Steep for 3-4 minutes.
Reference: Op. 122
Tips for Tea Connoisseurs
Phoenix Eight Immortals, also known as "Feng Huang Ba Xian" in Mandarin Chinese, is a legendary Dancong oolong tea from Guangdong Province, China. "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". However, as the amount of tea leaves that one tree can yield is very small, most dancong oolong teas nowadays are produced by using the tea leaves of trees of the same sub-variety of Shui-Xian cultivar.
Our Phoenix Eight Immortals Dancong oolong tea is made from the early spring harvest of the old tea bush grown in wild, rocky soil on Wu Dong Shan, 1100m above sea level, which forms the Phoenix Mountain Range (Feng Huang Shan) in eastern Guangdong Province.
When brewed, the tea offers a heavenly sweet liquor with fragrant floral (frangipani, osmanthus), fruity (apricot, mango) flavours on a milky, creamy background. The liquor is so mellow and supple with a silky mouthfeel and the natural sweetness lingers long in the finish.
A true masterpiece that will be highly appreciated by tea connoisseurs. A must add to your oolong tea repertoire.
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.