Jiang Hua Dan Cong (Ginger Flower)
This artisan Dan Cong is so fragrant that it is called ‘Tong Tian Xiang’ by the local people – meaning that the aroma can reach up to the sky.
The aroma and taste of ginger flower is the result of an expert oxidation process in which the tea is withered, rolled and cooled just the right amount of times. To ensure this process is done correctly, the farmer, Lin Songzhu (pictured above) stays up all night processing the tea, as the cooler night-time temperatures are better for controlling the levels of oxidation. His family have always lived in the Wudong mountains, where people have produced Dan Cong teas for hundreds of generations.
The farmer’s expert skill brings out the delicate ginger flower aroma and taste, making this rare and special tea an exquisite drinking experience for up to 12 infusions.