phoenix mountain dong ding
The residents of Phoenix Valley say that it is the unique soil composition on this mountain ridge that gives this tea its characteristic flavor. Phoenix Mountain tea leaves that are roasted repeatedly at low temps to bring out their full, robust potential are what we deem to be one of finest oolongs available. Its distinct character has a nutty flavor like raw almonds, with a bitter quality like hops in a pale ale. This is balanced by a sweetness similar to stevia – in that it coats the palate without concealing any other flavors. It is a full-flavored tea with a bold character that is easily distinguished from other heavily roasted or aged oolongs. Mildly smoky, smooth texture with a fruity bouquet combined with an aroma reminiscent of pine forests makes for a satisfying brew. This selection is procured from a tea maker that has won first place in a competition of over 5000 entries, and ranks in the top 100 teas almost every year. We are honored to represent his produce.