Dancong Honey Orchid Oolong

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  • “Fortunately the family members I visited F&M with were very happy with my tea-enthusiasm and were so kind as to let me try all their teas as well!! I didn't order this one, though I suggested...” Read full tasting note
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Dancong Oolong tea is famous for its floral fragrance and long, sweet aftertaste. The Honey Orchid Dancong belongs to the honey aroma category, and only the high mountain Mi Lan Xiang has this honeyed floral aroma and taste. Once brewed, this tea will deliver a slightly roasted flavour combined with a floral aroma and the distinctive sweet honey aftertaste. This tea is also delicious if allowed to cool, when the flavours become more pronounced.

Leaf & liquor
Dark twisted leaves with a deep orange liquor.

When to drink
Can be enjoyed throughout the day with many successive infusions of the same leaves.

Fengxi village, Mt. Wudong, Guangdong Province, China

Brewing information
Brew in boiling water.This can be repeated many times to enjoy the subtle differences of each successive infusion.

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Fortunately the family members I visited F&M with were very happy with my tea-enthusiasm and were so kind as to let me try all their teas as well!! I didn’t order this one, though I suggested it.

The very first tea I ever tried with ‘orchid’ in the name was a Mighty Leaf ‘orchid oolong’ years ago that tasted absolutely foul to me. It had artificial orchid flavouring AND malt in it after close inspection, horribly artificially sweet and over-rich, so I was skeptical of this even though I was so excited to try a single estate tea of such high quality. Thankfully the scent confirmed the taste and my goodness, what a pleasure to drink.

This brew came out light amber in the cup with an unmistakeable scent of roast chestnuts. Now I have an oolong flavoured with roast chestnuts that doesn’t even match up to this! The flavours were nuts: literally, nuts. Pecans, more roast chestnuts, with a honeyed tinge, like the name, although I couldn’t possibly say where the orchid came from. The liquor was impeccably smooth and rich but the end was so astringent and left my mouth so dry that it seemed to beg me to drink more. I hadn’t expected such strong astringency with the light body of the tea, to be honest. This was an absolute treat.

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