I have been brewing this over two days for possibly up to 10 infusions and it’s still great. Even after these many steepings, it doesn’t have any bitterness or rough edges. I haven’t, however, given it the attention it deserves. Yesterday I started brewing it after eating very spicy food, and today I was eating a lemon lavender cookie with it…But, I’m going to be optimistic and give it a high rating.
2012 Spring Nonpareil Mt Wudong Song Variety Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid) Phoenix Dancong Oolong
This nonpareil Mi Lan Xiang Dancong is from the same place as our nonpareil Huang Zhi Xiang(Li Zai Ping village), which is famous for cultivating over hundred years old Dancong tea trees from ancient time to now by their ancestors.
After brewing the tea, the wild-growing floral aroma mixed with honey aroma comes against noses quickly; Sipping the tea, the sweetness takes over the whole mouth quickly with long-lasting after taste sweetness; delicate tea liquid; strong, smooth & deep Chaqi, down directly to the stomach.
After 6-7 repeated infusions, the tea leaves are still tight-twisted; After 15 times of infusion, the aroma and taste is still quite strong, which is another sign of high quality old trees Dancong.
Dancong Oolong tea is famous for its floral fragrance and long after sweetness. Besides, the tea soup thickness is sought-after for many heavy tea drinkers.
All of our Honey orchid & yellow sprig Dancongs are high-roasted by the traditional Charcoal method; so these two new teas, their charcoal aroma will disappear after 2nd infusion; then comes out the lovely floral or Gardenia aroma.
Tips: for all high mountain Wudong Dancong, it has the honey aroma, but also wild-floral aroma as well.
Harvest time: 2012 spring
Origin: Li Zai Ping village (800meters high above sea level), Mt. Wudong, Chaozhou, Guangdong province
Roasted level: High roasted.
Picking standard: two or three half-matured tea leaves
Shape: tight, lightly-twisted stick shape
Dried tea color: bloom dark color with light yellow hue
Aroma: natural and fresh unique floral aroma mixed with honey fragrance
Tea soup color: bright golden yellow
Taste: delicate tea taste, with strong Chaqi, deep & smooth throat feeling down to the stomach.