Orchid Fragrance Oolong (Zhe Lan Xiang)
This medium oxidized, muted green-red leaf offers a sweet and tangy aroma. A Dan Cong style oolong, it is grown at an elevation of over 4000 feet in the Phoenix Mountains in Guangdong Province. This steep terrain is shrouded in clouds and mists and hot sun in the season, yielding some of China’s most prized teas. Long, thin leaves are withered, then wood charcoal-fired to produce a sweet yet verging on astringent taste. A rich aromatic leaf it will steep to a nectar-like taste and offer multiple infusions.