Phoenix Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Lychee, Mineral, Floral, Jasmine, Plums
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
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  • “I’ve put off purchasing this for awhile. I just couldn’t justify the price (and buying 2 full ounces) without having tried it. I finally caved and used a frequent steeper redemption to get it. I’m...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Picked this up as a free 50g of tea with my latest online order. No regrets, as it’s delicious. Rich, dark honey sweetness, minerally, woody. It was the sweetness I was after, and I was glad it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Finally had an opportunity to try this Dancong that DT is now carrying online! I might be wrong here, but I think that this is the first Dancong that’s ever been a part of our lineup!? As someone...” Read full tasting note

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The first time we sipped this luxurious oolong, we fell hard for its natural fragrant lychee and plum notes. Add a hint of toasted caramel and a finishing roast that’s deep and satisfying and you have a premium tea that’ll keep you coming back for more. Long loved in China for its fruity flavours, this top-of-the-line oolong from Phoenix Mountain is about to be the rising star of your tea cupboard.

How it tastes:

Deep fruity notes of sweet plum and lychee, with toasted brown sugar caramel undertones

What makes it great:

● Dan Cong (literally “single stem”) oolongs like this one come from wild teas and are renowned for their ability to naturally imitate specific flavours like orange blossom, orchid, grapefruit, almond, ginger flower and more!

● The lingering taste of fragrant lychee will leave your feeling refreshing and tingly all over – a sensation commonly known as “oolong glow.”

● Got company? Impress them with the exquisite flavours of this top-of-the-line oolong.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Oolong tea from Phoenix mountain in Guangdong Province, China.

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I’ve put off purchasing this for awhile. I just couldn’t justify the price (and buying 2 full ounces) without having tried it. I finally caved and used a frequent steeper redemption to get it. I’m so disappointed that I waited so long. It’s perhaps one of my favorite straight oolongs that I’ve ever tried. It has a true lychee flavor, and I can’t believe there’s no flavoring in it. It has a slight mineral taste at the end, which rounds the lychee flavor out nicely. I slurped down a full cup pretty quickly.

Flavors: Lychee, Mineral

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Picked this up as a free 50g of tea with my latest online order. No regrets, as it’s delicious. Rich, dark honey sweetness, minerally, woody. It was the sweetness I was after, and I was glad it delivered.

I did notice that the sweetness of phoenix oolongs seems to be best when the cup of tea is fresh; after sitting overnight, it wasn’t nearly as delicious. This is not the case for all teas, but seemed especially noticeable with this one. I suspect chilling it could have a similar effect; perhaps I’ll try one day.

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Finally had an opportunity to try this Dancong that DT is now carrying online!

I might be wrong here, but I think that this is the first Dancong that’s ever been a part of our lineup!? As someone who’s tried several other Dancongs before I’m really interested in what this might be like comparatively. The biggest test, for me, will of course be to brew it Gong Fu and see how it tastes that way. This time around I just had it as a pot of tea, which was shared among several people. My snap impression is that this is pretty nice though; it was a little astringent on the top of the sip and had some great roasty character in the body. The biggest thing for me that I loved though was the sweet, bright and DISTINCT lychee undertones and finish. Really, really stole the show for me and were just so completely delectable. I can only hope that they’re as nice when you brew this one Gong Fu.

I’m still a bit on the fence with this one, I think – I liked it but I need to experience it Gong Fu to really know how I feel about it, and I think the price point is a little bit high even with what Dancongs usually go for. So, jury is still out. But first impression was positive!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

Daylon R Thomas

They’ve had it before, but I used to really like it. I’m not sure if it’s the exact same dancong because the previous description included “shea butter, guava,” and was named “Oolong Supreme” but it was one of my favorites teas as I was getting into them. I thought the sweet balanced incredibly well with the roasted.

Roswell Strange

Ah! Yes! How could I forget Oolong Supreme!? I literally own a tin of that one… It’s definitely not the same thing as Oolong Supreme though; I can 100% confirm that! I also greatly liked the Oolong Supreme though – it was probably the first straight oolong carried by DT that I was interested in enough to purchase it in more than a small sample size.

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