2012 Spring Premium Mt. Wudong Huang Zhi Xiang(Yellow Gardenia) Phoenix Dan Cong

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This premium Huang Zhi Xiang Dancong is from Dingyao village in Mt Wudong, which is around 450 meters high above the sea level.

Well-selected the small tea arbors with age around 50 years old, This tea enjoys very natural gardenia aroma; after sipping the tea liquid, the whole mouth is rich in gardenia mixed with light honey aroma; delicate tea liquid with long-lasting sweetness; After 3-4 times of infusion, the tea leaves are still quite twisted, which is a sign of tea from skillful tea farmer and high quality.

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:Dingyao village, Mt. Wudong, Chaozhou, Guangdong province

Tea variety: Huang Zhi Xiang(gardenia) small arbor

Picking standard: two or three half-matured tea leaves

Shape: tight, lightly-twisted stick shape

Dried tea color: bloom yellowish-green color

Aroma: natural and fresh unique gardenia fragrance

Tea soup color: bright orange yellow

Taste: freshness, mellow, thickness, unique gardenia mixed with light honey taste

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(This tea was generously provided to me by JK Tea Shop due to terrible postal issues that was out of their hands. Big thank you to the whole JK Tea Shop Team.)

Dry Leaf: I get a mellow roasted aroma along with a sweetness that I almost want to associate it to some kind of fruit. This tea has a fresh aroma to it also.
Wet Leaf: I get a fresh orchid like aroma with almost like a fruit aroma that show some sweetness to this tea.
Liquor: I got a yellowish green type of color.
Taste: This tea is smooth with a roasted orchid like flavor with some sweetness again I want to say some kind of fruit. There is some astringency I pick up with this tea. I also notice the way this tea feels in your mouth for me it sits more on front of your mouth and gives that more dry feeling in your mouth.
Vessel/Leaf: I used a 100 ml ( 3 oz.) gaiwan and used 5 grams of tea.
Overall Opinion: I give this tea a solid 88 from the way I score. This is a very serviceable tea. One thing I would like to add about this tea shop is they offer the same tea with different grades which allows you the tea connoisseur to expand your palate with being able to compare taste, texture, the body of the tea and it’s smoothness and how the tea builds it sweetness in your mouth. One tip to everyone grade does matter as a whole in the overall experience you have.

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Only one thing to say here: If you can afford it – buy a higher grade from the same seller. Imperial/Nonpareil are THAT much better than this one.

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