Phoenix Dancong - Honey & Orchids Fragrance Oolong Tea

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Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 5 oz / 147 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 3 min, 0 sec
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6 Tasting Notes View all

“The dry leaves have essences of vanilla, mango, and lychee. They are long, black, and twisted. Brewed, the liquor is a beautiful light golden amber with scents of honeysuckle and peach. The...” Read full tasting note
“Drowning myself 6-26-15 #5 Being that this is a dancong, I was expecting some great dark oolong. While this oolong brews dark, and I did use water at 195f, this just did not bring out a strong...” Read full tasting note
“GCTTB These leaves are dark and curly. Nice amber color. Wow! In the first few steeps in my 5 oz gong fu pot, the aroma is so great. Intensely fruity and sweet, and I’m happy that it leans more...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog from last night – sample from the GCTTB I did this gong-fu last night: 6-7 steeps with near boiling water. Really short rinse, then steeps of 10s/15s/20s/30s/40s/1m. The first two or three...” Read full tasting note


Phoenix Dancong is a style of oolong tea originating in Phoenix Mountain in China’s southern Guangdong province. These highly aromatic oolong teas area categorized according to their distinct tea tree cultivars, which are named after the tropical fruits and flowers that they are associated with in terms of their flavor profile. This tea is made with the Mi Lan Xiang (“Honey & Orchids Aroma”) cultivar, which is named for its honey-sweet taste and exotic floral aroma. It is one of the most widely beloved of all the Dancong tea cultivars.

Tasting Notes: With flavors of honey and orchids, this full and smooth oolong has an immediate sweetness that is followed up by a lingering notes of nectarine coupled with a brisk astringency.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.

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