Feng Huang Dan Cong

A Oolong Tea from


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Calculated from 7 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 185 °F / 85 °C
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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6 Tasting Notes View all

“Well, right of the bat, these leaves are intriguing. They are so long! In fact, they are so long, some of them could not lay flat in the strainer basket that fits in my cup. The leaves stood...” Read full tasting note
“My first order with TeaSpring was a speedy delight! It was thrilling to get a package from China. I think that it took no more than 10 days (including weekends) from the time I placed the order...” Read full tasting note
“Today’s Oolong was sent to me by Doulton Thank you so very much! How I love Oolong! The dry leaves are very long and dark, much longer than most Oolong teas that I’ve encountered. The aroma is...” Read full tasting note
“Hmmm, not much peach or flowers or sweetness or anything much. I’m just getting very astringent, bitter tea. Must be my brewing. Kind of sad about this tasting. The leaves are huge and pretty,...” Read full tasting note


Dan Cong is a very old tea which history record dates back to 900 years ago. The tea plants are believed to be a specimen of the Shui Xian strain that have been carefully selected to breed as Dan Cong’s tree, which is a single trunk tree that rises tall and straight up, and with branches that open out like an umbrella. Feng Huang Dan Cong was also an Imperial tribute tea during the Song dynasty.

Other names:
Feng Huang Select, Phoenix Select

The dried tea leaves of Feng Huang Dan Cong are very aromatic even before they are steeped. The infusion yields a beverage that is sweet with a peachy flavor reminiscent of a popular fruit in China called longan.

Slightly curled, long golden-brown tea leaves.

Feng Huang Shan, Guangdong Province

$15.60/100 grams (3.53 oz)

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