oolong tea, autumn harvest
dehumidified green dancong – 抽湿单枞
made from big black leaves – 大乌叶
Phoenix Mountain range
Chao Zhou, Guandong province
Green dancong is one of our most fragrant teas. Due to the special drying process that involves both heating and cooling, the leaves can keep their original fragrance: orchid, lily, and lilac. This overwhelming flower bouquet, is accompanied by the scent of fresh green grass. The aftertaste is mild and buttery with some refreshing, vivid buzz.
The well-known phoenix oolongs are famous for their impressive fragrance and long-lasting, round, creamy flavour.
The term dancong (单枞) originally meant phoenix teas all picked from one tree. In recent times though it has become a generic term for all Phoenix Mountain (凤凰山, Fenghuang) oolongs. The dancongs’ name often refers to a certain scent/savour (e.g. milan xian, honey-orchid fragrance).
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150 ml.
Water temperature: 85ºC. From fresh, spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 7-10…seconds