New vintage of the Honey Orchid Dancong.
This Milan Xiang is a medium-roasted dancong from the Phoenix Mountain.
A kind flowery tea with a relaxed heating effect. While its fragrance is an interesting mixture of cocoa, roasted nuts and papaya, the main taste profile is dominated by notes of honey and peach. The long aftertaste has a sweet, slightly jasmine-like character, which remains in the mouth for a good half an hour.
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, as it does in this case too, often refers to a certain scent/savour.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 180ml.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 10-15…seconds