Red Dancong 2014 No.608
Phoenix Mountain range
Guangdong Province, China
Red Dancong is an exceptional tea of its kind, for in contrast with the basic (oolong) process for dancongs this time it is a black tea. Still, the tea’s dancong nature is unquestionable: it has an overwhelming flowery fragrance of orchid and acacia.
The flavour is mixture of mild honey and red grapes, with a hint of roasted vegetables. Thanks for its relatively high caffeine content, flowing through the body, the tea gently warms you up.
The well-known phoenix teas 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. In this case ‘dancong’ is used with its original meaning.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150 ml
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water
Brewing time: 6-8-10…seconds