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Black Phoenix from Honey Orchid Tree Black Tea

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Phoenix teas are normally produced as Oolongs but at our request this has been made into a black tea. And what an amazing tea it is, the like of which I have never tasted before. Dan Cong teas are famous for the characteristic of mimicking the flavours of different flowers and fruits, depending upon the strain from which they are made. This black tea has been made from Mi Lan, the Honey Orchid strain. It is hard to describe the complexity of fragrance and flavour in this tea but it is intense, with prominent notes of peach, mango and apricot released seemingly in waves upon the tongue with a rich malty finish.

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Dan Cong, meaning single bush is the highest of four grades of oolong grown around this mountain, the best being found on Wu Dong Peak. This, however, has been made into a black tea. And what an amazing tea it is, the like of which I have never tasted before. Dan Cong teas are famous for the characteristic of mimicking the flavours of different flowers and fruits, depending upon the strain from which they are made. This black tea has been made from Mi Lan, the Honey Orchid strain. It is hard to describe the complexity of fragrance and flavour in this tea, it outshines even the famous oolong teas, previously the exclusive use of the leaves. The flavour is intense, prominent notes of peach, mango and apricot released seemingly in waves upon the tongue. This is balanced by a velvety smooth, sweet maltiness with the warmth of ginger, cinnamon and honeysuckle. The fragrance is equally complex and I find myself savouring the spent leaves long after the tea is drunk. Important factors in producing a great Dancong tea are altitude and soil, which must have a large number of stones in it. However, the most important of all is the method of production. In examples of the very best tea, such as the one you are trying, this will be carried out by a tea master. A true master will bring out the four spirits of beautiful appearance, glossy coloured leaf, rich aroma and sweet taste. Leaf picking time is very important for Phoenix teas. The very small amount of leaves these centuries-old trees will yield are skilfully picked at midday when the leaves will be at their juiciest. It must be a fine afternoon but without strong sunlight, and once picked the leaves will be thinly layered and sun-dried in the late afternoon, around 4:00-5:00pm. Dan Cong, meaning ‘single bush’ is the highest of four grades of oolong grown around this mountain, the best being found on Wu Dong Peak. This, however, has been made into a black tea. And what an amazing tea it is, the like of which I have never tasted before. Dancong teas are famous for the characteristic of mimicking the flavours of different flowers and fruits, depending upon the strain from which they are made. This black tea has been made from Mi Lan, the Honey Orchid strain. It is hard to describe the complexity of fragrance and flavour in this tea, it outshines even the famous oolong teas, previously the exclusive use of the leaves. The flavour is intense, prominent notes of peach, mango and apricot released seemingly in waves upon the tongue. This is balanced by a velvety smooth, sweet maltiness with the warmth of ginger, cinnamon and honeysuckle. The fragrance is equally complex and I find myself savouring the spent leaves long after the tea is drunk.

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Leaf Grade Handmade Strip
Country of Manufacture China
Tea Strength Medium Black
Use Milk Optional
Brewing Time 2-5 minutes. Depending on milk usage.
Water Temperature 100 ° c
Number of infusions 1-3. Depending on milk usage.
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