Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong
Type: Oolong Tea
Where: Phoenix Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Liquor: Light honey
Aroma: Creamy, butter & mango
Flavour profile: Cream, buttery and sweet fudge flavours. Floral – honey orchid & apricot leading to a warm, perfectly smooth tropical finish of mango & honey
Mouthfeel: Unctuous with slightly dry last
This exceptionally smooth, light Dan Cong Oolong Tea from Phoenix Mountain is an afternoon treasure.
The light honey liquor gives aromas of cream & butter with gentle notes of mango surfacing, particularly once you have indulged in the tasting.
To drink though it’s all greenish oolong and tropical hit. Buttery sweet fudge and floral notes of honeysuckle and gentle apricot begin, before leading to a perfectly smooth finish of mango & honey. An unctuous mouthfeel with a slightly dry last.
The dry leaves are long, twisted, dark brown leaves, full of aroma, turning to mottled green & brown when wet, showing the 30-40% oxidation of the leaf that leads to the gentle flavour. The aroma of the cooled wet leaves is like a fresh tropical fruit salad!
This tea is not roasted like many oolongs, allowing a fresher, more gentle flavours and aroma of the environment shine through.
For a slightly darker, more tropical tea for all day drinking also try our Organic Dan Cong Phoenix Mountain Black Tea. A rare find, it’s quite unlike anything you may have tried before and is simply outstanding.
I love this tea! I'm a big fan of oolongs and hadn't had one from Phoenix mountain. It's so tropical like it says in the description! I can really taste different fruit flavours in it and can't stop drinking it. Already ordered another bag as I'm getting through it so quickly.
Add 2 heaped teaspoons per cup (that’s around 3-4 grams) and pour on 95°C water (about 1 minute off the boil).
Infuse the tea for around 45 seconds for the first infusion. Re-infuse 3 - 4 times, with slightly longer steep each time.
Don’t forget, you can adjust any of the measurements to suit your style!