Traditional GongFu tasting of four competition grade oolongs from Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain, Guangdong Province, China. Each a rare delicacy direct from Tea Master Huang Shu Wei. We had the privilege of working, learning, & tasting tea with Shu Wei at his factory for three days in October 2016.
- Tong Tian Xiang, Ginger Flower Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong - Tong Tian Xiang means “aroma can reach to heaven”, but is also called Jiang Hua Xiang (ginger flower) due to its aroma and taste. These dark, long, gently twisted leaves come from Fenghuang Mountain. At 2000-4200 feet, Phoenix Mountain is the perfect microclimate for superb quality Dan Cong Oolongs. These low production/small batch leaves come from only spring picked older tea trees.
- Mo Li Xiang, Jasmine Flower Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong - Mo Li Xiang pronounced Mo Lee She'On, means “Jasmine Flower Fragrance”, due to its aroma and taste. Nothing like common jasmine pearls, much more gentle, subtle, sweet, and with an astonishingly long aftertaste. These dark, long, gently twisted leaves come from Fenghuang (also known as Phoenix) Mountain,
- Shui Mi Xiang, Juicy Honey Peach Phoenix Dan Cong - Translated as Juicy Peach Fragrance, this champion, international award-winning tea was made by Master Huang Shuwei, known for his prize winning Dan Cong oolongs. The sweet, lingering peach and longyan notes are punctuated with hints of honey. These dark, long, gently twisted leaves come from Fenghuang Mountain. These low production/small batch leaves come from nearly 300 year old tea trees and undergo medium oxidation with a light baking.
- Ba Xian Xiang, Eight Immortals Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong - More famously known as Eight Immortals, although this offering is a much higher grade than usually found, if you can find it. Big aroma, slight sweetness, complex, floral & fruit notes, fairly thick mouthfeel, and incredibly long aftertaste. Strong cha qi, so do not operate heavy machinery while drinking. These dark, long, gently twisted leaves come from Fenghuang Mountain. These low production/small batch leaves come from a spring picked older tea tree.
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