Phoenix Dan Cong - Honey Orchid - Mi Lan Xiang

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Our very popular Honey Orchid Phoenix Dan Cong has an intriguing aroma of ripe peach and charcoal grilled pineapple. As you infuse the tea it reveals layers peachy, toasty, honey sweet and floral flavours. It is an incisive cup with a contrasting tangy aftertaste from its elegant long and twisted leaves.
Honey Orchid means Mi Lan Xiang in Chinese and it is one of the most popular and accessible classic style Phoenix Oolong teas that the locals enjoy as one of the favourite teas.

TASTING NOTES

An intriguing aroma of ripe peach and charcoal grilled pineapple. As you infuse the tea it reveals layers peachy, toasty, honey sweet and floral flavours. It is an incisive cup with a contrasting tangy aftertaste from its elegant long and twisted leaves.

ORIGIN

Tea Master: Fenghuang Mountain, Guangdong Province, China.

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING

April 2018.  2 to 3 leaves are picked and partially oxidised and then gently roasted on a high heat.

COMMON BREWING METHOD

Watertemperature: 100°C
Leaf to water ratio: 2g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 5 minutes.
Tips: Adjust the leaf to water ratio if you prefer to shorten the infusion time or for lighter and stronger taste. Do not leave any water in the pot between each infusion, this is so as not to lose any precious flavour and prevents a too strong taste for the next infusion.
Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.

GONG FU BREWING METHOD

Water temperature: 95°C (Boil water to 100°C then wait a few mins for it to cool down).
Leaf to water ratio: 8g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 5 seconds for the first 4 infusions.
Tips: Always pre-heat your tea vessel with boiling water and discard the water before putting in the tea leaves. Do not rinse the tea leaves.

Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.