Phoenix Dan Cong - Honey Orchid (Mi Lan Xiang)

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Fenghuang Mountain, Guangdong Province, China


April 2016

2-3 leaves are picked and partially oxidised and gently roasted with high heat.

Honey Orchid means Mi Lan Xiang in Chinese, it is one of the most popular and accessible classic style Phoenix oolong teas and the locals enjoy it as one of the favourite teas.

Taste notes:

The elegant long, twisted leaves have deep aroma of ripe peach and charcoal grilled pineapple, as you brew the tea, it reveals layers of peachy, toasty, honey sweet and floral flavours. It is a light-bodied but incisive cup with a contrasting tangy aftertaste.

Infusion Notes:

Common brewing method:

Water temperate: 100°C
Leaf to water ratio: 2g per 100ml
Brewing time: about 4 minutes
Tips: adjust the leaf to water ratio if you prefer to shorten the infusion time or for lighter and stronger taste.  Please do not leave any water in the pot between each brew, so as not to lose the precious flavour and taste of tea and preventing from too strong taste for the next brew. 

Gong Fu Brewing Method:

Water Temperate: 100°C
Leaf to water ratio: 8g per 100ml
Brewing time: about 5 seconds for the 1st – 3rd infusion, and increasing the infusion time for each subsequent brewing.

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