Once reserved for the imperial family. It is now a worldwide famous oolong. There are several varieties of the Phoenix Dan Cong, but this one in particular has a fantastic flavour. It is sweet with a fruity taste of lychees and honey and a base of roasted nuts. It is a light tea with a remarkable smooth finish.
Region: Feng Huang Shan, Guangdong Province
Other Names: Mi Lan Dan Cong
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.