This is a very old tea, which history record dates back to 900 years ago. The tea plants are believed to be a specimen of the Shui Xian strain that have been carefully selected to breed as Dan Cong's tree, which is a single trunk tree that rises tall and straight up, and with branches that open out like an umbrella. Feng Huang Dan Cong was also an Imperial tribute tea during the Song dynasty.
This is a great tea to keep staying calm and awake especially for those who cannot use green tea orblack tea which causes dampness. Classic style Phoenix is relatively neutral, and therefore a great daily tea for most.
However, it can be a strong tea to some people so if you have not had much strong tea experience, increase your intake strength and quantity gradually and do not drink on an empty stomach. If you forget about this and over drink, you may experience tea-drunk. Have a bite of something to raise blood sugar and refrain from drinking that day. A classic Phoenix oolong is a powerful digestive so it’s good when you want to be prepared for a great meal, or if you have had one. They are not so suitable when you are going on diet. This is a great tea to be enjoyed pure, or coupled with desserts, pastry or seafood.
Leaves: are medium size leaf is thick, twisted and strong.
This quality tea presents a surprisingly rich mouth filling floral aroma and taste that has long lasting fragrance. The tea taste sweet with ginger lily flowery fragrant. Rich and full-body. Sweet after taste.
We recommend using Chinese Yixing (purple clay) or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot 1/2 to 3/4 full with tea leaves, or 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using Yixing teapot. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 100°c (212°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.