Learn about what Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Is.
Cultivar: Almond Aroma
Harvest: Spring 2022
Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Canton, China
Cup: 2 tbsps/6gram for 20 Gong Fu cups
Meet the farmer: Farmer Liu
Note: This product does NOT contain any almonds or nuts, nor is it scented by any.
A mild nutty sweetness mixed with a hint of raw almond flower aroma, and accompanied by a mild pleasant bitterness that dissolves into sweetness on the palate.
Ice Tea Instruction
Every 1 gram of tea for 50ml of water, and allow steeping 1 to 2 hours in a teapot/tumbler in the refrigerator.
Hot brew Instruction: we recommend Gaiwan for best infusions
We are thrilled to bring this tea back! This year's Almond Aroma offers an excellent roasted nuttiness mixed with a unique refreshing floral fragrance that mimics fresh almond aroma. Inspired by the serrated edge of its tealeaves, this tea has a whimsical name in Chinese, Ju Duo Zai, “the saw boy”.
Fresh harvested from the coastal area in Canton province, this tea benefits from the mineral-rich soil on Phoenix Mountain. Constantly surrounded by mists and fog, wild tea tress and tea farms populate the mountain in soil as rich as the folklores of Phoenix Dan Cong Tea. These ancient trees exceed 100 – 200 years in age and are from a special type of Oolong known for its highly distinctive natural aroma that mimics certain flower or fruit aroma. Believed to be the ancestor of all Oolong teas, it’s well-known for its ten aromatic categories and its rich and complex flavor. Ju Duo Zai is one of the most distinguishable aromas from the ten aromatic categories.
Local tea scholars and connoisseurs from China studied and categorized these artisan crafted teas into hundreds of aromatic subgroups. Its aroma is never artificially added or perfumed but exclusively cultivated, and each aroma comes from tea plant’s natural aromatic compound.
Brewing Instruction Gaiwan & Teapot
|Gai Wan or ceramic pot|
Add 6gram/1 tbsp
95 C / 205 F
- Add 8oz water and infuse for 3 min.
- Repeat for another 4+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion
Gai Wan (Recommended for best infusions):
- Rinse leaves and discard the first infusion
- Add water and infuse for 10 seconds for 3 infusions
- Repeat for another 10+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 10 seconds with each additional infusion
Top Health benefits
- Regular consumption reduces new fat cell growth and promotes weight loss.
- Rich in bioflavonoids, it fights allergies, inflammation, heart diseases, and slows down the aging process.
- National Cancer Institute claims its excellence in prevention of diabetes and certain cancer for it’s rich in antioxidants.
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This was one of the best Xing Ren Xiang’s I’ve had. I was really surprised at the price point because it was very well made and perfectly balanced. A lot of flavors of dancongs either come from the roasting of the leaves or the core leaf material. Roast heavy dancongs fade out quickly, and oftentimes you’re greeted by heavy bitterness which is indicative of either poor quality leaf material or just younger trees. This rendition of Almond aroma was perfectly balanced, and really reminds me of an excellent high mountain Taiwanese oolong due to its extreme longevity in flavors especially when using lower temperatures. Would recommend flash steeps if using temps of 185+, 10 second brews for temps of 175 or below. Aroma: meringue, shortbread Tasting Notes: amaretto, black cherry, marzipan, apricot kernel Cha Chi: upper back heavy, sharp concentration much like after drinking a clean shot of espresso Mouthfeel: sweet front and back, custard like consistency in the throat