Aged Dan Cong Zhu Ye Bamboo Leaf 2016 竹叶香

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Regular price $13.00

Cultivar: Zhu Ye Xiang

Harvest: Spring, 2016

Cup: 1 tbsp for 20 cups

Meet the farmer: Farmer Liu

Tasting Notes

Honey nectar sweetness, chocolatey fragrance, floral, orchid fragrance, creamy

Full Description

Zhu Ye Xiang, or Bamboo Leaf Aroma, is named because this varietal's raw leaf has a long and skinny shape that looks like a bamboo leaf. Its cultivar by fragrance classification is actually orchid aroma and Zhu Ye is known as the "Kind of Orchid Aroma". This Zhu Ye is an aged Dan Cong tea from 2016 and it's from our farmer, Farmer Liu. It's not, however, a common practice to aged Dan Cong teas, only farmers with either a larger production yield or come by a really good tea, they will hoard a few pounds. For local Chao Zhou people, aged Dan Cong is usually consumed for its medicinal purpose. We were able to get 2 pounds this year to share this rich and complex tea. 

From the coastal area in Canton province, Phoenix Mountain possesses mineral-rich soil and is constantly surrounded by mists and fog, covered by wild tea tress and tea farms, as well as the folklore of the Phoenix Dan Cong Tea. Many wild tea trees are at least 100 to 200 years old. It’s a special type of Oolong treasured for its highly distinctive natural aroma that mimics certain flower or fruit aroma, and is well-known for its ten major aromatic groups. Dan Cong teas are named and classified by their aromas, and the aroma is never artificially added or perfumed but exclusively cultivated as a cultivar.

Region

Feng Huang (Phoenix) Mountain, Canton, China

Brewing Instruction

Gai Wan: rinse, then 5 seconds

Ceramic pot: 8oz water, 3 mins

Add 6gram/2 tbsp

90 C / 205 F



    Top Health Benefits

    • Regular consumption can aid in weight loss by hindering new fat cell production
    • Rich in bioflavonoids, it fight allergies, inflammation, heart diseases and slows down the aging process
    • National Cancer Institute claims its excellence in prevention of diabetes and certain cancers in respect to its richness in antioxidants

    For education purpose only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

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