Initiated with an alluring garden-fresh floral aroma of Gardenia with a light touch of Magnolia, smooth and intricate, it ends with full bodied sweetness.
Prestigiously ancient, this artisan tea nestles in the subtype under the aromatic category of Gardenia Aroma. Cultivated exactly at an elevation of 700 meters (which is high mountain for Phoenix Mountain) from trees that are roughly 60 years old, it’s one of the most venerable Dan Cong tea tree types and one of the oldest aromatic categories. Its garden-fresh floral aroma will seduce into reminiscence of a mountain surrounded by mists and fog.
Featuring a golden light green liquor, the 100% pure fresh harvested tea delights you with a mild sweet note at the end. Enlighten your day with this highly distinguished artisan crafted tea.
Cultivated in mineral rich soil, this tea thrives in the coastal environment in Canton province on Phoenix Mountain. Both wild and farmed, these tea trees can reach the ripe old age of 200 years. This special type of Oolong is recognized 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.
Local tea scholars and connoisseurs from China study and organize the hand-picked tea into hundreds of aromatic subgroups. Its aroma is never artificially added or perfumed but exclusively cultivated, and each aroma comes from the tea plant’s natural aromatic compound.
Feng Huang (Phoenix) Mountain, Canton, China
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
We strongly encourage experimenting with different quantities, steeping times and tea wares to find your most desired result. However, avoid over heated water, as it will over-extract the bitter compounds and astringency of the tea, whereas water that’s too cool might not fully extract the aroma and flavor.
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 cancers for it’s rich in antioxidants.
My mom and I went to a tea tasting at Serene Tea where we had the option to try four different teas. This was the second tea we tried and was my favorite out of the four. Not only did I love the taste, but the floral and fruity notes came through when smelling the tea as well. I enjoy teas that have a slightly fruity or floral taste to them but not overpowering. This tea was perfect for that. And if anyone gets the opportunity to do a tasting at Serene Tea, I highly recommend it! The experience was amazing and I learned more about tea in one evening than years of drinking it myself. We will definitely be back!