Initiated with strong and potent orchid floral fragrance, smooth and full bodied, and it ends with floral honey sweetness. The cold brew also has a hint of grape fruit.
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
Eight Immortals, or in Chinese Ba Xian 八仙, is prestigiously ancient as a Phoenix Dan Cong cultivar and it nestles in the subtype under the aromatic category Orchid Aroma. Cultivated at an elevation of 1000 meters (which is high mountain for Phoenix Mountain), this Eight Immortals is from ancient trees around 200 years old. Most high quality Eight Immortals are at least from high altitude areas in Phoenix Mountain, if not from old trees. It’s one of the most venerable Dan Cong tea tree types and one of the oldest aromatic categories.
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.
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 cancers for it’s rich in antioxidants.
Ba Xian or 8 Immortals usually oscillates between gardenia like sweetness, or cream heavy woodsy notes. This Ba Xian leans more towards floral. If Duck Sh*t/Gardenia and Almond Aroma from this site had a child, this would definitely be the result. This tea did really well with 185 – 200 degree water, 1 second wash, followed by 3, 5, 3, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30+ second steeps or alternatively turns out crazy good as a cold brew.
Aroma: graham crackers, magnolia, yogurt
Tasting Notes: orchid, muscatel, orange, cream, nutmeg, floral honey, aloeswood, cream
Mouthfeel: medium thickness, aloe and cream on the front, floral sweetness in the back, lingering nutmeg honey aftertaste.