Fenghuang Dan Cong White Peach oolong

Fenghuang Dan Cong Bai Táosè Xiang

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Oolong Tea
dan cong

 

Fenghuang Dan Cong Bai Táosè Xiang
White Peach Single Trunk

 

 

Style/Shape: strip-style leaf
Oxidation: 40-45% oxidation
Roasting: Charcoal-fired, light roasting

 

Appearance: Large, elegant, single, open, slightly-twisted flat leaf
Flavor: An appealing, stone-fruit taste suggests summer melons and fully ripe peach. Long, clean fruity aftertaste
Aroma: Delicious, clean, exotic aroma of mature peach blossom and sweet floral notes
Liquor: Golden-amber colored liquor

 

Wu Dong Mountain
Chao Zhou County (Phoenix Mountains)
Guangdong Province, China

2019 Spring Pluck
(late April, early May)

Western-style steeping in a medium-large sized teapot 25-32 ounces:

 

Use 1.5 Tablespoons (2-3 grams) of tea per each 6 oz water
Rinse the tea in your teapot with a quick application of hot water
Immediately discard this liquid
Add additional hot water to start the 1st steeping
Steep 2-3 infusions at 2-3 minutes each
Water temperature should be 195°F-205°F

 

Asian-style steeping in a small teapot under 10 oz or in a gaiwan:

 

Use 3 Tablespoons (5-6 grams) of tea per each 6 oz water
Rinse the tea in your teapot with a quick application of hot water
Immediately discard this liquid
Add additional hot water to start the 1st steeping
Steep upwards of 6-8 infusions (or more!) at 10 seconds to 1 minute each
Water temperature should be 195°F-205°F

 

Note:

 

Oolongs are traditionally ‘rinsed’ before being steeped.
This is done with a quick application of hot water that is poured over the tea in the gaiwan or teapot and then immediately discarded.
The rinse water is not drunk – its purpose is to help the leaves begin to open during steeping.
Use additional appropriately-heated water for the 1st steeping and subsequent re-steepings.

 

Note on Steeping Oolong:

 

Oolongs exemplify the concept that some teas can be re-steeped multiple times and yield an incredible volume of drinkable tea.
This practice works best when the leaf is steeped in a small vessel, but it also works reasonably well in a large teapot.
Please refer to our steeping instructions for detail.s

 

Fenghuang dan cong teas are made from fresh leaf plucked from tea trees (not tea bushes) which are known as ‘single trunk’ tea trees. The teas are identified by flavor and aroma profile (floral, spicy, etc) that are classified as ‘fragrances’.

Over 30 different fragrances have been classified and each fragrance corresponds to the genetic lineage of the tea trees. The most delicious teas are from the oldest tea trees ( 100-300 years in age ) which have individual characteristics, growth habits, shapes and fragrances.

This delightful tea is smooth, soft, lightly floral and features the aroma of the indigenous white peach of inland China. It is a delicious dan cong for those who are looking to try a dan cong for the first time, or for someone wanting to taste an unusual variety of dan cong. We have been fortunate to find as many dan congs as we periodically offer, and we look for unusual ‘fragrances’ that our oolong-loving customers may not have encountered before. And, of course, even those that are ‘familiar’ change regularly by year or season, given their limited sourcing.

The flavor/aromatic of this tea is hard to pin down – it has a wonderful base flavor from the maturity of the leaf of the ancient tea trees. There is a minor suggestion of summer melons such as casaba or canary melon and the warm scent of fully-ripened native peaches. Add a short dose of floral, but nothing overly sweet or cloying. The fruity-ness also has a nice little bit of an anesthetizing sensation at the end of the flavor in the 2nd and 3rd infusions the way some dan congs do.

All in all, an unusual but lovely dan cong with just enough floral sweetness to authenticate its origin.

I was very sure when I sourced this back in summer of 2019 that this tea would turn into something grand with a proper ‘resting’…and it has! Don’t miss this one!