Honey Orchid "Mi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea Spring 2019

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Oolong Tea
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Honey, Orchids, Peach, Wet Moss
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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Mi Lan Xiang (aka Honey Orchid Aroma) Dan Cong is the most well-known Dan Cong style. Bai Ye varietal is used and was expertly processed over a period of a month to give it a special thick, sweet and floral (orchid) aroma. The leaves are larger and broader than may other varietals and the finished dry leaf is a deep brown color. The brewed leaves are also more brown (and less green) than most other Dan Cong oolongs. This higher degree of oxidation due to roasting brings out the delicious honey and orchid taste. When you experience the wonderful taste keep in mind it’s all due to the skill of the master who lovingly processed this tea into something so special and delicious!

Our Honey Orchid Dan Cong for sale here is a high grade version, harvested from 20 to 80 year old trees and bushes growing in Middle Mountain (中山) part of the Wu Dong Mountains. It is creamy and complex, with high aroma (of Orchid) and long-lasting feeling in the mouth.

Mid-March Picking

Zhongshan Village, Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province of China

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Very front facing floral notes with a diffuse pastel blue sort of mouthfeel that lingers fairly briefly. The honey comes through with its own natural sweetness, that rounds out the otherwise a little bit flat (though complicated? a strange juxtaposition) flavor of the orchid flowers. A little bit more vegetal than I remember an earlier pick being but not in a bad way, more towards a wet moss. I think the fuzziness of the mouthfeel paired with the rounded fruityness of the honey and tea make for something almost reminiscent of peach.

Flavors: Honey, Orchids, Peach, Wet Moss

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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