Cultivar:You Hua Xiang "Pomelo Blossom Aroma"
Harvest: March 2018
Phoenix Dancong is a special style of oolong tea produced in Fenghuang "Phoenix" Mountain, a coastal region celebrated for its mineral-rich soils, foggy climate and rocky landscape. Phoenix Mountain produces teas of extraordinary patience and aromatic complexity. Mists and fog cloak the gardens throughout the year, with lichens and mosses growing all over the rocks and tree trunks. Many of the gardens are planted with old tea trees or new clones grafted onto ancient roots. Connoisseurs like to study and compare the myriad tea cultivars grown here, including many which are named after the Xiang or "aroma" of specific flowers or fruits they are said to mimic, like Honey & Orchids Aroma or Almond Aroma. This tea is produced exclusively from the You Hua Xiang "Pomelo Blossom Aroma" cultivar.
Alluring top notes of pomelo skin with distinctive notes of jasmine flowers and muscat grape.
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea per 8 ounces water into a small gaiwan or teapot.
Use 200°F water
Briefly rinse leaves. Decant and discard this infusion.
Add water and infuse for 20 seconds.
Repeat for a second infusion. Increase the steeping time to 30 seconds.
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 15 seconds with each additional infusion.
Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.