07.31.2018 phoenix

Phoenix Dancong
Duck ShitGarden Direct Oolong Tea

$50.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar:Ya Shi Xiang "Duck Shit"
Elevation: 800m
Harvest: April 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. The region is home to diverse cultivars developed through generations of selective cultivation with many named after a xiang or "aroma" type. It is said these tea trees mimic the aromas of various flowers and fruits, like Pomelo Blossom, Honey & Orchids, or Almond while others are named from farmer tales. Legend says that when some farmers planted a new tea garden in Wudong Shan, the specific mountain slope they chose had a yellowish soil color, reminding them of duck shit fertilizer. They named the garden Ya Shi or "duck shit" in jest and now is among the most sought after types of Dancong.


Origin

Wudong Shan, Guangdong, China

Tasting Notes

This 2018 selection has a truly delicious and dynamic flavor profile that opens with fresh iris and plumeria flowers, hints of plum wine and a grand finish of vanilla blossom.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
200°F
Steep Time
20 seconds

Traditional Preparation

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.

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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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Very Nice Oolong
Nov 12, 2018
This oolong is very good. Good strong flavor even after the 3rd steeping, per included instructions. A bit...
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Steve
Knoxville, TN
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