This "Yu Lan Xiang" (玉兰香) Dan Cong is from the middle mountain elevation (1150 meters) in Tou She village in the Wu Dong mountains in Northern Guangdong. "Yu Lan Xiang" means literally "Magnolia Aroma" and is a unique varietal that is native to Wu Dong area. Yu Lan Xiang varietal is a naturally occurring hybrid of several local Dan Cong varietals and grows mostly in the middle mountain area.
Sprng Harvest notes: Spring picked Middle Mountain Dan Cong is typically harvested in early April! Our Spring Yu Lan Xiang is fresh, umami, bitter, and astringent, but also has a long lasting fruity sweetness and heady aroma. Like the winter harvest (also available), this a prominent sweet magnolia flower nectar aroma and taste!
Winter Harvest notes: Winter picked Dan Cong is typically picked and processed in Late-October into mid-November and carries a unique taste and feeling. Our winter harvested "Yu Lan Xiang" has a sweet magnolia nectar aroma and thick sweet floral taste that is countered by some vegetal bitterness, however the sweet floral character with a creamy taste/feeling dominates the palate.
Winter Harvest is early November
Spring Harvest is early April
Origin: Tou She Village, Feng Huang Town, Raoping County of Guangdong Province.