Traditional Roast "Honey Orchid Aroma" Dan Cong Oolong Tea
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 using a traditional charcoal technique over a period of about 6 weeks to give it a special thick, sweet and floral (orchid) aroma. The leaves are larger and broader than many 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.
For a lighter roasted version of this tea please check out our Honey Orchid "Mi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea.
Late March to Early April Harvest
Zhongshan Village, Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province of China
** actual color of tea may differ slightly from the pictures
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