Phoenix Song Oolong
Why haven’t I heard of Phoenix Song oolong?
There are many dancong oolong, not all of them are equal.
This one peaked my interest as it is not one of the official varieties, and it turns out this is Tea Master Song Lin’s favourite tea.
How could I resist that recommendation!
What is a Dancong?
Dancong (Dan-song) directly translates to ‘single bush’. These are a family of teas originating from Phoenix Mountain.
The initial light toasted sweet scent is complimented by the smooth full bodied flavour.
With subsequent infusions the sugar cane notes become more pronounced, and a mild refreshing high note of gardenia announces itself.
The light sweet lingering aftertaste stays with you.
One of our favourites to cold brew, as the sweet floral high notes become more pronounced.
How do I prepare this tea?
For Western style brewing
Use 2g of leaf to 300ml of water (china tea cup size).
Bring the water to boil, then leave for a minute, this gives the water a chance to cool to about 95 degrees.
Then pour over the leaves. Infuse for approx 3 minutes
Leaves used this way can be reused up to 4 times!
For Gong Fu or Chinese style brewing
Use 6g of leaf to 150ml of water (general gaiwan size).
Bring the water to the boil and then leave for a minute, this should ensure you get approximately 95 degree water.
Then pour over the leaves, wait 15 seconds and decant your tea.
Leaves use this way can be reused at least 10 times. Subsequent infusions add 5 seconds onto each.
These are intended as a guideline only, everyone is different.
We encourage you to play with different water temperatures and infusion times.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis