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No. 161 - Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Quick Overview

Phoenix Dan Cong is a famous Tie Guan Yin from Guangdong Province. The tea has a high aroma with a different taste between the first sip and aftertaste. Along with the fragrance of sweet potato, an aroma of litchi will also be felt from the liquid. Be aware of the infusion of this tea. If you use gaiwan, remember to quickly pour the liquid into your pitcher, instead of a long time’s infusion. A shorter time for the first brew will bring a more wonderful taste because the fruity aroma is stronger by now.

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Where is this Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea produced?

The Phoenix Mountain locates in Chaozhou, Guangdong. This area is close to the South China Sea. The climate here is warm, with sufficient rainfall. Tea trees are grown in the area above the altitude of 1000 meters, where the weather is cloudy and misty all the year round. Air moisture here is high and temperature between day and night is also very distinct. Average temperature is around 20℃, and annual precipitation is about 1800 millimeters. The fertile soil contains a abundant of organic matters and trace substance, which is helpful for tea tree’s grow and the forming of tea polyphenol and aromatic substance.

Map of Guangdong province

Legend of Phoenix Mountain

Once upon a time, there was a golden phoenix who had born two eggs in its nest on a high mountain, and hatched out two young phoenixes. After tough training and practice, the two phoenixes finally reached their goals and gained magic power. Since then where there was disaster, there were the two phoenixes. Peace will come along with the appearance of the phoenix. Not long after, stories about the two magical phoenix saving people soon spread out. Local people therefore gave the mountain where the phoenix lived a name, the Phoenix Mountain. As the mountain locates in Guangdong Province, it has abundant rain falls, which is very suitable for planting tea trees.

About Narcissus Specie

Origins in Shuiji Town in Jianyang, Fujian. Branches of the tree are straight and fragile. Fresh leaf is oval, in deep green and glossy color. The leaf surface is smooth and even. Vein is thick and unobvious. Petiole shows a wide and flat shape.

The Health Benefits of Phoenix Dan Cong

Fermentation decreases the stimulation to our body from fresh tea leaves. Besides, if you store the Oolong tea for one to three months before drinking it, it will better for your health. Proper storage method can prolong the validity time of its health benefits. Like most Oolong tea, Phoenix Dan Cong is able to protect our body from hypertension. After roasting, Dan Cong is much softer. Thus it could warm our stomach speaking from traditional Chinese medicine.

Additional Information

Ingredients Oolong tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Guangdong Province - Phoenix Mountain
Antioxidants Medium
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 203 F / 95 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 7 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 203 F / 95 C
Western Method (Amount) 3 Tablespoons
Western Method (Time) 1-5 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No