Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea (Premium Grade) 100gm – Loose Leaf Chinese Oolong Tea – Golden Ocean Chinese Tea

Loose Leaf Chinese Oolong Tea

Tea production in Fujian province is concentrated in two regions: the Wuyi Mountains and Anxi County (Pheonix Mountains). Both are major historical centers of oolong tea production in China. Oolong tea developed in Fujian province, historically it can be traced back 1,000 years to an traditional form of tribute tea made for the Emperor and Royal Family called Beiyuan tea – compressed cakes of “wax tea” or lacha. Beiyuan tea was the earliest known tribute tea produced during the Song Dynasty (960–1279AD) however its origins date back to the earlier Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). There are a few versions of how Wulong tea received its name. The most likely naming origin was that the dragon, in Chinese mythology, is closely associated with the phoenix thus a new tea for the Royal Family would also need an esteemed name thus dragon (Long). It has been said that the oolong tea is dark, long and curly. Wu is a word that denotes the color black thus the tea being called Black Dragon Tea (Wulong – oolong). The reality may never be known. Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized type of tea that fills the gap between green tea (non-oxidized) and black tea (fully oxidized). Oxidation levels of oolong tea range from roughly 10% (very green) to 70% (heavily oxidized). Oolong teas are generally considered to be the most complex type of tea, combining qualities of both green tea and black teas, creating a very different experience. While the finest green tea and black teas are made from young, tender buds and one or two leaves, oolong teas undergo more mechanical stress during processing and more mature leaves are often used (3 or 4 leaves and a bud). The processing of oolong tea consists of 5 main steps: Withering & bruising – First Firing (Roasting) – Rolling – Second Firing (Drying) – Sorting & Grading.

Wuyi Da Hong Pao (Wuyi Big Red Robe), Anxi Tie Guan Yin (Anxi Iron Goddess), Dong Ding Wu Long (Frozen Peak Oolong), Feng Huang Dan Cong (Pheonix Single Bush), Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Turtle), Tieluohan (Iron Arhat), Bai Jiguan (White Cockscomb), Shui Xian (Narcissus), Huangjin Gui (Golden Cassia), Huang Meigui (Yellow Rose), Bao Zhong Cha (Wrapped Packet).

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Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea (Premium Grade) 100gm

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Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea (Premium Grade) 100gm



Something to keep in mind....

Our tea is better quality than the major supplier T2 and less expensive. Our tea is very good value.

(T2 Price: $16.50 per 50gm – Our price $12.80 per 50gm)

http://www.t2tea.com/en/au/tea/oolong-tea/oolong-d...




Dan Cong is the general name for a family of stripe-style oolong teas from Guangdong Province. The doppelganger of teas, Dan Cong teas are noted for their ability to naturally imitate the flavours and fragrances of various flowers and fruits, such as orange blossom, orchid, grapefruit, almond, ginger flower, etc. Dan cong is a botanical term that refers to the morphology of the tea plant. Most tea bushes emerge from the ground as a cluster of branches, however, the uncommon Dan Cong variety emerges as a single trunk that branches off higher up the stem. Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea has a long history that dates back 900 years. This tea was an Imperial tribute tea during the Song Dynasty. Among the various Dan Cong tea, Song Zhong Dan Cong tea, produced from plants several hundreds years old on Wu Dong peak, it is considered the very best.




Golden Ocean Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea is sourced from the offspring of this famous plant and it retains all the characteristics of Song Zhong Dan Cong tea. Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea is considered one of the highest grade Dan Cong teas.The leaf of Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong tea is slightly curled and straight in shape, bright oily golden brown colour with a natural orchard like aroma. It yields a beverage that has a mellow, rich and complex floral flavour and smooth honey sweet taste while still retaining a clear and refreshing palate.




Recommendations:




Use a Yixing (purple clay) tea pot - this is the best way to enjoy this tea. Put 10 grams into a tea pot. Use water at 100°C (212°F). Let steep for 1 minute for the first time. Increase the steeping time for each subsequent brewing. It is good for up to 5 infusions. It is important not to steep too long or over brew.




Using Tea cup: 1-2 teaspoons per 6oz (180ml) cup. Use water at 100°C (212°F). Let steep for 3-4 minutes before drinking. Do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once water level is low – add more water, and so on, until the tea flavour is exhausted. Note - It is important to have the correct temperature as if the water is too hot then sugars degrade and if too cold the protein content does not extract properly

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Feng Huang Dan Cong Oolong Tea (100gms)





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