Ta Ku Hou village is a small village near Phoenix town just to the west at an altitude of 1350 meters. This is one of highest altitude villages in the Wu Dong mountainous area. Our Ta Ku Hou Dan Cong is grown by one family and is from a small crop harvested from their own small tea garden.
"Jiang Mu Xiang" Dan Cong (Ginger Aroma) is a unique varietal of Dan Cong. It's a naturally occuring hybrid of Feng Huang area Shui Xian that has been selected over a period of two centuries. Jiang Mu Xiang Dan Cong grows at around 1000 meters of altitude in the north of Feng Huang in a village called Tou She.
High Mountain, first flush harvested in March 2016 from 100 year old tea trees! This Osmanthus Dan Cong (桂花) is amazing! As soon as you open the bag you will notice a creamy milk-like aroma. The brewed tea is creamy, sweet and thick with a long lasting osmanthus after-taste.
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 over a period of four months to give it a special thick, sweet and floral (orchid) aroma.
Wen Zhong Dan Cong (文种) is a high mountain Dan Cong from Wu Dong area of Guangdong. It's also picked the earliest of any Dan Cong's and has a small-medium leaf size. Wen Zhong varietal is low yield and is only harvested in spring. The processing is typical of Dan Cong with a brown-green leaf.
This Dan Cong is crafted from 60 to 100 year Dan Cong trees growing in the highest village in the Wu Dong mountains. The family harvests just 6 kilograms per season of this lovely tea from a small cluster of older trees.
Bai Ye Hong Cha has thick sweetness and a very pronounced baked sweet potato taste that lasts many many infusions. This tea is both excellent and peerless. You simply can't have a similar experience with any other tea. Highly recommended for Dan Cong and Black Tea aficionados alike!
What happens when you use Ping Keng Tou "King of Duck Shit" varietal Dan Cong tea leaves and then process them using dehydration to halt oxidation at a very early stage? You get a super green, aromatic and sweet Dan Cong that will astound and impress!
Cao Lan is a special varietal grown only in Jiao Di Village in the Wu Dong mountainous area of Guangdong, and as such the entirety of Cao Lan Dan Cong tea is produced by less than 20 families with an output of less than 300 kilograms per harvest.
Phoenix Village is the home the to original four surviving "Song Zhong" trees that have been growing there since the Song Dynasty. Song Zhong is a naturally occuring hybrid of Shui Xian (grown in the Wu Yi Mountains). Song Zhong is often called "Sweet Potato Dan Cong" and has a sweet nectar like taste.
Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka Duck Shit Aroma) is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou village in the Phoenix Mountains outside of Chaozhou in Guangdong Province. This tea is from a 250 year old single bush tea! 400 grams in total.
Our Ta Ku Hou Dan Cong is grown by one family and is from a small crop harvested from their 7 bushes which are aged about 200 years old. They are the oldest in their family garden and the bushes are more like trees, in that they grow naturally without pruning and are quite tall 5 to 6 meters.
"Ba Xian" also known as the Eight Immortals Dan Cong grows in a couple of villages (Phoenix, Ping Keng Tou, and Zhong Shan) in the Wu Dong mountains. The original eight plants of this varietal date back to the Song dynasty.
芝兰香 literally means "Zhi Lan Orchid Aroma". Zhi Lan orchids are native to Hubei province and are thick and sweet with an especially pungent aroma. Our Zhi Lan Xiang Dan Cong was grown in Feng Xi Mao Er Village in the Wu Dong mountains (Guangdong).
Huang Zhi Xiang literally means "Yellow Gardenia Flower Aroma", because traditionally this tea when processed and lightly roasted will give off a strong gardenia aroma with an accompanying floral taste.
"Bai Ye" (lit. White Leaf) Dan Cong is grown in Ling Tou village in the north of Raoping County (Guangdong Province). Bai Ye Dan Cong varietal plants are special in curved large appearance with light yellow-green crowns.
"Da Wu Ye" known as Big Black Leaf grows almost exclusively in Phoenix Village in the Wu Dong Mountains of Guangdong. Da Wu Ye is a medium leaf varietal and natural hybrid of local "Ya Shi Xiang" bushes and "Shui Xian" varietal.
Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka Duck Shit Aroma) is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou village in the Phoenix Mountains outside of Chaozhou in Guangdong Province. The tea bushes from which our King of Duck Shit Aroma are more than 80 years old growing naturally!
Ju Duo Zai is a rare varietal of Dan Cong Bush grown by just a few families in the Feng Huang (Phoenix) village area of Wu Dong Mountains. Ju Duo Zai is characterized by small-medium sized leaf, dark green appearance, with very large sawtooth edges. Ju Duo Zai is in fact the least grown varietal of Dan Cong.