Monkey Varietal "Hou Zhong" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2018
Hou Zhong (猴种) is a unique Phoenix Dan Cong varietal, that has a strong and thick taste with some notes of pear and bittermelon. Aroma is floral and sweet, the the tea soup is a deep viscous golden color. Leaves are light to moderately oxidated, and hold up well to multiple brewings.
This particular tea grows in Tian Zhu Keng village at an altitude of about 800 meters， and is grown by the same family who grows our “Rose Aroma" Dan Cong. The year round cool temperatures combined with fog and mist gives this middle mountain Dan Cong a strong character. Tea trees are mix of younger (25 years) and older (up to 80 years) growing naturally.
This is an interesting varietal with unique character but without a high price tag.
Late April 2018 Harvest
Roast Level: Light-Medium
Elevation: 800 meters