Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong from Phoenix Village * Spring 2016
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong (黄枝香 ) Oolong is a unique varietal of Dan Cong grown in Phoenix Village (and Ling Tou village) in the Wu Dong mountain area of 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. Our traditional one family Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong is naturally grown, painstakingly processed by hand into mao cha and then roasted 3 times over the course of 3 weeks time to bring out the aroma and strong taste.
The tea has a strong pungent floral taste, honey sweetness and a balanced vegetal astringency and bitterness to counter the sweetness. The result is a mouth watering delight that fills permeates through the mouth and throat with long lasting flavor and lubricating mouth-feel. Strong cha qi. This is tea is very complex and probably not for someone seeking a sweet and easy oolong.
Late-April 2016 Harvest