Ling Tou Village "Bai Ye" Dan Cong Oolong tea * Spring 2018

$5.50 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

"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.  The aroma has both Flower and Honey characteristics with a heavy pungent nectar quality.  The taste is thick and pure with a sweet after-finish.

Our Bai Ye dan Cong was picked in late April 2018 and re-roasted twice during the month of May.  The traditional processing for Ling Tou Bai Ye Dan Cong is as follows:  1) Pick the tender shoots, typically 1 bud to 2 or 3 leaf ratio.  2)  Sun wilt for 30 minutes  3)  Wilt in cool shaded area for another 1 hours  4)  Shaking the tea, 15 time, then 25 times, then 40 times  5)  Kill green (wok frying) at 200 C (surface temperature of wok) for 4 or 5 minutes minutes with constant movement.  6)  Rolling and breaking the leaf for 18 minutes.  7)  Drying in hot room at 100C.

Just 15 kilograms in total produced by one family.

Elevation 700-750 meters

Roast level: Medium


To read customer reviews of last year's harvest of this tea click here!