"Zhi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2016
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
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).
The aroma when brewed at first reminds us of cured cannabis flowers and orchids. The taste is thick and pungent, with sweetness and little or no astringency. The tea has body and seems to expand in the mouth. The after-taste is noticeable and long with a soothing lubricating effect on the mouth and throat. A naturally grown pure Dan Cong that shows us Autumn Dan Cong can be really excellent.
Roast level: Light to Medium
Harvest time: Late-April 2016
Area: Phoenix Village in Wu Dong Shan (Guangdong)