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Phoenix - Honey Orchid (Mi Lan Xiang Dancong)

$33.00
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Description

蜜兰香单枞 (Mi Lan Xiang Dancong)

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Guandong Tea Farm & Production, Fen Huang Shan, 
Chao'an County, Guangdong, China

From a specific sub-varietal, this tea is a direct descendant of the original Guangdong tea noted for its distinctive sweet aroma. Especially on a fast gongfu steep, the sweet honey dew flavour comes to the fore, and the palate is filled with a lasting mint-like cool. This honey orchid grade has a higher melon fragrance and less smoke than its regular phoenix oolong counterpart.

Highly recommended to be served over short, fast, multiple steeps.

Pro tip: After extraction, let the tea rest for a minute before tasting or smelling. It makes a big difference in the layers of flavours and aromas experienced.

Dry leaves: long, wiry twisted light brown leaves with golden tinges
Liquor: light tangerine colour 
Taste: honey dew, rock melon, honey, mild cinnamon.
Process: withered, medium oxidisation, twisted and baked

Brewing:

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2tbs/6g 90

1:00

4:00

0:20 x 4