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Mi Lan Xiang (2017)

Honey Orchid Dan Cong

Oolong Tea from China

Our Mi Lan Xiang embodies a classic Phoenix oolong with it's orchid fragrance and long lasting honey finish.

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Our Mi Lan Xiang embodies a classic Phoenix oolong with it's orchid fragrance and long lasting honey finish. A deliciously rich and complex tea.

Phoenix oolongs are traditional Chinese teas revered since the Ming Dynasty. The name applies to a group of oolongs that are grown in Feng Huang Shan (the Phoenix Mountains) of which Mi Lan Xiang is a famous cultivar.

Origin: Lizai Ping Village, Feng Huang mountain, Guangdong province, China

Flavour profile: Full Bodied | Stone Fruit | Honey

Processing highlights: The consistency in the brown-black dry leaf shows the skill of the tea master in monitoring and controlling the level of oxidation. Our Mi Lan Xiang has undergone a light-medium traditional charcoal roasting, repeated 3 times to finish the tea.

Harvest: 28.04.2017

Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang

Tea Master: Mr Zhou

The original Dan Cong plants were propagated from seed over 700 years ago in the Phoenix Mountans (Feng Huang Shan) area. These have been harvested and processed individually since this time, hence, the name Dan Cong or single bush. The tea makers noted differences in flavours and aromas from each of the plants and thus begun a fine example of selective breeding as each plant was given the name of the fragrance they represented.

Elevation: 1,200m

A full-bodied infusion that produces a complex liquor with flavours reminiscent of peach, lychee, a floral bouquet and roasted almonds, combining to leave a long-lasting honey finish.

This tea is thoroughly enjoyable served on its own and it also pairs well with seafood, spicy foods, desserts and stone fruit. Try this tea with five-spiced duck pancakes or almond shortbread.

Leaf appearance: Strip style with long, lightly twisted black-brown leaves.

Aroma: Distinct orchid aroma containing notes of ripened stone fruit and wood.

Liquor colour: Brilliant clear yellow-red

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Rinse your oolong tea prior to drinking by pouring hot water over the leaves and discarding this first infusion. This flash rinse wakes the leaves up enabling the aromas and flavours to be better extracted. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 2-3g / 150mL 85˚C-90˚C 2-3 min 2-3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 150mL 85˚C-90˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 6+
Cold Brew 9-15g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1