Phoenix Dan Cong tea is a type of oolong tea produced in Phoenix Town, ChaoZhou City of GuangDong Province, is a local specialty production from ChaoAn County. The name is derived from the Phoenix Mt., located in the northern mountainous area of Phoenix town, so it is simply called Phoenix tea.
ChaoZhou City is located in the east of guangDong Province, a part of South Subtropical maritime climate where the annual average temperature of 70.5 °F with adequate rain about average of 1685 mm rainfall year around, is very suitable for tea growing. Tea is produced here in four seasons.
Phoenix Dan Cong tea is harvested from a single plant. When the new tea buds are germinated to a small opening (emergence of new buds), that is time, according to picking standard of one bud, two or three leaves, the tea is collected on horseback and gently placed in the tea basket. There is also a rule for tea picking that not to pick tea in the strong sunny day, neither in raining nor in foggy day.
Generally, tea leaves are picked in the afternoon and processed in the same evening, and then tea is carried out at the same night. After drying green, fixing, rolling, baking and all other processes total of more than ten hours to finish tea.
The shape of appearance is thick and stout, upright and uniform, yellowish brown color mixed with cinnabar red dots. The brewing looks bright yellow, is lasted with unique natural orchid fragrance, and tasted strong and refreshing with a bit of sweetness.
Dan Cong tea is single plant tea finely selected from group of Phoenix Narcissus. As a result of differences of tea aromas, Phoenix Dan Cong tea is classified by its aromas into many types.
What are the types of aromas?
Phoenix Dan Cong tea is known for its floral fragrance. There are as many as rice flower aroma, yellow-mast aroma, apricot aroma, jasmine aroma, ginger flower aroma, pummelo flower aroma, and includes many types of orchid aromas.