Dancong oolongs are a rare variety from Phoenix Mountain in Guangdong province, China. Our Dancong Aria (Mi Lan Xiang) is grown at an elevation of 1000 meters and exudes a perfumy aroma of orchids and almonds. Smooth and refined texture with flavors of fresh apricot, peach pit, and honey. Incredibly long finish. Dancong Aria is a tea to take your time with - for maximum sweetness use lower water temperature than for most oolongs and be careful not to over-steep it, because, for a tea that's got 'flowers' going on for days, this is no shrinking violet. A rich, grounding cup, perfect to enjoy in multiple infusions.
Oolong Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 195° for 3-5 minutes.
Dancong tea trees are not pruned to waist-level bushes but are grown into full-sized trees, often 30 ft. high. Some are 60-years-old. Our selection is from the Guangdong province, grown at 1000 meters’ elevation on the Phoenix Mountains. Teas from such older, unpruned trees result in leaves with intense flavor and fragrance redolent of orchids which is enhanced when brewed gong fu style to capture the taste and fragrance as the expressive leaves open up in the water. Use a moderately low water temperature for our Dancong Aria (Mi Lan Xiang) to enjoy the long finish and multiple deep-flavored infusions.
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available in 8 or 16oz
Asked by john adams
on August 19th, 2019
Meet our dancong aria farmer, Pan Hui Huang
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
“More than 30 years.”
What got you started in the Tea industry?
“Our family have dealed with tea planting for several generations. When I was a little boy, I have already worked with my parents for planting tea and making teas.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
“Normally I get up at 6am. I will first have several cup of dancong with little breakfast. Then I will go to climb the mountain. It takes me one to two hours to climb the mountain. Picking up tea leaves and making teas by primary steps are my main job. It takes time to pick up the tea leaves because our tea trees are all around the mountain. After picking I will send the fresh tea leaves to the primary factory for simple making. Everyday I work like this for about 18 hours.”