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Honey Orchid "Mi Lan Xiang"

$38.00 | 50g
  • Type: Oolong
  • Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Guangdong, China1,200 meters   
  • Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang
  • Flavours:  Honey / apricot / orchid
  • Medium body 


 

Mi Lang Xiang Dancong is one of the most famous Dancong oolong teas from the Phoenix Mountain (Fenghuang Shan) in Guangdong province. This tea is named after the waxy, weighty notes that farmers associate with honeycomb and distinct florals. The name can be literally translated as “Honey Orchid Fragrance” and describes the very pronounced orchid and honey aroma balance with a mineral and toasty aftertaste.


Our Mi Lan Xiang was picked in the Li Zi Ping village at 1,200 meters from a garden of 30 tea trees each 80 years old. The buds and the two first leaves were picked to be traditionally processed and were roasted three times at a medium temperature.
What is Dancong oolong?


Dancong means “single bush” and refers to a method of harvesting and processing of tea from a single tree. The process requires the leaves to be kept separate and not mixed with the leaves from different tree. This practice started when farmers started to realise the difference of flavours and aroma in the different batches produced from separate wild tea trees. The tea was then given the name after their taste and aroma such as “almond fragrance”, “gardenia fragrance”, and so on.

 

Honey Orchid "Mi Lan Xiang"