2020 Fenghuang Harvest - Shui Xian cultivar
Luscious toasted honey with exotic fruit notes. Warming, comforting, and deeply satisfying. A powerful and fragrant tea.
Phoenix Honey Orchid Oolong is carefully cultivated in the Phoenix Mountain, a famed tea-producing area of China's Guangdong Province.
Grown and processed using traditional processing, the Phoenix Mountains are renowned for their mineral-rich rocky soil, hot climatic conditions, and most importantly the unique 600-year-old tea cultivars. All of these factors contribute to the tea’s natural honey-like sweetness and velvety smooth floral notes of orchid. Our Phoenix Honey Orchid is made with the cultivar variety known as Shui Xian cultivar, which is thought to offer a distinctive and superior flavor combination.
Aroma: Toasty Honey, Foresty, Exotic Flowers
Flavor: Complex flavor with honey sweetness, orchid, smoky/toasted flavor, nutty and fruity notes
Mouthfeel: Mellow, smooth, thick soothing liquor, long-lasting sweet aftertaste.
The secret to getting the most out of your Phoenix Honey Orchid Oolong flavor-wise is to make many, short steeps. Make sure you are not in a rush when starting a Phoenix Oolong tea session.
- Boil filtered water at 100℃. Use 4-8 gram tea leaves in your tea basket or gaiwan using 100-200ml water. (approximately the size of a teacup)
For the first cup, allow the leaves to steep for 6 seconds only.
For your second cup give it 8 seconds, and then onwards: 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 45s, 90s.
- Worry not if you don’t have traditional gong fu teaware. You can easily use a basket tea infuser to steep the leaves in your cup, making several short steeps, or use a small teapot not using more than the recommended 150-200 ml of water.
- Porcelain is highly recommended, for bringing out the optimal flavor of the Orchid Oolong.
- 2nd and 3rd cup is the best! So don’t stop after the first cup. Keep brewing.