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.
Appearance: Golden orange hue
Aroma: Toasty Honey, Foresty, Exotic Flowers
Flavor: Complex flavor with honey sweetness, orchid, smoky/toasted flavor, nutty and fruity notes
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.