Oolong Tea

Phoenix Honey Orchid

Fragrant, Peach, Complex Shuangji Garden, Guangdong, China
A heady and complex tea, with lush dessert wine aromas and exotic fruit notes. This single cultivar oolong truly captures the essence of the honey orchid character for which it has become iconic.

Phoenix Honey Orchid

凤凰单枞乌龙茶

This oolong tea is traditionally crafted in the famous Phoenix mountain range of Guangdong province, China. Often referred to as Dan Cong or 'single bush' tea, it has a mythical origin story: the original ten tea bushes used to create this style of oolong – each with a unique flavour and aroma – were bestowed upon the emperor by a phoenix. Our Phoenix Honey Orchid is also named for its authentic fruity and floral flavour, which comes with a pleasing roasted richness and a touch of astringency.

  • Cultivar - Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 40%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Large twists of brown-black leaf.

  • Aroma

    Notes of peach and citrus over a honeyed base.

  • In the Cup

    Lightly glowing, amber infusion.

  • Taste

    Deliciously fruity, floral and sweet oolong tea, with a delicate astringency.

Origin

This oolong tea is traditionally crafted in the famous Phoenix mountain range of Guangdong province, China. Often referred to as Dan Cong or 'single bush' tea, it has a mythical origin story: the original ten tea bushes used to create this style of oolong – each with a unique flavour and aroma – were bestowed upon the emperor by a phoenix. Our Phoenix Honey Orchid is also named for its authentic fruity and floral flavour, which comes with a pleasing roasted richness and a touch of astringency.

  • Cultivar - Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 40%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Large twists of brown-black leaf.

  • Aroma

    Notes of peach and citrus over a honeyed base.

  • In the Cup

    Lightly glowing, amber infusion.

  • Taste

    Deliciously fruity, floral and sweet oolong tea, with a delicate astringency.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 3tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 100°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

Customer Reviews

1 of 6 Reviews
97% of 100
4.85 out of 5
  1. Rating
    100%

    8 months ago

    Love this tea!

    From smell to taste, a true favourite! lighter from your black teas but has the same intense feeling! Wife also loves it. Another added in the collection.
  2. Rating
    80%

    2 years ago

    Very enjoyable

    I really like this tea - it is very fruity and has a gorgeous aroma. Would definitely recommend!
  3. Rating
    100%

    5 years ago

    A Rich and soothing experience.

    A Wonderful tea of rich complexity. There really is a wide variety of notes within this Tea. Deep fruit notes giving way to a smooth honeyed roundness. I shall certainly be buying this one again. Delicious.
  4. Rating
    100%

    5 years ago

    Phoenix tea

    Beautiful honey flavour would definitely recommend
  5. Rating
    100%

    7 years ago

    amazing tea!

    Where do we start‰Û_ lets see i did order this tea a while ago just because i liked the name Phoenix Honey Orchid, it sounded wonderful but does it keep up to its keep up in taste?I had a pretty hard time figuring out the amount off leaf i needed to use, first 3 times i tried to brew i had not enough leaf, then to many. I almost gave up in trying to figure it out. Needles to say the taste with not enough leaf was a let down, and when i had to many well it was not really bitter but it tasted not like i expected or hoped it to taste.Now that i got it right for my taste buds I'm kind off surprised! It tastes very bright and fruity, maybe citrus or light tropical fruit. I'm not pretty sure about what I'm tasting but I'm loving it. This tea grows on me, i had a lot off trouble figuring out what and how, maybe i got it wrong in the first place because the leafs are so long and tippy that it looks like u got to many leafs in there, the pot is pretty filled with dry leafs now. it looks funny because most off the time i drink rolled up teas or small black teas. Back to the brewing I'm on my 4th cup now, still getting a very very nice flavour from these leafs, its almost feeling like a waste that i wasted allot off this expensive tea with just trying and trying‰Û_ but it feels good to finally have it the way i like and love it!o and the colour is bright golden orange, it looks amazing in my glass teacup!
  6. Rating
    100%

    8 years ago

    Great Tea

    I'm new to the tea thing - a recent convert from years of espresso. This tea is delightful. The first brew was very biscuity at 1st, going in in later infusions to become delicate & floral.
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