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Oolong Tea

Phoenix Honey Orchid

Peach, Orchid, Honey From Shuangji Garden, Guangdong, China Crafted by Tea Maker Yong Luo
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.
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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

    What to Look For

    Large twists of brown-black leaf.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Notes of peach and citrus over a honeyed base.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    Lightly glowing, amber infusion.

  • Taste

    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

    What to Look For

    Large twists of brown-black leaf.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Notes of peach and citrus over a honeyed base.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    Lightly glowing, amber infusion.

  • Taste

    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

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  1. Rating
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    25 days ago

    Calming and refreshing

    This is my favourite tea so far on my Jing oolong journey. I love how the honey base balances the vegetal flavour. Along with the sweet fruit and floral top notes, for me this is a lovely aromatic tea which is both comforting and refreshing, perfect for any time of the day or year!

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    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you for taking to time to leave such a high rated review! It's so wonderful to hear how much you love the flavour profile of the JING Phoenix Honey orchid!

    Warm regards,

    JING Customer Service Team
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    9 months ago

    An experience more than a tea

    An experience more than a flavour, as if I spent past lives taking part in tea ceremonies. A therapy, not just a drink - time out on the building site where builder’s tea must suffice.

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    Hi Kingsley!

    Thank you for much for the five star rated review! It's so wonderful to hear how much you love the Phoenix Honey Orchard purchased from JING.

    Warm regards,

    JING Customer Service Team
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    10 months ago

    Smooth and peachy

    I'm a black tea girl so I wasn't sure about venturing into the world of oolongs. This is a fabulous surprise! The scent of peaches is immediate and then the tastes of peach, honey and grass all combine to a lovely mouthful. It's refreshing but calming. I am ready to explore!!
    I'm also excited that the single garden teas are being highlighted. These teas are what teas are all about!

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    Hi Lynn!

    Thank you so much for such a positive and detailed review! It's wonderful to hear how much you love the Phoenix Honey Orchid purchased from JING and are enjoying the flavours from this tea.

    Warm regards,

    JING Customer Service Team
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    1 year ago

    Wonderful

    A wonderfully full bodied, aromatic Oolong tea. Heavenly. Everyone to whom we have served it has adored it.




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    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed our Oolong tea. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!!


    JING Customer Service Team
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    1 year ago

    Heavenly Scent

    This is a delicate floral tea with a heavenly scent! Such a pleasure to drink and lifts your spirits!
  6. Rating
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    1 year ago

    Smooth, delicate and delicious

    This is by far our favorite of the Oolong Teas sold by Jing (and we've tried them all!). My husband is rather particular about tea and askes that we order this one as soon as it's run out.
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    1 year ago

    A taste of heaven

    First thing in the morning or in the afternoon with a nice biscuit or even after a stressful day at work a hot cup of Phoenix Honey Orchid is just what I need. The colour, the smell and the bright sweet honey taste makes me feel like royalty. Try it, you will not be disappointed!
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    2 years ago

    A beautiful tea

    This an excellent batch of one of my favourite teas. It seems to have more texture and creaminess than previous batches but still retains the magical flavours and aromas for which Phoenix oolongs are famous. A floral, fruity, roasted gem with a little bit of pleasing astringency on the finish. Every time I drink this tea I'm in awe that such flavours can be coaxed from humble tea leaves. That's the skill of master tea makers I guess!

    Be sure to warm your teaware, then add the dry leaf, shake a little then have a smell - delightful!
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    2 years ago

    Great Tea

    Not like a Tie Guan Yin from the East, but a delicious refined taste.
  10. Rating
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    2 years ago

    simply delicious

    This tea was first recommended to me when I popped into the JING tea shop on a whim. It's now one of my favourites! Subtle but full of flavour and with a lovely sweet note (even my green tea hating partner loves it). Also perfect for cold brewing, which really brings out the full range of flavour notes.
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    3 years ago

    Strong favourite

    I keep coming back to this one. The smell, the taste, the longevity of the flavour – I can drink it all day. A sweeter alternative to Wuyi oolong this one is a must to try.
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    3 years ago

    My favourite oolong

    This has been a firm favourite oolong of mine for many years now. Well balanced, and particularly refreshing on brew number 2-3. Thanks Jing tea for keeping this tea in my cupboard for so long!
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    4 years 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.
  14. Rating
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    6 years ago

    Very enjoyable

    I really like this tea - it is very fruity and has a gorgeous aroma. Would definitely recommend!
  15. Rating
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    8 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.
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    9 years ago

    Phoenix tea

    Beautiful honey flavour would definitely recommend
  17. Rating
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    11 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!
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    12 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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