Strongly fermented oolong tea : Feng Huang Dan Cong

Feng Huang Dan Cong

Guangdong province
Feng Huang Dan Cong
Feng Huang Dan Cong
Feng Huang Dan Cong

The culture of oolongs from Guangdong province started its active growth in the times of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), when in the Fenghuangcheng mountains (the Phenix mountains) started to cultivate Feng Huang Shui Qian tea plants (Daffodil from the Phenix mountains), which had a unique set of characteristics. Feng Huang Dan Cong is one of the most famous guangdong oolong. Distinctive peculiarity and high quality of this tea are first of all caused by especially favourable climate in the cultivation area – the tea grows in vast plantations, absorbing the breath of the mountains, filling with the moisture of the mountainous rivers, bathing in the light of the sun and the moon. Thanks to its ultimate quality this sort gained a stainless reputation and became widely known not only in China, but in the whole world. Young tips and leaves plucked at a strictly appointed time, pass multi step processing according to a laborious and complex technology, which requires special mastery. Cristal pure, orange-white with tints of light golden, it possess an elegant bouquet of natural floral aromas, which go through inconceivable metamorphoses in the process of tea drinking. One can feel rich fragrance of the infusion with notes of a honey orchid, sweet-scented herbs, osmanthus, ripe plum, magnolia, almond, cinnamon, citrus, jasmin, when the person is even at a distance of several steps away. And with every next brewing the aroma opens up in new, brighter and richer notes. Locals call this aroma Feng Huang Dan Cong «elegant consonance of fragrances».