This prized Phoenix Oolong from China’s Guangdong Province stunned our Teamakers with its elegance, nuance and fortitude. Famously known for its honeyed flavor, this remarkable high elevation tea knows how to show off. Effortlessly bringing notes of Pinot gris, apricot Danish and Disaronno to the table – for many, many steepings. A true expression of the good life. Each box includes a pouch of tea alongside storytelling cards that share more about the teamaker, origin and process behind the teas.
Origin: Guangdong Privince, China
Elevation: 1000 meters
Garden: Chaozhou Runhou Tea Garden
Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang
Harvest: March - April, 2023
Tasting Notes:Pinot gris, apricot Danish, Disaronno
For best flavor, place 7 grams of tea leaves in a 5 ounce gaiwan. Bring spring or freshy drawn filtered water to a boil. Fill your gaiwan to the top and let the leaves steep for 10-20 seconds. Set the strainer on top of the decanter and pour the tea out of the gaiwan with the lid slightly askew, without allowing the tea leaves to escape. Serve into small cups and repeat this process up to 5-6 times and notice how the tea leaves change in flavor over each infusion.
For Western brewing, bring spring or freshley drawn filtered water to a boil. Steep 2 rounded teaspoons (2 grams) per 8-10 ounces of water for 5 minutes.