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These ancient bushes continue to thrive after a thousand years on the slopes of Wudong Shan, over 1100 meters above sea level. This forms part of the Phoenix mountain range (Fenghuang Shan) in China’s eastern Guangdong province.
Some Dan Congs are oxidised to around 20% for ‘qing xiang’ or ‘green fragrance’, to preserve bright floral or citrus qualities, whilst others go toward 30% for a more traditional ‘nong xiang’ or ‘strong fragrance’. After the ideal oxidation level is achieved through withering and rolling, the leaves receive several light charcoal roasts.
Each mother bush has its own distinct flavour and aroma profile. According to various nuances in taste and fragrance, Dan Congs can be categorized into more than 80 varietals. Two that we have selected are the delicious, fragrant Honey Orchid Phoenix Oolong and Golden Gardenia Phoenix Oolong. The names allude to the shade and colour of the tea leaves as well as the floral, fragrant aroma of the tea liquor.