Dan Cong ("single tea shrub" in Mandarin) is native to Guangdong province and is identifiable by its large brown twisted leaves with copper highlights. This oolong is made using the Mi Lan Xiang cultivar, whose name means "honey orchid fragrance".
An excellent Grand Cru with floral, honeyed and vanilla notes as well as mango fragrances, which develop against an elegant powdered texture.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions using the traditional chinese Gong Fu Cha method.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Guangdong, China
- Tea colour:
- oolong (medium oxidation)
Appearance: long twisted leaves
Colour: dark leaves, purple shades
Notes: toasted, fruity
Notes: floral, exotic fruits, spicy
Flavour: sweet with a slight bitterness
Notes: bunch of flowers, mango, honeyed, vanilla, spicy, woody, toasted
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.