Phoenix Eight Immortals
Type: Oolong Tea
Type: Oolong Tea
Origin: Phoenix Village, Chaozhou, Guangdong province, China
The area around Chaozhou city is famous for producing Dancong tea, a variety of Oolong that has approximately 18 different aroma sub-varieties, each with its own unique flavour and characteristics. The Phoenix Eight Immortals is classified as a floral type of Phoenix Dancong oolong tea.
This particular batch is a winter tea, produced in November 2018. Winter Dancongs are more fragrant and aromatic than those produced in Spring, Summer or Autumn. As a result, the floral Dancong cultivars, which are known for their aromas are perfectly suited to be produced as winter tea. The Phoenix Eight Immortals is one of them.
A beautiful floral and aromatic tea with a wonderful honey-like sweetness. It has a delicate and crisp aroma of young, fresh, recently blossomed orchids. The rich, velvety smooth texture helps leave a long, lingering floral after-taste with a hint of vanilla on your palate. A supple mouth-fill with a medium to full body, when brewed in the traditional gong-fu style, the tea's flavour continues to develop over multiple infusions, much like how a flower's aroma develops from a freshly blossomed bud to a mature flower before slowly dissipating over time (poetic isn't it?)
Gong-Fu style (preferred method)
5g per 60 – 100ml of water
95 degrees Celsius
5 – 10 secs per infusion* (up to 10 infusions)
*First infusion is a quick 3 – 5 sec rinse and isn't drunk.
5g per 300ml of water
92 degrees Celsius
3mins (good for at least 3 infusions)
5g per 500ml of water
10hrs in the fridge
Proper tea storage is super important. Improper storage leads to flat, flavourless and potentially weird tasting tea. So as a rule of thumb, keep your tea leaves in an airtight container (the less air inside the better) and away from heat, light, moisture and strong odours.