NEW Phoenix Eight Immortals – Tea Angle
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NEW Phoenix Eight Immortals

Type: Oolong Tea

$18.00 AUD

SUMMARY

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. 


TASTING NOTES

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?)


PREPARATION NOTES

Gaiwan Gong-Fu style (preferred method)

Leaf weight 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.
 

Oolong teapot Teapot steep

Leaf weight 5g per 300ml of water
Water temperature 92 degrees Celsius
Time 3mins (good for at least 3 infusions)

Cold brew Cold Brew

Leaf weight 5g per 500ml of water
Water temperature Cold water
Time 10hrs in the fridge


STORAGE

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.

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