Honey Orchid "Mi Lan Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Berries, Bitter, Butter, Citrus Zest, Herbaceous, Mineral, Nutty, Peach, Perfume, Rose, Sage, Spicy, Yeast
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by jmist
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “[Spring 2021 harvest] This tea is quite a bit more savoury and less fruity than other MLX I’ve had. I like it, but at the same time there isn’t too much there that would keep me coming back to...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Mi Lan Xiang (aka Honey Orchid Aroma) Dan Cong is the most well-known Dan Cong style. Bai Ye varietal is used and was expertly processed over a period of a month to give it a special thick, sweet and floral (orchid) aroma. The leaves are larger and broader than many other varietals and the finished dry leaf is a deep brown color. The brewed leaves are also more brown (and less green) than most other Dan Cong oolongs. This higher degree of oxidation due to roasting brings out the delicious honey and orchid taste. When you experience the wonderful taste keep in mind it’s all due to the skill of the master who lovingly processed this tea into something so special and delicious!

Our Honey Orchid Dan Cong for sale here is a high grade version, harvested from 20 to 80 year old trees and bushes growing in Middle Mountain (中山) part of the Wu Dong Mountains. It is creamy and complex, with high aroma (of Orchid) and long-lasting feeling in the mouth.

Mid-March Picking

Zhongshan Village, Wu Dong Mountains, Guangdong Province of China

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[Spring 2021 harvest]

This tea is quite a bit more savoury and less fruity than other MLX I’ve had. I like it, but at the same time there isn’t too much there that would keep me coming back to it.

The dry leaf aroma is sweet, nutty, and perfumy. Wet leaves then smell of sage and peach ice cream.

The liquor has a medium to light body and mineral, watery texture. First infusion is cooling, spicy and herbaceous with notes of rose and yeast, the latter of which persist into the nutty aftertaste. Second steep is smooth and bitter with mild stonefruit sweetness and citrus zest flavour. Later ones bring out the more mineral, savoury aspects and notes of butter, sunflower seeds, and gin.

Flavors: Berries, Bitter, Butter, Citrus Zest, Herbaceous, Mineral, Nutty, Peach, Perfume, Rose, Sage, Spicy, Yeast

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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