Phoenix Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cacao, Caramel, Caramelized Sugar, Chocolate, Coconut, Dill, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Honeydew, Honeysuckle, Juicy, Lychee, Mineral, Mint, Oak, Oily, Plum, Roasty, Sweet, Tannin, Tart, Wood, Astringent, Char, Dates, Floral, Grain, Grass, Nutty, Oats, Orchid, Roasted, Spices, Walnut, Dried Fruit, Dry Grass, Apricot, Earth, Stonefruit, Smooth, Brown Sugar, Jasmine
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 6 g 8 oz / 248 ml

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  • “A kind of sipdown; but I have used all 5 grams in one session, so… not counting as one. Thank you a lot LeafHopper for this tea; and overall, I like to try DAVIDsTEA, as… sadly I can’t get those...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nourishing, strengthening and calming, my face is a furnace! Sweet aroma. Juicy minerality, oily and full of voluptuous honeyed lychee with yellow plum hints. Very diffuse, tingly bitterness with...” Read full tasting note
  • “Decided to give this a try again. Its been sitting a while (over 6 months) and I swear the flavor profile has completely changed for me. It has a strong floral quality to it which becomes more...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I bought this Dancong in 2017 or 2018 when DAVIDsTEA still had stores near me. (Those were the days!) I think it was a Frequent Steeper reward, as I got 50 g. Roswell Strange recently mentioned...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

The first time we sipped this luxurious oolong, we fell hard for its natural fragrant lychee and plum notes. Add a hint of toasted caramel and a finishing roast that’s deep and satisfying and you have a premium tea that’ll keep you coming back for more. Long loved in China for its fruity flavours, this top-of-the-line oolong from Phoenix Mountain is about to be the rising star of your tea cupboard.

How it tastes:

Deep fruity notes of sweet plum and lychee, with toasted brown sugar caramel undertones

What makes it great:

● Dan Cong (literally “single stem”) oolongs like this one come from wild teas and are renowned for their ability to naturally imitate specific flavours like orange blossom, orchid, grapefruit, almond, ginger flower and more!

● The lingering taste of fragrant lychee will leave your feeling refreshing and tingly all over – a sensation commonly known as “oolong glow.”

● Got company? Impress them with the exquisite flavours of this top-of-the-line oolong.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Oolong tea from Phoenix mountain in Guangdong Province, China.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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1858 tasting notes

A kind of sipdown; but I have used all 5 grams in one session, so… not counting as one. Thank you a lot LeafHopper for this tea; and overall, I like to try DAVIDsTEA, as… sadly I can’t get those here.

I was in a mood for roasty and mineral tea after the Sweet Potato; and well that was delivered.

If I could, I would copy whole second paragraph from derk. Beautifully described, what this tea is about.

Walnuts, roast, wood, oaks, that all comes to the mind when steeping. Some minerality in the finish and aftertaste. I do not notice any fruits, but it could be age.

Steeps 15-30-45-60-… seconds. 7-8 steeps in total.

Simple tea. But good qualities here…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Nourishing, strengthening and calming, my face is a furnace!

Sweet aroma. Juicy minerality, oily and full of voluptuous honeyed lychee with yellow plum hints. Very diffuse, tingly bitterness with oaky/plum skin tannins. Aftertaste comes from the throat and is strongly caramelized honeydew, toasted coconut and cocoa butter and oh, yes, does it linger. Even some cooling in the mouth after the first several steeps. By the fifth steep, the taste has faded into roasty, woody and hay notes mixed into a tart taste.

This tea is a brilliant introduction to the world of Dan Cong oolong. It gives what it has without challenge. There are pronounced aromas, mouthfeels and tastes along with a seductive aftertaste. That diffuse bitterness perfectly balances the sweetness. I see this tea’s lack of longevity as a strength. The first four steeps were all I needed for a wholly satisfying experience.

Thanks for the sample, Leafhopper :)

Oh yeah, a tiny dab of patchouli on the wrists while drinking this was magical.

Flavors: Cacao, Caramel, Caramelized Sugar, Chocolate, Coconut, Dill, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Honeydew, Honeysuckle, Juicy, Lychee, Mineral, Mint, Oak, Oily, Plum, Roasty, Sweet, Tannin, Tart, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
ashmanra

Mmmmm love patchouli…and sandalwood and neroli and…

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226 tasting notes

Decided to give this a try again. Its been sitting a while (over 6 months) and I swear the flavor profile has completely changed for me. It has a strong floral quality to it which becomes more prominent as it cools. There might be some sweetness, but its difficult for me to say. I’m not a fan of floral flavors and it can make it difficult for me to notice other flavors.

Just not wowed by this one.

Cameron B.

I’m not a dancong fan in general because I don’t love floral notes either.

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424 tasting notes

I bought this Dancong in 2017 or 2018 when DAVIDsTEA still had stores near me. (Those were the days!) I think it was a Frequent Steeper reward, as I got 50 g. Roswell Strange recently mentioned that it was a favourite Mi Lan Xiang, so I had to dig it out of the tea museum. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of lychee, plum, char, and roast. The first steep has notes of lychee, plum, roast, grain, honey, orchid, oats, walnut, and wood. The plum is a lot more prominent than the lychee in the next couple steeps, and the tea is nutty and roasty. The lychee, honey, and florals are mainly in the aftertaste. Steeps five and six emphasize dates, plums, spices, hay, grass, and minerals, with the honey sweetness expected of a Mi Lan Xiang plus a lot of roast. There’s some honeydew melon in the aroma at the bottom of the cup, but it doesn’t make it into the tea. The sweet fruit persists for another couple steeps, after which the tea becomes nutty and roasty with some minerals.

This is a nice, middle-of-the-road Mi Lan with a bit more roast than I like. Maybe the fruit was more noticeable when the tea was fresher.

Flavors: Astringent, Char, Dates, Floral, Grain, Grass, Hay, Honey, Honeydew, Lychee, Mineral, Nutty, Oats, Orchid, Plum, Roasted, Spices, Walnut, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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Advent tea
Wow this is sweet. What a nice fruity, honey oolong. I’ve been stuck in Big Red Robe land too long and have forgotten that oolongs can be tasty without too much flowery pomp and circumstance. The first steep tastes like honeydew melon. Second steep is just as sweet and honey melon as the first. Thanks for sharing Lexie!

Lexie Aleah

I opened up my bag of this one to send you some but haven’t tried it yet. Glad you enjoyed it! I’ll have to try a cup sometime this week.

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The complexity of this tea is amazing. It’s made with only Oolong Tea leaves but the depth of flavor is incredible. It has a bit of dry grass / hay scent to it when brewed and you definitely get those notes when tasting it too. However, what is most surprising is how bright this tea ends up being. It’s fruity and almost sweet. I taste dates and, as others have mentioned, lychee.

I am impressed, you gotta try this.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Dry Grass, Hay, Lychee

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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145 tasting notes

I used my frequent steeper points on this. Honestly, I had high expectations for this tea because it is so expensive. So, out of my massive recent David’s Tea order, this was the first one that I tried.

The dry leaf of this smells like a good quality black tea. I might get an apricot note if I go looking for it, but other than that, I think it smells more like a black tea. The leaves are absolutely beautiful – long, delicate, and wispy.

I steeped this according to the instructions, and upon first taste, it really tastes like lychees, flowers, and slightly of stone fruit. But for me, the lychee note is the most prominent. It has absolutely no astringency either.

I also look forward to re-steeping this a few times!

Overall, this is a fancy oolong tea. And I would recommend using your frequent steeper points to try this. But I am not sure if I will buy it again on my own.

Flavors: Apricot, Earth, Floral, Lychee, Mineral

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Tiffany :)

I enjoyed this tea. I agree with the “fancy” comment.. I also use my FS points to try this and have quite a few bags since I figure traditional tea will keep awhile sealed but still working on sipping my first bag.

Silent Kettle

That’s awesome! :) And you’re right! Traditional teas will probably keep for much longer since there are no dry fruits and so forth in it. Plus, you can re-steep the phoenix oolong leaves again and again! I am so glad you liked this one too! <3

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Day 8 of my DIY 24 Days of DAVIDsTea!

I think Phoenix Oolong just might be in my top 5 favourite straight/traditional teas from DAVIDsTea… It was the first dancong I ever tried and fell in love with. It’s so flavourful, bursting with notes of plum and lychee. I love the natural, brown sugar-like sweetness and the roasted character of this oolong.

I try not to go overboard on this one, because I’d hate to run out too soon, but thankfully I can keep enjoying it through subsequent re-steeps!

10/10 – would recommend!

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Fruity, Lychee, Plum, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1809 tasting notes

Trying to sip through this, so made a pot this morning. Floral and slightly fruity (getting a juicy lychee flavor, still not as strong as the first cup). Ready for this one to be gone.

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6106 tasting notes

Picked this up as a free 50g of tea with my latest online order. No regrets, as it’s delicious. Rich, dark honey sweetness, minerally, woody. It was the sweetness I was after, and I was glad it delivered.

I did notice that the sweetness of phoenix oolongs seems to be best when the cup of tea is fresh; after sitting overnight, it wasn’t nearly as delicious. This is not the case for all teas, but seemed especially noticeable with this one. I suspect chilling it could have a similar effect; perhaps I’ll try one day.

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