Tea Master Wen
Dancong Yinhua fragrance Oolong. From old tea trees. The fragrance can be described as flowery and slightly milky. One of the best Dancong varieties Fenghuang in Guangdong province has to offer.
Order your tea when it's fresh. Green tea, white tea, black tea and yellow tea re picked in spring, when you order in April/May you'll have the fresh tea. We'll write down in the details in which year and at what time the tea was harvested. Light oolongs and Dancong oolongs will be available at the start of May and Wuyi Oolongs around July. If you buy Puehr tea, then buy aged puerh teas or fresh puerh with suitable for drinking directly.
If you're not familiar with natural teas, then we suggest you to order a number of varieties first. However, when you have some favorites, then we suggest you to buy the amount for a whole year. If you're not a very heavy tea drinker, then around 250gram of tea of 2 or 3 teas will be enough for a whole year. If you order for at least 100usd, we can ship by express, which will be fast. Fresh tea is the best, therefore we recommend to order at least 100usd per time.
When you make a purchase on Teazaar, the tea will be shipped from the tea farm. Most of the tea shipments will go through our Xiamen or Hong Kong office, but big shipments will go directly to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Our shipping costs are 20usd (or equivalent in other currencies) per order. All flat rate. All products are shipped from tea growers in Asia, therefore we suggest you buy a number of teas or a slightly bigger volume per time.
Shipments can be traced and take between 5 to 15 days till they arrive. We will send you an invoice and the price will also be written on the package. If your country requires import fees or other taxes, then you're responsible for this.
Once shipped, we will send you an email or sms with the tracking code.
This tea farm is located in the north of Guangdong Province, nearby the Fujian border. The area is called Fenghuang and is famous for the single bush oolong teas known as Dancong. The leaves from every single tree are harvested just once per year and then processed by hand. The different names of the Dancong tea are all related to the variety of the tea tree. Names like Baxian, Milan, Yinhua, Dongfanghong and many more, are the names of the tea tree. Some of these tea trees are hundreds of years old, and some have just only been planted. When you buy a Dancong tea, it is important to know if the tea is a high mountain, middle mountain or low mountain Dancong. Verifying the age of the tea tree is as equally important. On Teazaar, we need to confirm if the tea plantation is completely chemical free and part of a biodiverse environment. This Dancong tea farm is located on top of the Fengniao Mountain (the only high mountain in Dancong teas). The oldest trees are well over hundreds of years old while the youngest, around 40 years old. The altitude is 1200 meters with annual rainfall around 1700mm and an average temperature of 21.6°C, with frost in the winter. The main tree type of the surrounding forest is pine tree, with some broadleaf trees.
This Fenghuang Dancong is also called Ya Shi which literally means 'duck poop' Some say it was once planted in "duck poop soil", but actually it was yellow soil with minerals such as chalk. The dark green and long tea leaves can also be regarded as duck's feet.
So the story goes that many who tried this tea were in awe of the rich flavour and wonderful aroma and wanted to learn of the flavour of this magnificent tea. The master was afraid that the tea would be stolen and so called it Ya Shi, the duck poop tea. Still people wanted to have it! As a result the name of "duck poop flavor" lived on and is now used all over the Fenghuang area.
As with other oolong teas, use boiling hot water. You can keep pouring the leaves for over 10 times. You will enjoy this tea best when you first pre-heat the gaiwan, then use around 5 grams tea leaves and as the tea awakens, take in the amazing fragrance in the gaiwan. Close the gaiwan, then shake the leaves gently and the enjoy the fragrance once more. Quickly rinse out the leaves with boiling hot water. You can use this water to rinse and pre-heat the tea cups as you continue to enjoy the aroma of the tea from the lid of the gaiwan. After rinsing the leaves, fill the gaiwan with boiling hot water and wait 5 to 10 seconds, then pour the tea in the tea cups. When you have finished drinking, be sure to enjoy the fragrance once more from the inside of your tea cup. We suggest to use porcelain tea ware to enjoy this kungfu experience fully.
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