Feng Huang Dan Cong

Feng Huang Dan Cong

Name: Feng Huang Dan Cong (Phoenix Oolong Tea)
Category: Oolong Tea
Origin: Phoenix Mountain, Guangdong Province
Shape: Strip-style leaf
Color: Bright orange red color

Description: Feng Huang Dan Cong is an oolong tea tastes sweet with a strong aroma. It must be harvested only in autumn during afternoon and exclusively on cooler, sunny days, in order to preserve its legendary aroma. There are more than 80 types of Feng Huang Dan Cong, some of which are named after the leaf shape, some after the leaf color, some after the leaf size, some after the tea fragrance.

History: In 1278, the emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty passed through Feng Huang Town and was thirsty. The local tea farmer offered him the Feng Huang Dan Cong. In the Ming Dynasty, Feng Huang Dan Cong became a tribute tea due to its excellent quality.

Benefits: Feng Huang Dan Cong and other oolong teas can clear mind, reduce fatigue, improve digestion in Chinese medicine. Some studies suggest that oolong tea can lower bad cholesterol levels.

How to prepare Feng Huang Dan Cong

Simple Method
Tea Cup: 12oz / 355ml
Temperature: 212 degree Fahrenheit / 100 degree Celsius
Amount: 2 Teaspoons / 3g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gongfu Style Brewing Method
Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
Temperature: 212 degree Fahrenheit / 100 degree Celsius
Amount: 7g Tea
6 steeps: 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s

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