Da Wu Ye(Literally Large Dark Leaf) is a top level cultivar in Feng Huang Dan Cong oolong tea family. This Da Wu Ye produced in winter. So it has been called as Snow Slice or Ice Slice.
It was made fully by hand. Light fired.
This tea can endure repeated infusions over 30 times.
The loose leaves are large and stalky in greenish brown color with red spots on the surface and red edge. Once you open the package, the charming orchid fragrance released immediately.
Once brewed, the leaves are back to life-thick, soft in shiny dark green color.
The liquor is in bright yellow color. A strong infusion will appear in clear orange. The honey orchid floral aroma lingering in mouth, refreshing, smooth and sweet.
About the name
Feng Huang Dan Cong, a family member of stripe-style oolong teas from Guangdong Province. "Feng Huang"- literally Phoenix refers to the producing area phoenix mountain. "Dan Cong"-literally single bush or single shrub refers to the tea cultivar.
Feng Huang Dan Cong grows in Wudong Mountain Area, Chaozhou City Guangdong Provience. Wu Dong Mountain is the second peak of Fenghuang(Phoenix) Mountain , the elevation is 1391 meters above the sea level.
This area is famous for it''s mild and humid climate. It is close to the east China sea. The average annual temperature is above 22 ℃ and the annual precipitation is about 1800 mm.
The tea gardens are surrounded by mist, clouds and humid air. The deep fertile soil is rich in organic matter and trace elements, which is helpful for the formation of tea polyphenols and aromatic substances.
This high altitude environment and the mild, humid climate gives Phoenix oolong a unique "high mountain" flavor- sweet, honeyed taste and varies floral fragrance.
Cultivar and Plucking
The individual plant selected and cultivated from the group of Phoenix Shui Xian(literally Phoenix Water Faery) tea cultivars found at the Phoenix Mountain. There are many sub-cultivars under this group and each individual bush has its own characteristic in terms of the leaf and shape of tea tree.
Different tea bushes give Dan Cong a wide range of aromatic profile which naturally imitate the flavors and fragrances of various flowers and fruits, such as orchid, pomelo, magnolia, almond, cinnamon , osmanthus etc.
Since the mother plant of the cultivar is aged more than 200 years. This selected individual plant is particularly bred and processed. The tea leaf is thick but soft with bud in light yellowish green color and a sharp tip.
The plucking starts by the end of March. When the first buds grow and fully develop, it is called Zhu-ya (hold the buds). In particular, the plucking process will not be carried out if the tea leaves are covered with thick dew or after the rain.
The tea bud is tenderly plucked together with 2-3 leaves by hand. The plucked leaf then will be gently placed into a bamboo basket.
We recommend steeping this tea in Chao Shan Gong Fu style with a Gaiwan or Chao Zhou clay teapot: Step 1-Preparing(Washing and warm-up the vessels)
Heat Gaiwan with hot water
Pour the water into the Gong Dao Bei(serving pitcher)
Then pour the water into tea cups
Move the dried tea leaves into Gaiwan(normally 3/4 full)
High-raising the kettle and pour boiled water into Gaiwan quickly(to rinse and make the tight tea leaves loose and open)
Pour away this first liquor.
Step 3-Yi Shui(Literally first water)-the first infusion
High-raising the kettle and pour the boiled water into Gaiwan(make sure the water temperature around or below 95 ℃)
Steep within 5 seconds then pour out the tea soup immediately.
Put a strainer onto the serving pitcher and pour the tea soup into it from Gaiwan
Move away the strainer and pour the tea soup into each tea cup.
For 2-5 Shui-the second to fifth infusions the steeping time could be 5-10 seconds depends on your own taste.
After 6 Shui-the sixth infusion, gradually increasing steeping time-20 secs, 25secs,30secs.
Steeping Dan Cong tea with this Chao Zhou clay teapot
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|Chinese Name||凤凰单丛(fèng huáng dān cóng)-大乌叶(dà wū yè)|
|Other Names||Feng Huang Dan Cong, Phoenix Single Bush, Phoenix Single Shrub, Wu Dong Dan Cong|
|Growing Area||Wu Dong Mountain Area, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province of China|
|Processing Technique||Semi-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling and Kneading→Desiccation(Baking)|
|Appearance||The loose leaves are large and stalky in greenish brown color with red spots on the surface and red edge. Once brewed, the leaves are back to life-thick, soft in shiny dark green color.|
|Aroma||Charming orchid fragrance.|
|Liquor||Bright greenish yellow color.|
|Tasting Notes||Once you open the package, the charming orchid fragrance released immediately. The liquor is in bright yellow color. A strong infusion will appear in clear orange. The honey orchid floral aroma lingering in mouth, refreshing, smooth and sweet.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)|
|Steeping Instructions||Warm the teapot(Gaiwan)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize and wash the leaves with hot water then pour out the liquid immediately→Add hot water and steep for 10-20 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
Review by Grace Jackson
One of the finest Oolong teas I (Posted on 1/29/2016)
Review by Burne Jones
This dan cong is very good indeed. A light taste of fruit and a very strong after taste which stays in the mouth for a long time. (Posted on 1/6/2015)
Review by Keith Miller
This is the best Dan Cong I (Posted on 1/14/2013)
great dan cong Review by Marcus
This Dan cong is such a typical Guangdong oolong tea! The dry leaves had a faint floral and the tea liquor is creamy, savory with strong sweet aftertaste.
It fits so well with my little Yixing teapot. I could get a rich flavored cup of tea out of a 10secs brewing.
Highly recommend this Dancong to new Gongfu tea lovers. (Posted on 9/22/2012)
Review by Keith Miller
This is the best Dan Cong I’ve ever tasted. The smell and taste of orchid is simply beyond words. It has a delicate sweetness with the floral, and it has a strong refreshing aftertaste I love in great oolongs. (Posted on )
Review by Burne Jones
This dan cong is very good indeed. A light taste of fruit and a very strong after taste which stays in the mouth for a long time. (Posted on )
Review by Grace Jackson
One of the finest Oolong teas I’ve ever had. It has a similar floral note like tie gusn yin oolong but it tasted much more refreshing with a longer sweet aftertaste. And I could easily get more steeping times out of it. (Posted on )
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