This Milan Xian AKA Honey orchid DanCong Oolong is made up of smaller-sized leaves harvested from tea trees that are 80 - 100 years old. There seems to be a lighter roast on these leaves. Upon brewing, they form a deep green color.
After you rinse this tea, PLEASE take a whiff of it. You’ll be hit with such an amazing bouquet of roses… It’s almost hard to believe. The smell is so floral, and roses dominate the aroma. There’s some mild citrus in the background, but almost no roast smell is detectable. Whoever made this tea did a masterful job. You’ll think you’re in a flower shop.
The taste matches the smell: dewey sweetness, roses, floral, bringing up images and memories of spring. There is some mild bitterness, but this helps to balance out the incredible floral sweetness.
After 5-6 steeps, the floral components soften, and a very balanced and pleasant broth develops. This tea tastes deeply nourishing. I can’t bear myself to throw these leaves out, because they still smell and taste amazing after innumerable steeps.
This tea feels a bit more energizing than say the Tie Luo Han. It’s cerebrally activating and very uplifting. I’d drink this before a stroll through the woods.
Oolong is a unique, age-old tea from China and Taiwan that is neither green nor black. Rather, oolong is allowed to partially oxidize, a process which gives the tea much of its characteristic taste, color, and aroma.
This partial oxidation is also what sets different oolongs apart from one another, as oxidation levels can range from 8% to 80% depending on the production style of the tea master. As such, each distinct kind of oolong is wildly unique and offers its own unique character and flavor profile. Experiencing the different varieties is a real pleasure.
Oolong tea also has many health benefits, and may even help boost metabolism and lower stress.
Supply is limited, so make sure to experience this rare and high quality oolong tea for yourself today.