Dan Cong Classic is also known as Honey Orchid Dan Cong (Mi Lan Dan Cong) due to its charming flowery sweet fragrance. It is similar to the more popular Feng Huang Dan Cong, except that the tea leaves go through higher level of oxidization and baking. This tea is a favorite amongst the locals of Chao Zhou county in Guangzhou, where it is often brewed Gong Fu style in small yixing teapots. All in all, we feel Dan Cong Classic is a nice tea with a very fair price tag.
Mi Lan Dan Cong, Honey Orchid Dan Cong
Floral taste and aroma with honey sweet notes. The refreshing aftertaste lingers on between sips and even after the cup is finished.
The tea leaves are shorter and thinner than that of Feng Huang Dan Cong. The infusion is dark amber in color.
Feng Huang Shan, Guangdong Province
Dan Cong is a famous Tie Guan Yin from Guangdong Province. The tea has a high aroma with a different taste between the first sip and aftertaste. Along with the fragrance of sweet potato, an aroma of litchi will also be felt from the liquid. Be aware of the infusion of this tea. If you use gai wan, remember to quickly pour the liquid into your pitcher, instead of a long time’s infusion. A shorter time for the first brew will bring a more wonderful taste because the fruity aroma is stronger by now.