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Fenghuang Shan in Guangdong province, aka Phoenix Mountain, is home to the oldest oolong tea bushes and processing methods. One of its many mounts, Wudong, is the mecca of Fenghuang Dancong — Tea processed from the leaves of a single bush.

  • Eight Immortals Wudong 2016
    USD 28.50

    Eight Immortals Wudong, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Baxian Supreme:

    This Fenghuang Dancong is rare in many ways. It is the best Eight Immortals we have tasted, including award winning ones. Not only is it mild but flavorful like a good Baxian should be, but also gently and yet persistently fragrant. The baked finish is optimise for depth in taste. This gives side benefits for friendliness to the weaker stomach as well as the potential for maturity. Not an easy task for making a bouquet style Phoenix oolong. Master Lin who grows this is a shy and mild person and an old friend. We could not be offering it at such great value otherwise. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.50
    USD 28.50
  • Snow Orchid
    USD 20.40

    Snow Orchid, bouquet Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Xuepian Ya-shi Xiang:

    Finer winter Phoenix oolongs have always been sought after for their unforgettable natural bouquet fragrances. To us, an aroma of a premium tea has to be complete with a winning taste profile. It has taken us over a decade to fine tune the mastery of the processing of the choicest harvest to attain a result we can be proud of. Presenting Tea Hong’s very own Snow Orchid, the roundest, smoothest, and by far the most seductively fragrant oolong ever known. It is our luscious indulgence secretly from Nature. Taichi classMorning sun yellowTCM: Cold EnergyStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 20.40
    USD 20.40
  • Song Cultivar 2015
    USD 36.70

    Song Cultivar, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Huangzhi Xiang Dancong:

    Song pedigree tea cultivar Huangzhi Xiang distinguishes itself from others of the same name not only by its living ancestor that has been carbon-dated back to the 13th century (late Song), but also by the elegantly complex taste and aroma of the tea it yields. That is why it is the most revered of all Phoenix oolong in its own origin and at the nearby Gongfu Tea Capital of the World — Chaozhou. Trinity classInfusion colorTCM CoolTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 36.70
    USD 36.70
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    Phoenix Classic 2016
    USD 18.80

    Phoenix Classic, dancong oolong

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    Fenghuang Baiye:

    Before Chaozhou Guest Hotel was privatised, this officially appointed lodging for visiting high-ranking government officials used to serve only classic style Phoenix oolongs in all of their restaurants*. Tea Hong’s Phoenix Classic could well be the special quality in the large white porcelain teapot on the breakfast table sitting next to bamboo steamers holding finely crafted dim sums for the privileged guests. All fine and quintessential characters of the classic Phoenix oolong can be found in this tea — Sweet, fruity, and lively with notes of peach and dried longan, lychee and sweet potato. A proud heritage of Guangdong oolong. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM characterStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.80
    USD 18.80
  • Honey Orchid Supreme 2014
    USD 34.80

    Honey Orchid Supreme, classic Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Old Bush Milan Xiang:

    For real aficionados who would not be satisfied until they have discovered a deeper depth, a rounder fullness and a more lingering sweetness, we’d go overboard to offer the extreme. Rarest small batches of leaves from special bushes individually processed only by top masters. Such as this supreme quality Milan Xiang Dancong. For those who demand more potential from the leaves for fulfilling their infusion skills. For thirsty souls seeking a moment of tranquility in the depth of the tinkling after-sweetness of Honey Orchid Supreme. ClassInfusion colorTCM character: NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 34.80
    USD 34.80
  • Phoenix oolong: Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus
    USD 21.20

    Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus, traditional flower scented oolong

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    Traditional basket oven scented

    For those who prefer finer tea tastes on top of real flower fragrance in their scented teas, Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus is an ultimate choice. Freshly picked osmanthus flower buds are sprinkled onto a thin layer of Honey Orchid Phoenix oolong in a bamboo basket over low charcoal ash fire. The same way as this has been done for centuries. The result is a natural, sweet, sensually aromatic epicurean experience few other scented teas can compare. Extended reading: Scenting of Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus Delta classinfusion color: goldTCM character: neutralstaff pickgreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 21.20
    USD 21.20
  • Honey Orchid 2015
    USD 28.80

    Honey Orchid, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Milan Xiang Dancong:

    The fine mastery that produces Tea Hong’s Honey Orchid has to be coupled with select first flush harvests from high grown tea bushes in order to deliver the kind of quality only a restricted circle of tea aficionados have known and kept to their secret. The overall production volume for such quality in the whole Phoenix region is only a few thousand kilos after all. Most will go to local elites, and the rest to the few hardcore Phoenix oolong fans that are also tea merchants, like us. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.80
    USD 28.80
  • Shiguping Wulong 2015
    USD 30.90

    Shiguping Wulong, rare Phoenix oolong

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    Rare Indigenous Cultivar:

    To us, offering the extremely rare Shiguping Wulong is not a challenge enough. We think we should give you the best of its kind. Trekking further deep into the mountain above the elusive main village of Shiguping we found the patch of land which the locals called Liao-xi-ya, where it all began. The tea is softer, yet fuller and even more complex than that in the main village. The very original Shiguping Wulong*, as highly acclaimed by the man who devoted all of his life in advocating oolongs of Phoenix, the 74 years-old tea specialist Huang Bozi.
    Taichi Class Canary infusion colour TCM Neutral-cool Staff Pick icon Tea Master's Choice icon
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 30.90
    USD 30.90
  • Orchid Literati 2014
    USD 40.30

    Orchid Literati, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Caolan Dancong:

    As a person continues to discover tea, sometimes finding one with subtle and yet complex fineness seems a lot more exciting than one with strong impressions. That is how we feel when we got hold of this. The locals aptly name it “Cao-lan” (Cymbidium goeringii), the rare orchid which ancient Chinese literati had revered for millenniums for its understated beauty and fragrance*. The long, sweet yet subtle taste and aftertaste of this tea echos the sentiments for the civilized persistence for humanity virtues of the classic eras. If you enjoy our Eight Immortals, Orchid Literati will take you to another level. Trinity classinfusion color: goldTCM character: coolStaff pickTea Master's choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 40.30
    USD 40.30
  • Phoenix oolong: Shemen Dancong
    USD 33.00

    Shèmen Dancong Double Baked, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Rock tea of Phoenix

    Deep in Wudong, the most revered area for Fenhuang Dancong production, the village of Shèmen ( sheh-mehn ) is home to one of the most elusive traditional style oolongs. Here the Shè ( 畬 ) tribe settled a thousand years ago and began producing oolong to bake it in a way that was copied in Wuyishan a few hundred years later to produce Wuyi oolongs. Tea Hong’s double baked and matured Shèmen Dancong is our best attempt to reconstruct the same tea of the peace-loving and hard-working Shè people 10 centuries ago. This old style oolong gives a clear and most eloquent definition of the tea term yan-yun — music from the rock. The term has been mostly employed to describe better Wuyi oolongs yet it has never been more beautifully defined by this Phoenix tea. If you ever wonder about the relationship of the oolongs between the two regions, this may well be the link you are looking for.  ClassInfusion colorTCM character: NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 33.00
    USD 33.00
  • Danhu Old Bush Song Cultivar 2014
    USD 52.90

    Danhu Old Bush Song Cultivar, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Huangzhi Xiang Dancong

    Cutting away from the main trail towards the more visited Zhongxin Yin and Lizai Ping, hidden away behind a spur, there is the quieter Wudong village Danhu. Shaded on the north of the dark rock mountain, it is cool here even at 4 pm on a summer day. The tea forests here are mostly made up of bushes 2 to 3 meters tall. Occasional 3 to 5 meter ones, each occupying a circular clearing around them, grow gloriously with their wide-spread crowns. Tiny patches of vegetables grown here and there under tea trees. The few families here have been tea farmers since their grandfathers remembered. As to when the old bush for our Song Cultivar have been here, no one can really tell. Omega classInfusion colorTCM character: Neutral coolTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 52.90
    USD 52.90
  • Phoenix oolong: Orchid Gratus
    USD 28.90

    Orchid Gratus, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Wudong Xingren Xiang

    For people who like classic style Phoenix but desire something more mellow than Honey Orchid, Orchid Gratus offers a taste that is as full-bodied. It is balanced with as subtle a warm and slightly sweet aroma. Not only is this a great choice for the veteran tea connoisseur who seeks peace in the cup, but is also a bridge between softer oolongs and the more vibrant world of taste in Fenghuang Dancong. Taichi classInfusion colorGreat valueTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.90
    USD 28.90
  • Phoenix oolong: Huangzhi Xiang Classic
    USD 26.10

    Huangzhi Xiang Classic, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Fragrance of Kumquat Fenghuang Dancong

    Produced with the leaves from the cousin of our Song Cultivar, Tea Hong’s Huangzhi Xiang Classic is baked with more depth and thus a classic Phoenix oolong finish. Like all other tea of this family, patience and expertise in proper finish-processing and maturing is critical in delivering quality. It is a traditional art that has been largely forgotten. We are bringing it back at Tea Hong. The taste quality of this very Fenghuang Dancong tells you why this heritage matters. It is also the reason one may pay more elsewhere for a tea of the same name, but not quite getting the same level of enjoyment.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 26.10
    USD 26.10
  • Big White 2016
    USD 16.50

    Big White, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Fenghuang Da Baiye:

    Produced using a Phoenix native cultivar Da Baiye ( i.e. Big White Leaf ), and has certain taste similarity as the rarer Song Cultivar Huangzhi Xiang, this tea is popular amongst traders for use as a substitute for the pricier label. Tea Hong’s top quality selection, Big White is certainly a good demonstration of how this tea can fool the lesser experienced connoisseurs. That said, however, the trained tongue can certainly tell it is a fine tea on its own for the uniqueness in its floral aroma, silky texture and soft, smooth body. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM character: Neutral CoolStaff pickGreat valueTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 16.50
    USD 16.50
  • Phoenix oolong: Black Leaf Special
    USD 18.20

    Black Leaf Special, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Fenghuang Da Wuye:

    If classic Phoenix oolongs are too sweet, and bouquet ones too florally aromatic for you, Tea Hong’s Black Leaf Special maybe your cup of tea. It is produced from a new cultivar developed for maltiness and complexity in taste. A very different oolong from the rest. Our special selection is harvested from higher altitudes near the oolong mecca that is Wudong. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
    USD 18.20
    USD 18.20
  • Aura of the Night Bouquet style Phoenix oolong
    USD 31.20

    Aura of the Night, bouquet Phoenix oolong

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    Yelai Xiang Dancong

    The complex, yet bright and lively floral aroma of this tea is associated with a native flower, yelai xiang, aka Chinese violet. It is a vine yielding light yellow small flowers that are especially fragrant at night, hence the name, yelai xiang — the fragrance that comes in the night, from which we have derived our product name. The plant is native in Guangdong province and neighbouring areas. It is the province where the Phoenix region situates. It has taken us some work to get to Lion Head Peak ( see below for more about the origin ) to acquire this best quality representation of the variety. Please enjoy. Trinity class iconInfusion colour: GoldTCM Neutral-cool Energy TaichiTea Master's Choice iconStaff Pick icon Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 31.20
    USD 31.20
  • Jade Orchid, winter harvest Phoenix oolong
    USD 17.30

    Jade Orchid, bouquet Phoenix oolong

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    Xue Pian Yu Lan Xiang

    One of the most common practices in tea naming in the Fenghuang region is giving a tea the name of the flower which the farmer associates the aroma with. Some of such flowers are fictitious, yet some are real. Like this one, Yu-lan, after the flower tree Magnolia denudata, a.k.a. Yulan magnolia. Jade orchid — as the name "Yulan" is translated — is a tree native to the region where Phoenix is. The tea cultivar itself is relatively new, having been developed locally by a farmer Wei Li Man in the 1980’s. That is why the more popular name for the plant itself amongst local farmers is Li Man zhong, or Li Man’s cultivar. To me, the winter harvest resembles the flower’s aroma more closely so we select only this for Tea Hong’s Jade Orchid. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-cool iconStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 17.30
    USD 17.30
  • Wudong Cassia Phoenix Oolong
    USD 30.30

    Wudong Cassia, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Rougui Xiang Dancong

    Although the name rougui is the same as that variety from Wuyi, this tea is from a pure breed Fenghuang Dancong Shuixian cultivar. Sexual propagation of tea trees does give happy surprises and this is an example of it. Discovered and isolated in 1970 by a horticulturalist Mr Wei and has maintained a low profile to avoid unneeded trouble during the height of Cultural Revolution, the cultivar Fenghuang Rougui Xiang Dancong  is only gradually picking up attention recently. Not all farmers are doing it right. It is a slow growing tea and only one harvest per year. We think every leaf is worth the search. ClassInfusion colour: GoldTCM character: NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 30.30
    USD 30.30