Orchid Gratus 2017
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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
烏崠 鋸朵仔 ( 杏仁香單欉 )
Soft, smooth and deep aroma of sun-dried sweet date in an overtone of raw honey. Hints of woodsy spices on accents of butter and suggestions of vanilla. Gentle, silky liquor with a delicate full body comprising of kumquat peel, apple, anise seed, malt, cream and a sweet touch of Chinese liquorice. Quenching and cleansing aftertaste.
For an elegant and superbly fine tea like this, your personal preference matters as to how you prepare it. On the basis of 90°C, use a slightly higher temperature for more sharpness; a slightly lower temperature for longer infusion durations ( as relative to gone infusion style ) for a fuller body.
Since 2017, we have upgraded the house label “Orchid Gratus” to describe this much revered classic style Phoenix. Its TCM property is repositioned accordingly.
Our selection is produced in Wudong, the mecca of Fenghuang Dancong, from farmers who follow strict traditional practices and harvest only in Spring and one crop per year. This ensures authentic quality.
The original cultivar name, Juduozai ( ju-duo-zai, Teeth of Little Saw Blade ), is as well known as the marketing name Xingren Xiang — Fragrance of Almond ( referring to Chinese almond as that in the herbal shop, not the big fat one for snack ), thanks to popular use in the local market.