Song Cultivar 2018
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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
What really does the name mean?
“Song” refers to a dynastic era in where China is today between the 10th and 13th century. Song dynasty was a golden age of civilisation where the arts, crafts, material technology and even the economy was at its height in East Asia. Tea trees survived from this era and their direct asexually produced offsprings are called Song Cultivars in the region of Fenghuang ( aka Phoenix ). The name is sometimes presented in its pinyin romanised form as Song Zhong.
Fresh, bright floral aroma with a distinctive touch of ripen tangerine and an accent of raw honey. Silky sweet infusion of a fine, lively body delicately balanced with the tingling bitterness of tangerine peel and tones of fresh herbs. Long, soft, fruity bittersweet aftertaste and after aroma.
This tea is much better realized using the gaiwan in a gongfu approach. Do not use overly too much tealeaves so you can infuse for at least 20 seconds in the first round for the elegantly wonderful first impression. Try 6 g in a 160 ml.