Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus, traditional flower scented oolong

Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus, traditional flower scented oolong

(1 customer review)

USD 22.40

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

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Taste profile

Sweet fragrance of fresh osmanthus on a foundation of fresh herbs and accents of tropical fruits. Lively, sweet, malty infusion accentuated with sharp bites of tangerine peel. Light tones of berries. Sweet aftertaste. Lingering waves of osmanthus after aroma.

Infusion tips

To optimise the aromatic experience, adjust the tealeaves amount for a full taste but needing only a short steeping time. Try setting the first infusion at between one to two minutes for a two cup pot. Shorter for gongfu style quantity. The leaves can be repeatedly infused for many times.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 18 × 9 × 5 cm
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  1. After having tried all of the other Fenghuang oolong in Tea Hong’s catalog, I knew I had to pick up a bag of this. I’m not a big fan of scented teas; but if this was to be anything like the other dancong in the catalog, then I knew it would be a good experience.

    Gui Hua is one of my favorite cultivars, and a good unscented version is hard to find – who knows, maybe one day Tea Hong will carry one 🙂

    I find that; with most scented dancong, the experience doesn’t end up being cohesive… it’s almost like the evolution of flavors moves the two ingredients in separate directions, creating a general lack of harmony in the cup. The front-end is too muted and the back-end is too thin, with a relatively weak middle that isn’t very expansive or deep. For this reason, scented dancong usually doesn’t hit the spot for me.

    This, however, is totally different. The depth of flavor is excellent, with an oily mouthfeel that conveys the characteristic Fenghuang minerality quite well. It’s easily the deepest and most intricately layered version of a scented dancong I’ve come across, with a harmonized integration between the Mi Lan base material and the osmanthus flowers. It’s got excellent strength in the aftertaste, with very long-lasting notes of osmanthus and undertones of honey-soaked lychee. There are some soft bites of citrus fruits which bring some brightness to the flavor profile and a kind of clarity to the minerality.

    Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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