Honey Orchid Oolong
This is a traditional Dan Cong Oolong from 40 year old trees. Dan Cong Oolongs are charcoal roasted and classified by aroma. Our is a “Mi Lan Xiang”
which translates to “Honey Orchid Aroma.” That’s a perfect description of it.
I recommend discarding the first brewing of this tea (the traditional procedure with all oolongs) as the charcoal taste is very forward in the first brewing.
By the second steeping it’s a pleasing compliment to the honey and floral flavors. By the 3 steeping, the sweet full flavors are front and center. This is one tea that ages very nicely and will just get better and better with time.