Fenghuang Shan (Phoenix Mountain) is a wulong tea from Guangdong Province on the southeastern coast of China and is one of the ten most famous teas of China. The plants thrive in rich, volcanic soil in the subtropical climate at lower elevations between 1,000 and 2,500 feet. Dan Cong or “single tree” teas are hand-harvested not from bushes, but by climbing trees. These distinctive teas are selectively bred from cultivars for their own unique taste and aroma characteristics and the leaves are harvested by tree or type of tree. The modern way of producing Dan Cong teas is to never blend the leaves, processing them separately from the leaves of other types of trees in order to retain their unique taste and aromatic character. This Dan Cong, however, is produced in the more traditional style of this tea in that it is a blend of leaves from the original style of the Shui Xian cultivars, not a single aromatic cultivar. The large, twisted leaves have been mid-oxidized about 60% and received a medium roast.
The leaves yield a medium-bodied infusion that is highly aromatic, smooth, rich and complex with woody, floral, toasty, spicy and fruity notes.
Leaves may be infused multiple times.