Feng Huang Dan Chong 风凰单丛
Dan Cong (单丛) are often translated as "Single Strain," named after tea bushes hundreds of years ago in which each bush produced a uniquely flavored tea.
Dan Chong are harvested from old tea trees descended from the Song Dynasty specimen. These trees grow in the high mountains of Feng Huang Shan (Phoenix Mountain), about 1,000 metres above sea level, where the soil, sun light, clean air and water provide an ideal environment for it to grow. The leaves are harvested from a strain of trees that have been selected for careful breeding as straight trunktrees. These trees have a single trunk that rises straight up and the branches form an umbrella,making harvesting the leaves particularly difficult. Pickers use tall ladders or must climb thetrees to harvest the long leaves.
It was served as a tribute tea in the Song Dynasty and now only close friends and relatives are served with a tea of this grade. Like Pu-erh tea, this tea improves with age.
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- Detoxification, break down and thus reduce fats in our body
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides
- May reduce blood sugar significantly
- Prevent heart diseases, reduce plaque in the heart and helps to prevent strokes
- Source of anti-oxidant and promote cell health
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Aids digestion, promotes bowel regularity
- Provides fluoride and magnesium for stronger bones and for teeth to fight cavities
- Helps prevent bad breath
- Soothes and helps prevent stress
- Boost immune system and metabolic processes in body
This tea is light and slightly astringent, with a hint of tropical fruit. A complex aroma of the infusion which is a lovely golden yellow liquor, refreshing, with a complex delicate woody and fruity taste.
Feng Huang Shan, Chao-An, Guangdong Province
Slightly curled, long amberish tea leaves.
Pour freshly boiled water over 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea in a cup and infuse for 3 minutes.
*Recommended to pour away the first brew to 'wash' the tea.