Phoenix Dancong Oolong is a single bush tea native to Phoenix Mountain in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province. Our dancong is harvested at an elevation of 400m by hand on Wudong Mountain, known to produce the best dancongs due to its abundant red clay soil with its mineral content, and the presence of older tea trees.
This Duck Shit Phoenix Dancong was harvested in Spring 2022 from trees approximately 60 yrs in age. The tea has been 50% oxidized and very lightly roasted, resulting in an strong initial fruit fragrance, followed by strong orchid fragrance. The taste is sweet and smooth. The dry fragrance is light and yet the tea opens and yields intense aromas once brewed. If you enjoyed our Snow Duck Shit Phoenix Dancong from Winter 2021, this tea is somewhat similar.
Despite its name, Duck Shit Phoenix Dancong does not smell like duck shit at all! According to legend, this tea got its name from a farmer who discovered that one of his tea trees produced a tea of unique flavor and excellent quality. In order to protect his tea from being stolen, he decided to tell others it smelled like duck shit in the hopes of protecting his product. The name has stuck!
These teas are produced in very small quantities, and we were fortunate to secure some for our customers!